7 dead in Australia's worst mass shooting since 1996

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  1. Sallyally

    Sallyally Well-Known Member Donor

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    I'd never heard the song expression 'family annihilators' before this but it is apt.
    Can a religion give you that sort of stoicism? Lindy Chamberlain was like that and was seen as uncaring.
    Do we expect people to dissolve and collapse before their grief seems real?
    I can't understand why a grandfather could annihilate a family, because he thought that the death of another of his sons would be too much for a sibling to cope with. As you said.
     
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    ThelmaMay Well-Known Member

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    This bears repeating.
     
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  3. truthvigilante

    truthvigilante Well-Known Member Past Donor

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    Yup, plenty of holes in that argument!
     
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    4 window lickers dead, who would have spent the remainder of lives making match stick models and dribbling down their bibs. Seems it might have been a blessing in disguise & saved humanity resources we cannot afford to waste.
     
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    would you have preferred he used an axe?
     
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  6. Bowerbird

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    Would have preferred it not happen at all
     
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    AlphaOmega Well-Known Member Past Donor

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    Utopia doesnt exist thats why I asked if the axe was preferable.
     
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    The cause is irrelevant.
    Your gun laws did nothing to stop it
     
  9. squidward

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    Who cares? Irrelevant.
    Your gun laws stopped nothing
     
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    What, gun owners are incapable of defending themselves at night?
     
  11. Diuretic

    Diuretic Well-Known Member

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    Gun laws? WTF has "gun laws" got to do with it?
     
  12. squidward

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    This is not supposed to happen with such glorious and effective gun laes
     
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    Honestly? So what do you suggest should have happened? Like we keep saying, we have gun regulations we are not disarmed. Do you think the 4 children (autistic) should have been armed, and the grandmother, maybe all grandmothers should be armed just in case Pa has a breakdown and flips out. Then instead we could have a shootout. Grandma behind the lounge, the kids at doorways, grandpa comes in guns a blazin.

    Now of course when you want to terrorize people into believing you have the answer, you use the most bloodthirsty horrific images. So if grandpa couldn't get a gun, well an axe, hmm wonder why they didn't say chainsaw, maybe a bit far fetched. I mean what a stupid response.

    If grandpa couldn't get a gun, maybe he would have used poison, or CO2 poisoning, if you could say better in these sorts of things, these would be that. Maybe .... He wouldn't have done it at all. Now I wouldn't even bring the gun debate up, but someone else did. I agree totally with Duretic, but then WTF would he know, umpteen years as an Australian police officer who has worked some of Australia's toughest beats, how could he know more than some NRA lackey keyboard hero in the USA?
     
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    squidward Well-Known Member

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    Regulations are useless.
     
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    LeftRightLeft Well-Known Member

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    In the US I would agree, it's the culture that needs to change
     
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  16. squidward

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    I get it, this murder didn't happen in your country.
    My bad
     
  17. Diuretic

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    It's illegal to murder someone here. But it happens. It would be good if no laws were broken by anyone at any time. Unfortunately that's why we have a criminal justice system, because laws are broken all the time. The law broken here was the prohibition on murder. No laws were broken regarding firearms possession. The salient law is the prohibition against murder. There is no connection between firearms control laws and murder in this case.
     
  18. squidward

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    Or any any other case
     
  19. Diuretic

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    Oh not at all. Fireams laws have their own reason for existence.
     

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