Mass killings

Interesting stats in the newspaper last week. Apparently of the 70 victims of mass-killings in Australia and New Zealand between 1987 and 1993, 84% of them were killed by lunatics using legally owned guns. Well! That’s a relief, isn’t it! ‘Cos I’d hate to be gunned down by a lunatic who WASN’T allowed to be armed!

Maybe the gun lobby’s saying "Guns don’t kill people, people kill people" needs to be amended. To something like "Guns don’t kill people, people with guns kill people."

The article also said that 95% of people were killed by a familiar person. So here’s a message to all my friends and family: Keep your distance, I’m watching you.

By Daniel Bowen

Transport blogger / campaigner and spokesperson for the Public Transport Users Association / professional geek.
Bunurong land, Melbourne, Australia.
Opinions on this blog are all mine.