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Adopt Australia's Gun Control Laws In The USA

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Australia has not experienced a mass shooting in over 20 years, because of strong gun control. Add your name if you want to adopt their gun laws in the USA, and put an end to mass shootings in America for good!


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Animae C (506)
Wednesday November 8, 2017, 2:44 pm
i've been saying it for years!!!!

This is our worse mass shooting & the then PM Howard (right-wing) changed laws immediately, we haven't had another!

Thank you for signing..

Thank You Freya

Lone F (67)
Wednesday November 8, 2017, 3:07 pm
Noted- thanks Freya

Christeen A (354)
Wednesday November 8, 2017, 3:43 pm

Barb K (1693)
Wednesday November 8, 2017, 4:06 pm
So Signed and shared on FB TY Freya and TY Animae for the fwd!! Hugs and kisses for you both!!

Maryann S (112)
Wednesday November 8, 2017, 5:10 pm

Animae C (506)
Wednesday November 8, 2017, 6:36 pm
i wanted to share but all the share buttons are missing from this page!
i forwarded to all my US friends.

Evelyn B (61)
Wednesday November 8, 2017, 6:58 pm
Thanks for posting this, Freya
And thanks, Animae, for sharing a link to here!!

Those who ferociously defend the right for any Tom, Dick or Harry to tote arms (including military grade arms that are REALLY only designed for use against humans) keep telling us that this is necessary in order to protect people.

There are over THIRTEEN THOUSAND people who could witness to the fact that it didn't make it safer during 2017 ... except, of course, they're no longer with us to give witness to their experience at the receiving end of such weapons.

And for all that "protection" - ONE THIRD OF MASS SHOOTINGS GLOBALLY occur in the USA.

Forgive me for doubting that lax gun controls ensure protection!!!

Relevant reads:
The Map That Shows the Extent of the USA's Gun Problem

It's Easier to Get a Gun Than to Get a Puppy

At Least 27 Dead, More Than Two Dozen Injured in Shooting at Rural Texas Church

Mitchell D (87)
Wednesday November 8, 2017, 7:19 pm
Done...faster than a speeding bullet!

Colleen L (3)
Wednesday November 8, 2017, 8:35 pm
I'm all for it. Thanks Freya

Wednesday November 8, 2017, 11:15 pm

Mike H (252)
Thursday November 9, 2017, 12:38 am
The laws that are in place now would have prevented the Texas lunatic from acquiring guns legally. The lunatic was in prison in the Air Force for domestic abuse. The Air Force was required to give his name to the Federal authorities. The Air Force failed in their duty to report this. The system failed the victims in Texas. The lunatic gunman was stopped by an heroic armed citizen. .

Danny v (33)
Thursday November 9, 2017, 12:43 am
Signed and noted.

Walter F (129)
Thursday November 9, 2017, 1:25 am
Name added Freya.. It would also be a good idea to adopt the attitude most of us have towards guns.

Raleighaway k (356)
Thursday November 9, 2017, 1:53 am
signed shared ty

Animae C (506)
Thursday November 9, 2017, 2:52 am
The lunatic gunman was not stopped by anyone, he had already caused the carnage & left the church!

Sheryl G (360)
Thursday November 9, 2017, 2:56 am
Thank you for signing.

While I agree with what Mike H stated on here, many failures along the way, the point is at the end of the day, why do we sell military assault weapons to begin with. It is these semi automatic weapons that unload large amounts of bullets within seconds that is killing so many people.

These are not hunters rifles or some pistol one would keep in their house for protection. Had there been a rifle or pistol he'd have had to reload giving the people a chance to escape or attack him before he could kill so many people.

Animae C (506)
Thursday November 9, 2017, 3:16 am
"The DPS official Martin said that an armed local citizen confronted Kelley, who was dressed in black “tactical type gear,” as the gunman left the scene. The gunman later crashed his vehicle near the county line, where he was found dead, after two locals gave chase. It is unclear if he died of a self-inflicted wound or was shot by the citizen who confronted him.

In an interview with local ABC-affiliate KSAT, local resident Johnnie Langendorff said he was driving past the church and witnessed the gunman exchanging fire with a member of the community, who asked for help and climbed into Langendorff’s truck.

The two pursued the gunman at high speed, as police were going in the opposite direction, toward the church, AP reported.

“[The gunman] eventually lost control on his own, and went off in a ditch. The gentleman that was with me got out, and rested his rifle on my hood, and kept it aimed at him, telling him to ‘Get out, get out’. There was no movement … So he might have been unconscious from the crash, something like that, I’m not sure,” Langendorff said."

