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Originally posted to Comics on Thu Apr 11, 2013 at 06:50 AM PDT.

Also republished by Repeal or Amend the Second Amendment (RASA), Shut Down the NRA, and Daily Kos.

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  •  Out of my cold, dead hands..... (10+ / 0-)

    go ahead, TAKE my Gremlin....I can't get it reupholstered anymore anyway....no woven naugahyde....

  •  And don't get Gramps started on the Clean Water... (9+ / 0-)

    regulations that put undue burdens on "Small Business Owners" and forced, FORCED them to cut costs by having all of their employees work off the clock and pay management for the privilege...

    Damn... why does Irony now start sounding like the "Four Yorkshiremen"

    I don't blame Christians. I blame Stupid. Which sadly is a much more popular religion these days.

    by detroitmechworks on Thu Apr 11, 2013 at 07:06:11 AM PDT

  •  The "very old one" reminds me of Ron Paul. (3+ / 0-)
    Recommended by:
    Kevskos, PSzymeczek, Nattiq

    Part how he looks, part what he says.

  •  Cars don't kill people, people do (5+ / 0-)
    Recommended by:
    RustyBrown, Kevskos, Tfill, stvnjon, dewtx

    I have always had a car so when cars hit me I have been protected. I seldom leave home without it.

    I used to have one with a high-capacity engine that went really fast. I needed to be able to go as fast as possible because others drove too fast.

    I was very responsible with my car: I haven't been responsible for accidents since I was 19. Although I did have an accident with the truck at about 5 mph in the dark backing up about 6 years ago: really slammed the pickup bed and damaged it, but nobody was hurt.

    Unlike other responsible americans, I do not mix legal driving with legal alcohol consumption, something many people do despite it being a known danger and against the law. Many people are killed this way, but not so many that the rules are firther strengthened: many americans feel very strongly about their right to access and consume alcohol. They observe that it is irresponsible people who commit all the carnage and that depriving everybody of access to alcohol just based on the idea of saving lives is just not compelling.

    There's a lot of money to be made off taxing alcohol so just getting rid of it to save lives is not very popular because income sort of justifies losing 'a few people here and there'.

    We will just have to continue to insist people be more and more responsible with alcohol.

    And cars.

  •  "How Many More Rounds?" (8+ / 0-)

    Published on Apr 10, 2013

    "How Many More Rounds?"

    Moms Demand Action has launched a campaign to drive support for new and stronger gun laws in America in the aftermath of the massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School in 2012. The video, "How many more rounds?," is an emotive depiction of the damage caused by gun violence. An AR-15 assault weapon is fired in slow motion with each discharged shell casing representing a major shooting in America. The video ends with the message, "How many more rounds are we going to let this go on for?" along with a phone number to the Congress switchboard.

    Moms Demand Action was founded to demand action NOW to:


    1) Ban assault weapons and ammunition magazines that hold more than 10 rounds.
    2) Require background checks for all gun and ammunition purchases.

    3) Report the sale of large quantities of ammunition to the ATF, and ban online sales of ammunition.
    4) Make gun trafficking a federal crime with serious criminal penalties.
    5) Counter gun industry lobbyists' efforts to weaken gun laws at the state level.

    "If military action is worth our troops' blood, it should be worth our treasure, too; not just in the abstract, but in the form of a specific ante by every American." -Andrew Rosenthal 10 Feb. 2013

    by jimstaro on Thu Apr 11, 2013 at 07:28:33 AM PDT

  •  Thank goodness ... (0+ / 0-)

    we won't allow that foolishness to continue elsewhere.

  •  I conceal carry a Humvee. (6+ / 0-)

    To this day.

    I refuse to comply with these unconstitutional, tyrannical government edicts.

    Let them come and try and take away my concealed Humvee! I'll run them over!

    I have my Humvee on me right now.

    Calling other DKos members "weenies" is a personal insult and therefore against site rules.

    by Bob Johnson on Thu Apr 11, 2013 at 07:32:24 AM PDT

  •  I'm reminded of the song.... (0+ / 0-)

    ...."Red Barchetta" by Rush, which talks about some future where private cars are banned.

  •  What if... (2+ / 0-)
    Recommended by:
    DSPS owl, PSzymeczek

    What if the second amendment went on to say:

    "A well-regulated postal service being necessary to the commerce of a free state, the right of the people to keep and utilize vehicles shall not be infringed."

    Would states still be able to mandate car registration and driver licenses?

    Would right-wingers argue that the Constitution protects their right to buy cars that don't meet fuel efficiency standards, or to drive Formula 1 race cars on the highway, or to commute to work in a Hindenburg-like zeppelin?

    Liberty and justice for all.

    by slb36cornell on Thu Apr 11, 2013 at 11:14:24 AM PDT

  •  I remember this exact cartoon (1+ / 0-)
    Recommended by:
    Kevskos

    It was, as I recall, an editorial cartoon by the immortal Paul Conrad. Two fellas in straw boaters are in the doorway of a wooden garage, one standing and watching while the other kneels to affix a license plate to his Model A. The sentiment expressed was, "Just wait; licensing cars will just lead to the gummint confiscating them!"

  •  It's not a bad point, but refine the analogy. (0+ / 0-)

    Suppose other countries had banned private cars, and that people here were holding those countries up as a model.

    Suppose there were a large number of people calling car owners "locusts", accusing them of sexual inadequacy, and calling for them to be dealt with in "camps 1940's style".

    Suppose mainstream political figures had said there was no reason for private citizens to drive in public (Reagan said something like that about carrying guns).

    Then the fear would be less irrational.

    Freedom isn't free. Patriots pay taxes.

    by Dogs are fuzzy on Thu Apr 11, 2013 at 12:52:33 PM PDT

  •  there is no constitutional (0+ / 0-)

    language talking about cars or horses

    but that said, i think the phrase "Well-regulated" means
    the states can regulate the keeping and bearing of arms.

    Things like you must be of a certain age, or you need a carry permit that demonstrates your right hasn't been constrained,
    or while you can carry these in public forums, that doesn't apply to commercial property or concealed weapons or
    buildings,,,,

    Frankly I think a bullet tax would serve better to resolve things.

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