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1:06 AM
Oklahoma Governor Kevin Stitt on Wednesday signed into law the strictest abortion ban in the United States, one that prohibits abortions from fertilization and allows private citizens to sue those who help women terminate their pregnancies. reuters.com/world/us/…
Of course once those fetuses become elementary school kids, the GOP considers them free target practice for any psychotic with a gun.
 
 
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3:41 AM
> The legislation Democrats in Congress are most hopeful they can pass are mandatory background checks.

This would require gun sellers to verify a purchaser does not have a criminal history or violent mental health problems.
But such a rule probably would not have prevented the Uvalde school shooting.

"The gunman had just turned 18. He had gone and legally bought two rifles. Unless he had a criminal record or violent background, a background check would have done nothing," Smith said.

"The gunman in Buffalo had passed a background check."
however, you can get a gun in Australia. we never banned guns outright
there's just one key thing in what we do
(2)  An applicant does not have a genuine reason for possessing or using a firearm if the applicant intends to possess or use the firearm for any of the following reasons—
(a)  personal protection or the protection of any other person,
(b)  the protection of property (other than in circumstances constituting a genuine reason as set out in the Table to this section).
we don't allow self-defence as a reason to have a gun
which i feel gets used as a catch all for anyone getting a gun in the US, assuming they are ever asked for their reason (though i suspect a "your infringing on my piracy" to be uttered in that case)
like the gunman wouldn't say when getting a licences or the rifles "yeh man i'm getting a gun so i can kill a bunch of children" and expect to get either then right? easier to just say "self-defence" if ever asked
 

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