Leak 3

June 13, 2016

Hey look it's E3, kind of sort of, but not really. E3 is weird, in that the actual conference doesn't start until tomorrow, but all the events any one cares about happen two days before with giant press events for, EA, Bethesda, Microsoft, Ubisoft, and Sony. It's weird because people call these E3 events, but really they're not. They aren't put on by E3, they aren't in the same venue, they just happen to be in the same city as E3 and happen around the same time. It's really odd how these events and E3 co-exist, but they do. Oh yeah also the internet has fucking ruined them. At the posting of this comic EA and Bethesda have had their press events, and Microsoft is currently having theirs, and so far every and all announced games are games we've “known” about for weeks. That, and considering that large companies like Sega, EA, and Activision aren't even having booths on the E3 show floor this year, what is the point of E3 proper now?

I hate posting comics on days like this. Is it okay to be funny? Should I be funny? Today's comic isn't even that funny. It's not my thing to make comments on events like this, especially in comic form, and I never intend to make political comics, not unless I can make them funny, but I can't make this funny. No one should ATTEMPT to make this funny.

A single angry, hateful man, was able to end the lives of 50 people all but effortlessly. Do I blame the gun? No, not entirely, but I do blame the ease of access to said gun. On September 11th 2001, men armed with box cutters were able to hijack four planes with which they carried out the infamous terror attacks, because of that knives and box cutters are contraband at airports. Fear of liquid bombs have barred you from carrying more that three ounces of any fluid. One guy tried to blow up a plane with his shoes, now we have to take our shoes off to get on a plane. But when a single evil, angry, hateful man ends the lives of dozens of people with a single tool time and time again, we do nothing. Any attempt to change the situation is shot down as an attempt to take away all guns from everyone. That couldn't be further from the truth. When we have nationwide no fly lists, FBI watch lists, and known terrorist lists wouldn't it just make sense that people on those lists should also be barred nationwide from purchasing firearms? Because in this country that is not the case.

The pro gun lobby loves to point out that places like California and Chicago have some of the strictest gun control laws in the country, yet have high instances of gun violence as examples of gun control laws being ineffective, but they're missing the point. It's harder to pass background checks in Chicago, but a quick trip over the border to Indiana you can get guns much, more easily, same thing with California and Nevada, where gun control laws are virtually non-existent.

Two things that the Orlando and San Bernadino shooters have in common is they were both on FBI watch lists, and both purchased their guns legally. So I beg the point. If you are on an FBI watch list for being a potential terrorist, why do we not have nationwide background checks to make sure these people aren't buying guns?

I'm done