Australians Marvel At The Stranglehold The Gun Lobby Has On America


“American inaction” …. two words saying so much, as the world watches!!

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On an Australian national television station, ABC 24, commentators struggled to make sense of American inaction in response to mass shootings from Columbine to San Bernardino.

David Marr, a journalist with Guardian Australia, noted that “so terrified are America politicians of the gun lobby” that a bill to provide universal background checks is hung up in Congress despite overwhelming support of the American people. Marr called the situation “an extraordinary insight into the strange contradictions of the United States of America.”

“The people of America want gun control. The gun industry does not. The gun industry is winning,” Marr said, noting that “slaughter” does not seem to impact the power of the gun lobby “a bit.”

Another panelist, Nick Cater of the Menzies Research Centre, was even less charitable. He called America’s gun policy “lunatic.”

The Australians have had a much different response…

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I'm originally from Puerto Rico. I was born in Santurce and raised in Rio Piedras. Have lived in Florida since 1999. I have a doctorate degree in Medicine; completed in 1976. My Internal Medicine specialty was completed in 1979. Worked for Puerto Rico's health system until 1985. At this time, I'm happily retired after working for the federal government for almost 28yrs. I want to offer any knowledge that I have to anyone "out there" who is interested. My views are liberal in almost every sense. My knowledge is "eclectic" - a bit of everything. Music and reading are my passion. Blogging has also become a very interesting endeavor. Metaphysical topics attract me. I'm interested in news reporting human issues like injustice, discrimination and abuse - the "wrongly" affected. My intention is to bring this knowledge to an understandable level and to help anyone in need. I'm open to questions and will answer them to the best of my ability. Currently working on an enterprise whose main mission will be to bring peoples of all walks of life together. To be one .... since we ALL are ONE!! The future looks bright and promising!!!

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