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  •  AZ State Rep John Kavanagh, a gun nut, (3+ / 0-)
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    wishingwell, SueDe, bontemps2012

    asks at a local liberal blog, what are our proposals for gun control are.  When we respond....

    State Rep. John Kavanagh said...

    I sense a lot of hostility here in response to my simple question meant to understand the left's position, especially regarding serious mental illness and gun violence.
    Forget I ever asked and reached out for dialogue.
    Thank God you people don't like guns.
    http://www.blogforarizona.com/...

    This guy sponsored a bill that public buildings in AZ must be gun friendly, and also sponsored a bill right after Gabby Giffords was shot making the Colt Single Action Army Revolver as the official Arizona state firearm.  He's a former Port Authority Cop. He is one of the reasons AZ is so damn crazy.

    Research Shows Poverty Creates the Biggest Achievement Gap.

    by Desert Rose on Sun Dec 30, 2012 at 05:45:17 AM PST

    •  Adopt Australia's National Firearm Agreement (1+ / 0-)
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      This was implemented from scratch in 1996. Gun deaths were cut by more than half.

      How Australia Eliminated Gun Massacres. A New Position for the Democratic Party

      There is also a petition at the White House site:

      Adopt Australia's gun laws which have eliminated 100% of gun massacres since adoption in 1996 with no effect on hunting

      Please sign it.

      Details, all of which are similar to feeding NRA a double dose of shit-pie.

      After 35 people, including small children, were killed in the Australian island State of Tasmania in April, 1996, the Australian Police Ministers Council agreed to a national plan for the regulation of firearms.  The Plan is known as the National Firearms Agreement and its terms include:

      •Banning military style automatic and semi-automatic firearms;
      •Limiting the availability of non-military style semi-automatic rifles and shotguns to primary producers, professional vermin exterminators, and a limited class of clay target firearm users;
      •Introducing registration for all firearms, including longarms;
      •Grouping firearms into 5 broad licensing categories;
      •Requiring all licence applicants to establish a genuine reason for firearms ownership;
      •Requiring all licence applicants other than those applying for category A firearms to establish that they have a special need for the particular category of firearm;
      •Requiring that permits be acquired for every new firearm purchase, with the issue of a permit to be subject to a waiting period of at least 28 days to enable appropriate checks to be made;
      •Stricter storage requirements for all firearms; and
      •Requiring all sales to be conducted by or through licensed firearms dealers.

      "We have done nothing to be ashamed of. We have nothing to apologize for." NRA 12/14/2012

      by bontemps2012 on Sun Dec 30, 2012 at 02:32:26 PM PST

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