Craig Thomas, co-creator and executive producer of CBS sitcom “How I Met Your Mother,” had a close call today at Los Angeles International Airport that has him calling for an “emotional, not political” look at more strict gun control laws in the United States.

That would be terrifying, and video from the scene shows the panic and terror that swept through the terminal. Would even more strict gun control laws be able to eliminate the fear, though? Thomas notes that his appeal for tougher gun restrictions is based on emotion, not politics.

Getting a gun isn’t exactly easy, and all Obamacare jokes aside, it’s not easier to kill someone with a gun than to get health insurance, despite what Bette Midler says.

That’s a thought, but it implies that guns have never been used in defense. We’ve also heard horrifying stories of women being raped in campus “safe zones” who were denied the right to carry concealed weapons. What if gun laws were passed from that perspective, and not from the perspective of men who think women should arm themselves with whistles and use the buddy system as self-defense?

Try it first? Try what first? And if it doesn’t work? America’s not the best at rolling back infringements on freedoms once they’ve been curtailed.

Guns down? Sounds good, but criminals — you first.

  • mike_in_kosovo

    Chicago and NYC have very strict gun control – how’s that working out for them?

    “Suit up, guns down”….more like “Suit up, brain powered down”

    • Stephen L. Hall #NonquamTrump

      So, how was the shooter stopped again? I’m guessing he was smothered in an avalanche of flowers.

      • mike_in_kosovo

        ‘Zackly – they’re too afraid of guns to handle one themselves, but have no problems having *OTHER* people with guns risk *THEIR* lives to stop criminals who are *ALREADY* breaking the law.

        • Texan357

          they’re too afraid of guns to handle one themselves

          Interesting observation.To them, ignorance is a bad thing. But when they display their own wholesale ignorance of firearms, no one questions their authority… at least, not in the MSM.

      • HanaFiveO

        By a good guy with a gun. But hey, they could have just thrown Twinkies at him with good results, right?/

      • http://lordfoggybottom.com/ BlahBlah

        The cops offered to chant with him do some yoga and share some tofu. I thought everyone knew this.

        • http://steamcommunity.com/id/pwag42 Swagner

          To quote Pearls Before Swine: “pinching and tickling”.

    • Dutch

      With liberal logic, it ends up being more like, “Suit up, get gunned down.”

  • Stephen L. Hall #NonquamTrump

    “New thought: Let’s all approach gun control like we’ve all, every one of
    us, run for our lives from gun fire – what would our laws be then?” – Craig Thomas

    To answer his question, the cowards would want all of the guns banned; real men would want every man required to carry one, concealed or otherwise.

    So much stupidity, so little emotional energy to waste my words responding.

    • mike_in_kosovo

      So, they want a return to the Middle Ages, where the young/strong preyed on the old/weak with impunity.

      • Stephen L. Hall #NonquamTrump

        Pretty much. Without modern weapons, we are left with clubs, axes and knives where physical prowess gains greater advantage.

        • http://steamcommunity.com/id/pwag42 Swagner

          Hey, I can’t complain too much. After all, I’m getting the better end of the deal! Feminists should be more concerned, though. (Seriously, what’s with them wanting to stay as weak as possible)?

  • KansasGirl

    Let’s say we did, and don’t.

  • Maxx

    It baffles me that liberals still continue to struggle with the Second Amendment in this country. Thomas is acting on emotion, and clearly wants even more laws put into place than what already exists but it could be argued that it wasn’t politics or lack of laws that caused violence today at LAX, it was EMOTION from the shooter, or to be more exact, mental illness.

    A gun in the hands of the sane is no more dangerous than an automobile, in fact, less so. PEOPLE shoot people. No gun has ever been read its Miranda rights nor served a sentence behind bars.

    America should be more worried about the mentally ill than a Winchester.

    People can legally go through all the hoops required to purchase a gun and subsequently still, if their mental condition deteriorates after legally purchasing one, use that firearm, to hurt others.

    You simply cannot legislate violence away from the citizenry. What we, as a nation, SHOULD be doing is ensuring that citizens have the ability, within reason, to protect themselves from those who intend to do them harm, not making it MORE difficult for us to defend ourselves and our loved ones from the mental defects and criminal element walking among us.