NOBODY stopped him!!!!


Sheryl G (360)
Thursday November 9, 2017, 3:35 am
My grandson is having surgery this morning and I wasn't into picking straws with Mike.

No the church shootings didn't get stopped, however some feel, if the citizens hadn't shown up he would have gone to another spot and done more shootings. Maybe - maybe not. That is the "straw" spot.

I do agree with the other points of laws already existing were not followed. Had they been followed we might not have had this particular tragedy. However, we need to stop selling weapons of war that shoot horrendous amounts of bullets out within seconds and do horrid damage to the body when hit, cutting down on survival rates.

I hope that better clarifies. Perhaps I shouldn't have said anything this morning.

Nita L (123)
Thursday November 9, 2017, 4:01 am
Happily signed. Thank you Freya and thank you Animae for the forward.

Victoria P (114)
Thursday November 9, 2017, 4:52 am
Signed with thanks Freya and Animae ~♥~

Ed Site Issues V (198)
Thursday November 9, 2017, 7:34 am
S&N, Thanks

Melania P (123)
Thursday November 9, 2017, 8:21 am
Thank you for signing... Will you do one more small thing to help put an end to gun violence in America?


Mike H (252)
Thursday November 9, 2017, 8:26 am
Facts Texas lunatic had THREE gun shot wounds. Two from the heroic citizen and one from himself

David C (111)
Thursday November 9, 2017, 8:28 am
thanks, done

Barb SiteIssues V (202)
Thursday November 9, 2017, 8:34 am
Signed & Noted, Thank you

Evelyn B (61)
Thursday November 9, 2017, 10:10 am
Mike -
Let's get something straight.

There are some laws in place, but clearly NOT sufficient.

a) As Dandelion says - such weapons are heavy duty. Not "sporting" - so WHY should they be available?
b) The laws do NOT provide a secure system of automatic information sharing between different parts of the System, to prevent dangerous people from buying weapons. Army records of such cases are not AUTOMATICALLY shared with the FBI's National Instant Criminal Background Check System database of those who should not be allowed to purchase weapons in gun stores.
c) The laws do NOT cover gun fairs ... a huge loophole.

So - there may be laws, but clearly not sufficient.

So if you're happy with the fact that the US has such a massive lead in gun-related deaths "since laws are there that should be sufficient" - well, the NRA must love you. Your position is great for their profits.

But 13,000 (and counting) persons in the US who were alive at the beginning of 2017 are no longer in this world to tell you their points of view

W. C (7)
Thursday November 9, 2017, 1:27 pm

Bonnie Lynn M (1)
Thursday November 9, 2017, 1:36 pm
Petition signed. Thank you

Winn A (179)
Thursday November 9, 2017, 1:50 pm

donald Baumgartner (6)
Thursday November 9, 2017, 2:06 pm

Fran F (116)
Thursday November 9, 2017, 2:12 pm
Gladly signed! Thank you, Freya.

Animae C (506)
Thursday November 9, 2017, 2:27 pm
“[The gunman] eventually lost control on his own, and went off in a ditch."

Whoever shot him after all that is NO hero!!!

Mike H (252)
Thursday November 9, 2017, 6:37 pm
Animae get your facts straight. NO ONE shot the madman after he went into a ditch. He shot himself. The heroic citizen, Stephen Willeford, shot him at the church and then the coward drove away. Then Willeford and another citizen chased the madman, risking their lives, until he crashed into a ditch. A woman who was at the scene said this "Hernandez said church neighbors “were running for cover” because the gunman was firing at people who were watching him. She said an unidentified church neighbor “returned fire” and that is when “[the gunman] got back into his vehicle and left the scene.” also see this Please stick with the FACTS

pam w (139)
Thursday November 9, 2017, 7:33 pm
Done, thanks. I also wish we could adopt the Australian voting system.

Mandi T (367)
Thursday November 9, 2017, 9:57 pm
Thank you for signing. Gladly !! TY AniMae for the forward.

S J (130)
Friday November 10, 2017, 1:52 am
Meows Freya meoww

E S J (62)
Friday November 10, 2017, 2:22 am
Signed. Noted. Thank you Freya.

Animae C (506)
Friday November 10, 2017, 2:36 am
That is an atrocious attack on Evelyn, shame on you!!!

You are getting your facts from breitbart, LOL!

"Breitbart News Network is a far-right American news, opinion and commentary website founded in 2007 by conservative commentator Andrew Breitbart. The site has published a number of falsehoods and conspiracy theories, as well as intentionally misleading stories. Its journalists are ideologically driven and some of its content has been called misogynist, xenophobic and racist."

