Cartoon: School shootings
Nov18

Cartoon: School shootings

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Guns on the Ballot: Voters 1, NRA 0
Nov15

Guns on the Ballot: Voters 1, NRA 0

Guns on the Ballot: Voters 1, NRA 0 By Dick Polman Every once in a while something good happens, something that restores one’s faith in humanity. So put your hands together for the voters of Washington state. In the midst of the Republican midterm tsunami, 59 percent of them made history. They said “yes” to a state ballot measure that requires background checks for virtually all gun buyers. In other words, a lopsided...

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A Nation of Fear
Nov08

A Nation of Fear

by Walter Brasch Maintenance workers at the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton, Pa., airport shot and killed a bear and her three cubs. The bears had crawled under a perimeter fence and were just lying around, several hundred yards from a runway. The airport director claimed the bears might have posed a risk to flights. The mother bear weighed less than most pro football linemen. While the airport officials were worrying about what a bear and her...

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Is There a Pony in Last Night’s Mess?
Nov05

Is There a Pony in Last Night’s Mess?

Last night was, without a doubt, a disaster for Democrats. But it reminds me of a story about a little boy who desperately wanted a pony for Christmas. On Christmas morning he wakes up to find a pile of horse manure under the tree instead of a pony. The child, an eternal optimist, immediately starts digging through the pile repeating to to himself, “There must be a pony here somewhere.” I don’t know if Democrats will find a pony in...

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Trust and the Democratic Process
Nov03

Trust and the Democratic Process

It is worthwhile giving some thought to the role that trust plays in a democracy. Ideally, democracy can be defined as a form of government where all eligible voters have an equal say in determining policy, how they will be governed, and the laws that will be enacted, with the will of the majority being followed. In addition, the rights of minorities will be protected. America is a republic, or a representative form of democracy,...

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Despite Pennsylvania Cop Killer’s Capture, A Very Big Question Remains
Nov03

Despite Pennsylvania Cop Killer’s Capture, A Very Big Question Remains

The surrender of cop killer Eric Frein on Thursday after an excruciating 48-day manhunt in the dense woodlands of the Pennsylvania Poconos is not the end of the story. It is the end of the prologue to a very big question that demands to be asked — and answered: What prompted this wily survivalist to shoot dead a particular state trooper and critically wound another? To suggest that the shootings were random begs credulity,...

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Police: 2 dead, 4 wounded in high school shooting north of Seattle
Oct24

Police: 2 dead, 4 wounded in high school shooting north of Seattle

SEATTLE — Two students are dead after one of them opened fire Friday morning in the Marysville-Pilchuck High School cafeteria before turning the gun on himself, according to law enforcement sources. Police said four other people were wounded in the 10:45 a.m. shooting. Austin Joyner, a student at the school, said on Twitter that he...

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Joni Ernst’s Defense Of Using Guns To Defend Her Rights, And To Use Government To Impose Her Views Upon Others
Oct24

Joni Ernst’s Defense Of Using Guns To Defend Her Rights, And To Use Government To Impose Her Views Upon Others

One of the reasons that the Republicans now have a better than even chance of taking control of the Senate is that there is the very real possibility that Joni Ernst will win in Iowa. We got another example of how extreme Ernst is from the manner in which she defended carrying guns: “I have a beautiful little Smith & Wesson, 9 millimeter, and it goes with me virtually everywhere,” Ernst said at the NRA and Iowa Firearms Coalition...

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UPDATE: War memorial soldier murdered/ gunman dead, Canadian Parliment Locked down
Oct22

UPDATE: War memorial soldier murdered/ gunman dead, Canadian Parliment Locked down

UPDATE: The Parliment Buildings are no longer on lockdown in Ottawa. Soldier murdered appears to have been shot in the back. He was Corp Nathan Cerillo, a father of a young kindergarden aged son. The long gunfire in the parliment building which has cathedral ceilings was hugely amplified and terrifying to those in the building. Four others were injured and taken to the hospital, one a security guard. The top security officer of the...

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Pennsylvania Cop-Killer Manhunt In Disarray As Unanswered Questions Continue To Pile Up
Oct14

Pennsylvania Cop-Killer Manhunt In Disarray As Unanswered Questions Continue To Pile Up

As the manhunt for state trooper killer Eric Frein lurches toward its sixth week, the Pennsylvania State Police are on the defensive because of the latest scandal to tarnish the long troubled agency, while a law-enforcement insider says the search itself is in disarray. The insider, who has many years of experience in tracking and surveilling criminal suspects, asked that his name not be used. He acknowledges that any search the size...

