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Re: Whats making news - 2019 edition
« Reply #1425 on: August 06, 2019, 10:07:59 AM »
The ease won’t change. They are already to far gone. If you have Netflix watch the show ‘dope’ it will show you how easy anyone can get their hands on unregistered firearms over there.


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what?  got some actual data to back that up, apart from a netflix show (which of course, isn't staged or changed for entertainment purposes at all... )?

even if one person finds it harder to get a semi or fully automatic weapon, that's a win.

just because it will be hard and take time, doesn't mean it is worthwhile.

it's this type of defeatist attitude that perpetuates violence such as this, and to be honest, it's insulting to those who are victims to this type of violence and want change.


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Re: Whats making news - 2019 edition
« Reply #1426 on: August 06, 2019, 10:08:41 AM »
https://mobile.twitter.com/stonecold2050/status/1157762861763948544
Which country has the "gun culture" again? Can't be to do with gun access though, must just be all those other countries don't have mental illness. ::)
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« Reply #1427 on: August 06, 2019, 12:34:48 PM »
It's America. Nothing will change. I can picture the news in the not so distant future.

"And the tense standoff in the Persian Gulf still looks like there is no end I sight.  China tested it's long range missile with what they called great success, allowing them to reach anywhere on the planet. Snow up to 20 ft expected to close cities for the next 4 weeks. 4000 tornadoes rip through Illinois in the last week destroying the state. Rising sea waters have flooded Forida which now means all the maps will have to be republished. Profits for the year are down for KFC and Maccas.  Southern half of the country can expect sunny skys and a nice temperature with the northern states much the same. But we can go out on lighter note, there has only been 5 mass shootings this weeks with only 120 dead and 250 wounded."

Stupid post you say. Maybe not. Think about it. Doesn't seem to be a big issue for some, after all it comes in after the weather,...… and Maccas.

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Re: Whats making news - 2019 edition
« Reply #1428 on: August 06, 2019, 02:41:29 PM »
Why are we here, in a country now void of regular modern day gun massacres, arguing over whether or not guns are the problem.
The horse has bolted in the USA in regards to controlling guns. They could ban them today and it wouldn't make much difference.
All those arguing on the "for" guns side, just go and live there, walk your kids to school, take them to shopping malls and enjoy the peace of mind they must all have in the USA.

Some arguments put forward make me wonder where the mental health issues really are.
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Re: Whats making news - 2019 edition
« Reply #1429 on: August 06, 2019, 07:00:00 PM »
Just watching ACA and the story about an Ipswich drink-driving grandmother going off her head on her dashcam. Ended up rear ending a young woman.


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« Reply #1430 on: August 06, 2019, 07:23:53 PM »
Just watching ACA and the story about an Ipswich drink-driving grandmother going off her head on her dashcam. Ended up rear ending a young woman.


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Re: Whats making news - 2019 edition
« Reply #1431 on: August 06, 2019, 07:33:50 PM »
Some arguments put forward make me wonder where the mental health issues really are.
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Yep, every reason other than "very easy access to weapons" falls down when comparison to other countries, other countries have mental illness, video games etc, etc. Not saying that it's the sole contributing factor, but it is the one point of difference.

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Re: Whats making news - 2019 edition
« Reply #1432 on: August 06, 2019, 08:57:26 PM »
It's America. Nothing will change
having lived there for a year, and seeing dozens nad dozens of cars every day wth gun racks in teh back windows - with guns in the racks, with windows open, and many with keys in them... it is no surprise.. They looked at me strange when I said how ****ed that was.... but it was a very rural college town area
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Re: Whats making news - 2019 edition
« Reply #1434 on: August 07, 2019, 08:38:04 AM »
I honestly dont want to believe this one,

Certainly been on the News here for the last few weeks :'(

That place has had problems for the last few years though >:(
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Re: Whats making news - 2019 edition
« Reply #1435 on: August 07, 2019, 10:41:22 AM »
Certainly been on the News here for the last few weeks :'(

That place has had problems for the last few years though >:(
just abandoning the old people though??? Just leaving them alone with nothing? taking their beds n Shit away??? WTF?
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Re: Whats making news - 2019 edition
« Reply #1436 on: August 07, 2019, 11:55:55 AM »
what?  got some actual data to back that up, apart from a netflix show (which of course, isn't staged or changed for entertainment purposes at all... )?

even if one person finds it harder to get a semi or fully automatic weapon, that's a win.

just because it will be hard and take time, doesn't mean it is worthwhile.

it's this type of defeatist attitude that perpetuates violence such as this, and to be honest, it's insulting to those who are victims to this type of violence and want change.
It’s not a defeatist attitude it’s reality.
1 million people come and go from the USA every day. That’s a lot of illegal items being smuggled in by sophisticated crime networks. You tell me how it’s going to be any harder to get a firearm.




