NRA

Loud Boom Boom


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The Republican nimrods in Washington aren’t content with repealing Obamacare, moving the American Embassy in Israel just to piss off Muslims, handing HUD over to a guy they wouldn’t give their car keys to, and stripping ethics out of Congress. Now they want to make it easier to purchase silencers for guns. All future mass shootings will now sound like your neighbor’s Prius.

Not only do Republicans and the friendly monsters at the NRA fight and scramble to make access to firearms as easy as possible for murderers and rednecks with small weenies, now they want to make it easier for them to be sneaky about it.

What’s the deal with gun nuts anyway? They have to have the largest firearms with the most firepower that can shoot the most rounds at the fastest speed possible so they can overcompensate for their dinky manhood, yet they’re too loud for them?

You want to be obnoxious yet be quiet about it? You don’t see bikers going to a Harley Davidson shop and ask if they make quiet models? Bikes, like guns are made so people can be assholes. Don’t be a total wimp about it, Nancy Pants.

I am aware silencers aren’t as quiet as they’re depicted in movies. They don’t actually make a low sharp little “pyew pyew pyew” sound. There’s still a bang but it’s muffled, like a car with a muffler. In fact, the same guy who invented car mufflers invented the silencer. See? I research.

Even though they’re not technically silent, and officially they’re called “suppressors,” and they still “bang,” they’re still a lot quieter than guns without muzzles. Someone could easily fire more rounds in a noisy environment like an airport, night club, Congress, before people are aware there’s another national tragedy occurring. Silencers can also be effective in confusing people as to where the shots are coming from (here’s a clue: Look for the angry white guy).

It’s a dumb idea to make it easier for the public to purchase silencers. It’s bad enough idiots in Texas can’t go to Starbucks without an AK strapped to their back. Gun advocates are claiming it’s a safety issue to protect their hearing. There’s two other ways to protect your hearing from guns. One is to purchase earmuffs. How freaking inconvenient is that? It’s gotta be a lot cheaper than purchasing a silencer. Another way to protect your hearing is to stop shooting guns. Stop going to a gun range. That’s like going to a Nascar event and complaining the cars are loud. Surprise! It’s noisy. Next thing you’re going to do is complain that fish taste fishy.

All the self-styled Rambos and Dirty Harrys out there need to get a grip on something other than a Glock. Their new toys and overcompensation shouldn’t take away the liberty of people to survive.

You wanna silence something? Try Trump’s mouth. That is if they can make a muzzle large enough.

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Unclaimed Baggage


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Can you recall each and every single mass shooting and the locations listed in this cartoon? Do you remember the number of those killed by guns? Do you know the victims’ names? You don’t and you can be excused from that. I didn’t recall each of them before I created this. It’s because there’s been too many.

San Bernardino, 14 dead. Colorado Springs, three dead. Roseburg, Oregon, nine dead. Chattanooga, five dead. Charleston, nine dead. Isla Vista, six dead. Fort Hood (two different attacks) 16 dead. Washington, DC, 12 dead. Santa Monica, five dead. Newtown, 27 dead. Oak Creek, six dead. Aurora, 12 dead. Oakland, seven dead. Seal Beach, eight dead. Tucson (two different attacks), nine dead. Manchester, eight dead. Binghamton, eight dead. Dekalb, five dead. Omaha, eight dead. Virginia Tech, 32 dead. Columbine, 13 dead. Killeen, 22 dead. Edmond, 14 dead. San Ysidro, 21 dead. Minneapolis, six dead. Orlando, 50 dead. And from last Friday we have Fort Lauderdale with five dead (at this time).

This cartoon presents a small sampling of mass shootings in the U.S. That’s 340 deaths from guns listed here. They were all killed in places where the National Rifle Association, Republicans, and our president-elect believe there should be more guns.

These events fade from our memories as more massacres are added to the list. The NRA should remember each location, number of deaths, and the names of the victims. It should haunt their dreams. Instead they use the blood to raise more money to feed to more Republicans which in turn creates more gun deaths.

The NRA wants to forget their baggage and deny their responsibility. We should make it our duty that they never forget.

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JASTA Reckless Law


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Congress overrode President Obama’s veto of a law allowing victims and their families of 9/11 to sue Saudi Arabia.