    We absolutely cannot become a nation that uses the crimes of the minority to punish the majority.

  • Texan357

    Idiot.

    • http://lordfoggybottom.com/ BlahBlah

      I’m not sure why you don’t have Milosevic there. Oh wait, that’s because we had no gun control. Weddings were always totally awesome because of that.

      • Texan357

        I didn’t make the graphic; I just found it online :) The quad of pictures to the right are new, but I thought them worthy of addition :)

      • mike_in_kosovo

        Yeah, I always liked finding spent rounds inside the compound after weddings/holidays…. ;oP

  • Nightvalzin

    “To folks tweeting at me that “stricter gun control doesn’t work,” let’s try it first, then discuss!”

    That was the establishment’s plan with Obamacare.To have people “try it” then realize it’s a malignant law that should have been stopped after they get hurt.

    “England, Canada, Japan, Scotland, Germany — other countries have tried it…how doesn’t it work again?”

    This is why America is a republic and not a democracy. It doesn’t matter if something’s popular, it matters if it works.

    • Stephen L. Hall #NonquamTrump

      Kind of like playing “Polish Roulette” kind of hard to undo it once tried.

    • Moto

      “To folks tweeting at me that “stricter gun control doesn’t work,” let’s try it first, then discuss!”

      We already did, Columbine still happened.

  • schveiguy

    Let’s all approach gun control like we’ve all, every one of us, been shot at or seen people shot at, and saved our lives or their lives with our carry weapon before the shooter could do more harm – what would our laws be then?

    • Texan357

      Indeed. Regardless of my stance on the 2nd, I have to say that I have myself been a victim of lunatic wielding of firearms thrice in my life. In each case, I must honestly say that it wouldn’t have helped if I’d been armed. I still would have run to the hills, called the cops, and used a firearm only as a last resort. I think that’s part of the problem of the anti-2nd crowd – they think gun owners are all bloodthirsty lunatics who would sooner rain a hail of gunfire on a bad situation as get away from it.

      • schveiguy

        It is not ever a simple decision. Carrying a gun is not a light responsibility, and must be thought about profusely before you act. I don’t know anyone who carries who *WANTS* to use their gun in a defensive situation.

        Sorry to hear that you had to deal with such things, and good to hear that you’re still with us!

        • Texan357

          Thanks. I have never been forced into a situation where I had to shoot a human being. I sincerely hope that it never happens. I don’t want that on my soul, even if I had to do it. All three cases, I avoided. Even if I had a firearm at the time, I’d have done the same – avoided it if AT ALL possible. And that’s the difference between a 2nd Amendment supporter and a 2nd Amendment destroyer. THEY think WE want to kill everything. Complete bull. I never want to have to shoot another human being. EVER. On our side of the political spectrum, we value life.
          Speaking of which, two out of three of these incidents occurred at the “Villages at Meyerland” apartments in Houston (in addition to several – yes, three – fires). So yeah, if you move here, see if you can get into Katy or The Woodlands.

      • Moto

        I’ve had guns pointed at me, and one even deliberately discharged in such a way that the bullet flew right past my head in an attempt to intimidate me.

        As a natural born American citizen, the integrity of the Constitution is more important to me than my own life. If I had had a gun in my own hand at the time, things probably would have gone differently.

        My mind was not changed one way or the other by having a bullet fired in the direction of my head. I have always, and WILL always believe that our Constitution is more important than me. The American nation as our Founders left it to us is more important than me.

        Guns SAVE lives more often than they take them and whenever they are taken away, people always die by the scores because of it. Even well-intentioned people who simply don’t understand how important the Constitution is and how much the private ownership of firearms SAVES lives cannot be allowed to remove them. They are the only thing protecting some people’s lives right now, Democrats and liberals NOT only will not care about those who will die from gun violence when the victims of criminals are disarmed,they are simply cynically exploiting their tragedies to disarm the only people standing between them and total tyranny, and they will probably shoot many people themselves once they and the criminals (same people actually) are the only ones with guns.

