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We screamed at the sky

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  • 1
    Mark Errey
    Posted Wednesday, 19 December 2012 at 1:31 pm | Permalink

    If 20 seven year olds had died from smoking drugs the legislative response would be swift, potent and have universal support from legislators, there can be no doubt of this.

  • 2
    zut alors
    Posted Wednesday, 19 December 2012 at 1:34 pm | Permalink

    Words words words and then…? You don’t need to be a seer to know the answer.

  • 3
    ernmalleyscat
    Posted Wednesday, 19 December 2012 at 1:51 pm | Permalink

    Is this about Africa?

  • 4
    Tim Niven
    Posted Wednesday, 19 December 2012 at 2:11 pm | Permalink

    ernmalleyscat - hear, hear

  • 5
    Andybob
    Posted Wednesday, 19 December 2012 at 2:20 pm | Permalink

    Ah, monochrome, cue introspective reflection. What I intend to change is the lingering fascination with guns as well designed machinery exerting power at a distance and commanding attention. I have almost no personal experience of guns, yet this perception has been created by countless images and films portraying guns as sexy.

    Now I try to imagine a gun as an axe handle with nails in it. Something brutal and unlovely. James Bond sure looks different holding it.

  • 6
    drmick
    Posted Wednesday, 19 December 2012 at 2:21 pm | Permalink

    I am with Chris Rock on this one: he reckons that we should sell as many guns as we like, but charge $5000 for each and every bullet.

  • 7
    First Dog On The Moon
    Posted Wednesday, 19 December 2012 at 2:32 pm | Permalink

    yes EMC it is

  • 8
    Stevo the Working Twistie
    Posted Wednesday, 19 December 2012 at 2:35 pm | Permalink

    Guns don’t kill people. Famine and remote-controlled drones do.

  • 9
    SBH
    Posted Wednesday, 19 December 2012 at 2:46 pm | Permalink

    Like an old lady said, ‘don’t feel guilty, do something.’

    here’s a start
    http://disarm.igc.org
    and
    http://www.hdcentre.org

  • 10
    paddy
    Posted Wednesday, 19 December 2012 at 2:58 pm | Permalink

    Dear FD…..Thanks.

  • 11
    robinw
    Posted Wednesday, 19 December 2012 at 2:59 pm | Permalink

    Spot on!

  • 12
    klewso
    Posted Wednesday, 19 December 2012 at 3:32 pm | Permalink

    What comes before profits?

  • 13
    klewso
    Posted Wednesday, 19 December 2012 at 3:44 pm | Permalink

    What had “we” done?
    With all that navel gazing?
    They did find some lint - and sold a lot of soap?

  • 14
    Holden Back
    Posted Wednesday, 19 December 2012 at 3:51 pm | Permalink

    @klewso in the case of News, enormous losses.

  • 15
    Steve777
    Posted Wednesday, 19 December 2012 at 10:16 pm | Permalink

    The USA’s so called leaders are cowed by any number of well-funded interests, including the gun lobby but also big pharma, fossil fuels, a feral private health sector and the largely astroturfed Tea Party. If nothing is done as a result of this latest atrocity then it seems likely that the once great nation will resemble the othe former super power (Russia) in a decade or two - a mafia state.

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