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Friday, 15 July 2016

15 July 2016. Disarm the Hate. Enact Reasonable Gun Control Legislation Now

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It’s time to stop the intentional misrepresentation of the Second Amendment by the righties. Let’s have reasonable gun laws… let gun-owners be licensed, as drivers are. If you can’t prove that you can shoot a gun safely, you shouldn’t own one. No one should own automatic weapons or machine guns… no other reasonable country allows that. Rural folks need their guns… hunters use their guns safely (by and large)… there are some people who use weapons in their work… I’m not talking about such people. I’m talking about the present anarchy in gun laws. We should have uniform federal laws on gun control, for every state and every city. Its time to stop the NRA’s throttling of reasonable law and regulation.

No nihilism… no libertarianism… no Ayn Rand-style licence or anarchy… if you want such, prove to me that mankind isn’t fallen and that its perfectible. I doubt that you can do it…



Sunday, 26 June 2016

26 June 2016. NO… I Will NOT Go Armed in Every Venue… That’s CRAZY

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Monday, 12 October 2015

12 October 2015. Points to Ponder from Oz About American Gun Nutters and Their Goofy Obsession with Weapons

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Blasphemous “Evangelical” image of Christ with a rifle… to think that the demented konvertsy toddlers want to ally us with such godless greedster filth… God forbid! But… they’re “Pro-Life!” Fancy that…


Writing in the Sydney Morning Herald, Michael Pascoe blasted American society as immature and unable to take basic actions to save lives:

In his very fine speech this morning, full of sorrow and frustration, President Obama made a mistake… Australia isn’t USA. We decided not to be. We decided to grow up instead and become a more reasonable rational society that explicitly values human life and prefers to think the best of people, rather than the worst. The USA is too immature a society to be allowed to play with guns. It has never shed its Wild West mythology. Americans still use their courts to kill people, which sends a message in its own way… it’s a country that values property more than life.

An editorial in Brisbane Times castigated America’s inaction on guns:

At Oregon last week, four guns were recovered… three pistols and a semi-automatic rifle. Did Mercer have the right to bear those arms? Yes, he did. From that question and answer flows the grim crimson tide. From that flows, as always, the arrant nonsense from the NRA, and those of like mind, that guns are good, that guns aren’t the problem, that the President is politicising the issue. He should be, indeed, he has been, with limited success. However, such is the web of lobbying, money, political support, and sway, interconnected with the myriad legal jurisdictions, that we despair of seeing radical progress. Yet we must condemn. America prides itself on being a light in the world for democracy and liberty. Yet, within its borders, it’s armed to the teeth. This is a tyranny, borne on a historical anomaly, that must end. Surely, if the phrase “land of the free” stands for anything, it is the embracing of the freedom not to have to live in fear of the gun.

News.com.au, which bills itself as “Australia’s most popular news site,” suggested it was time for America to reconsider the Second Amendment saying “the legacy of America itself” was at stake:

You sense that President Obama’s legacy as President is on the line here, but so, too, is the legacy of America itself. America’s gun laws date back to the period in the late 1700s and the time of the War of Independence against Britain. It’s in this long-gone era that the Second Amendment to the constitution was passed… an amendment which permitted and today still permits gun ownership to all. This archaic law is viewed as sacrosanct by some, but Mr Obama clearly believes it must be challenged.

The same site interviewed David Herber, an Australian who lives near UCC in Oregon. Herber said he supported more gun control in America, but the political system in the United States is dysfunctional:

As you are likely aware, we’ve had a great many similar tragedies in the USA. Several that you would have thought would shift the needle of political debate, like Sandy Hook, have really done nothing other than become talking points in the national debate… the majority of Americans worship the Second Amendment more than the Bible…

3 October 2015

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Let’s keep it simple. The law should recognise that rural people and registered hunters need shotguns and rifles for varmint control and legal hunting. No one needs assault weapons, handguns, or combat shotguns. It’s clear what we must do. Reflect on this… the Republican Party supports the demented crazies amongst us. Freedom is NOT dependent on guns… it NEVER was. However, history shows us that had the WASPs (the “right” people) lacked the easy access to weapons that really existed, there wouldn’t have been chattel slavery or the Trail of Tears. Do think on that…


Saturday, 12 October 2013

12 October 2013. A View from the East… Fan Jianping. Gun Control USA. 2008

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This cartoon may be five years old, but it’s lost none of its relevance. A society armed to the teeth isn’t a civil society… it’s a lawless bed of anarchy. That’s what the Republican Party wants… lawless and unbridled anarchy (they call it “Libertarianism” to hide its true evil nature)… so that its rich paymasters can fuck you any which way they please without any consequence whatsoever. That’s why they shut down the government


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