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AO is on Facebook yes... but it's about as busy as here. I'm totally overwhelmed renovating my house in case I have to sell... :(

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Thank you, Minx.
Same to you.
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good to be back.
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December 29, 2015, 10:58:58 AM
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Chris/Jen - have locked the topics he has spammed in so that you can see.
Not sure how he got through,
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Minx

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Jarrod - this is not open for discussion.
 

Jarrod

December 24, 2015, 09:14:35 PM
"He wasn't a gentleman Jarrod" - sorry Jen, Red?

bambu05

December 22, 2015, 03:47:49 AM
Fights?  Aggro?
Nah.
 

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jen

December 17, 2015, 10:43:20 PM
He wasn't a gentleman Jarrod

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Gun Laws question from USA
« on: June 27, 2016, 08:05:56 AM »
Hi, from US here.

I am new to this forum and this is one of the big reasons I came here,  and that is I wanted to try and get some insight on your views on guns, gun laws, and especially mass shootings. As you know in the US getting a gun is rather easy and sadly we have too many mass shootings. My question for you Aussies is since your shooting in 1996 has there been any mass shootings? What types of laws were passed after the shooting in 96 and in your personal opinion how do you view your gun control laws vs US gun laws?

P.S. if you aren't from Australia please mention what country you are from.

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Re: Gun Laws question from USA
« Reply #1 on: July 03, 2016, 02:31:50 PM »
We had a buy back scheme. Not 100% effective, but certainly did take many guns off the streets. Does the US actually have gun laws? Don't seem to be working.

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Re: Gun Laws question from USA
« Reply #2 on: July 05, 2016, 10:30:57 AM »
Gun laws are unconstitutional in the US. Gun ownership is a right. To change that, congress would have to approve a change to the constitution and then it would have to be ratified by 3/4 of the state legislatures. It was written in the belief that an armed population can never be an oppressed population. We have way more guns than people and its rediculous to think that any measure is going to get them all. Every once in a while, someone takes a gun law to court and it gets repealed or abolished, but still some keep trying to bypass the constitution rather than try and change it. They have my contempt. I believe that Mao Ze Dung was correct when he said political power comes from the barrel of a gun. If only the government has guns, then they will have absolute power and absolute control.

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Re: Gun Laws question from USA
« Reply #3 on: July 05, 2016, 09:49:37 PM »
Hi Kim, good to read your view on the gun laws etc. we were in the US this time last year and spoke to a lot of the locals during our travels, we were questioned numerous times as to how we would protect ourselves etc given the "lack of guns". We on the other hand were shocked to hear people telling us that they had a loaded gun in every room. I'm not sure if they were exaggerating, but we found it all a little over the top.
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Re: Gun Laws question from USA
« Reply #4 on: July 06, 2016, 10:07:41 AM »
There are some gun nuts. I have guns but probably not looked at one in a year or more. The good thing is that those with a lot of guns know the laws better than the cops and stick to them. One benefit is that we don't have as many things stolen.

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Re: Gun Laws question from USA
« Reply #5 on: July 07, 2016, 08:44:02 AM »
Gun laws are unconstitutional in the US. Gun ownership is a right. To change that, congress would have to approve a change to the constitution and then it would have to be ratified by 3/4 of the state legislatures. It was written in the belief that an armed population can never be an oppressed population. We have way more guns than people and its rediculous to think that any measure is going to get them all. Every once in a while, someone takes a gun law to court and it gets repealed or abolished, but still some keep trying to bypass the constitution rather than try and change it. They have my contempt. I believe that Mao Ze Dung was correct when he said political power comes from the barrel of a gun. If only the government has guns, then they will have absolute power and absolute control.

They obviously did not have the likes of England, New Zealand, etc in mind at that time?

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Re: Gun Laws question from USA
« Reply #6 on: July 07, 2016, 08:47:51 AM »
Was it Matt Damon who mentioned Australian gun laws and was howled down?

Well, the congress had the opportunity recently (according to news here in Oz) and blew it. IT WILL HAPPEN AGAIN!! And then there will be the tears and wailing and nothing else. It's strange how the US laws can quickly be brought about to stop Christian prayers being said in state schools, but cannot agree on how to save lives.

If not a matter of IF, but WHERE and WHEN the next mass shooting will take place.

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Re: Gun Laws question from USA
« Reply #7 on: July 08, 2016, 08:11:59 AM »
And now we have seen video of police shooting a suspect that they have under control on the ground. Six shots!! My goodness, no wonder there is so much shooting in the US when the law keepers are not setting an example.

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Re: Gun Laws question from USA
« Reply #8 on: July 10, 2016, 08:13:07 AM »
And now we have seen video of police shooting a suspect that they have under control on the ground. Six shots!! My goodness, no wonder there is so much shooting in the US when the law keepers are not setting an example.

And the latest - police officers shot and killed during a 'peaceful rally'. The end result will be...ZILCH!!

 

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