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Something to think about

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Consider the following...

Sydney, Australia, Monday morning, 15 Dec:  A guy walks into a cafe with a shotgun.  16 plus hour standoff, with hundreds of police, begins.  Area businesses shut down for a day, thousands of dollars in lost revenue.  Thousands of dollars spent on police effort.  News media around the world spending millions of dollars covering the siege.  Other nations monitoring the situation, ready to give aid to Australian government, if needed.  Police finally take action.  Bad guy dead, 2 citizens dead, 4 citizens wounded.

Compare that to...

Las Cruces, NM, Sunday evening, 14 Dec (virtually the same time):  A guy walks into a "Smoke Shop" with a shotgun.  Store clerk is armed with a 9mm.  In less then a minute, bad guy is dead.  Police called to process the scene and take a report.  Area businesses parking slightly inconvienenced because of cop cars.  Area TV news media has a 20 second blurb on the evening news and the area news paper has a small article the next day. Prosecutor reportedly declines to press charges.

Food for thought...

Entry #507

Comments

1.
hearsetraxComment by hearsetrax - December 31, 2014, 6:27 am
what a crazy world we live in

heres to a less bloody 2015
2.
jarasanComment by jarasan - December 31, 2014, 8:46 am
YAY! 9MM. small yet effective. Australia is OK but.......................America is still the best.
3.
sully16Comment by sully16 - December 31, 2014, 9:25 am
Thanks Coin.
4.
rcbbuckeyeComment by rcbbuckeye - December 31, 2014, 9:41 am
Dang it Coin Toss!
There you go making sense again.
5.
MADDOG10Comment by MADDOG10 - December 31, 2014, 11:34 pm
Makes sense to me, Australia NO GUNS, well the only other alternative is to run.
Here in America, you pull a GUN on someone, be prepared to die.   Simple.!

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