    • therealguyfaux ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

      Your assessment is logically equal, and factually more correct and sustainable, than is Mr Thomas’s. But it’s a question of his being able to put himself in the other’s shoes– REAL “empathy,” not some sort of ideological “solidarity”– that many ideologues like him lack. I doubt he COULD look at you and say, “there, but for the grace of God,” in the scenario you propose.

      • schveiguy

        If you have kids, it’s not that hard to imagine that scenario.

        It’s funny, Sandy Hook brought out some of the most gut-wrenching and angry feelings. And my immediate reaction was that I wish the teachers there would have been able to defend the kids. The gun-fearing crowd has the same emotions but arrives at a “solution” within their comfort zone — they cannot imagine carrying a gun, so they can’t imagine why anyone else would want to. Unfortunately, their solution (remove all weapons) isn’t feasible or logical. That ship has long sailed.

        • therealguyfaux ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

          The conundrum is that the arguments the Pro-Choice people make with respect to reproduction are no different from the ones we make with respect to firearms ownership — “Hey, YOU don’t wanna do it, nobody’s forcin’ ya, but don’t stop me!”– it applies just as well, seen strictly from a logic standpoint. And I’ll bet dollars to donuts Mr Thomas is Pro-Choice (and if I’m wrong, I apologize to him). I’m not prepared to say that in both cases it evinces a lack of concern for human life on his part, but you’ve got to wonder.

          • schveiguy

            I’m pro-choice, just not pro-9-month-choice.

            My rule would be 2 weeks max once you find out you’re pregnant, as long as it’s before first trimester (with exceptions for fatal birth defects discovered later, or risk to mother). No reason you need more than 2 weeks to decide whether you want a baby *on a whim*.

            I can’t imagine anyone wanting to terminate a baby, but as you say, it’s as impossible to stop as banning guns. A reasonable limit is all that is needed.

  • Yeah I Said It

    Ok Craig, but first, let’s ban all guns from tv shows and movies. I’m sure you would agree that glorifying guns is bad, right Craig? We don’t even want people THINKING about nasty old guns. Plus, it would be pretty unrealistic to have guns in a movie when they have been banned. So Craig, you cool with that? Well, let’s try it and see how it goes.

    • Chevypowered

      No to mention their armed security as well.

    • TopCat_Texas

      Exactly wrong. We need people to understand that a gun is not evil and that everyone that has a gun is not a bad person. So, all should be used to seeing average citizens caring and using guns.

  • Conservagrl

    How can there even be a shooting in California? they have such strict gun laws, I guess the criminal didn’t get the memo.

  • BoscoBolt

    Yawn. Americans are already overburdened with far too many unconstitutional infringements upon our 2nd Amendment rights – the answer to MORE, is NO.

    Shut up, libs.

  • http://lordfoggybottom.com/ BlahBlah

    Stricter gun control would solve global warming and provide free BC. Email me with $10 and I’ll tell you how.

    • Yeah I Said It

      Do you accept EBT?

      • http://lordfoggybottom.com/ BlahBlah

        Sure. I’ll even throw in some broccoli if you pay with EBT.

        • Texan357

          Lonestar card? I mean, Shaneequah just paid for her nails and extensions therewith…

          • http://lordfoggybottom.com/ BlahBlah

            And her iPhone bill. And new sneakers for LaDiondre.

    • mickeyco

      And the DNC thought we’d never catch on to this, didn’t they?

      • http://lordfoggybottom.com/ BlahBlah

        I can’t respond cuz you haven’t sent $10. :/

        • mickeyco

          Just put it on my O for prez card.

          • http://lordfoggybottom.com/ BlahBlah

            OK fine then your credit is good.

  • Yeah I Said It

    Oh, and no rap songs about shooting people either, Craig.

  • Guest

    HOW i can’t wait to never watch the show again :) Way to go idiot

  • ICOYAR

    This idiot doesn’t know who stopped him.

    Armed police, simply because nobody was armed, due to it being a gun free zone which recently got rid of armed guards. Meaning that he was able to go on his little rampage unhindered.

