I like it better when they protect us from free speech in the public square rather than abuse of the right to bear arms. It’s much more exciting that way, and they can use tanks and stuff.
Welcome to Wayne’s World, this ’toon nails it.
One of the ads on my computer for this page is for a first person shooter game. Since I don’t do searches for such games, I don’t know why I have this ad. The pet supply and car repair ads fall in line with recent searches, but this ad seems to just complement the cartoon.Will armed guards in schools be part of the school budget or the law enforcement budget. School budgets aren’t even paying new teachers enough and are definitely not providing resources students need AND deserve. Those of us who remember recess period, art classes, and music classes know, or take for granted, the benefits those programs gave us.And with 130k schools hiring 5 to 10+ guards each, how long before one of those 1 million + guards has a bad day, or forgets to take meds, or whatever and uses his gun “improperly”. What is the back up plan after that?The Sandy Hook shooter shot through a locked door to enter the school. Columbine had at least 2 armed security guards, and Virginia Tech has an armed campus police department. In each case, it was the number of bullets the shooter was able to fire before having to reload that caused so many to die. 100% background checks will “HELP” keep criminals and the mentally ill from acquiring guns. Tracking guns like we track cars will prevent private owners from selling guns illegally. But more than anything else…reducing the number of rounds a weapon can fire before being reloaded will allow a majority of potential victims to run away from a shooter. None of my weapons fire more than 6 rounds. And deer, quail, and other such game never shoot back. Tho, I’ve seen some really pissed off deer attacking people on video. They didnt’ have Kevlar on tho, so…I’m all for a “well regulated militia” being made part of local law enforcement. Under article 1 of the full description of the amendment you find what weapons and gear these militias should have. http://www.constitution.org/mil/mil_act_1792.htmWe don’t need armed guards in schools, we need some very modest improvement in the regulation of the weapons of mass destruction that firearms have become since the Gatling gun was invented. Tho, as the recent story about the young man who was turning tobacco containers into shrapnel bombs show, if a disturbed mind wants to do harm, they can find a way to do so. Rightisright says a revolution is warranted and freedoms are being stolen. This young man, a self described white supremacist, probably agrees. OrthodoxCatholic feels the death penalty should be given to those who perform or get abortions. There have been several bombings of clinics and doctors providing abortions killed by guns, one at the doors of his church. But as long as these killers can feel they are being “heroes” to commentators like Right and Orthodox, they can justify their actions, even if only in their own minds.What we really need is a nation of neighbors who are able to respect each other and compromise over matters where disagreement occurs. If we perform more random acts of kindness, and senseless acts of compassion, we might be able to show young people another way.Respectfully,C.
Well, this nicely thought out (kidding) idea of the NRA gun nuts , should go a long way into making the next generation of Americans even more screwed up than the present one… After all, it’s every American’s right to own an atomic bomb, providing they promise to be “responsible” bomb owners…..I say we need to build a border wall; to keep the NRA nut jobs out of Canada!
I think you are answering your own question.
Scott help us out and also give links to all the gun deaths over the weekend.
how about dogs in schools. It is a shame if some forein power want to take us over they will same a lot of time becasue they will not have to strip us of our freedoms because we have none
I note that the article states the woman owns a .38 revolver- which would be absolutely unaffected by the kind of gun control the NON-fringe element is discussing. The debate is centering around high-capacity magazines and rifles better suited for the battlefield than the living room.I for one see nothing wrong with the actions this woman took in self-defense. But as I see it, a major problem in this debate is that there’s a large swath of people who think that “gun control” is just a code-phrase for “take away everyone’s guns”.
Well if the NRA wants the Feds to fund armed guards in schools, perhaps it would be appropriate to do so with a hefty tax on guns and ammunition.
Hillsborough County, FL is assigning a policeman for each of the 150 elementary schools. They will be paid the same as usual. This gives the 11 to 17 year olds more chances to break into your home and steal your electronics.
And just think, you don’t need education to figure out how to pull a trigger!
You and others on the right keep bringing up cars as comparison. No one has shown a car to kill anyone by itself. Guns are designed specifically to kill. Cars (except for the Pinto) are not.
…and against the one woman who stopped a bad guy, we’ve had over 400 deaths from guns since Sandy Hook. But you won’t hear THAT on Fox News, because they don’t want the actual statistics known. I’m reminded of people who don’t wear seatbelts because they heard of a guy who was able to escape from an underwater car, ignoring that for every guy in an underwater car, thousands are killed in every-day accidents because they weren’t wearing seatbelts. Guns kill people.
Hunters, even wearing “hunter orange” are commonly killed by other “hunters” going for “sound shots” into brush or trees when they think they’ve seen “game”. Happens every year.
Mr., Ms, Mrs. Ima (whatever) A local kid put his shotgun against the fence, stepped through, and as he turned, the gun fell over, discharged, and killed him, that was about eight years ago. A handgun on a shelf was accidentally pulled off the shelf with an article of clothing, the gun discharged, and killed the woman. That incident happened about three years ago. About nine years ago, a guy was out hunting, grabbed his rifle by the barrel, pulled it toward him to get it out of the truck, it discharged, striking him in the heart, killing him instantly, but i guess that was “human involved”. Stupid people kill themselves all the time in firearms “accidental discharges”, including quite commonly while they’re being “cleaned”.
Guns, actually the bullets that come out of them, kill people all the time when hunan INTENT is totally absent in the incident.
A friend was backing out of her driveway, thought their young child was still in the house. The girl wasn’t, the woman backed over the child, killing her, so did this woman kill her child, with intent, or was this accident the car’s fault? Was it the woman’s? dt would tell us that “God” actually controlled all these incidents in his “wisdom” and of course, love for Mankind.
Allow me to clarify.One argument against limiting the availability of assault-style weapons and large capacity magazines has been that more people are killed by automobiles annually. It is a non sequitur argument because a car is not designed to be a weapon, but it’s misuse can result in a fatality. You keep asking others to prove that a gun can kill without human interaction, but that is the same as anything else. What is different is the intention – guns are designed with the intention to kill, cars are not. A child walking up to a car cannot interact with it without opening the door, inserting the key, and putting it into gear. Unlikely for a small child, who cannot open the door by themselves, but not wholly impossible. A gun, however, merely needs to be dropped in some cases to discharge, resulting in a fatality. Therefore, your question is either invalid or intentionally misleading. Nothing is capable of killing without human interaction. Weapons, such as guns specifically, are extremely easy to discharge and kill with, even without intent.
Large governments that deny rights to people have caused millions of deaths. Maybe we should outlaw big governments that deny rights, such as gun ownership, to people. Why does anybody need that much power? Always look at both sides before buying any argument and consider that it may look different at home than it does in the salesroom.
I can’t drive my car into a theater and kill 12 people with it. I can’t take my car to an upstairs apartment and kill people with it. I can’t drive my car into a classroom and kill children with it. Cars and guns can both be deadly when misused, but only a gun kills when properly used.
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