- May 23, 2005
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- Queensland, Australia
There will be a sh1t storm, and I agree.The police wouldn't go in and arrested and tased parents that tried to. There is going to be a S..t storm with this and if they refused to go in they should lose their jobs at a minimum.
But that wasn't my point. My point was that it makes a mockery of the argument that "if people were armed they could stop this madness" that exists in your country and no other.
Yes. Guns exist in Australia. Gun deaths happen here. Let's look at 2020 stats, shall we?No comment on 4166 non gun murders?
Gun deaths in Australia per 100000 people = 0.88 (2019 data)
Gun deaths in USA per 100000 people - 12.21 (2017 data)
No - Australia is not zero - but the USA kinda stands out, don't you think?
That's the sort of difference that makes kids feel safe when they go to school. That's the kind of difference that makes people feel safe when they jump in their car and drive on a freeway.
If you think any gun control policy MUST get the rate to zero immediately, you are living in a fairy-tale. Nobody is trying to lie to you that it might even come close to zero. It is highly likely Australia will have another mass shooting, given enough time.
The question is not how you are going to eradicate guns and gun crime.
The question is - how are you going to end this madness that exists in the USA and nowhere else. To reduce it to a level where your citizens feel safe. Where your children can go to school to learn and play like innocent children - not practice gunman evasion tactics.