Non Sequitur by Wiley Miller for June 20, 2022

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    cripplious  about 2 months ago

    Just in time for back to school shopping.

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    stevesilver48  about 2 months ago

    Sad commentary.

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    Concretionist  about 2 months ago

    It’s pretty good exercise, carrying those things around…

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    Say What Now‽ Premium Member about 2 months ago

    Right next door assault rifles are on sale.

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    wallylm  about 2 months ago

    To quote Canadian folk/pop artist Bruce Cockburn: “The Trouble with Normal is it always gets worse!”

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    maureenmck Premium Member about 2 months ago

    Even children’s backpacks are now available in bullet proof

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    Farside99  about 2 months ago

    Heaven forbid that we should lock up the criminals! I say unsupervised parole is still cruel and unusual punishment!

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    Charliegirl Premium Member about 2 months ago

    Latest store on the block: Kevlar for Kids.

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    Enter.Name.Here  about 2 months ago

    ’Tis the bad news of shootings that drives the fashion now, not the seasons

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    Salinasong  about 2 months ago

    Guns Don’t Die, People Do

    She walked out the door

    Said, “I’m going to the store.”

    Now she’s dead on the floor

    And they won’t see her anymore

    Guns don’t die, mothers do

    They set off for school

    To learn the golden rule

    Just to have some fool

    Kill them with his killing tool

    Guns don’t die, children do

    This country is flooded with tools of hate

    Meanwhile the NRA celebrates

    Let’s buy them all back and melt them all down

    Then we won’t have as many guns around

    They were out on a date

    That’s when they met their fate

    Through the turnstile gate

    Now for them it’s too late

    Guns don’t die, people do

    Guns don’t cry, but people do

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    admiree2  about 2 months ago

    So versatile too. Whether going shopping, clubbing, church, school or…

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    thedogesl Premium Member about 2 months ago

    Alas the NRA is rolling out their fall line of armor-piercing bullets. Because freedom.

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    Isenthor1978  about 2 months ago

    And don’t forget to bring your teacher a box of S&W .40 hollow points. It’ll get you a gold star for sure. And to think that 19 good guys with guns sat outside a classroom in Uvalde.

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    freewaydog  about 2 months ago

    Quite sad, actually,…

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    albertonencioni  about 2 months ago

    That is good business: sell guns to the kids and bullet-proof gear to thei parents.

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    Ignatz Premium Member about 2 months ago

    We seem to have a whole lot of people who value their guns more than their kids, and are proud of that.

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    Olddog04  about 2 months ago

    This what America the free looks like now. Where’s the freedom?

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    gokar  about 2 months ago

    The new school fashions are coming out later this summer. Exciting new line of camouflage…blends you right into a bookshelf or the top of line fashion …jackets looking bullet riddled and bloody…blend in.

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    preacherman  about 2 months ago

    The back-to-school line, no doubt.

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    KenseidenXL Premium Member about 2 months ago

    A REMINDER: The government has NO DUTY to protect any of us from crime.

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    dflak  about 2 months ago

    Vote GOP for cheap fossil fuel, With the money you save, you can buy Kevlar clothing for your kids back-to-school wardrobe.

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    Free or Not? Premium Member about 2 months ago

    The Politicians are seeking to outlaw the private ownership of body armor. Only the state-employed gun users would be entitled to wear that.

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    oakie817  about 2 months ago

    sad comment that bulletproof vests for dogs is now a major business in our economy

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    bbenoit  about 2 months ago

    Saw a news item this weekend. Some models of rocking swings are being banned in the US because nine kids have tragically died while sleeping in them over the last eleven years. Of course it is horrible that these kids died, but it’s one kid a year; while 4500 people, far too many of them kids, are killed by guns here every year. And we can’t even have a civil, honest and, god forbid, non-partisan conversation about the safety of guns. 90% of us want change, yet 10% stall everything. This is democracy? Come on people, vote these zealots out and find people, of whatever political stripe you prefer, who can put the good of all of us before their own narrow self-interest; lest we lose our great experiment in democracy.

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    vaughnrl2003 Premium Member about 2 months ago

    Maybe if we just made the bullets softer?

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    MS72  about 2 months ago

    Aim for the knees!

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    sandpiper  about 2 months ago

    The first reaction after such an event is despair and grief. The next is possible flight, but schools and churches seem to have become the targets of choice, and every community has them.

    Seems obvious to me and to others that the best way to reduce the numbers of these horrible events is to limit the sale and possession of rapid-fire weapons and to place limits on possession in general. Person owns a dozen guns and says it’s a collection, but who never shows them? Gotta wonder what that person is thinking as he looks at them day after day.

    Some suggest a requiring a permit that includes at least some formal training in the care and use. Might work for many, who just ‘gotta have one for protection.’ Won’t change those who have some kind of grudge against schools or churches or who choose them because there is less likelihood of facing armed response.

    Whatever results from all the ‘discussion,’ it is unlikely any solid legislation will be produced from the waffle-burgers in DC in the coming years. Stalling is what they do best.

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    Masterskrain Premium Member about 2 months ago

    It’s the NRA’s dream! EVERYONE ARMED, EVERYONE SHOOTING AT EVERYONE ELSE!!!

