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Gun Control by TomPreston Gun Control by TomPreston
Our US constitution permits the right for all citizens to bear arms, making the country wide banning of guns extraordinarily difficult to achieve and technically unconstitutional.

I dislike guns and am all for stricter gun laws to prevent further tragedies from occurring, but at the same time... banning everything would place an enormous amount of power into the hands of the sick individual who freely disobeys the law.

I don't know what the solution is.

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Edit: To the people saying "the police wouldn't lose their guns if stricter laws were enforced!"... no duh. This is a joke, not a depiction of a realistic scenario or a blueprint for a flawed solution.

Outside that, I truly appreciate the number of thoughtful discussions that are going on as a result of this illustration! It's really awesome to see so many people being respectful to each other when discussing such complex issues. Thank you everyone for being so mature about this topic and I look forward to reading your discussions more in depth. :)
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Agacora Featured By Owner 2 days ago  Student Digital Artist
Guns aren't so much the problem. If everyone owned a gun, and gun safety courses were mandatory, like driving courses, things might be a lot safer.
But hey, that's just my two cents.  
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Some-strange-folk Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2014
Tom Preston: I now personally loathe you. 
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TomPreston Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2014
Why?
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Some-strange-folk Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2014
You drew a badass road warrior. THEN DIDN'T DRAW ANY MOAR.
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blackstrike Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2014  Professional Photographer
Here's a solution - arm police and army to the teeth, put in STRICT laws regarding possession of firearm and spend next FEW YEARS cleaning the country.

After that is done, remove heavy weapons from police and keep army only at the borders.

Is it going to be easy? Nope.
Is it going to be quick? Nope.
Is it going to be flawless? Nope.

But in the long run, everyone's going to be MUCH happier.
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thebigleobowsiki Featured By Owner 6 days ago
Unless the cops and military let all that power go to their heads
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blackstrike Featured By Owner 6 days ago  Professional Photographer
Cops and military are people like me and you. Our friends, family etc. They're not robots. Don't watch too many dystopian movies, buddy.
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thebigleobowsiki Featured By Owner 5 days ago
never said all of them are like that (most are not because their authority is restricted excluding the patriot act)  but if you give some the power to use force against other people eventually it will be abused especially if you grant them the power to be judge,jury and executioner. it's not the person i have a deal with its the power given to them i have an issue with; also don't you think it's ironic that the government drone strikes thousands of peoplewww.huffingtonpost.com/2014/01… ,then has to the balls to tell it's citizen that their too dangerous to own firearms?  
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blackstrike Featured By Owner 5 days ago  Professional Photographer
Um, I'm pretty sure that even if you have a crate full of AK-47 with a couple hundred thousand bullets, you won't be able to scratch a single bomber which is about to nuke your ass. 

Lets be honest here - 2nd amendment is obsolete - we will never be able to stand up to a fully equipped army. The only thing we can do is to raise awareness what is truly happening.

If push came to shove, I think that cops and army will be on the side of people, not government. I'm more concerned about what certain morons in the Congress and their corporate overlords are ready to do to protect their power.

Drones are just a tip of an iceberg, buddy.
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thebigleobowsiki Featured By Owner 5 days ago
"Lets be honest here - 2nd amendment is obsolete - we will never be able to stand up to a fully equipped army. The only thing we can do is to raise awareness what is truly happening."

So advanced technology wins wars every time? that worked so well in Vietnam and currently in Afghanistan!
 our country has over 1 million gun owners and beside without some form of denfense who's gonna stop the military/police from kicking your ass?

" I think that cops and army will be on the side of people, not government."
 Is that why a 19 moth-old toddler was put in the hospital because the cops threw a flash grenade?reason.com/blog/2014/05/30/swa… but then again the house did have drugs so it was worth it!

"The only thing we can do is to raise awareness what is truly happening."

And what would stop the government from censoring the media like the internet and TV as well as crafting propaganda like FOX and CNN so it can get away with it's crimes unnoticed?
 
 

"I'm more concerned about what certain morons in the Congress and their corporate overlords are ready to do to protect their power."

Monopolies only work when the state enforces it. wouldn't it be logical to limit the power of the state so the state pets of these corporate overlords you speak of couldn't kill the competition with regulations while being bailed out for being too big to fail?
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