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Helen BS: Shooting tragedies and guns (1413* d) RE: BS: Shooting tragedies and guns 04 Jun 21

In Australia, it is extremely rare and usually makes headline news if someone shoots someone else, and it is even more rare if it is a mass shooting. One of the biggest mass shooting in Australia in the last century was at Port Douglas in 1996. That's 25 years ago. We have had a couple of terrorist or similar attacks, but apart from rival bikie gangs or drug deals gone wrong, it is very, very rare.

When I look at news about shooting events in the USA, it seems to be perceived as commonplace, almost like an accepted norm in society.

I don't get it. How can that be socially normal in a highly developed country?

Our firearm laws and firearm controls are very strict. It's not easy to buy a firearm. You need a gun licence. The Police control the licences. It is well controlled and socially responsible.

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