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    Warcat  about 2 months ago

    Yay! Chicago, Detroit, WashingtonDC and other Democrat run utopias with extreme gun control laws! Though. . . I hear they are working to rob people of bullet proof protection there now. Oh well. I’m sure adding more laws will encourage the criminals to FINALLY start obeying them.

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    Kabana_Bhoy  about 2 months ago

    Remember “Bulletproof Backpacks”?

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    Lenavid  about 2 months ago

    They’re not as good as morality, but they’ll do in a pinch during social decay.

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    rickseg  about 2 months ago

    Looks like time to get out of Dodge.

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    Rauderi  about 2 months ago

    The best armor is not going into the area where the bullets are! The Uvalde police had that figured out.

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    thelordthygod666  about 2 months ago

    As Gov Abbott and our two Texas senators said, if all children had guns there wouldn’t be anymore school shootings.

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    Drag0nr1der  about 2 months ago

    Bummer

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    I was FRAMED!!!!!!  about 2 months ago

    Back-to-school promotions, ALREADY?

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    Will E. Makeit Premium Member about 2 months ago

    …finally the stores on the Magnificent Mile are getting with the program…

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    Ken Otwell  about 2 months ago

    Can’t be New York – they just outlawed Kevlar. Not hard body armor, just Kevlar that only stops pistol ammo.

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    gregcomn  about 2 months ago

    Dog body armor to protect from cat snipers?

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    monya_43  about 2 months ago

    It looks like she and her husband are already wearing Kevlar vests, but they aren’t in the latest style.

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    grapefroot  about 2 months ago

    I expect that school uniforms will all soon be made of kevlar. I’m surprised it hasn’t happened already.

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    paranormal  about 2 months ago

    Do they come in boob sizes?

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    Can't Sleep  about 2 months ago

    The NRA’s new fall line of fashions for the whole family.

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    mistercatworks  about 2 months ago

    Unfortunately, kevlar is worthless against assault rifles. Unless you are also willing to carry around twenty pounds of ceramic anti-ballistic plates, you are better off working toward gun control legislation.

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    mjkaswan Premium Member about 2 months ago

    This is not a joke to me. I live in Texas.

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    dtdbiz  about 2 months ago

    Wiley has been on fire lately. I may not agree with his points of view but I sure appreciate the effort.

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    AndrewSihler  about 2 months ago

    Most of the Kevlar franchises are in Texas.

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    Dooley 425  about 2 months ago

    What a bunch of moronic ignorant comments.

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    eastern.woods.metal  about 2 months ago

    Wiley is spot on with his commentary

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    KevinCarson  about 2 months ago

    Back to school sale

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    goblue86  about 2 months ago

    Sat night (2AM) I got up to use the bathroom. I Swear that I heard shots in the distance. I’m in a quiet neighborhood in Madison WI.

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    car2ner  about 2 months ago

    actually had this conversation at the gun counter. Armor piercing bullets are scarier than an particular firearm, IMHO>

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    locake  about 2 months ago

    I live in FL. Too hot most of the year to wear Kevlar.

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    willie_mctell  about 2 months ago

    Just in time for Back to School.

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    tung cha cha cha  about 2 months ago

    I was confronted with gun violence in the 1980s while working in Bank of America’s S.F. Headquarters Legal Dept. I worked in the Litigation section on the 7th floor. On the 8th floor a disgruntled ex-employee was holding hostage at gun point the attorney advising on personnel matters. The gunman blamed the attorney for his firing. I did not know what was happening until S.W.A.T team members rushed past my desk fully armed. Not too much later, a disgruntled client of the law firm located at 100 California St. went on a rampage and proceeded to massacre many many innocent people. Then a few years later, while working at a law firm in S.F. I observed from the high rise window a person in full bomb detail uniform scan the area of a major bank for bombs.

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    Troy Premium Member about 2 months ago

    Shopping for school clothes already.

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    Daeder  about 2 months ago

    The not so new, not so normal, normal.

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    Night-Gaunt49  about 2 months ago

    What no colors other than grey or black?

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    Laurie Stoker Premium Member about 2 months ago

    ;-(

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    beany54  about 2 months ago

    How sad is that.

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    john eastman  about 2 months ago

    back to school shopping in the USA

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    DaBump Premium Member about 2 months ago

    Only for the people who live in the nightmare world of Leftist scare tactics.

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    Ultra Ammosexual Premium Member about 2 months ago

    John Wick just had it sewn into the lining of his jacket. Easy Peasey

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    lindz.coop Premium Member about 2 months ago

    We’re all going to need them soon…just to go to the grocery store, church, park, you name it.

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    Guido San  about 2 months ago

    Can’t buy them in New York anymore. Since the last psycho wore one, now being protected from bullets makes you a threat to others, and they made them illegal.

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    Dr_Fogg  about 2 months ago

    Thanos said. you should have gone for the head. So..,

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    j4m35  about 2 months ago

    True

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    keenanthelibrarian  about 2 months ago

    On one occasion when he was promulgating his proposed firearms ban in Australia, our Prime Minister, John Howard, wore one of those under his jacket. We’d had a few gangland shootings, and there was the massacre at Port Arthur (look it up) but his solution wasn’t to disarm the gangs but to take the firearms from the law-obeying citizens. We still have gangland shootings; but no massacres. Yet.

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    bakana  about 2 months ago

    Is the Fall line Fleece Lined?

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    Archistoteles  about 2 months ago

    This isn’t satire anymore; it’s the sad truth.

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