Turnbull Says Strict Gun Laws Prevent Las Vegas Style Shooting Massacres
Law abiding firearms owners of Australia will suffer all events in the name of stricter gun controls. The Politicians and Antis will take every opportunity relevant or not. They will use tragedies to scare the un informed and will push agendas off the backs of tragedies.
Prime Minister Malcom Turnbull says the massacre of more than 50 concert goers in Las Vegas shows Australia must remain “ever vigilant” to maintain its strict gun control laws.
Speaking in Sydney this morning, Mr Turnbull again offered his condolences to the victims of the Las Vegas gunman, and said Australia owed a great debt to the actions of former Prime Minister John Howard, who acted to strengthen Australian gun laws in the wake of the Port Arthur tragedy.
“Thanks to the strong leadership of John Howard more than 20 years ago Australia has some of the strictest gun control laws in the world, and we remain ever-vigilant to maintain them,” he said.
Mr Turnbull said the special Council of Australian Government’s summit this week would reflect on the Las Vegas tragedy, and help inform discussions on how to “further strengthen and harmonise” government response to the threat of terrorism, and mass acts of killing.
“There is no set-and-forget there, we’ve just had a gun amnesty over three months, and in the first two months over 25,000 guns were handed in. So we will continue to do everything we can to keep guns, the kind that were used by this killer in Las Vegas, off the streets,” he said.
Ron Owen President of the Firearm Owners Association of Australia summed the comments up perfectly in the FOAA web site.
Massive sympathy for the victims, yet within minutes the media like braying bloodhounds start yapping on about gun laws. Yes, Las Vegas has more relaxed laws than we have here in Australia, but it makes no difference that the concert was a “Gun Free Zone” or that the machine gun he used was illegal, here in Australia and in the USA. The key facts on these global events are, if you have a lot of defenceless people together they are a target, no matter if you have 30 or 30,000 or a defenceless country.
Once you have a defenceless target a bad person will want to wipe them out. No gun laws in the world will stop or even hamper the plans of mass murderers. No controls will stop massacres. The French Bataclan Theatre shooting, which resulted in 130 deaths, or the 2016 Brussels airport bombing which took 35 lives or the spate of truck and car ram raids including the Nice, France massacre which alone took the lives of 86 innocent people. Do we ban cars and trucks, or do we ban Panadol after the Panadol tablet poisoner? Do we ban petrol after a fire bomb. Same to as when we have to deal with these bad people, the question has to be asked what laws or controls could stop Kim Jong-un from making a Hydrogen Bomb? What’s to stop him using it on Defenceless Australia? How long before the first Muslim Terrorist detonates a nuclear bomb on a defenceless population. It’s the same principle we cannot ban the truck, we cannot ban the machette, we cannot ban pressure cookers, we cannot ban the gun its pointless. The only solution is to organise defence.
Is defence possible, yes it is, imagine that a US president or any important political figure were present at the event. There would have been well-trained security personnel stationed to keep an eye out for snipers, with spotters and “good guy” snipers all around. When “important” people are involved, security is a matter of course, but protecting ordinary members of the public? Well, that’s just “paranoia,” we’re told. The state, of course, is highly invested in protecting its own personnel and its own interests. The public have to rely on “good luck” or be a victim.
The Police know that all of these events are vulnerable.
The Boston Herald interviewed former Boston Police Commissioner — and current Las Vegas security consultant — Edward Davis about the situation. Davis notes:
“There’s always been a fear — not so much among the security chiefs, but by the police out here, that there would be an attack. It is their worst fear coming true.”
Davis also confirms our suspicion that the safety of government personnel in the area have been a subject of worry, in regards to security. The general public? Not so much.
All of these murderous events will continue, whilst the emphasis is placed on disarming victims instead of protecting them. Bad people will always find the tools. Gun Controls are not only ‘not relevant’ the reliance on the wrong ‘fix’ increases the likelihood that it will continue to occur. History shows that Gun control, or peace treaties will never protect the defenceless.