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On guns, feelings are not facts : Comments

By David Leyonhjelm, published 24/4/2023

Malaysia, for example, has both corporal and capital punishment for using a gun to commit a crime, yet its murder rate is roughly double that of Australia's.

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Iíd rather be confronted by a knife wielding youth than a gun-toting youth, as bad as that is.
Chances of survival are greater.
Posted by diver dan, Monday, 24 April 2023 7:37:24 AM
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Don't you just hate the chafing restrictions of Australia? Inconclusive family friction. Knowing the kids will still be alive when school finishes. Worshipping with no security guard. Workplaces where the biff rarely goes beyond heated voices. Being able to risk calling the cops. Opening your front door, in the enslaved condition of not packing heat. Knocking on other doors, without the adrenalin rush of Russian roulette.

Given a free choice, there can be no doubt Aussies will arm themselves to the teeth. Even with a specialised Ministry of Death, it will take us a while, to arm up to American levels. Silly old me, "nervous around guns", never fired a shot. Among all my wider family and friends, exactly one owns a gun.
Posted by Steve S, Monday, 24 April 2023 7:40:12 AM
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Take two:

God..I just remembered something I neglected to mention above. I disarmed two youths with knives a month ago; both of them Iíve been acquainted with fir some time now. That now makes four knife attacks Iíve experienced in recent years.

Iím amazed how knife attacks have become normalised in my life; stop the stressing over guns.
Posted by diver dan, Monday, 24 April 2023 7:51:13 AM
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Guns or no guns, Australians are not as murderous and mentally disturbed as Americans and other inferior cultures.
Posted by ttbn, Monday, 24 April 2023 8:43:35 AM
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Why are all gun related killings instantly thrown into the ĎMurderí basket ? How many of those killed with any weapon werenít murdered but killed because of their instigating ?
Posted by Indyvidual, Monday, 24 April 2023 11:13:32 AM
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Agree with most of this, David. All we ever needed was a proscribed register!

Outlaw guns and the only people with guns will be (wrong hands) outlaws.

And given they're tools of trade for Farmers, why don't we register all tools of trade and make the owners pay an annual licence fee. Seems fair to me.
Alan B.
Posted by Alan B., Monday, 24 April 2023 11:45:21 AM
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