    • Texan357

      Did you read that “George Zimmerman’s county” is now moving to ban firearms from neighborhood watch, and likewise to ban them from pursuing suspicious individuals? Can’t see how that could go wrong.

      • Zane Henry

        I predict at least a 60% increase in property crimes in the first quarter. Steep up slope until they repeal the ban.

      • Jim Denney

        It was all about economics … sales of Skittles and Arizona Watermelon Juice were way down in the Sanford area.

  • BoscoBolt

    “the gunman’s enormous rifle”

    Stupid. Shut up.

    • Texan357

      Right. Everyone knows it was a .50BMG – wait, I mean “assault rifle”

    • Ken Alan Draper

      enormous? it was a Mini 14. MINI as in small. geez. this little punk was probably a half mile away from where the shooting happened.

    • Moto

      They probably honestly believe that “big rifle” means it’s like ultra-dangerous or something. Something small enough you can smuggle inside your coat pocket, like an Uzi, couldn’t do much damage, could it? Cause it’s smaller than the “enormous rifle”.

  • mickeyco

    I’d cut him a lot of slack -because, hey, he probably was terrified at the time- if he hadn’t been in a gun-free zone to start with.

  • Ann Justus

    Let’s ask the American Indian! They’ll know!

  • Yeah I Said It

    Craig’s latest tweet…

    “The “A” in “AR-15″ stands for assault, not defense.”

    • Texan357

      Please tell me you’re joking.
      It’s OK, because I’ve already prepared myself for the likelihood that you aren’t.
      Just like the “AK” in “AK-47” – that stands for “ASSAULT KILLER” right? God. The ignorance is painful. These people know nothing about firearms, but lecture those of us who do…

      In other news, my friend borrowed my neighbor’s Mosin Nagant to get us some backstrap – season just started. Fire that line at one of these morons who classify every rifle as “assault” and every pistol as “Glock” and be prepared for the venison-in-the-headlights response.
      SO. SICK. of people who know NOTHING about firearms lecturing those of us who do. Rant ends here; thanks for reading.

      • schveiguy

        He’s not joking, and his co-creator of How I met Your Mother — Carter Bays — engaged in a delightful debate with me on that:

        Carter: But it’s an assault rifle

        Me: No, technically, an “assault rifle” is defined by having 2 traits from a list. AR-15s can be made without them (and frequently are)

        Carter: I don’t care, ban them.

        Me: They’re already banned in CA

        Carter: Then BAN THEM MORE

        ….

        https://twitter.com/CarterBays/status/396446265073872896

        • Moto

          “Go faster”

          “The pedal’s already on the floor”

          “THEN PUT IT ON THE FLOOR AGAIN!”

          “Fill ‘er up”

          “Your tank’s already full,it can’t hold any more liquid!”

          “Then fill it up MORE!”

          At one point, I thought these people were just ignorant. Then, I surmised that maybe they were stupid, but educable. THEN I figured for a while that maybe it was a hormonal thing, they never actually matured. Their brains aren’t capable of retaining the information because they’re aren’t large or mature enough. Now I’m pretty sure they’re actually on LSD most of the time because they’re demanding things that are physically impossible in this universe as though they have never lived in it. It’s either that or David Icke was right.

    • QWYS (Hydralisk of the Swarm)

      Has anybody schooled the boy-man that the “A” stands for Armalite, the name of the company spun out of Fairchild Aircraft to play in the search for a new Infantry rifle for the US Army? The first AR-15 style weapon appearing in 1957 as a response to a specific project run by ORO/CONRAC for high velocity .22 caliber replacement for the venerable M-1? For those that don’t know, the predecessor to the AR-15 was the AR-10, a 7.62 NATO (7.62x51mm, or .308 Winchester round).

      I don’t think he will have the intellectual capacity to figure out what the ‘R’ stands for, so don’t tell him, lets watch him squirm.

      Wow, I love watching fascist progressive media types make stuff up. It really is a new and promising approach to stand-up comedy.

  • https://twitter.com/thehiredmind Hired Mind

    Had roughly this conversation with a liberal once:

    To make sure we don’t take guns only out of law-abiding hands and leave them with criminals (bad thing, right?), why not try banning a less controversial item first? I propose we try banning crystal meth. We can almost all agree that meth is a bad thing.

