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Old 21.05.2019, 16:17
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This father won't have guns at home any more.
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Old 22.05.2019, 15:10
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This father won't have guns at home any more.
And now, let's imagine teachers with guns and schoolkids with no filter playing pranks, or generally just acting up...
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Old 01.06.2019, 02:09
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... Virginia Beach, Virginia—12 killed, including the gunman.

This is the 150th mass shooting in the US this year. Yesterday was the 151st day of 2019.

Wake up, America.

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The US will never wake up. The brain damage is permanent
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Old 04.06.2019, 13:49
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4 dead in Darwin, Australia, may be more fatalities at other locations. 2 others injured, gunman arrested.

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-australia-48510881
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Old 04.06.2019, 13:56
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4 dead in Darwin, Australia, may be more fatalities at other locations. 2 others injured, gunman arrested.

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-australia-48510881
If only they’d ban guns...
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Old 04.06.2019, 14:16
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Last Sunday, Zurich Döltschiweg, 60 year old shoots ex-GF, her flatmate, and himself after a hostage situation.

https://www.tagesanzeiger.ch/zuerich...story/16934534
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Old 04.06.2019, 14:39
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If only they’d ban guns...
Do your skills cover being actually able to read the article and not just the headline in big letters?

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Mass shootings in Australia have been a rare occurrence since the country overhauled its gun laws in 1996, in the wake of a shooting in Tasmania that killed 35 people.
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Old 04.06.2019, 14:46
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Do your skills cover being actually able to read the article and not just the headline in big letters?
I saw that, just the usual BBC spin though.

Mass shootings were also a rare occurrence in Australia before 1980 when guns weren’t banned.
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Old 04.06.2019, 14:50
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I saw that, just the usual BBC spin though.

Mass shootings were also a rare occurrence in Australia before 1980 when guns weren’t banned.
What about non-mass shootings (family feuds etc)? Have they gone up or down?

(Because I'm sure you know that only about 2% of fatalities through shooting incidents in the U.S. are 'mass shootings').
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Old 04.06.2019, 15:09
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4 dead in Darwin, Australia, may be more fatalities at other locations. 2 others injured, gunman arrested.

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-australia-48510881
Darwinism at work.

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Old 04.06.2019, 21:50
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Gemany:

"A politician from Chancellor Angela Merkel's party was found dead from a gunshot wound to the head outside his home in Hesse state, German authorities confirmed Monday, saying they haven't identified suspects or a possible motive."

https://www.houstonchronicle.com/new...y-13918472.php

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Old 05.06.2019, 00:35
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I saw that, just the usual BBC spin though.

Mass shootings were also a rare occurrence in Australia before 1980 when guns weren’t banned.
Back then they were a rarity even in the US.
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Old 05.06.2019, 01:04
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If only they’d ban guns...
The "gun ban" came into law in Australia in 1996.

Oh look... It's awkward when the facts don't fit your warped narrative, isn't it, Loz?
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Old 05.06.2019, 16:00
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The "gun ban" came into law in Australia in 1996.

Oh look... It's awkward when the facts don't fit your warped narrative, isn't it, Loz?
How about some stats for pre-1980?

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Back then they were a rarity even in the US.
Bingo.
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Old 05.06.2019, 16:12
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Bingo.
Ok, let me spell it out, just for you Loz:
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On 2nd thought, no I won't. It's all in the posts above already.
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Old 05.06.2019, 16:23
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Do those people who think placing restrictions on firearms is a bad thing, assume that the reason it's a bad thing is because it won't prevent 100% of shootings, and is therefore somehow not worth the bother?

Is that the only reason?

If not, what is the reason people are against restrictions on firearms?
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Old 05.06.2019, 16:53
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the US society is basically violent so all the guns and shootings and murders is not surprising.
Must be all those immigrants, "N-word"s or something.....

What happened to you, omtatsat? You forgot to explain us who the culprits are.
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Old 05.06.2019, 19:13
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Ok, let me spell it out, just for you Loz:
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On 2nd thought, no I won't. It's all in the posts above already.
My face when someone tells me that banning guns is the answer to gun violence:

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Old 06.06.2019, 00:58
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My face when someone tells me that banning guns is the answer to gun violence:

You are one confused individual. Presumably you know who that is in the photo you posted. She certainly seems to think that banning guns is the answer to gun violence. And she's right. Fewer guns = fewer gun deaths, as proven over and over again, or do you have a better idea? (And what about that hijab she's wearing? She must be One Of Those Leftist Muslim Sympathizers.)

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How about some stats for pre-1980?
Why? How about some stats for pre-1940? Or pre-1876? Hey, what about pre-1788? There were zero gun deaths in Australia pre-1788, for every year stretching back to the beginning of time, and there was no gun ban in place then! QED!!!
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