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The Greens have called for the state and federal governments to ‘put community safety before the political demands of the gun lobby’ and ban two rapid-fire guns that they say have an ‘unequalled rate of fire’.
A predictable pattern follows mass shootings in the United States. This unofficial protocol reserves the immediate aftermath of a shooting as a time for thoughts and prayers,not political recrimination. It’s certainly not the time to talk about legislative action to curb gun violence: tragedy must not be politicised.
Vince Kean, Murwillumbah. If it walks like a duck, quacks like a duck and has feathers like a duck, it’s a duck. There seems to be some serious reluctance to characterise mass murder events in the USA as terrorist attacks.
Science Goes Viral
A US study has found that people suffering from depression are much more likely to believe misinformation about COVID-19 vaccines.
Cr Rod Bruem's first appearance in the Ballina Council chamber saw an attack on ALP candidates who narrowly failed to win seats in the recent local government election, with the councillor claiming it would be undemocratic for a countback to include 'rejected' Labor Party candidates if another councillor was unable to serve during the next 18 months.