    So, we change the laws to make it illegal.
    Illegal to produce, illegal to trade, illegal to use.
    Everywhere.
    No amount of meth will be legal to possess.

    If, at the end of, say, five years, the country is free of meth, then we could talk about guns.

    What? Meth is already illegal? Pqwhatever! Stop joking around you can get meth everywhere, it’s not illegal.

    Really, it is? Seriously?

    Hmmm…

  • NRPax

    Sorry to get political but it’s not politics, it’s emotions

    And that’s what makes you a liberal. “To heck with the facts! My FEELINGS are what matters!”

    Then of course, you break out “sensible gun control.” Never mind that we gun owners have compromised with you people for decades. It doesn’t matter. You want more, more and more without giving anything up in return. Go to hell and leave my country. We’d be better off without you.

    • ObamaFail

      Just like the Dems the last few years have demanded more spending and more tax increases with the promise that eventually they’d give the GOP spending cuts, then the Dems get their way with giving nothing back, then come back later demanding more. Libs want more and more and more.

  • jerry148

    Of course, since you experienced it, gun control needs to happen NOW.

    • therealguyfaux ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

      Yeah, but that’s “anecdotal evidence,” and we don’t do policy that way! (*/sarc!)

      • QueenB ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

        And it’s the law of the land.

  • TDS

    He DOES understand that murder is already illegal and that guns are already prohibited at the airport, right???
    But maybe ANOTHER law would have stopped this shooter…
    Morons…

  • lazypadawan

    The problem is we have crazy people attempting suicide by cop. Crazy control, let’s try it first.

  • Jim Denney

    What a coward, he ran away? How come he didn’t “try” urinating on the gunman first?

  • Kickass Conservative

    Let’s work our way down an tighten up that First Amendment first, then move to the Second. What say, Craiggy?

  • Kabong30

    In California THE state with the strictest gun control, it didn’t work. IT DOES NOT WORK.

  • ObamaFail

    What is it about liberals where they think that it’s a right to kill your unborn baby anywhere up to 9 months, but it’s not a right to own guns? What happens if they ban guns? Then law-abiding citizens lose them and shootings still happen because criminals have them. Who will libs blame for those shooting?

  • ObamaFail

    And the UK has strict gun laws, meaning when that muslim decapitated a man in the streets that man had no means of defending himself. I’m guessing this liberal idiot and all of the Anti-Gun nuts want to insure that stuff like that starts happening here. Hell, I’m wondering when libs will start claiming that it’s racist to not allow muslims to decapitate non-muslims on US soil.

  • Thomas, Snarkmaster General

    Craig, have you checked out the gun crimes in Chicago?

  • Brown

    If they want to ban a weapon (including long rifles) that kills less then 400 people each year why wouldn’t they also want to ban alcohol who kills thousands of innocent people each year?

    • Ronald73

      The government tried that with “the great experiment” called prohibition. We all know how well that worked out: gangs, gangsters, drive-by shootings . . . wait, does this sound like “the war on drugs”? Same thing, same results, so they want to try it on guns.
      I think the government should not have any say about what you own but only about how you react with other people; doing no harm.

      • Brown

        I agree a 100% we need a complete overhaul of the war on drugs. My only point was they want to ban a gun that along with long rifles only make up less then 400 deaths (which is sad yet) by that same logic they should also want to ban alcohol due to the thousands of innocent people killed by drunk drivers or killed by domestic violence where alcohol was involved.

  • BAW

    My daughter tried it. After burglars broke into her “flat” in London there was nothing she could do to feel safe in her home (did you know stun guns and mace are illegal there too?). She had to move and get a roommate.

    Traumatic as it was, it all worked out for the best. She happier and feeling much safer back living in Texas. And doesn’t miss the NHS either.

  • Markward

    Wait, aren’t guns not allowed in LAX to begin with? That should tell you about how successful gun control is.

  • Markward

    Also, what is it with this “Feel” BS. Since when is it right to shut off any rational thought? Its like I’m stepping into “Atlas Shrugged” with the hatred of logic and thought.

