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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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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 6 days ago
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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Some-strange-folk Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2014
Yeah, no. I'll personally fight to the end if dumbasses like you get what you want. But America will never turn into your fascist utopia as long as I'm alive.
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blackstrike Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2014  Professional Photographer
And you're a relevant factor, exactly how? You and the rest of scared pussies who can't even using a bathroom without holding a gun. Listen, holding a gun won't help with your erectile dysfunction.
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Some-strange-folk Featured By Owner 6 days ago
I beg your pardon? Was that supposed to be a counterargument? A personal attack on the opponent rather than the issue at hand? Oh, I do believe that's called a FALLACY.
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xanthemann Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2014
I understand your position on guns and I am glad you understand that the people who don't obey the laws are not going to be controlled by a law.  To be honest, the more laws they make to control guns is actually more limits on law abiding people and how they can defend themselves.  I could tell of the many situations where a law abiding citizen with a gun can make the difference, but that would be excessive, I think.  Instead imagine your little girl is out and about (by little I mean of age to carry concealed) and a man attacks her.  If she were to dial 911 it would be too late, but if she had a weapon...

Weapons do require training and responsibility, but they can be worth it.
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TheCBF36 Featured By Owner May 25, 2014  Student General Artist
"I don't know what the solution is."

You're not alone.
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plzwork112234 Featured By Owner May 16, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Tyranny is the government having the ability to annihilate all life on Earth; but public cannot hold a rifle with thirty rounds.
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