Rebecca Wearsch
Rebecca Wearsch

Banning certain guns and clips will do NOTHING to stop the violence. It's PEOPLE that kill! Ask Australia how their gun ban went! CRIME INCREASED! DEATHS INCREASED! People living there now do not feel safe because the CRIMINALS have the guns and citizens can't defend themselves!

Christopher Sawwa
Christopher Sawwa
  • Rebecca Wearsch

In the US its not the criminals who cause most deaths... its the at first sane citizens who have been allowed to own firearms who later go nuts. Or, nut cases who steal guns from otherwise sane citizens. Or as in the case of Va Tech shooter, a nut case who was allowed to purchase guns over the counter w/out sufficient background checking. Criminals shooting people is another problem. So yes, removing guns and ammo from purchase except with some very thorough background checking would...

In the US its not the criminals who cause most deaths... its the at first sane citizens who have been allowed to own firearms who later go nuts. Or, nut cases who steal guns from otherwise sane citizens. Or as in the case of Va Tech shooter, a nut case who was allowed to purchase guns over the counter w/out sufficient background checking. Criminals shooting people is another problem. So yes, removing guns and ammo from purchase except with some very thorough background checking would eliminate large number of those massacres. BTW, do you realize that in the US gun deaths are at around 30,000 a year? How can anyone w/a shred of sanity and logic in their mind possibly be against restricting access to over the counter fire arms access?!

Rebecca Wearsch
Rebecca Wearsch
  • Rebecca Wearsch

I'd be interested in knowing how many children (in that 30,000 number you quote) shot other children because their stupid parents didn't lock the guns up at home. I agree that better, more thorough, background checks would help. But, unfortunately, if a bad guy wants to commit a crime, he's going to get a gun regardless of whether or not he's restricted from getting it "over the counter."

Jo Van Bio
Jo Van Bio
  • Rebecca Wearsch

It is guns that make it very easy to kill other people.
30 or more bullets in one minute? In the hands of a mad man without a clear mind, in fact it is that gun that is doing the killings.

Rebecca Wearsch
Rebecca Wearsch
  • Rebecca Wearsch

According to figures collected by the United Nations’ Office on Drugs and Crime through its annual crime survey, 9,146 Americans were victims of a firearm homicide in the most recent year. That translates to a rate of 2.97 firearm homicides per 100,000 population, only the 27th highest rate in the world.

Rebecca Wearsch
Rebecca Wearsch
  • Rebecca Wearsch

The 2011 and 2006 FBI crime reports show that firearm murders have declined each year since 2006. There were 10,177 such murders in 2006 and 8,583 in 2011 — a drop of 1,594 or nearly 16 percent in five years, even as the nation’s population continued to rise.

Rebecca Wearsch
Rebecca Wearsch
  • Rebecca Wearsch

In 1996 newly elected Prime Minister John Howard of Australia pushed for stricter gun control. That year the Australian Parliament passed the National Firearms Agreement which banned the private ownership of all semiautomatic rifles and semiautomatic and pump action shotguns. The new law also established more restrictions in the licensing of other firearms.

According to the National Firearms Agreement private citizens were forced to turn over the banned weapons in a government buyback...

In 1996 newly elected Prime Minister John Howard of Australia pushed for stricter gun control. That year the Australian Parliament passed the National Firearms Agreement which banned the private ownership of all semiautomatic rifles and semiautomatic and pump action shotguns. The new law also established more restrictions in the licensing of other firearms.

According to the National Firearms Agreement private citizens were forced to turn over the banned weapons in a government buyback system. Beginning on October 1, 1966 through September 30, 1997, the Australian government spent $500 million in purchasing and destroying more than 631,000 banned guns. Howard and other politicians promised the citizens of Australia that they would be safer now that these horrible weapons had been taken off the streets.

However, that was not the case!

Since Australia banned semiautomatic rifles, shotguns and pump action shotguns the gun crime rates have skyrocketed throughout the country.

Murders committed with guns increased by 19%.
Home invasions increased by 21%.
Assaults committed with guns increased by 28%.
Armed robberies skyrocketed with an increase of 69%.
Many former gun owners blame the government and their gun control laws for the increases in crimes. They feel helpless in their own homes, unable to protect themselves. In fact, home invasions were so rare prior to the gun ban that the nation did not even have a legal definition for what a home invasion was.

