Sunday, March 18, 2018

Tosser Trumpet does nothing

I heard or read this somewhere, and I suppose it is true.

"Another day of oppressive gun control in Australia has ended peacefully."

Please Federal Minister Dutton, do not at relax any of our gun laws. If anything, make them tighter.

Although since the tougher laws were enacted, we still have people with guns shooting people, but at least they are mostly criminals shooting criminals. The last large gun massacre of innocent people in Australia was in 1996. Then PM Howard enacted some very restrictive gun laws and while I have little to thank him for, I do thank him for that. A shooting of a non criminal type here is rare and is big news if it happens.

At five minutes to seven Thursday nights before the news on ABC TV, there was a satirical segment by the late John Clarke and Stephen Dawe. I did put up one or two of them some time ago. As the brilliant John Clarke is the late, eventually a replacement programme has been developed, presented by comedian Sammy J.

I publish this in support of the huge number of people in the US, especially the young, who are out in the streets protesting about gun control in the US. Farmers may need guns. Security people may need guns. Police may need guns, but your average citizen of the US does not. Take them away from the people. I know many of you, well I don't have too many American readers, no surprise, but many of you don't like an armed country either. So, truly, this is just for support. I am not 'having a go', but Sammy certainly is. 3:38




Later edit: Have faith people. I listened to an so called 'expert' in the US on control and he sees the time where things will change. Those who are members of the NRA and those who support extremely free and lax gun laws are predominantly older white males. Young people generally are not supporters of the way things now are, and nor are the many immigrants in the US who see themselves as wrongly being those who threaten the safety of the older white males. Add to that the paranoia of the older white men that the government is coming to get them and they need a store of guns, survival food etc, well the expert suggests time will solve the US gun problem. We can only hope so.

29 comments:

  1. Perhaps the wheels of change have been put in motion in the US - but I won't hold my breath.

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  2. The legislators don't want mass murders of school children and universities in the USA, any more than Australian, New Zealand, British, French or Swedish parents want to see their children slaughtered. So how is the NRA so influential?

    Apparently they work on fear and terror; what the blacks, socialists, Mexicans, drug runners and Muslims will do, if the whites aren't armed to the teeth.

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    1. Hels, I guess the NRA is powerful in politics because it has some very rich backers, who possibly live in secure compounds away from the 'filth' that you mention above.

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  3. I've seen a few other Sammy J videos. They always amuse me. Too bad the powers that be don't listen more carefully.

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    1. BY, he is a clever comedian. He can be rapid fire, but in this show for tv he is slow and subtle.

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  4. Always a lot of talk about not selling guns to people with mental problems but stopping everyone from having them is never a issue with Americans until they realise the amount of guns in homes increases the chance of a gun falling into the wrong hands nothing will change.
    Merle..........

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    1. Precisely right, Merle. How old was the latest mass school shooter? A teenager, I think. How can he be allowed to have a gun?

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    2. From what I've heard most kids get GIVEN a gun for a birthday. Often an 8th or 12th birthday which gives them plenty of time to learn how to use it before they get given a car at 16, so they can go out and practise DBSs

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  5. Gun lobby in the USA, too much money must pass to those making decisions or something like that.
    Guns laws down here are apparently going to be changed - mostly in wording I believe to bring the 'law' up to date with today's 'words', that makes sense as some older words don't apply now.

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    1. I don't know Margaret. I'd suggest a simple change of wording can be very dangerous. I did hear that farmers want some kind of automatic repeat action gun to kill when pest they are trying to control. Even my late father argued that you need a fast repeat action gun when you are being charged by a wild pig. He left out the bit that he was out shooting wild pigs. I don't think they normally pose much hazard to humans and they should be professionally culled by the government.

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  6. To many guns in United States and I honestly don't think anyone knows actual the gun accounts. I heard (I could be wrong) but didn't they offer to buy gun back from there citizen in Australia. Saddly I doubt this would work here...After we have a shooting usual the sell price or value of gun goes up...At this point I think some type of gun owners should carry liability on there guns...coffee is on

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    1. Dora, yes, there was a gun buyback, and a huge number were destroyed. How can gun owners carry liability?

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    2. It would be like what we have on our automoblies.

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  7. Surely the problem the US has, is that there are millions of guns already out there. Even if there was a gun amnesty, what percentage of weapons would be handed in? 10% maybe?

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    1. Cro, much more than 10% were handed in here, and the male suicide rate dropped too. It would be a very uphill battle, but the culture in the US has to change, where it becomes abnormal for an average citizen to have a gun. Maybe in a generation or two???

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  8. I've made a note to watch this tomorrow. I need to get to bed before I fall asleep on the keyboard.

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    1. River, you will forget. I hope you had a good sleep.

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    2. Didn't forget, I watched it just now. Funny and clever.

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  9. That was brilliant Andrew! The way we get anxious about the thought of owning a gun, Americans get anxious if they don't own a gun. I really hope our gun laws don't change, would it be the kind of thing they could do without public approval?

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    1. Grace, while the population would generally be against any change here, there is nothing to stop the laws being changed.

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  10. No kidding Andrew. Biggest threat to health and safety here besides idiots in cars is idiots with guns, and many of them end up drunk idiots with guns. It's pathetic nobody cares we get gunned down at high rates by gun crazy people because our politicians have been bought out by the NRA.

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    1. Strayer, never mind people finding guns as a very easy and conclusive way to kill themselves. There is no rush to hospital for stomach pumping or to repair wrist wounds. It is very final.

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    2. Very final and if there is a gun in the house, and someone is down, or alone has been drinking, which impairs their judgement, they may grab that gun and kill themselves. If it wasn't there and so easy, at hand, they might just sober up and carry on. As for your update, I hope the younger people are sick of the old white man BS that is our American political system. My own old white man brother hopes in the future women and young people will take over politics entirely, that men over 40 would be banned from political office altogether.

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    3. I like your brother's way of thinking. He must be one out of the box, I think.

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  11. So we are waiting for people to die before the gun rules change. Ironic that.

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    1. EC, yes, I suppose it is.

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    2. Another school shooting today, in fact, one in Maryland. And bombings in Austin, Texas.

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    3. Strayer, I did hear about the Austin bomb, not the school shooting. Dear oh dear.

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