• I'm way past "a" gun. More like a plethora of guns.
    • tominhouston
      Armory maybe?
    • Archie Bunker
  • It's so terribly sad. The more guns, the more killing, so more guns and more killing. It becomes spiralling tragedy. Some years ago, Australia banned ownership of a wide spectrum of guns after a mass killing and reduced killing hugely.
    • Archie Bunker
      How is that a cause and effect correlation? There was a 70 year span of no mass shootings prior to the gun confiscation by the government. And when Australia decided to dictate that people "sell" their guns to the government, they got about 650,000 turned in. In actuality, there are now more guns in Australia than there was prior to the government policy. In 1988, there were about 3.5 million guns. In 2015, about 4.5million. "... prior to the Port Arthur massacre, the worst mass shooting in Australia was carried out with a bolt action rifle." (those weren't banned)
    • Qagidi
      Well you can try the way South Africa went. By July 2009, all legally owned handguns and many other gun categories were illegally confiscated with no compensation. The way they did it was, all licenses had to be renewed, but the government refused to renew licenses, so they had to be handed in. It left only the criminals with unlicensed guns.
    • Linda Joy
      There is no co-relation. Strict gun laws do not stop violence, and if someone wants to kill people they'll find a way. Timothy McVeigh proved that!
    • Qagidi
      I agree Linda, if a radical person is crazed to kill someone, or group of people, he/she will a weapon or means to do this like your McVeigh did. In countries where guns are plentiful, there are high percentages of killing resulting from "spur of the moment" rage, i.e., road rage or similar fits of anger. It is when that person is carrying a gun, in their insane moment they use it. The more guns that are around, the more people feel the need to carry a gun - it becomes a violent vicious circle. Aside from people hunting duck, deer, or plagues of rabbits, most New Zealanders don't own a gun , nor ever wish to carry one so shooting people in some spontaneous fit of anger is extremely rare, at the most they will and up having a punch up.

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