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Australia Ends Mass Killings

How a Conservative-Led Australia Ended Mass Killings

By AUSTIN RAMZY, MICHELLE INNIS and PATRICK BOEHLER
Mick Roelandts, firearms reform project manager for the New South Wales Police, in July 1997, examining thousands of weapons in Sydney, Australia, that were handed over under the government’s buyback program.

President Obama has cited the country’s gun laws as a model for the United States, calling Australia a nation “like ours.” On the campaign trail, Hillary Clinton has said the Australian approach is “worth considering.” The National Rifle Association, meanwhile, has dismissed the policies, contending that they “robbed Australians of their right to self-defense and empowered criminals” without reducing violent crime.

The oft-cited statistic in Australia is a simple one: There have been no mass killings — defined by experts there as a gunman killing five or more people besides himself — since the nation significantly tightened its gun control laws almost 20 years ago.

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Happiness Is a Warm Gun

American Gun

9 MURDERED IN OREGON,  130 MURDERED IN PARIS,                     14 MURDERED IN CALIFORNIA

 

Change a few names and the story’s the same one–my rant was written after Sandy Hook–you will hug your children or your guns–the story’s the same one.

Brett Arends’ Article, which follows my rant, appeared on MSN’s Market Watch website the day after the Oregon Massacre.

M.C. G.

THE YEAR OF THE GUN

I am upset. I am likely to be indelicate.  I  might even appear insensitive to the feelings of  half of my fellow countrymen. This is likely a rant.  Nonetheless I shall proceed. Continue reading Happiness Is a Warm Gun

NRA & the Commerce of Death

LIKE A DEMENTED FOX…*

*(Comment & Photo not part of Market Watch Article)

NRA Profits Soar Along with Deaths

Brett Arends

The Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre in Connecticut almost three years ago did nothing to restrict access to guns, as the students of Umpqua Community College in Oregon learned to their cost yesterday.

But it did a huge amount for the National Rifle Association. Continue reading NRA & the Commerce of Death

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