Seeing the direct results of what the ban on guns did in Australia, they are now warning us not to follow in their footsteps.

Read more: http://godfatherpolitics.com/8975/australian-gun-ban-resulted-in-higher-gun-crimes-not-lower/#ixzz2KXRp9EPF

John Zajkowski
John Zajkowski
  • Rebecca Wearsch

Christopher Sawwa How many of those 30,000 "gun" deaths are: suicides, accidental shootings, homicides at the hands of criminals with illegally gotten guns and actual legal gun owner deaths? I'm sure that if you broke that large number down, you will see that the actual number of gun deaths by legal gun owners is very, very low. But you can't emphasize your point unless you have a large statistic to throw at the reader. The only problem is that your statistical number is skewed by the...

Christopher Sawwa How many of those 30,000 "gun" deaths are: suicides, accidental shootings, homicides at the hands of criminals with illegally gotten guns and actual legal gun owner deaths? I'm sure that if you broke that large number down, you will see that the actual number of gun deaths by legal gun owners is very, very low. But you can't emphasize your point unless you have a large statistic to throw at the reader. The only problem is that your statistical number is skewed by the variables within that number which I mentioned earlier. You liberals are all alike and all full of crap. Start telling the truth for a change. It will do the country good.

Paul Griffin
Paul Griffin
  • Rebecca Wearsch

Rebecca Wearsch I don't believe you've understood the stats or the facts, are you getting your arguments from the NRA? More people have died at the hands of others in the US than have ever been killed by war, did you know that? The quote about Australia is inacurrate and also what about here in the UK? The USA has 100,000 firearms incidents each year, of which 10,000 end in death!

Bob Kaled
Bob Kaled
  • Rebecca Wearsch

Christopher Sawwa, honestly, try some facts for a change. Most deaths involving firearms in the U.S. are due to the stupid drug war. The "Kids" being killed are little goblins in the drug trade blowing each other away with guns they stole while living in places where only the bad guys are allowed to have firearms.

We pat the little goblins on the head, blame society and firearms and send them on their merry ways with a stop over in prisons that are better than many hotels around the...

Christopher Sawwa, honestly, try some facts for a change. Most deaths involving firearms in the U.S. are due to the stupid drug war. The "Kids" being killed are little goblins in the drug trade blowing each other away with guns they stole while living in places where only the bad guys are allowed to have firearms.

We pat the little goblins on the head, blame society and firearms and send them on their merry ways with a stop over in prisons that are better than many hotels around the world. Free dental and all. After this, we are shocked, shocked! That they remain in criminal gangs until some other goblin zaps them.

In Australia, violent crime is UP while that in the U.S. is dropping, over all. This in spite of more firearms in the hands of private citizens.

As for the few, very few loons who decide to shoot up a theater or school, where do they go? Magical, "Gun Free Zones" where they know they will be safe to try for "High Score".

Lucinha Oliveira
Lucinha Oliveira

Pois é, crianças, faz agente pensar, que para elas o futuro precisa ser melhor, e o melhor de tudo é uma boa educação, isso não podemos jamais esquecer!

Lucinha Oliveira
Lucinha Oliveira
  • Lucinha Oliveira

A criança, é o começo,que forma o futuro de uma nação!

Lucinha Oliveira
Lucinha Oliveira
  • Lucinha Oliveira

mas pode ser gerado muitas vezes em uma criança,um futuro negativo,e violento,dependendo daquilo que fizermos por ela!

Lucinha Oliveira
Lucinha Oliveira
  • Lucinha Oliveira

a criança é um problema de todos,vc pode até ignora-la,e fingir que nada tem haver com isso, e forma ao seu redor um mundo violento e inrespossavêl!

Lucinha Oliveira
Lucinha Oliveira
  • Lucinha Oliveira

não adianta dar,comida para ela so comida não vai adiantar

Lucinha Oliveira
Lucinha Oliveira
  • Lucinha Oliveira

Não adianta dar comida,sapatos,brinquedos e, roupas bonitas!

Lucinha Oliveira
Lucinha Oliveira
  • Lucinha Oliveira

A educação é o começo de tudo aquilo que elas precisam!

Lucinha Oliveira
Lucinha Oliveira
  • Lucinha Oliveira

E a educação da criança esta na cultura,e um valor adquirido pela vida!!!

Diana Cadle
Diana Cadle

Help us to help them dear Lord!

