Gun control: Change is possible -- and fast
Editor's note: Philip Alpers is Adjunct Associate Professor at the Sydney School of Public Health, University of Sydney.
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#1 Dec 17, 2012
More gun control is not needed. Murder is already illegal. Stealing is already illegal. Stealing your mother's guns, killing her and innocent victims is illegal. What needs to be done is the psychos of society need to be institutionalized, not "mainstreamed". Don't slap fancy labels like "Asperger's" on them - they are psychotic and need to be treated as such to keep society safe.
#3 Dec 17, 2012
Look at the source. Need I say more. But headlines like this will flood the media for the next week or two to make a personal agenda/opinion the perceived concensus.
Problem is now the reactionary and/or higly emotional fence sitters are trying to act politically correct. I saw a news blip about a guns for cash turn in and it was sad that some bozos turning in things like a 100 plus year old antique rifle. Like that will make a difference. But many people feel obligated to make a symbolic gesture, nothing more that a herd mentality.
FOR THOSE THINKING ABOUT GUNS FOR CASH. Shop your gun around. There will be high demand until this blows over so you can sometimes get four times the value at a gunshop. I remember during the original assault ban what was a 75$ to 100$ communist ripoff of the AK started going for 200-500 dollars. Just shop your guns around if you need the money.
#4 Dec 17, 2012
"However, Alpers 13.9% figure is patently ludicrous. At that time there were 354,127 adult males with a firearms licence and a total of 1,286,250 potential males of licence age in the population. That’s 27.5% as against Alpers estimate of 13.5%. Alpers “error” was to divide the total number of licensed male owners by the total population of both sexes and then to express the answer as a percentage of the male population only. But was it just sloppy work? "
The guy in the article Philip Alpers sounds like a typical commie-i-hate-westerners-loone y-leftist.
#5 Dec 17, 2012
Guns are our friends.
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