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Old 12-18-2012, 05:16 AM
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Default Re: Shooting in Newtown, Connecticut Elementary School

Originally Posted by zarrdoss View Post
We cannot make this any better by passing more senseless laws or restrictions.These things happen and we keep on doing the same thing that does not work. Banning guns simply will not work or any anti gun laws would not have prevented this type of thing from happening. it never will.
Worked in Oz, where firearm related deaths have almost halved since tough ownership restrictions were put in place following the Port Arthur massacre in '96.

Has it stopped it altogether? No, as you've noted there'll always be lunatics on a mission. But the figures don't lie. Isn't it at least discussion worthy as a nation? Isn't it at least worth considering we may have seen a very different outcome if the recent shooter didn't have such easy access to a ready made arsenal in his mothers cupboard? 26 people also had a right to defend themselves too.....but that argument didn't really work out too well for them, did it?. As it stands that Einstein quote is speaking volumes. Especially given no one even wants to have the conversation to begin with.

I'd never be so bold as to try and dictate to American opinion from an armchair in Melbourne, Australia. But the head in the sand approach just seems too silly to not pass comment on too. Ultimately, whether you "should" or "shouldn't" is an issue for the American people. But blind Freddie could tell you that you should at least be willing to have the discussion and lay all the cards on the table.
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