Steve Benson for April 16, 2021

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    Susan00100  about 1 year ago

    It’s something of an irony that the latest mass shooting took place in a FedEx building, considering that carrier is a staunch supporter of the NRA.

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    FrankErnesto  about 1 year ago

    I don’t see how this connects to anything. Have a bad day, Steve?

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    nyg16  about 1 year ago

    shoot’m up in America and that is just fine with the repubilCONs as long as the NRA keeps feeding them money

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    MuddyUSA  Premium Member about 1 year ago

    Crazies do not care about anything or anybody….that is the problem!

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    FaustoCoppi  about 1 year ago

    @MuddyUSA – So how do you propose to keep the folks you describe as “crazies” from getting and using weapons that enable them to kill multiple victims in just a couple of minutes?

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    Richard S Russell Premium Member about 1 year ago

    Yes, actions by crazy, self-absorbed people can cause 5-10-15-20 deaths in a single day. Yes, we should be aware of such situations and take reasonable steps to prevent those actions.

    But never forget that inactions by crazy, self-absorbed people can be devastating as well. Case in point:

    2020-01-07 • Presidential Daily Brief: “Analysts concluded [coronavirus] could be a cataclysmic event.” • Trump did nothing.

    2020-03-11 • World Health Organization declares a global pandemic.

    2020-04-15 • While continuing to lie about the pandemic, Trump suspends US funding for WHO.

    2021-04-18 • US coronavirus deaths: 580,838 (66 weeks after PDB; 8801/week; 4% of the world’s population; 26% of its COVID deaths)

     For comparison …

    1941-12-07 • Pearl Harbor attack: 2,403

    2001-09-11 • terrorist attacks: 2,977 (5 weeks after PDB warned Bush about it)

    Korean War (33,686) + Vietnam War (58,220) + Afghan War (7,970): 99,876

    WW1: 116,516 (83 weeks for US; 1403/week)

    WW2: 418,500 (195 weeks for US; 2146/week)

    Civil War: ~620,000 (213 weeks; 2911/week)

    Spanish flu: ~675,000 (~117 weeks; 5769/week)

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    PraiseofFolly  about 1 year ago

    How nice and convenient — the American flag as blotting paper disposable napkin.

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    A# 466  about 1 year ago

    I don’t know if the NRA has its logo on a flag or not, but I think that the point of this cartoon would be sharpened significantly if Benson had used an NRA log flag instead of Old Glory.

    Indiana has a red flag law and a “Jake Laird” law, too. The latter was passed (overwhelmingly even in this hyper-GOP state) in ‘04 or’05. The law permits law enforcement to remove firearms from the possession of for a more extended time than typical red flag laws. It’s named for Laird because he was the a cop who confronted a shooter who was firing “randomly” with an assault style rifle and was shot dead for his trouble. The shooter was a deranged individual whose firearm(s) were returned to him a few months after a red flag confiscation. The FedEx shooter’s new shotgun was also confiscated via Laird after he told his parents that he longed for a “suicide by cop” event. Nevertheless, he recently bought two assault style rifles legally, one on each of two occasions, and used them Thursday night.

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    MuddyUSA  Premium Member about 1 year ago

    This could be the results of comments by Maxine Waters!

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