Carol Ann McElhannon
Carol Ann McElhannon
  • Diana Cadle

I also am a cashier at WalMart. Wish we could stop selling firearms and limit the amount of alcohol we sell.

Patricia Walter Rueda
Patricia Walter Rueda

Unfortunately, far too many guns kept in a family home for "safety from outsiders" wind up being used to kill beloved family members, whether by accident, (such as children who find the guns - PARENTS AT FAULT ON THIS ONE!), and spouses who wind up shooting each other during the "passion" of an argument or all out fight. I will NEVER keep a gun in our home! Tricia in NJ ~.

Drew Shedwick
Drew Shedwick
  • Patricia Walter Rueda

Tricia, would you feel safer putting a sign in front of your house saying "TRICIA'S HOUSE IS A GUN FREE ZONE"? When the bad guys come, just call 911 so the police will know where to come and draw the chalk outlines around your body.
Me, I feel safer with my guns and teaching my children (ages 11 and 8) the safe use of them, like my father taught me, his father taught him, etc, etc. Never been a single gun incident in any of our houses. It's called 'knowledge' which overcomes irrational...

Tricia, would you feel safer putting a sign in front of your house saying "TRICIA'S HOUSE IS A GUN FREE ZONE"? When the bad guys come, just call 911 so the police will know where to come and draw the chalk outlines around your body.
Me, I feel safer with my guns and teaching my children (ages 11 and 8) the safe use of them, like my father taught me, his father taught him, etc, etc. Never been a single gun incident in any of our houses. It's called 'knowledge' which overcomes irrational fear of inanimate objects or blathering, semi-literate politicians pulling your heart strings.
BTW: How many deaths have been caused by politicians?

Patricia Walter Rueda
Patricia Walter Rueda
  • Patricia Walter Rueda

Drew Shedwick, my daughter's husband keeps a gun in the house, as did generations of farmers before him -- and, as in your family, he first TAUGHT my daughter how to use it, and it is properly locked up, separate from the bullets. When the kids are old enough, they will ALSO be taught proper gun use AND the understanding that it IS a deadly weapon. I completely understand what you're saying. Unfortunately, I"M the "crazy one" in this household, lol, so maybe it's ME I'm afraid would misuse it! LOL! Tricia ~

Mosarrat Khan
Mosarrat Khan

I being Organizer(Students Wing) in IHM world Peace Organization fully support the petition.
http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=355837068918&v=info&ref=ts

Dustin Ray Morecraft
Dustin Ray Morecraft
  • Mosarrat Khan

If you want world peace, then you should support The Venus Project.

Sheila Cox
Sheila Cox

Please look into this cause!

Ananthan Vivek
Ananthan Vivek

42.000 children die in a day due to starvation. It is more than shame of our civilization. USA spends 60% of its budget towards war. Why and for whose benefit?

Drew Shedwick
Drew Shedwick
  • Ananthan Vivek

The same military that saved mankind from the ignorant, shortsighted Eurotrash TWICE in the last 100 years. The same military that kept the murdering psychopaths like Stalin, Mao, Kim, Pol Pot from killing more than the 100+ million they combined to kill in the name of "social justice" The same military that comes to the aid of every other nation that suffers a disaster. The same military who design weapons and tactics to reduce the death and suffering of noncombatants. The same military...

The same military that saved mankind from the ignorant, shortsighted Eurotrash TWICE in the last 100 years. The same military that kept the murdering psychopaths like Stalin, Mao, Kim, Pol Pot from killing more than the 100+ million they combined to kill in the name of "social justice" The same military that comes to the aid of every other nation that suffers a disaster. The same military who design weapons and tactics to reduce the death and suffering of noncombatants. The same military that rebuilt most of the world following the conflagrations of the last century.
Activists talk a lot but accomplish nothing. The military accomplishes much but talks little.

Dean Fecht
Dean Fecht

guns keep obamas kids safe guns isn't the trouble...people who belive the left is the trouble.

Lucy Depew
Lucy Depew

WE THE PEOPLE "NEED TO TAKE OUT ALL THE TRASH IN CONGRESS" THAT TOTALLY FAILS CHILDREN & FAMILYS! VERY SAD WORLD WE LIVE IN WHEN CORRUPTION WINS!

Andrea Pal
Andrea Pal

Yes Children"s Safety at Home, Scools, Community and Events is important......

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