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freefm
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freefm

Hard to say if the lack of mass shootings in Australia is primarily because of their gun control laws or some other factor(s) like culture.

RumeScape
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RumeScape

2031 mass shootings since 2012? That’s a ridiculous number and must be counting small shootings that did not involve assault rifles.

The real story is that it’s hard to have a legitimate and productive debate on twitter.

draypresct
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draypresct

Tomi is an idiot.

That being said, [Australian researchers stated](http://content.time.com/time/world/article/0,8599,1736501,00.html) that their 1996 law didn’t affect homicide rates.

> “The hypothesis that the removal of a large number of firearms owned by civilians [would lead to fewer gun-related deaths] is not borne out by the evidence.” Firearm homicides in Australia were declining before 1996 and the decline has simply continued at the same rate since, McPhedran says.

As for mass shootings, well, [there have been mass killings and mass shootings since 1996](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_massacres_in_Australia), but if you use a specific definition of mass killing, you can make the claim that they’ve decreased. As the Australian researchers said, these events have fortunately been too sporadic in Australia both before and after 1996 to draw specific conclusions.

Side note 1: One of the reasons that mass killings have decreased in Australia is that emergency medical care has improved. For example, one of the survivors of the the [2002 Monash mass shooting](https://www.smh.com.au/national/two-die-as-gunman-attacks-his-own-class-20021022-gdfqx6.html) was airlifted to a hospital where they were treated. Similar care may have saved some of the victims of the [1984 Milperra massacre](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Milperra_massacre) if it had been available.

Side note 2: Gun control laws have consistently been shown to reduce suicide rates (yes, even accounting for method substitution) in independent studies looking at trends before and after the laws were enacted in several different nations. Similar analyses have consistently failed to find that they had any effect on homicide rates.

mistercartmenes
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Fanaticorc787
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Fanaticorc787

It’s not legitimate ownership. It’s just mass breaking of the law that the police are not willing to enforce

SpiritualButter
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SpiritualButter

One mass shooting in a school was all it took for the UK to ban guns. Farmers and game shooters still have them, but we realised that dead children was worse than owning guns

BrockCage
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BrockCage

The only thing to stop a bad idea is a good idea with a gun.

AngryPowerWank
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AngryPowerWank

Please stop huffing paint Hitler Barbie #pray4tami

noorav
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noorav

Can someone explain or elaborate on the bottom most tweet?

jtryan1
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jtryan1

But the population has increased by 6 million so the fact that the total number of guns is the same is very miss leading. As a percentage of the population, it is still lower

basszameg
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basszameg

Once again Tara Lawson shows how dumb she is.

LiberalPitbull
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LiberalPitbull

Any conservatives out there feel like explaining why this idiot is treated as “credible” in their camp?

mecklejay
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mecklejay

Also, “I’ll wait” doesn’t make any sense in that tweet. Is she just parroting something that she thinks sounds sassy, without actually thinking about how words work? How is she *such a fucking clod??*

**Christ** I despise Tomi Lahren.

MIGFirestorm
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MIGFirestorm

They also never really had many in the first place. One really bad one was all it took

iksworbeZ
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iksworbeZ

sit down shut up tammy

egrith
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egrith

Apparently like 13 percent of Fins own guns, legally, as 2 gun matches and target shooting are great sports that are rather common, same in some US states

GoldenUnicornGorilla
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GoldenUnicornGorilla

The US doesn’t need a 2nd Amendment to take back control of a government that’s been taken control of by an oligarchy. They just elected Donald fucking Trump. The oligarchy are laughing about at.

The best reason for taking the 2nd amendment away from the flacid American citizen is that they have demonstrated no will to use that right for its intended purpose.

josejimeniz2
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josejimeniz2

[Citation on number of semi automatic firearms needed]

mysteryman151
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mysteryman151

Various states have also been slowly unraveling gun restrictions in every way they can without breaching federal level restrictions

Yet still no mass shootings

Starting to think that not glorifying deadly weapons and respecting them for the terrifying tools of death they are while teaching safe gun use is beneficial

Edit: I’m talking about Australia

Not everything is about America especially when the post I’m commenting on specifically mentions Australia

CalbertCorpse
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CalbertCorpse

She is so dumb and opens herself up to these memes so often I’m beginning to think she is the intentional, political version of Ken M.

DemonreachDaycare
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DemonreachDaycare

Well change sort by controversial and settle in to watch this dumpster fire.

elf_inspector
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elf_inspector

For years now, the Republican party has fixated on the idea of unintended and paradoxical consequences. They believe things like:

* The best way to increase tax revenue is to cut taxes
* The best way to help the poor is to subsidize the rich
* The best way to stop shooting is to give everyone guns

It’s stoner logic. It’s like a college freshman who learned a clever paradoxical concept, and now thinks he’s unraveled the secrets of the universe.

Iron_Bawls
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Iron_Bawls

This is the result of Americans bad habit of making stupid people famous.