    • therealguyfaux ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

      You don’t understand– if we were really serious and honest with ourselves about using our rational minds, we’d figure out sooner or later what it is that makes us “feel” the way we do about a lot of things. We’d pretty soon figure out whether it made any sense to believe in any of those things– whether our “feelings” corresponded with any sort of “fact of the matter.”

      It’s really not important to these people whether anything works or not– they would just “feel” a lot more comfortable if we did it their way. I’d feel a lot more comfortable if I knew there might be a citizen in the crowd, wherever I am, trained to return fire on a suspect like this assclown who barged in with a rifle. But of course, my feelings don’t count, since I used my brain to figure it out first, rather than just relying on my gut instinct to want to stop all the “bad” things in the world just because they discomfit ME, without thinking about anyone else’s benefit/detriment, if I had MY “druthers.”

  • Spinmamma

    What do you expect from the mind that created that low-life sit com.

  • John Alvarado

    Ask the people of Mexico how gun control is working down there.

    • tops116 ✓Quipper

      Odd how the Left doesn’t demand Holder keep track of all those guns he keeps giving to the cartels.

      • Ronald73

        Many of us don’t expect Holder to: a. know the answer, b. to tell the truth.

    • Ronald73

      Judging from the news stories it’s working out well for the drug cartels. Maybe that was their plan?

  • Jack Deth

    Memo to Hollywood hack:

    Stick with what you know…. Which is what, exactly?

    • tops116 ✓Quipper

      “Stick with what you know…. Which is what, exactly?”

      Creating crappy TV series that drag out a simple plot point for almost an entire decade.

  • drw

    I found out I had gained 5 pounds the last time I was at the Doctors office so I felt I needed to get rid of all of the forks and spoons in my house. Now I feel much better. The only problem is that now I worry about the rest of America and intend to start a petition to have all of the spoons and forks regulated so we can ALL stay healthier. I’ve written my congressman and the President and hope to have some legislation sponsored by a prominent democrat soon.

    • Ronald73

      Oh, so YOU’RE the one. We knew somebody was responsible. Would you kindly just turn yourself in to the authorities?
      I’ve noticed that the past few times I’ve been in the doctor’s waiting room, filling out that dang questionnaire, that there’s a new question: “Do you have a gun in your home?” I always leave it blank; ditto any other questions that don’t bear directly to my reason for being in their office.

      • drw

        As you should and I intend. Any question not directly related to the specific reason for my presence shall remain blank or be marked N/A.

        • Ronald73

          Right on! I suspect that many people in the USA comply with the requests of “authorities” too easily. I’m not a contentious person but as i get older I find that I’m more willing to speak up when being “pushed” or manipulated. As children we’re taught to obey our parents and people in authority. When we get older we should appreciate that we each have experience and a goodly measure of knowledge and it’s our obligation & right to be responsible but not be coerced and manipulated.

          • drw

            I am personally at the point of zero concern of others opinion of me. I am what I am and make no excuses. I too was raised to respect others initially on the basis of their age, gender, and authority (in that order). I discovered recently that I have become aged and experienced enough to fall into the first category and have determined to insist on the respect I feel due and expect of others.

      • Moto

        My hypothetical penciled-in answer,”In my HOME? Of course not. I’ve got it WITH me. Doesn’t do any good to leave it at home.”

  • tops116 ✓Quipper

    “Sorry to get political but it’s not politics, it’s emotions — I could’ve died and I feel remorse for the person who did instead of me…”

    As evidenced by you tweeting that *after* you make a demand for a particular political position.

    “To folks tweeting at me that “stricter gun control doesn’t work,” let’s try it first, then discuss!”

    Wasn’t that the Left’s train of thought before Obamacare was implemented? How’s that working out again?

    “how doesn’t it work again?”

    Well, there was Aurora, where a psycho took a gun into a gun free zone. And then there was Sandy Hook, where a psycho stole a gun. Gee, it’s almost as if the threat of a light legal punishment can’t dissuade those who want to kill people.

    But yeah, stricter gun control must be the answer… for some reason that liberals can’t explain.