This is the first time Obama has had a veto overridden but to be fair he hasn’t exercised that many vetoes. He complained that it was politics and he’s correct, but this time it wasn’t partisan. The entire Senate voted to override except for Harry Reid.

It was politics because Congress is full of cowards. This is a very sloppy law that’s dangerous for the United States but who wants to run for reelection and have their opponent argue you voted against 9/11 widows and children? That would be tougher to overcome than calling a woman “Miss Piggy.” It’s not that Harry Reid is the only brave member of the United States Senate. He’s not running for reelection. He’s a super rich guy retiring in Las Vegas. Why should he give a rat’s butt? For everyone else though, yikes.

The bill, titled “the Justice Against Sponsors of Terrorism Act” (JASTA), gives the victims’ families the right to sue the Saudi government in U.S. court for any role it may have played in the 2001 attacks, which were carried out primarily by 19 al-Qaida hijackers, 15 of whom were Saudi nationals. Never mind the fact they were taught how to fly planes in the United States by Americans, or that the U.S. airlines allowed them to board with pocket knives and box cutters. I guess chain saws would have been a little too suspicious.

I’m still mad over 9/11. I’m angry at the assault. I’m upset at the loss of innocent lives. I’m angry we used it to justify invading the wrong country. I’m even angry we still have to take off our shoes at the airport. And at Reagan National in D.C. it totally screwed up parking. I would love for someone to keep paying for what they did to us but this is a bad law.

How is this bad? Foreign governments may retaliate. They may pass laws allowing their citizens to sue us. You might think “so what?”. It would work the same way it will work here. If a family wins a lawsuit against Saudi Arabia the money will probably be taken from Saudi assets in the U.S. They may do that to U.S. assets in their nation. Our drone strikes may suddenly become very expensive and who says that Iraq wouldn’t someday sue us for our little invasion which may have killed over 30,000 of their citizens. What if they sue us for the Kardashians? This could get really bad.

Another unintended consequence could land George W. Bush and Dick Cheney in a world court for war crimes. Cheney never even got sued for shooting that guy in his face. He’s probably still spitting out pellets. As much as I’d love to learn how heart transplants would work for Dick in a foreign prison and see future paintings by W. of prison bars, it’s still a bad idea.

Congress is already talking about amending the bill. They know it’s bad. We’ll probably see a few adjustments in the next session under our new president, whoever she is.

Congress wants to blame Saudi Arabia for actions of their citizens they can’t control but they don’t bear any responsibility for gun deaths in our nation. Congressional Republicans has made it as hard as possible to sue gun manufacturers. Fine. Maybe victims of gun violence should sue the Republican party and the National Rifle Association. You know they have plenty of money.

We need to erase a law that will provoke other nation’s to sue us for our neglect and stupidity. President Trump could become an even larger liability.

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Jump In This


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Is That An Alligator In Your Pocket?


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I know. Go ahead and give it to me. This is very insensitive and has poor timing. I’m not good with sensitive or sacred cows…or in this case, reptiles. At least I didn’t go with my first heartless idea which consisted of an alligator eating Mickey Mouse. Pissing off the NRA, Trump, and Republicans I’m good with. Disney on the other hand….ugh.

If there was a huge money-making alligator industry and rednecks used them to overcompensate for their tiny penises, there would be a trade organization buying off congressmen to make sure anyone could buy an alligator at any time.

Right now the Democrats in the U.S. Senate are conducting a filibuster to force the Republicans to schedule a vote on gun control. This has totally stopped all Senate business….which means it’s pretty much like any day in the Senate.

Republicans HATE to talk about gun control. The only issue they hate talking about more is Donald Trump. If you really wanna flummox a GOP office holder, ask him about Trump’s revolving position on guns.

Creative note: I’ve had a theme with alligators the past few days. Last week I drew Donald Trump with alligator arms (played that off a Geico commercial). Today I drew a commissioned cartoon with crocodiles for a brand new client that’s based outside the United States (Claytoonz is going international. You’ll see it Friday). Now today I drew this. I can’t help it. I like reptiles.

