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    Not sure if this is funny, sad or just an plain old dumb. I went for dumb myself and had a chuckle to myself, but it really wasn't funny as it was deadly serious.

    Half a mile from my sons house is a liquor shop (store) and on the front door there us a big sign that looks almost identical to the mock-up below.


    NO UNREGISTERED
    FIRE ARMS

    ALOUD IN THIS STORE
    LEAVE THEM OUTSIDE!

    Almost forgot.... There was a cardboard box outside the door for unregistered fire arms to be left in whilst owner was in the shop. Oh yeah, and no one to keep an eye on any that may have been placed in the box.

    Kind of like. It's alright to rob or shoot me with a registered gun but woe betide anyone if they do it with an unregistered one.


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    Looks like they have a spelling problem also.
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    Neil

    Being a revolver, that is extremely cowboyish and under the circumstances, appropriate!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Glider View Post
    I wonder how many mass shooters have been interrupted by a gun toting citizen who draws their weapon and plugs them.
    I've posted a few links on page 1 of this thread about that but the answer is basically none or very few. I remember reading that there were armed civilians at the Walmart shooting and some of the said they didn't want to fire in the crowd and others said they didn't want to be mistaken for the bad guy. So not only is it an extremely rare event but having guns at the scene of a mass shooting doesn't automatically mean there is going to be a good outcome.
    Also read Myth#4 in the site below

    10 Pro-Gun Myths, Shot Down – Mother Jones

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    Quote Originally Posted by barri View Post
    So not only is it an extremely rare event but having guns at the scene of a mass shooting doesn't automatically mean there is going to be a good outcome.
    Also read Myth#4 in the site below

    10 Pro-Gun Myths, Shot Down – Mother Jones
    Perhaps I didn't make myself clear. The NRA have often stated that guns in the right hands reduce crime. In the case of mass shootings, clearly they do not. Of course those gun toting people nearby would say that, wouldn't they? Guns are carried by the fearful.

    I wouldn't have said that mass shootings are rare events. Wikipedia's count for 2021 is 470. 470!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Glider View Post
    The NRA have often stated that guns in the right hands reduce crime.
    The NRA is wrong! Have a read below of one of the many research sites that have disproved that comment

    Also, one of the NRA academics produced a book "More guns less crime" which has been debunked dozens of times in university studies. The one stat that's indisputable is "more guns, more gun deaths"


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    A psychologists view on the odds of stopping a bad guy with a gun.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mobyturns View Post
    How to over complicate things male / female, mother / father, is a lot easier than potential gestational parent / non gestational parent ...... but then I'm sure some will take umbrage / offence to the inference

    Where it really gets confusing to me is when a reporter uses the term "Their" - is the intended meaning / interpretation a simple "non-gender" term or a reference to a multiple personality disorder or say a greedy person who assumes they possess "things" .... ?? Ah language is a wonderful thing, and we introduce unnecessary complexity / doubt.

    What ever happened to the KISS principle "Keep It Simple S..." oops can't use that word any more now its KISFTU "Keep It Simple For The Unschooled."
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    m-a-n in it. I'm leaning toward something like "woshe" or "woher"

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    Quote Originally Posted by ubeaut View Post
    I never comment on political or other seriously stupid stuff but just can't help myself here.

    I have a son and his family living in Houston Texas USA and this is the latest from him.....

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    So why does your son stay? Don't like - leave. A common mantra here in aus.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Spin Doctor View Post
    So why does your son stay? Don't like - leave. A common mantra here in aus.
    Sometimes it is money and sometimes it is the other half.

    Here it was with me, "You have three years to move us out of Pittsburgh."

    It happened in about two.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Chesand View Post
    Looks like they have a spelling problem also.

    Hahaha yeah that was one of the bits I laughed at the spelling of aloud instead of allowed.

    Made me think you could take them in so long as you were quiet about it.


    Maybe if the gun had a silencer it would have been allowed. Ya just gotta love the place.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Spin Doctor View Post
    So why does your son stay? Don't like - leave. A common mantra here in aus.
    I never said he didn't like it. However he and family would be out of there in a shot (pun) if they could. It's all too easy to say "don't like it - leave!" but definitely not all that easy to do especially if you have family, other ties, commitments and bugger all money.

    I packed up the family and left Melb for Perth and beyond at 25. No money, no job, no where to live and no prospects. The next 15-20 years were the hardest of our lives. Same happened to my wife and her family when they uprooted from Scotland and came to Australia back in 1960. Neither of us wouldn't wish that on our son and his family even though he went through it with us as a 4 year old youngster until his late teens.
    Living in poverty wasn't fun back then and I'm sure it's a hell of a lot worse now. Would that we were in a position to be able to help them but we're not.

    If anyone wants to give us about $500,000 to bring them home and settle them back here on OZ please feel free. (he says tongue in cheek) I'm sure they'd greatly appreciate it.

    Love it or leave it - easy to say, hard to do.


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    Quote Originally Posted by ubeaut View Post
    Love it or leave it - easy to say, hard to do.

    True, and it's not really a binary argument. How about "Love it or leave it or change it."
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    Quote Originally Posted by AlexS View Post
    True, and it's not really a binary argument. How about "Love it or leave it or change it."
    Good luck on that!
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    I can't say I've ever been to Texas but I did spend a few years living in New York, in Manhattan but mostly 50 kms up the Hudson, and I loved both the place and the people. I still have mates there with whom I stay when visiting.

    SWMBO was heavily pregnant with our third child when we moved into our house in Westchester County. Within a couple of days of moving in, at least three of our neighbours came knocking on the door armed with pies and other food by way of welcome. Two brand new mates from work travelled 100kms and 140kms each way (!) to help me paint the house in time for the new arrival.

    Every place has its share of maddies and its own peculiarities, Oz included. Our media don't help with their insular views on the US, mostly without telling the whole story. Neither American exceptionalism nor parts of their constitution have helped; but Australia exhibits its own form of exceptionalism by highlighting America's failings by comparison with our own society. It makes everyone feel better to think that our place is better than theirs, but its not. It's just different.

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