  • SAE

    Sure is he providing everyone with 24 hr body guards?

  • c_x

    what a gay

  • NickGranite

    Get a hold of yourself Craig and stop twitter blubbering like an 8 year old girl. You’re a man. Buck up.

  • Diana Desantos

    What better way to scare everyone than having a shooting in a place as big as LAX. And of course since all the “stars” use LAX, they are going to be more vocal and stupid about gun control than they already are. How the hell does someone get INTO LAX with an assault rifle (or shotgun cause the story keeps changing) without anybody noticing?? Our govt. knows what it’s doing. For God’s sake people use your brains and use critical thinking skills and don’t automatically believe everything you read or hear.

  • Joel A. Edge

    We need a law against bad TV shows. With criminal prosecution for those that create them.

    • jaun456

      Yes, gave up on that show years ago.

  • Joe W.

    Woosy.

  • Corey Dennison

    What a maroon.

  • cmazzJK

    “Have we not already seen enough of the fallacy and extravagance of those idle theories which have amused us with promises of an exemption from the imperfections, weaknesses and evils incident to society in every shape?- Alexander Hamilton

  • Rabiddogg

    Yet another gun nut seeking to expand gun free zones after a gun free zone massacre.

  • Richard Nightwood

    “””New thought: Let’s all approach gun control like we’ve all, every one of
    us, run for our lives from gun fire – what would our laws be then?—”””

    New thought: Let’s all approach gun control like we’ve all, every one of us, been stuck in a room with no way out while an attacker is busting down the door and we have only a Bic pen to defend ourselves.

    Why not try laws that give us more options than:

    1) Run
    2) Hide
    3) Find scissors
    4) All of the above

    • Ronald73

      Wait! Number 3: no scissors allowed on the airplanes. Oh, you’re not flying today? Okay, wait while I call a supervisor.

  • Emjay Graykat

    I love how the celebrities do everything possible to make themselves as much the focus of the situation as they possibly can, as if they were the actual target of the situation.

  • jaun456

    Show sucks.

  • MrApple

    “To folks tweeting at me that “stricter gun control doesn’t work,” let’s try it first, then discuss!”

    This is the mentality that gave us Obamacare and that is working spectacularly.

    • kateorjane

      But liberals need to “feel good.”

  • Dusquene Whistler

    You…you RAN? AWAY?! You pussy.

    • Ronald73

      Best reply. Made me burst out laughing. My wife, in the other room, was wondering, “What the H…”

  • LegalizeShemp

    If you were CCW you could have defended yourself girly man.

  • Conservative First

    Glad to see that the LAX shooting was all about him. Nevermind that it happens nightly around Southern California with guns that are illegally possessed by gang members and felons.

    On a side note… LAX is a gun free zone.. so it has and is being tried.. just sayin’

    • Ronald73

      Point made, and made very well. Maybe the gun grabbers should be campaigning a “crime free zone”. How would that work? Oh, wait; crime, by definition, is already against the law. I don’t believe facts are in the gun grabber vocabulary.

  • Scorpion

    About this banning of guns thing go down. It would be fun to hear how these LIV’s would go about it. Where do we go to turn them in? All republicans first? All ex-cons first? No, we can’t profile them. All men first? All women first? By age? Of course the NRA would have to lead the way, then military veterans, then white men, etc., etc.
    BTW, we can guess who would get the waivers.

    • Ronald73

      Waivers? Who would get the waivers? The cops who shot up the two newspaper delivery women in Long Beach because they thought they were shooting at Christopher Dorner?

      • kem63

        Ron the Dem’s would get the waivers…and the ex-con because they would never turn theirs in, that would be admitting to a crime.

      • Scorpion

        Of course, among others.

  • 3seven77

    “Let’s all approach gun control like we’ve all, every one of us, run for our lives from gun fire” … Not political: emotional”
    Because we all know that laws based strictly on their level of “emotional/feel good” work out so well. What the hell has happened to American men?

  • Guest

    Ohh, Im so frightened! A boy with a gun willing to shoot up a gun free zone, made me run and sheet me pants! Im a blubbering idiot on a crappy show!

