Mass shooting in Australia, gun control there is FAILING

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    You can ban assault weapons but an idiot killing people and burning their college is still an idiot

    ‘It’s just horrifying’: Seven killed in Australia’s deadliest mass shooting in 22 years

    An Australian community is reeling from the deadliest mass shooting the country has seen in more than 20 years, after seven people, including four children, were discovered dead on a rural property near Margaret River.

    Authorities in Western Australia responded early Friday morning to a home in Osmington, not far from Perth, where the four children and three adults were found dead from gunshot wounds, according to local news reports.

    The shooting has rattled Australia, where lawmakers passed some of the world's most restrictive gun-control laws after a 1996 massacre in Tasmania.

    “ 'Shocking' is about the only word,” resident Felicity Haynes told 9 News Australia. “I just feel sick to the stomach. That couldn't happen here.”

    [‘AMERICAN NIGHTMARE’: Australians react to fatal police shooting in ‘very risky’ United States]

    Western Australia police commissioner Chris Dawson said at a news conference that officers responded to the scene about 5:15 a.m. and discovered the seven bodies. Two adults were outside, and five other victims were inside the home in Osmington, a small town nestled in Western Australia's southwest corner.
     
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    One can tell that because the US has a firearm homicide rate 25 times greater than in Australia.
     
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    Did the OP read what they posted?

    "An Australian community is reeling from the deadliest mass shooting the country has seen in more than 20 years, after seven people, including four children, were discovered dead on a rural property near Margaret River."

    Now I know reasoning skills can be problematic when people go looking for information to support their already cemented opinion, but if Australia's strict guns laws weren't working, then why would there be a 20 year stretch in between this shooting and the last one?
     
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    Seems like we have had so many worse mass shootings in the last 20 years...heck just this year.
     
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    I'm reading it was a domestic dispute.:sad:



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    In domestic disputes anything goes, so to speak.... knives, baseball bats, etc, even hands....so

    I don't blame the gun.
     
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    What a bummer....why couldn't they be Abos or Muslims?
     
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    Do you blame the gun in other categories?
     
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    According to you shit stains gun control means zero gun violence, Fortunately anti-gun nutters have no credibility...
     
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    I've never heard anyone say gun control means zero gun violence actually. Glad you are still being dishonest!
     
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