From cartoonist Clay Jones about ‘Skippy’s Got a Gun,’ and the difference between Obama taking your gun and gun regulation
Obama promised to deliver executive orders to decrease gun violence. Guess what wasn’t in any of it? Taking away your guns.
Obama is not coming to take your guns. There’s been this narrative for seven years that he’s coming for them, yet you still have your guns. If he’s coming for your guns, he better get busy because he’s running out of time. In fact, he hasn’t even talked about taking away guns.
Last Friday in Oregon protesters lined the streets to scream at Obama not to take their guns. OK. He’s not taking your guns.
Sometimes when it comes to criticizing Obama, logic and facts are not applied.
At what point will you believe he’s not coming to take your guns? Will you still believe it when he’s out of office?
I don’t know if we’ll ever have gun control in this country. Here’s a fact: We will never round up guns. Right wingers say there are too many, and they’re right. There are too many guns, and they’re in the hands of the few. But we can’t round them up.
We do need strict regulation. Regulation gun lovers will hate. We need legislation that tracks every single gun sale. Every single one. No sales without background checks. No sales of ammunition without a background check. There should be a limit on amount of ammunition.
You should be required to possess a license to own a gun. You should have to renew your license. Yes, the Second Amendment gives you the right to own guns. It doesn’t say it can’t be regulated. It doesn’t say you shouldn’t be held unaccountable.
Will this regulation stop gun violence? Not immediately. But eventually it will decrease, and the amount of illegal guns out there will rise to the surface, unfortunately through crime.
This country is insane for guns. We don’t make much sense when it comes to ownership. It doesn’t make much sense to have such a blind devotion to it. Personally, I think people who are nuts about guns are overcompensating. Personally, I don’t need a gun to feel like a man.
It’s time for us to adopt a culture that when it comes to guns, we start making sense.
I drew this cartoon very early Tuesday morning. I finished coloring it Tuesday night. The last thing I put into the cartoon was the father’s name. I toyed with making it a conservative cartoonist’s name, but I couldn’t decide which one, and then I decided not to. I figured some would think it was a shot across the bow when I was actually just trying to have fun. Plus, I couldn’t think of any that deserved the attention, and it would go to his or her head.