  • Keith

    Lets be honest here…all of the countries this genius referenced have very few blacks and hispanics in their population that are criminals like they are here in the USA.

  • rebelparson

    Why exactly does a blatant ripoff of Friends & Seinfeld even need a co-creator?

  • Bob

    I’ll turn in my guns when EVERYONE else does

  • Bob

    I don’t think we should attack this dude. He’s just scared. Anyone would be. Maybe he’ll turn that fear of guns into acknowledgement of the fact that people can do bad things and you should not rely on others to protect you.

    • http://reaganff.tumblr.com/ reaganFF

      I completely understand this. And I don’t blame him for being freaked out. I’m glad he’s OK.

      I reacted the same way after 9/11. I was all “OMG PRESIDENT BUSH, PATRIOT ACT YES!” and then realized if I was willing to give up my liberties for safety, I didn’t deserve either. Big mistake. It was immature on my part — being caught up in the ‘here and now’ and allowing myself to be governed by fear instead of logic. Bigger picture and all that.

      Problem is, many libs run their lives day-to-day based on emotion. This is one of those times. He needs to step back (after he hugs the hell out of his kids).

      • Moto

        “I reacted the same way after 9/11. I was all “OMG PRESIDENT BUSH, PATRIOT ACT YES!” and then realized if I was willing to give up my liberties for safety, I didn’t deserve either. ”

        So YOU were one of those. I butted heads pretty hard with you emotional people about that. Cost me pretty dearly. That wasn’t “immature”, that was stupid. Obama wouldn’t be able to spy on us right now without being impeached if it wasn’t for you people.

        All kinds of terrorist acts have taken place on our soil, if people weren’t lazy and ACTUALLY acted like patriots, many of them never would have happened. However, occasionally, they’re going to happen, and there’s no law one can conceive of that will stop it.

        Vigilance prevents these types of acts, caring for your nation prevents them,when they are preventable. Those that aren’t preventable, aren’t preventable.

  • flagmantexasmarine

    It has al ready been tried
    Think Hitler & Nazi Germany for one
    Semper Fi

  • Brother bob

    when you are confronted with a mugger holding a gun, remember your favoriete quote and tell him to suit up and guns down. dim wad

  • GaryTheBrave

    Let’s try a 95% tax on gross revenues for entertainment projects to resolve the debt problem. Let’s just see how that works first. IOW, watch what you wish for, Mr. Thomas.

  • Tessa I.

    OK, great, we’ll all put down our guns. Who do you think will turn in theirs first? Law-abiding citizens or criminals?

    • Ronald73

      We did that; airports are gun free zones. What could have gone wrong, gone wrong, gone wrong? Anyhow, the airport police came to the rescue . . . just in time to call the coroner.

  • Ronald73

    Well, Craig, airports already have gun control. None of us are allowed to take guns on planes, nor are we allowed shampoo, pocket knives, nail files, et cetera. What part of “gun free zone” doesn’t work?

  • http://reaganff.tumblr.com/ reaganFF

    The problem with liberals is the overabundance of emotion instead of logic when engaged in decision-making.

  • tjp77

    I’d be running for my life also if I were forcibly disarmed by the government and then had to face a criminal with a gun who didn’t respect the law in the way I did.

    If you’re afraid of getting shot by a criminal then CARRY YOUR OWN GUN. When something like this goes down instead of running for your life you can stand your ground and make a difference.

  • Roag Macion

    brazil has strict gun laws…..hows that working out? gettting robbed at gun point or home invasion is common out there…….

  • http://sellingthesecondamendment.com/ SellingTheSecondAmendment.com

    You wear a suit, I’ll wear a gun. Let’s see who wins. To think he has the gall to say he loves America, must be an Iranian kind of love.
    http://sellingthesecondamendment.com

  • BillK

    Many people believe there should be greater restrictions on speech.

    I somehow don’t think Mr. Thomas would be willing to try THAT first.

  • Molon Labe

    He’s right…We need to “Pass a bill and read it later”.

  • Devan Crean

    Just a thought: funny that he mentions Canada’s strict gun laws, but created a Canadian character who loves guns and isn’t ashamed of it.