Patricia E G (54)
Friday November 10, 2017, 4:52 am
How the shooter was stopped is irrelevant as this juncture,
Most shooters self-inflict rather than face a trial. More importantly,
is how in this massively populated country, the government deals with
home-grown terrorists, imported terrorists, street crimes and permit
carrying hunters. All packing assault weapons that can be very easily
obtained. Guns can be purchased through department stores, auctions,
gun shows and sports shops or obtained by handed-down, stolen, and
through illegal street dealers/gun runners. It is a vast undertaking to
control a monumentally staggering amount of fire arms. A conundrum
for the government.
Thank you Freya & Animae.

Roberto MARINI (88)
Friday November 10, 2017, 9:04 am
USA should adopt Australian gun laws

Mike H (252)
Friday November 10, 2017, 8:40 pm
Since you say I am a liar here is an article from npr with the same FACTS

Patricia P (66)
Saturday November 11, 2017, 6:56 am
It never ceases to amaze me, and not in a good way-----the mind set of some people. The 2nd Amendment does not mean innocent people can be murdered by the mentally deranged allowed to purchase guns. Americans killing Americans......this MUST STOP..

Kimberly Wallace (0)
Monday November 13, 2017, 12:53 pm

Kathryn I (2)
Tuesday November 14, 2017, 7:16 am
Signed - Thanks, Freya

Patrick Donovan (344)
Tuesday November 14, 2017, 1:02 pm
Does what you ask make sense: Yes.

But, it has a snowball's chance in hell of getting to be law.

Animae C (506)
Tuesday November 14, 2017, 8:47 pm
Still.... don't give up Patrick!

Ken L (28)
Wednesday November 15, 2017, 9:09 am
Signed and noted , Thanks.

Barbara K (62)
Wednesday November 15, 2017, 10:15 am
The Republicans will do nothing to help make things safe for us. They are the ones who voted state by state to put these laws in place. Sadly, they will do nothing to make it safer, they are getting too rich. They will do nothing until their families and their own lives are in jeopardy. Thanks for the post, and Thanks, Ken for the share.

Mary T (356)
Wednesday November 15, 2017, 9:11 pm
thank you Freya - signed, noted and shared

Eric Lees (6)
Thursday November 16, 2017, 11:37 am
No we do not. How many times do we have to explain the facts. The guns are not the issue and giving up this essential liberty will not solve the issue or make you safe. Just because it is working for now in Australia does not mean it is a sustainable plan. And there are far more countries where it is not working for the people, where they have become fodder for gangs or worse their own government.


Eric Lees (6)
Thursday November 16, 2017, 11:39 am
Adding some of my comments from today on this topic:

Fact #1: It's a fact that almost all mass shootings happen in "gun free" zones. Of course criminals don't follow those rules.
Fact #2: Almost all mass shootings are stopped are at least interrupted when they encounter the 1st armed resistance. It doesn't matter if that is a government or private armed person.

Common sense is not so common.

The shooting in California last week could have been much worse had the shooter gotten into the school. Had they not had the warning and time to lockdown the school it would have been much worse.

What is wrong with having a church or school having individuals that are pre-screened, approved and trained to conceal carry?

In an active shooter situation seconds count. How long does it take for the cops to get there if nobody is armed on site?

Stop and think people.

Eric Lees (6)
Thursday November 16, 2017, 11:43 am
@Dandelion G "However, we need to stop selling weapons of war that shoot horrendous amounts of bullets out within seconds and do horrid damage to the body when hit, cutting down on survival rates. "

You should know better, machine guns have been illegal for the average citizen to buy for a long time. And these guns have not been used in mass shootings. Yes guns are very dangerous in the wrong hands yet we trust the government to have them?

David Thieke (6)
Friday November 17, 2017, 4:31 am
Signed and Noted. Thank You Freya

Eric Lees (6)
Monday November 20, 2017, 7:17 am
Meanwhile Germany is seeing a spike in violence with knives being the weapon of choice. Once again guns are not the issue, it is the people. If only it was as simple as banning a certain type of weapon.

Spy K (224)
Thursday November 30, 2017, 3:53 pm
thanks-----glad to sign and note------WTF USA/NRA-----not to minimize any suffering----or pick a fight---LOL----but eric let me know when dozens are killed in an incident by a lone knifeperson------or hundreds wounded in a few minutes like in las vegas-----also do you support increased funding 4 mental health services-----just sayin
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