Weekend Courier - - Opinion -

THE pow­er­ful Amer­i­can gun lobby is well re­hearsed at con­struct­ing disin­gen­u­ous ar­gu­ments to ra­tio­nalise its in­tran­si­gent be­lief in a cit­i­zen's right to bear arms of mass mur­der.

How­ever, a state's pro­foundly in­ept un­der­es­ti­ma­tion of its statu­tory duty to leg­is­late gun con­trols has a di­rect cor­re­la­tion to the pop­u­la­tion's naively ar­ro­gant over­es­ti­ma­tion of hu­man na­ture's pow­ers of self-con­trol.

Seem­ingly stable, but all too of­ten too many are too in­sane, and count­ing to 10 is not enough to re­lieve the rage.

We need to ac­cept our in­her­ent lim­i­ta­tions, and en­trust the state to pro­tect our bet­ter com­mu­ni­ties from our worse selves.

Gun con­trol is a “no-brainer”. Mark Dyer Rockingham own and run the me­dia with­out any con­cern for truth the ma­jor­ity of the time.

It should be clearer now to ev­ery­one that the whole cor­po­ra­tion run sys­tem, owned by pri­vate companies, is all about money, money, and oh wait... money!

We all need to wake up to how much we are be­ing con­trolled, how many rights have been re­moved from us over many years be­fore it is too late.

The facts about there be­ing no gas short­age, as well as about the thou­sands of chem­i­cals used, most not even in­ves­ti­gated, which harm the land and wa­ter, can all be found on the CCWA and Frack Free Fu­ture web­sites.

If you were to ask Mal­colm Turn­bull and his cronies to drink frack­ing wa­ter or have a well in their back yard … 'be­cause it is so safe' ac­cord­ing to them… let's see what would hap­pen.

Thank good­ness our Pre­mier has been will­ing to lis­ten to the facts and en­cour­age the in­ves­ti­ga­tions to con­tinue to­wards a to­tal ban on this un­safe in­dus­try once and for all. The cor­po­ra­tions at the top have been yank­ing our chains for too long.

No won­der many peo­ple and groups are grow­ing their own food, get­ting off the greedy elec­tri­cal grid, us­ing so­lar or/and wind, find­ing ways to work to­gether, with­out this false econ­omy we are heav­ily bur­dened by. Bernie Whit­worth Safety Bay

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