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    Australian gunman goes on shooting spree

    At least four dead, two more injured after Australian gunman goes on shooting spree: reports

    At least four people are dead and two more are injured after a lone gunman opened fire Tuesday night in a suburb just outside of Darwin, Australia, police said.

    Northern Territory Police Duty Superintendent Lee Morgan confirmed that at least four people were killed when an unidentified 45-year-old man opened fire throughout the city using a pump-action shotgun, news.com.au reported.

    At least two more people suffered gunshot wounds.

    https://www.foxnews.com/world/victim...tralia-shotgun





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    I thought Australia was a gun-free country?


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    Quote Originally Posted by Sparko View Post
    I thought Australia was a gun-free country?
    That just means that law abiding citizens are defenseless.
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    Gun licences are available, but you need a reasonable excuse to own them, and there are strict controls on how and where they can be stored and used - but the occasional person does slip through the net. Northern Territory (Darwin is the capital) is deemed a remote area - gun ownership is more common than in the more populated areas.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tabibito View Post
    Gun licences are available, but you need a reasonable excuse to own them, and there are strict controls on how and where they can be stored and used - but the occasional person does slip through the net. Northern Territory (Darwin is the capital) is deemed a remote area - gun ownership is more common than in the more populated areas.
    this goes to show that if someone wants to go on a killing spree, laws are not going to stop him. And looking at the photos, the police stopped him with guns.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sparko View Post
    this goes to show that if someone wants to go on a killing spree, laws are not going to stop him. And looking at the photos, the police stopped him with guns.
    I remember when police here didn't go armed - except for plain clothes detectives (they had shoulder holstered browning 22s) ... and that was before the heavier restrictions on fire-arms and the buy-back programme.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tabibito View Post
    Gun licences are available, but you need a reasonable excuse to own them, and there are strict controls on how and where they can be stored and used - but the occasional person does slip through the net. Northern Territory (Darwin is the capital) is deemed a remote area - gun ownership is more common than in the more populated areas.
    I thought Northern Territory was more strict on their gun laws. I know paintball markers are restricted in Northern Territory to the point they may as well be banned.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sparko View Post
    At least four dead, two more injured after Australian gunman goes on shooting spree: reports

    At least four people are dead and two more are injured after a lone gunman opened fire Tuesday night in a suburb just outside of Darwin, Australia, police said.
    This is Australia’s worst rampage killing in decades, four people were killed. A mere blip by US standards.

    I thought Australia was a gun-free country?
    Pretty much. I know of no one who carries a gun. It's just not part of the Australian culture.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tassmorin View Post
    This is Australia’s worst rampage killing in decades...
    You need to qualify that statement: "worst rampage killing with a gun in decades". In 2018, five people were killed in a single stabbing incident.

    https://mobile.abc.net.au/news/2018-...30?pfmredir=sm

    And, in general, rates of violent crime and suicide are the same now or slightly worse than they were before Australia banned guns.

    https://thefederalist.com/2015/09/03...n-ban-conceit/
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tassman View Post
    This is Australia’s worst rampage killing in decades, four people were killed. A mere blip by US standards.



    Pretty much. I know of no one who carries a gun. It's just not part of the Australian culture.
    indeed. And I wonder just how much monthly shootings in the US of 10's or more might have planted the idea in his head.

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    Quote Originally Posted by oxmixmudd View Post
    indeed. And I wonder just how much monthly shootings in the US of 10's or more might have planted the idea in his head.

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