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Why need for automatic weapons?

Posted by: 2UE | 17 December, 2012 - 12:03 PM
Why the need for automatic weapons? Pressure on President to act

President Barack Obama is under increasing pressure to tackle gun control in the United States. Tim Webster looks at the horror in the rural town of Newtown, and why we don't need automatic weapons.

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U.S. President Barack Obama has addressed a multi-denominational service in Newtown, Connecticut, the town where 26 people, 20 of them children were shot dead at the weekend.

A vigil is being held this afternoon at the Sandy Hook Elementary School, the scene of all but one of the killings by a 20 year old gunman.

The President has told the gathering, the entire nation is in mourning.


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Blog comments Your Say

  • I needed to thank you for this great read!! I certainly enjoyed
    every little bit of it. I have you bookmarked to look at new things you post_

    fast loan Thursday 3 January, 2013 - 12:03 PM
  • @Emanuel Gloria - thankyou for your comments re my postings here. Much appreciated. It does worry me at times about the erosion of democracy in this country by the now defunct, useless Gillard minority government. She recently introduced some rubbish law to aim to stop people from speaking their minds in social media. It will not stop me rest assured.Thank you again for your courtesy.

    Samuel Kyrikos Thursday 20 December, 2012 - 9:32 PM
  • @Franco you fool. Don't you know that it was John Howard, then the real Prime Minister of Australia who implemented the outlawing of rifles and other weapons like the mental case used to kill 27 people including 20 young children at the kids' school in Newtown, Connecticut. Wake up to yourself you fool. You can be sued now under recent Gillard legislation that provides for new penalties for causing offence to people. And rest assured it may be done!!

    Saad Kyrikos Wednesday 19 December, 2012 - 6:42 PM
  • Hi Tim, Merry Christmas, you look and sound great mate; Horribly if its not someone with automatic weapons shooting people to pieces, its someone blowing up innocent people somewhere, in restaurants, shopping malls, on trains or crashing jet airliners into New York skyscrapers and what about all the so called dirty nuclear bombs that could be circulating around the world, going off without warning at anytime, anywhere? What does all that tell you? Things are not good around the world, you just keep wondering whats next? Sadly todays new age, atheist, Godless politicians have completely let us down and are evidently not the solution but the cause of our evil woes, all so noticeable, even here in polarized, torn Australia. With Labor's..."New Australia". U.S. Muslim, Pro-Abortion, President Obama is simply unbelievable and a very big worry indeed and hypocrite Labor-Julia Gillard's role model, idol.

    Gordon Wednesday 19 December, 2012 - 1:22 PM
  • @Samuel Kyrikos, thank you for your good honest comments here and throughout the year! God Bless You for your Truthfulness... AMEN.

    EMMANUEL GLORIA Wednesday 19 December, 2012 - 12:48 PM
  • Life is dangerous - Ban Everything!

    Peter Wednesday 19 December, 2012 - 10:36 AM

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