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Thursday, April 27, 2006

Guns and hypocrisy

On the tenth anniversary of Port Arthur massacre, John Howard says "We did a lot more in 2002 and 2003 with handguns, but we really must resolve as a nation never to go down the American path. There are many things about America that I admire, but I do not admire their gun culture."

Guns rapidly become a problem in any society that sends people to war, for that's where they learn to fire and become comfortable with these weapons of destruction, and more than a few firearms find their way from the military to the civilian. People also learn by example, and our government's example in Iraq is that might makes right, and whichever bully has the best guns wins. Johnnie's hypocritical protests against American gun culture is far far too little, far far too late.


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