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!!!

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.

Brett Hutchison
Brett Hutchison

So I'm confused is this about child poverty , child safety, or gun control? I belong to several of the organizations listed in the cause request, and I work with kids, but most of them are not pro gun control, and it seems like this is just a gun site posing as a site that wants to help children in some way. I am all for making children a priority, but we spend tens of thousands of dollars per child every year on public education, health care, other programs, organized outreach, and...

So I'm confused is this about child poverty , child safety, or gun control? I belong to several of the organizations listed in the cause request, and I work with kids, but most of them are not pro gun control, and it seems like this is just a gun site posing as a site that wants to help children in some way. I am all for making children a priority, but we spend tens of thousands of dollars per child every year on public education, health care, other programs, organized outreach, and childcare, and look what we are getting? My experience is that its not about programs, money, lack of effort, or making them a priority, its about how we do what we do, and what these kids see and feel about how we conduct ourselves and our business. And its darn sure not about guns! Gun control never works, never has worked, and never will work. In fact some of the best programs I have seen are built around the shooting sports and guns. They teach responsibility, awareness, discipline, and respect for yourself, and those around you, and for the guns themselves. We are the problem, and our leaders are the problem. These kids see the lies, and hypocrisy better than we do, ask any kid about what he hears at home, and he thinks feels about his future, and then what he wants us to do? He will not tell you to form a "national commission on children" to study kids more! We already have the HHS, the Education Department, the CDC, and countless State, local, and private groups that have, and are "studying" children. What kids want is time with their parents who either are working to much, not married, or who they never even knew in the first place. What they want is to have teachers that care about them and teach them, not about paper work, social programs, and studying for mandated TESTS. They want to see some chance that they could get an education without being $60 to $80 Grand in debt, or their parents being ruined and spending their life savings, UNLESS they are in the lucky 10 or15%. They want to see a future after they get a degree that is not their old room again, with their now broke parents. They want to leaders that don't make a fortune while they lie and pass the buck down the road to ruin. Its not the kids that need a commission, its the Government, and its our culture that needs one... maybe run by a group of kids?

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......

Bill Clark
Bill Clark

Yes Children's Safety at Home, Schools, Community and Events is important.

Sylvia Sepulveda
Sylvia Sepulveda

We as an adult, is our responsibility to speak out for YOURS and OUR children.
We are the voice of the INNOCENCE.
"SO LET US SAY IT LOUD AND CLEAR".......PLEASE!

Sylvia Sepulveda
Sylvia Sepulveda

We as an adult, is our responsibility to speak for YOURS and OUR children.
We are the voice of the innocence.
'SO LET US SAY IT LOUD AND CLEAR".

See more comments…