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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.

Read the comic at The New York Times.


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.

Read the comic at The New York Times.


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.

Read the comic at The New York Times.


Cut from the E.P.A.’s Clean Power Plan

Cut from the Clean Power PlanLast week President Obama and the E.P.A. revealed the final rules of their Clean Power Plan that finally attempts to set limits on our suicidal consumption of carbon and other greenhouse gases. They mostly require individual states to reach emission reduction targets by 2030.

These rules will be challenged for years by people who have the luxury to either buy themselves out of harm’s way or die before the disasters really start piling up. But if you or people you love will be alive at the end of this century, there’s no excuse for delaying actions that could prevent the disaster that awaits them.

Read the comic at the New York Times.