Why do people need guns anyway? If government made guns illegal just think about how many shootings would never occur. Think about how many people would not die. Wouldn’t a world where only the cops and military personnel have guns be a dream? A utopia. Let’s all beg our representatives in government to take all the guns from the civilians.
Australia did it. Nearly 90% of the people supported sweeping gun control laws measures after a terrible mass shooting.
On December 3, 2015 Slate slate reported…
April 28, 1996, a gunman opened fire on tourists in a seaside resort in Port Arthur, Tasmania. By the time he was finished, he had killed 35 people and wounded 23 more. It was the worst mass murder in Australia’s history.
Twelve days later, Australia’s government did something remarkable. Led by newly elected conservative Prime Minister John Howard, it announced a bipartisan deal with state and local governments to enact sweeping gun-control measures. A decade and a half hence, the results of these policy changes are clear: They worked really, really well.
In the wake of the tragedy, polls showed public support for these measures at upwards of 90 percent.
Homicides by firearm plunged 59 percent between 1995 and 2006. …The drop in suicides by gun was even steeper: 65 percent. …Robberies involving a firearm also dropped significantly. In the decade before the Port Arthur massacre, there had been 11 mass shootings in the country. There hasn’t been a single one in Australia since.
See gun control works. Australia is proof!
By Noel Holt—SEP candidate for Wyong
4 March 2015
The latest police shooting in the suburb of Ettalong on the New South Wales (NSW) central coast is a warning to workers and youth everywhere of the systematic build-up of the police apparatus…
Early on Sunday morning, police called to a domestic dispute in Ettalong shot and killed a 45-year-old man on his front porch. The man was the third person killed by police in NSW since the beginning of this year and the sixth to be fatally shot nationally in just over six months.
Police shootings now occur with sickening regularity… At the same time, the massive police operations… in December highlight the increasing militarisation of the police forces and the preparations underway to lock down entire suburbs, towns and cities.
The shooting comes less than a month after police… gunned down a disoriented 22-year-old woman suffering from Asperger’s syndrome in the Sydney suburb of Hoxton Park on February 10. Police in Queensland shot and killed three people in separate incidents late last year.
The police have all but admitted a shoot-to-kill policy. Northern Region Commander Jeffrey Loy confirmed police were not required to first use capsicum spray or a Taser before resorting to using guns. He also explained that officers were trained to shoot “at body mass”—that is, at the chest—ensuring that injuries will almost certainly be fatal.
Increasingly, the police are being militarised and armed with weapons such as automatic rifles and armoured vehicles that would once have only been seen in war zones.
Such weaponry is being deployed in working class suburbs in situations where it is out of all proportion to the alleged threat involved.
The build-up of the police state apparatus was graphically on display last December when the federal and NSW state government escalated a café hostage siege in central Sydney involving one disturbed individual into a major national “terrorism” crisis. Thousands of police, including snipers and heavily-armed police paramilitary units, shut down the central business district and were deployed in other suburbs and major cities.
The main target of these measures is not “terrorists” but the working class, reflecting deep fears in ruling circles that opposition and resistance will erupt to the relentless assault on living standards. The build-up of police and police powers in Australia is fully in line with the preparation of police-state measures and attacks on democratic rights taking place internationally.
And that is why the second amendment exists. Because Government exists.