The China and USA tragedies involving children

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PostPosted: Sat Dec 15, 2012 5:53 pm
http://www.smh.com.au/world/22-children-hurt-in-china-school-attack-20121214-2bfng.html

http://www.smh.com.au/world/live-updates-us--school-shooting-massacre-20121215-2bfx0.html

In the past 24 hours 42 children have been killed or injured in different parts of the world whilst they were either on the way to school or at school.

Much more is being reported on the US shooting and the China incident has been placed on the back burner. That is the sad thing.

The National Rifleman's Association (NRA) in the US must take a long hard look at themselves and permit the government to ban assault weapons, to let the government enforce mandatory mental health checks for gun owners. No one, and I mean no one needs to have in their possession an assault weapon.

Since the Port Arthur massacre there has been no mass shootings in Australia because we have tough nationwide gun laws.

The US need to amend the 2nd Amendment to ban possession of assault weapons.
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 15, 2012 7:45 pm
The_Admiral wrote:The National Rifleman's Association (NRA) in the US must take a long hard look at themselves and permit the government to ban assault weapons, to let the government enforce mandatory mental health checks for gun owners. No one, and I mean no one needs to have in their possession an assault weapon.


Unfortunately, I cannot see that ever happening. You're right as well about the NRA "permitting" the government to ban assault weapons - they have such power in politics that the government wouldn't dare go against them.

I could give my opinion on this, but my sentiments are echoed in a recent blog posting by Jason Alexander. This was written after the Colorado shootings.

http://www.twitlonger.com/show/if2nht
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 15, 2012 9:34 pm
This is such a sad sad thing. :cry: Guns should be banned altogether in the States but it will never ever happen.
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 20, 2012 7:47 am
The mood seems to be much different following this shooting, than the previous thirty since Colombine. Perhaps not even the gun lobby can tolerate watching six year old children mown down in a hail of bullets. There will never be major gun reform in the USA, because it is a country run by lobby groups.
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 20, 2012 10:53 pm
Joker wrote:
The_Admiral wrote:The National Rifleman's Association (NRA) in the US must take a long hard look at themselves and permit the government to ban assault weapons, to let the government enforce mandatory mental health checks for gun owners. No one, and I mean no one needs to have in their possession an assault weapon.


Unfortunately, I cannot see that ever happening. You're right as well about the NRA "permitting" the government to ban assault weapons - they have such power in politics that the government wouldn't dare go against them.

I could give my opinion on this, but my sentiments are echoed in a recent blog posting by Jason Alexander. This was written after the Colorado shootings.

http://www.twitlonger.com/show/if2nht


Wow. Thanks for posting Jason Alexander's blog. Very interesting. Frames the issue very well.
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