Dec 19, 2012

Labor MP letter to US politicians: enact our gun laws

As the number of guns in Australia reduced, so too did gun violence. Labor MP Kelvin Thomson implores the US Congress and Senate to look to our experience.

Labor MP Kelvin Thomson has written to members of the US Congress and Senate on gun laws in the wake of the Newtown school shooting. This is what he sent …

As a member of the Australian Parliament I am writing to urge you to adopt Australia’s gun laws in the United States.

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3 thoughts on “Labor MP letter to US politicians: enact our gun laws

  1. The Pav

    He should have attached First Dog’s Cartoon as well.

  2. Matt

    Ugh. Kelvin is such a yente.

    Is his seat so safe or this government so secure that he has nothing better to do than offer unsolicited advice to the US Congress on this issue?

    If an American legislator was to do likewise (particularly with the insufferable arrogance that attends an “open letter”) I’m confident the Member for Wills would be leading the shrill cries of “mind your own fucking business!”

  3. Thteribl

    This effort totally misunderstands the Yanks’ culture. The myth on which it is based contains (1) the Revolutionary War (2)The Wild Frontiersman like Davy Crockett (3) The Civil War (4)The Canadian War (5)The Mexican War – The Alamo (6) The Wild West – The Indian Wars (7)The Liberation of Cuba – The Rough Riders (8)The War on the Barbary Pirates (9)The Great War (10)The Second World War (11) The Korean War (12) The Vietnam War (13) The Gulf War (14) etc.
    These are all regurgitated by their “entertainment industry with the message that these were all done by brave men with a gun in their hand and a chip on their shoulder. The subtext is that the nation is shot through with traumatised, gun-happy ex-military, with poor employment prospects, being bombarded with unattainable aspirations. Doesn’t anyone know anything about “Frustration-Agression” ? Canada doesn’t need “gun control”, because it tends to deal with its problems constructively. Expecting President Obama to ban weapons of mass killing on home soil in the face of the predominant Red-neck culture is like pushing hot water uphill with a sharp stick.

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