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  • stewart
    stewart
    Posted on:
    21st Jan 2011 12:09pm

    Last Post 26th Oct 2011
    Replies     6

    Shootings in american public places

    I know it is in bad taste but have you ever wondered why these people can shoot off 40 rounds at close range and only hit such a few .

  • deb
    deb
    Posted on:
    17th Feb 2011 10:10am

    deb says: The gun lobbyists are so powerful within the White House, USA and it is also held important within the American constitution that guns will always play a significant part in American society. It is sad but I guess thats what Americans want!!!!

  • Coldan
    Coldan
    Posted on:
    19th Apr 2011 06:10am

    Coldan says: lousy shooters maybe??

  • Mike
    Mike
    Posted on:
    19th Apr 2011 11:38am

    Mike says: Americans are right to maintain the "right to bear arms" although I'd question the availability of military-style guns. Many US states with high rates of firearm ownership have low rates of crime. Having said that, many of the massacres which have occurred in US, Europe and in Australia (Port Arthur) have been by known nutcases- it seems the civil libertarians would like to ban gun ownership- but not restrict gun ownership to "sane" people. Sine guns were freely available when I was young, and they aren't now, yet massacres and gun crime generally have increased (despite "tough gun laws", at least here and in UK) it would seem to me that there is a deep malaise in society which is setting nutters off. The breakdown in mental health services perhaps?

  • Mike
    Mike
    Posted on:
    19th Apr 2011 01:39pm

    Mike says: Americans are right to maintain the "right to bear arms" although I'd question the availability of military-style guns. Many US states with high rates of firearm ownership have low rates of crime. Having said that, many of the massacres which have occurred in US, Europe and in Australia (Port Arthur) have been by known nutcases- it seems the civil libertarians would like to ban gun ownership- but not restrict gun ownership to "sane" people. Sine guns were freely available when I was young, and they aren't now, yet massacres and gun crime generally have increased (despite "tough gun laws", at least here and in UK) it would seem to me that there is a deep malaise in society which is setting nutters off. The breakdown in mental health services perhaps?

  • gadgetgeek
    gadgetgeek
    Posted on:
    26th Oct 2011 11:08pm

    gadgetgeek says: Het wait a minute... Australian cities like Sydney , Melbourne and thr Gold coast have a major gun culture linked to drug gangs. In Sydneys south west drive by shootings between rival gangs in public places has been an almost daily occurrence since the late 1990s? Why are we so blind to the situation in our own backyard?

  • gadgetgeek
    gadgetgeek
    Posted on:
    26th Oct 2011 11:12pm

    gadgetgeek says: The breakdown of the Australian social fabric is accelerahing at such a rate we are becoming more alike to the USA every day. Drug usage here, especially cocaine is one of the highest in the world! Also if you life in a socially disadvantaged area such as Wollongong urban public violence is a major problem. Every day ad in Sydney you here of fire arms being used in some crime!

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