It looks like you're using an Ad Blocker.
Please white-list or disable AboveTopSecret.com in your ad-blocking tool.
Some features of ATS will be disabled while you continue to use an ad-blocker.
originally posted by: LrdRedhawk
The Obama administration may be looking for an example in Australia as the White House considers potential new firearm laws for the United States in the wake of the latest in a series of devastating school shootings.
US President Barack Obama cited gun rules in America’s down under ally during remarks that were broadcast on the web Tuesday afternoon only hours after a gunman entered a high school near Portland, Oregon and opened fire, killing a student.
Obama cites Australia’s gun confiscation program as example for US
“A couple of decades ago Australia had a mass shooting similar to Columbine or Newtown, and Australia just said, ‘Well, that’s it. We’re not doing — we’re not seeing that again,’ and basically imposed very severe, tough gun laws, and they haven’t had a mass shooting since. I mean, our levels of gun violence are off the charts. There’s no other advanced, developed country on earth that would put up with this,” Obama added.
originally posted by: rdw134
2013 estimated automoblile deaths, over 36000. Cancer deaths combined in 2013, estimated 580,350. Death toll of mass shootings in the last 7 years 900.
Since the December 2012 shooting in Newtown, CT, there have been at least 74 school shootings in America.
originally posted by: BlastedCaddy
So another scenario where the lawful folk lose their guns and the criminals keep theirs. Mint.
originally posted by: bellagirl
i have finally reached a conclusion.....YOUR ALL IDIOTS.
i work in a major sydney hospital only about 50 minutes away from the centre of sydney. in my 10 years there i have probably only ever seen 5 shooting victims. all were criminals and one was a child who shot his friend while playing with his dads gun. i have never seen an inocent victim just randomly shot.
''The puzzle is that homicide is coming down but assault isn't so I don't think it's fair to say we're becoming less violent,'' he said. ''One possibility is that emergency medical procedures have improved so fewer people are dying of their injuries.''
The percentage of murders committed with a firearm has declined across Australia since 1999 to about 15 per cent. This is often attributed to stricter gun laws passed after the Port Arthur Massacre, yet gun violence has not declined accordingly. Source
yes there are still shootings here but i can safely say over 90% have a middle eastern name and its gang related just shooting each other in gang wars. that doesnt bother me....shoot away at each other. one poor innocent man got caught in the cross fire once and was killed.
so fellow ats friends....flame away as i know you will ... stand up and chant USA USA...bang your chest and tell me how you love your guns and your rights then go and watch the nightly news about the latest mass shooting.
originally posted by: Glassbender777
Luckily I dont live in Australia.
originally posted by: Mikeultra
What certain weapons and ammunition are you not allowed to have?
originally posted by: NoRulesAllowed >> “A couple of decades ago Australia had a mass shooting similar to Columbine or Newtown, and Australia just said, ‘Well, that’s it. We’re not doing — we’re not seeing that again,’ and basically imposed very severe, tough gun laws, and they haven’t had a mass shooting since. - See more at: www.abovetopsecret.com... >>"Luckily"? Let's put two almost identical USAs (or Australias) there for comparison for a mind experiment. The one USA has gun control but there is no such thing as gun shootings (like the example of Australia above where they had one shooting 20 years ago and then none) - and on the other side an USA *without* gun control but mass shooting every couple of weeks almost, in schools, cinemas, malls etc.. That you say "luckily" you don't live there means you prefer to live in the country with constant shootings since you think you are more "luckier" being able to get easy access to a gun...even with more mass shootings going on? This is pretty...astonishing.....
originally posted by: Glassbender777 Luckily I dont live in Australia.