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At Least Four Dead in Darwin, Australia,
Mass Shooting

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Posted By: ladydawgfan, 6/5/2019 11:17:10 AM

At least four people were killed and a woman injured during a mass shooting in Darwin, Australia, Tuesday evening. The Guardian reports that the shooting occurred in Darwin’s city center. The gunman was reportedly a 45-year-old Caucasian who was paroled in January and was “well known to police.” The Washington Post reported that the gunman used a shotgun, which he fired “at the Palms Hotel in the Darwin suburb of Woolner in the late afternoon.” Witnesses claim the gunman “opened fire in a number of rooms” in the hotel. The gunman was arrested approximately one hour after the shooting.

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Wait a minute!! Doesn't Australia have a ban on gun ownership?? How did this guy get an "assault shotgun" if the Aussie government bought back all of the weapons?? Could it be that, by their very nature, criminals don't CARE about government laws??

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Reply 1 - Posted by: PChristopher 6/5/2019 11:23:30 AM (No. 91202)
But they banned guns, yeah? Nobody has guns, yeah? The police will always be there to protect you, yeah? Nope. See what happens?
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Reply 2 - Posted by: winmag 6/5/2019 11:31:43 AM (No. 91207)
But, but this is what we're supposed to do in America, confiscate all the guns like they did in Australia. How's that working for you dopes!!
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Reply 3 - Posted by: tom7 6/5/2019 11:51:03 AM (No. 91220)
I don't think 4 dead qualifies as a "mass shooting". That's just a normal evening incident in Chicago.
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Reply 4 - Posted by: DVC 6/5/2019 1:10:28 PM (No. 91288)
#1, you are misinformed. Australian has not "banned guns". They did ban and confiscated all semiautomatic rifles and shotguns, and even pump shotguns, I am pretty sure. They only left single shot and double barrel shotguns, bolt action rifles, some lever action rifles (I think) and revolvers with longer barrels. Guns for self defense are not permitted, that is an invalid reason, according to their police, to get the permits required to own ANY guns. But, even if ALL guns were banned, it would be exactly the same.
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Reply 5 - Posted by: BarryNo 6/5/2019 3:16:25 PM (No. 91352)
Gun control works?? Talk about morbid humor! Yeah! Whoever has control of the gun ... This is almost as bad(in meme, not numbers) as that Parkland shooting in Florida, last year. Shooter walks in, shoots up the place then leaves again and police did nothing to stop him. So much for protection!!
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Reply 6 - Posted by: fishbone 6/5/2019 3:42:05 PM (No. 91371)
Agree #5. Whoever has the gun is in control.
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