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(UPDATED) The Poconos Take Yet Another Hit As State Police Botch Manhunt For Cop Killer Frein & Outrage Hunters
Oct02

(UPDATED) The Poconos Take Yet Another Hit As State Police Botch Manhunt For Cop Killer Frein & Outrage Hunters

If there was any question that the Pennsylvania State Police-led manhunt for cop killer Eric Frein was in big trouble — indeed, that the trail for the marksman-survivalist in the northeastern Pennsylvania woodlands may have gone cold — a photograph on the front page of the Pocono Record on Monday, the 17th day of the search, betrayed a harsh truth. And now, to make a bad situation worse as the manhunt drags on and state...

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Mike Peters Guest Cartoon: The Police and Toy Guns
Sep29

Mike Peters Guest Cartoon: The Police and Toy Guns

The Police and Toy Guns by Mike Peters OF RELATED INTEREST: –What killed John Crawford: How terrible police training is destroying America –Video: John Crawford didn’t seem to aim toy gun at anyone before police shot at him –Police: Boy’s toy gun triggers lock down Mike Peters is recognized as one of our nation’s most prominent cartoon artists for his outstanding work as both a political and comic strip...

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Life, Liberty and the Right of a Child to Fire an Uzi
Sep04

Life, Liberty and the Right of a Child to Fire an Uzi

The news made many Americans do a double-take. Wait a minute: this news story says a 9-year-old girl accidentally killed her gun instructor while he was teaching her to use…an Uzi? An UZI?! One of those Israeli-designed compact sub automatic machine guns? That gun that can fire 600 rounds per minute? It just had to be a bad joke. But it wasn’t a joke. It was a tragedy — and a sign of the times. “All right,...

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Mike Peters Guest Cartoon: Kids and Uzis
Aug31

Mike Peters Guest Cartoon: Kids and Uzis

Kids and Uzis by Mike Peters OF RELATED INTEREST: –Leonard Pitts: A 9-year-old with Uzi? Only in US –Kin of dead Uzi instructor: We feel sorry for girl –OPINION: Why do we allow a child to handle an Uzi? --AZ Talk: Uzi shooting says what about our culture? –Letting Kids Shoot Guns Is Good for Them --After Uzi death, gun ranges debate safest way to teach kids to shoot Mike Peters is recognized as one of our...

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Report: Groupon selling Uzi target practice same week girl shoots Uzi instructor dead
Aug31

Report: Groupon selling Uzi target practice same week girl shoots Uzi instructor dead

As the son of a World War II Greatest Generation veteran who believed showing a teenager how to shoot a gun was a way to instruct him or her on concentration and target practice and not a game or flippant political statement, I’m still sorting out my complex feelings on the case of the 9 year old girl who mistakenly killed her gun instructor who was teaching her how to use an Uzi. The last part seven words of the sentence still...

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Cartoon: My Little Uzi
Aug29

Cartoon: My Little Uzi

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Cartoon: Uzi insanity
Aug28

Cartoon: Uzi insanity

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Accidental Death Of Gun Instructor Re-Ignites Bitter Debate
Aug28

Accidental Death Of Gun Instructor Re-Ignites Bitter Debate

The accidental shooting of Arizona firearms instructor Charles Vacca by a nine-year-old girl, who he was teaching to use an Uzi machine gun, has renewed a debate in the United States about training children to handle guns. In the wake of the killing, social media erupted with comments from both sides of the debate. It’s...

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Can John Hinckley Be Tried For The Murder Of James Brady?
Aug10

Can John Hinckley Be Tried For The Murder Of James Brady?

Having completed countless death certificates over the years I find these to be far less meaningful than the general public--a fact that I bet most physicians are well aware of. The cause of death is often questionable, especially when a patient dies at home and no autopsy is done. In that case we must assume that the medical examiner is correct when they say that the cause of death is natural, and typically attribute the cause to...

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A Brief History of ‘Delayed Death’
Aug10

A Brief History of ‘Delayed Death’

A Brief History of ‘Delayed...

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