Open Carry

A Real Tacky Cartoon


Right-wing gun toters who love to call liberals “snowflakes” have a new issue to cry about. Walmart has kinda-sorta banned people from openly carrying guns in their stores. If you’re not a Walmart shopper, first off, good for you. But you may be asking right now, “Walmart allowed gun fetish whackos to skulk around their stores carrying guns?” Apparently, yes.

When you see someone who’s not a cop, walking around with a gun on their hip, they’re not telling you they’re about self-protection. They’re trying to convince the world around them, and themselves, they’re a badass and they’re not taking shit from anybody. If you see someone with an AK-47 strapped to their body, they’re telling you they have a very small penis. No matter the size of the gun, they’re all paranoid and delusional.

Talk to one of these gun worshippers on the internet and you’ll discover they’re convinced they’ll not only survive an active-shooter situation, but they’ll save the day, be the hero, and Hollywood will make a new series of Rambo movies about them. What they fail to understand is that these situations happen fast, they’ve never been in one before, and there’s no way for the police to tell them apart from the active shooter. And why should the cops be able to tell the difference? These people walking around with guns to “protect” themselves are probably hanging out on the same hate forums as the guys writing these pro-Trump, anti-immigration manifestos. You know they’re all voting for the same candidates and watching the same networks.

Now they get to be angry and butthurt with Walmart, which puts them in awkward situations. It’s not like they’re going to start shopping at Target (no pun intended) and ordering spiced lattes at Starbucks.

It goes further than just “asking” their customers not to creep around their stores with Uzis. Walmart will no longer sell handgun ammunition for the short-barrel rifle ammunition used for hunting rifles as well as military-style weapons (assault weapons). They will also stop selling handguns in Alaska, the last state where their stores sold them. If you carry a concealed weapon, Walmart will not ask you to refrain from doing so. And, how could they tell anyway? For all they know, you’re happy to see them.

On top of all that, Walmart is asking Congress to enact gun safety measures. Kroger (in case you don’t know, it is a grocery chain) has followed Walmart’s lead and are also “asking” customers not to open carry in their stores.

Fox News fucknut and blonde #37 Tomi Lahren was outraged. She said Walmart “just shot itself in the foot.” She’s probably mostly upset because she just released a brand new made-in-China “athleisure” line designed to be worn with firearms. Other conservatives were also howling.

It’s funny these conservatives are all about freedom and against government meddling in businesses but are outraged when one decides for itself what’s best for its employees and customers. They cheer when Hobby Lobby uses its owner’s religion to deny health insurance, but get upset at another business for restricting guns.

The thing is, Walmart has more recent experience with guns in their stores than Tomi Lahren could even imagine she has (which is not a fair example because just what the holy hell is she experienced in?). Last July, a former employee shot and killed two workers in one of their stores. Last month, a white nationalist Trump supporter killed 22 people in one of their El Paso stores.

There are a lot of legitimate reasons not to shop at Walmart (like political donations, low salaries, unfair hiring practices, cheap and crappy imported goods, killing small towns and businesses, only three open checkout lanes, creepy people, etc), but I support them on this decision. I also support their right to continue to sell guns for hunting. Most gun-control proponents aren’t against hunting rifles and shotguns. So if that’s the case, then why give Walmart a hassle over selling them? They stopped selling pistols (except in Alaska until yesterday) and assault weapons years ago.

I don’t expect this to hurt Walmart in the slightest with their customers. Walmart is like crack to people who shop there. They can’t quit it. Walmart’s greatest concern is Amazon.

Yesterday, Walmart’s owners showed they’re willing to confront their base. They showed they have bigger balls than Mitch McConnell, Donald Trump, and the entire Republican Party. Perhaps they should all walk around with enormous assault rifles to overcompensate.

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Gun-Free RNC


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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Texas Twister Containment


I have four newspaper clients in Texas. I hope I still have four after this cartoon.

Texas is a place full of issues. It’s a fun place for their political cartoonists. Many Texas conservatives believed in a conspiracy that Obama was going to invade and annex the state, despite it already being a state. They had that biker shootout a few months ago. The “affluenza” kid is a case in Texas. To top it all off they have a Senator who’s against federal emergency aid for disasters, unless the aid is to go to Texas. Maybe Ted Cruz can use the new open carry gun law in Texas to fight future disasters.

On top of everything Texas is responsible for, I was born there.

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