“Believe it or not, I am not anti gun. I am anti schools getting shot up once a week.”
American Reformer Joe H, NY
Gun control advocates need to stop starting every statement with “I believe in the second amendment, I don’t want to take anyone’s guns”.
This is the weakest argument ever. If you really believe in the 2nd amendment, than you’d be talking about the militias which it protects. Stop pretending that the right wings bastardized interpretation of the 2nd is correct, it isn’t.
“A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.”
“Opponents of public health measures to reduce the availability of firearms often claim that ‘killers just find another way’,” said one of the researchers, Philip Alpers. “Our findings show the opposite: there is no evidence of murderers moving to other methods, and the same is true of suicide.”
“To me there are two key findings from this study,” said one of the researchers, Mike Jones, from Macquarie University in Sydney. “One is that in the 20 years after the passage of gun control laws there has not been a mass shooting in Australia despite an average of two every three years for some time before that. The other is that the acceleration of the decline in gun-related deaths means lives saved.”
It’s been 20 years since Australia rolled out nation-wide gun law reform. And now an analysis of more than four decades of data on violence in the country has come up with a conclusion: it worked.
Fascism is here. We can thank decades of right wing propaganda and capitulation of the liberal class.
friend writes, “For basically the past six months or so I’ve been trying to tell my lefty friends in so many words, ‘Hey, there are a bunch of people on the Internet who are waiting for someone to tell them it’s okay to start shooting at you.’” He became concerned when a thread at the non-political…