gun control


Semi-Automatic Excuses

Speaking of excuses, I’m late on everything this week because I’m sick with a bad cold. At least it’s not round 2 of the flu, which I was unlucky enough to catch in December.

Getting sick as a freelancer is the worst. There are still deadlines to meet unless you want to throw income in the trash.

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Alternative Gun Control Proposals

Alternative Gun Control ProposalsThe mass shooting in Orlando has gotten lawmakers to do something beyond offering “thoughts and prayers.” Unfortunately, a lot of their proposals rely on the terror watch list, which is one of many bad ideas left over from the Bush II Administration. Remember them?

“No guns for terrorists” makes sense politically; but the list is just a collection of thousands of names of random people. If there was really any evidence, the FBI would make a big show of arrests and trials.

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Right-Wing Stuntman

Right-Wing StuntmanTed Cruz is the Republican Party’s last chance to pull their nomination away from Trump, even though his policies and people skills are just as terrible, if not worse. After the bombings in Brussels, Cruz advocated for policing and monitoring of Muslim communities in the US. If that’s better than Trump’s plan to deny Muslims entry into the United States, that’s straining the definition of the word “better.”

While drawing this cartoon, I came across a phenomenon that might explain why Ted Cruz’s face is so unsettling: His teeth are rarely visible, make his face look like one of these carnival games:

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Holiday Gift Warnings

Holiday Gift WarningsThe Consumer Product Safety Commission is investigating “hoverboards” for spontaneous combustion, but not false advertising. The CPSC has the regulatory power to force companies to issue costly recalls and warnings if their products are dangerous. Unless those companies make guns, which are exempt, because the NRA writes the laws.

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A Gun Culture Christmas

A Gun Culture ChristmasThere were more mass shootings last week, and so I’ve drawn another cartoon about it. I’m feeling like the woman in the second panel, out of ink to spill on the subject long before this blood-soaked country runs out of ammo.

Santa’s naughty list and the FBI’s no-fly list are both not great pieces of intelligence, but in the absence of any practical reform, I don’t see the harm in adding a teeny little hurdle to the gun-buying process. Ideally, these recent tragedies would result in all guns being confiscated and melted down to be used in fixing our bridges, but I have a hunch I’ll be posting another cartoon with similar themes in a few months.

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