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Re: Whats making news - 2019 edition
« Reply #1437 on: August 07, 2019, 12:25:00 PM »
It’s not a defeatist attitude it’s reality.
1 million people come and go from the USA every day. That’s a lot of illegal items being smuggled in by sophisticated crime networks. You tell me how it’s going to be any harder to get a firearm.




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not everyone has links to criminals or criminal gangs, just like the last few mass murderers... you can't be sure that strengthening those gun laws won't make a difference.

but hey, what do i know.

to be honest, mate... i'm done arguing about it with you.  reality wins.  it's depressing that we as a country are falling in the same trap as others, with empathy going out the window and the 'we can't do anything about it, so why bother' attitude prevailing.

i'm sure the families of those who were murdered appreciate that type of attitude in the US...



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Re: Whats making news - 2019 edition
« Reply #1438 on: August 07, 2019, 12:51:51 PM »
The reality is that the American people don't care what people in Australia think about their gun laws.

They have had guns for a long long time and mass shootings are a relatively modern thing (state sanctioned slaughter of indigenous aside).

It could be argued that taking away the guns from the people being shot at is not the answer.



Americans will run their country the way that they see fit, not the way that non Americans think it should be run.

Nobody else has a say in the matter.

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Re: Whats making news - 2019 edition
« Reply #1439 on: August 07, 2019, 03:29:24 PM »
not everyone has links to criminals or criminal gangs, just like the last few mass murderers... you can't be sure that strengthening those gun laws won't make a difference.

but hey, what do i know.

to be honest, mate... i'm done arguing about it with you.  reality wins.  it's depressing that we as a country are falling in the same trap as others, with empathy going out the window and the 'we can't do anything about it, so why bother' attitude prevailing.

i'm sure the families of those who were murdered appreciate that type of attitude in the US...
I haven’t shown any lack of empathy. I just don’t live in a bubble like you. You should see what goes on while you are tucked up in bed.


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Re: Whats making news - 2019 edition
« Reply #1440 on: August 07, 2019, 07:51:51 PM »
You guys gotta agree to disagree and move on. This is a friendly forum remember? Now kiss and make up.

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Re: Whats making news - 2019 edition
« Reply #1441 on: August 08, 2019, 01:12:44 PM »
The land of the free and home of the brave...... ???

https://youtu.be/PSZ7tdLtxDE

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Re: Whats making news - 2019 edition
« Reply #1442 on: August 08, 2019, 04:39:22 PM »
Did ya see what's on the front of the bus.... ha ha ha ha

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Re: Whats making news - 2019 edition
« Reply #1443 on: August 08, 2019, 05:03:06 PM »
Can only imagine the items in that  display.  How much and where do I get a ticket.

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Re: Whats making news - 2019 edition
« Reply #1444 on: August 08, 2019, 05:45:59 PM »
Did ya see what's on the front of the bus.... ha ha ha ha
You thinking ghats were you should be maybe?

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Re: Whats making news - 2019 edition
« Reply #1445 on: August 08, 2019, 06:41:09 PM »


The land of the free and home of the brave...... ???

https://youtu.be/PSZ7tdLtxDE




All those arguing on the "for" guns side, just go and live there, walk your kids to school, take them to shopping malls and enjoy the peace of mind they must all have in the USA.


I rest my case.

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Re: Whats making news - 2019 edition
« Reply #1446 on: August 08, 2019, 06:48:37 PM »
The land of the free and home of the brave...... ???

https://youtu.be/PSZ7tdLtxDE

Another report of it here, but the presenter also mentions another scare art Utah, where a sign fell over making a bang.

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Re: Whats making news - 2019 edition
« Reply #1447 on: August 08, 2019, 06:53:29 PM »
40,000 gun deaths in the good ole U.S of A in 2017. Source Centre for Disease Control wonder list. 14,500 murders 23,800 suicides. About 500 accidental discharges. I suppose thats their 2nd amendment right to be shot by a lawful citizen.

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Re: Whats making news - 2019 edition
« Reply #1448 on: August 08, 2019, 09:28:19 PM »
Take the knives of them also https://edition.cnn.com/2019/08/08/us/california-stabbing-attacks/index.html .  and their cars https://edition.cnn.com/2019/04/24/us/california-sunnyvale-pedestrians-hit/index.html ..
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Re: Whats making news - 2019 edition
« Reply #1449 on: August 08, 2019, 09:32:11 PM »
A few years ago a friend went to visit relo's over in the USA.
Prior to a shopping trip to the local mall, prompted a visit to the master bedroom [armory],
where everyone was given a revolver for the day.