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Response to Skip Intro (Reply #45)

Wed Aug 21, 2013, 05:10 AM

76. He didn't say they were NRA members...

And if anyone who supported the strict gun control measures introduced here after the Port Arthur massacre is a 'gun-grabber', then count me among them. And just so you know, Tim Fisher was leader of the more conservative party in the Liberal/National coalition that was in govt and introduced those gun control laws. Much of his rural base opposed the laws, so as far as politicians go, he took a brave stance knowing that it could come back to bite his party at the next election.

I experienced the reaction in my country to a horrifying massacre, and when Sandy Hook happened, I thought similar would happen in the US. While it was clear the Democrats tried, a culture that doesn't think there's anything warped about carrying guns around and even in some cases towns having laws that mandate that people must own guns made sure that sensible gun control laws weren't going to happen, and ensure that there will be at some point another Sandy Hook.

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