I really like reptiles. I once worked in the reptile house of a small zoo in northeast Louisiana in the late 1980’s. My favorite story from that brief adventure comes from the day we cleaned the alligator pool. I didn’t do any actual cleaning but it was my job to keep the gators and Alligator Snapping Turtles away from the cleaners. I was armed only with a stick. There were five gators in the tank. They were all under six feet long except for this one mother. Before we could drain the pool we had to get one gator out which we did with a lasso. That took several hours. Some genius designed the pool where the drain was in the deep end and had to be manually unplugged. Nobody likes diving with alligators.

The alligators cooperated for the most part. The turtles, not so much. In fact, the turtles concerned me a lot more than the gators.

A large chunk of my childhood was spent in Louisiana. When I was a kid my older sister and I swam in a bayou with them. As a teenager my buddies and I swam in the same water. We never had an issue. When I was around ten or eleven we actually had two pet baby alligators, which was and still is illegal. I didn’t know that at the time and thankfully, the statute of limitations has long passed. We only had them for about a week. They weren’t as cuddly as we thought they might be. I got bit a lot. They never bit my sister once.

I do feel really bad for the parents who lost a child this week in Orlando to an alligator attack. That city had one tragic week. Losing a child under any circumstance is a horrible thing to live with. I know. It’s something I’ve been very close to. I’m sure Disney will never make this family wait in line for Pirates Of The Caribbean ever again.

A lot of people are asking questions about the parents, just like when that Cincinnati gorilla thing happened. Thing is, things happen. This is a freak occurrence that’s a true tragedy. I don’t think there are any safety measures that can prevent something like this happening once in a million years, especially after you build tourist resorts on a swamp.

Before posting this I searched for hashtags and one of them is “Disney Gator” which sounds a lot happier than it really is.

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Bang Bang Trump


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I drew this on my Samsung tablet. It’s a really cool tablet. I’m new to tablets and if you are too but thinking about purchasing one, email me and I’ll tell you the pros and cons of this one.

So I’m sitting at a bar drawing this and a girl sits next to me and she starts a conversation. Yay me. The conversation is going well…until. Until, she says “the one thing I can respect about Donald Trump is that he is so honest.” Buzz kill. Party over. Goodbye. I didn’t ask for her opinion. I didn’t initiate a political conversation in a bar. Even after she told me what she told me I didn’t disagree. I just let her go into the night. I don’t work with stupid.

Trump received the endorsement of the National Rifle Association. That explains a lot about the NRA’s legitimacy. On Friday Trump gave a speech at the annual gun nut convention. And like Trump does with every subject, he spent over an hour displaying to the NRA that he had no idea what he was talking about. He said Hillary Clinton wants to eliminate the 2nd Amendment, which is a lie. His sons love guns and know a lot about them. Terrorist are bad. That’s what he spent an hour on. Seriously. This is the same guy who was for a ban on assault weapons in 1999-2000. His surrogates say ignore that and look where he stand today. Yes, today when he’s pandering for endorsements.

The big question today is: which blows more smoke? Trump’s mouth or Trump’s ass?

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Gun-Free RNC


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There is a petition to allow guns at the Republican National Convention and so far it’s gained 25,000 votes.

The convention will be held at Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland. The owners of the arena cite private property in not allowing guns at the convention. I don’t blame them. Would you really wanna be in a giant convention with a bunch of armed and angry Republicans? Hell, I don’t even want to share a bathroom with them.

The funny thing is the mystery over who’s behind the petition. Is it genuine gun nuts, er…gun rights enthusiasts or is it actually gun control advocates trolling the convention? Republicans are very easy to troll.

It’s ironic the Republicans would pick the city where a child, Tamir Rice, was gunned down by police for playing with a toy gun. The GOP is full of gun lovers who believe more guns prevent gun violence. They’re also blind supporters of the police whenever one of them decides to shoot an unarmed black male, or child.

It should also be interesting since Donald Trump has threatened a riot if he isn’t granted the nomination. Hey, let’s arm them while we’re at it. Let’s see what happens.

It’s also funny Republicans are all about everyone having guns and being able to take them into any coffee shop they choose, but don’t want them at their convention, gun shows (irony!), and from yesterday’s events, the United States Capitol.

You never know when some angry white Christian will show up armed and trying to shoot people. Maybe we should start patrolling white Christian neighborhoods before they become radicalized.

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