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: GrimReaper86
a reply to: Syphon
Funny, it doesn't stop people from bringing up gun control everytime something like this happens in the US...
Apparently Tony Abbot has said the guy had a gun license and want's to look into how this was allowed. Now the police have said there's no record of him ever having had a gun license...
American policy plays no part in Australia.
Your source for that is what exactly?
Yeah, that's interesting. Somebody stuffed up somewhere. Lets hope it was the info provided to the PM and its just a mistake. Otherwise the NSW has some big 'splainin to do.
If "the only way to stop a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun" then why has there not been ONE instance of "a good guy with a gun" stopping a "bad guy with a gun" and stopping a mass shooting? Why with all the posturing with guys showing off their giant pen..uh guns in America is the rate of mass shootings increasing?
As to stopping bad guys by good guys...this is a theme and occurrence seldom covered my most of the media here stateside. One can find this information's on line and in certain periodicals and it happens more often than someone wants the rest of the world to know. Or put another way ..this information is not PC in today's emotionally charged and politically censored environment.
Your facile dismissal of the 'good guy with a gun' mantra is completely wrong-headed. I will assume it is out of ignorance rather than malice, and urge you to Google the phrase. 'good guy with gun' should be enough to get you started.