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I mean let’s not beat around the bush here, in 2015 NZ had 8 gun related deaths, meanwhile here in the US we had 13,000. This type of mass shooting in NZ is almost unheard of precisely due to their stricter gun laws and assuming they change their laws appropriately after this horrific incident they’ll almost certainly happen even less. There’s tons of evidence that weaker gun laws leads to more gun related deaths and more mass shootings. People can quibble all they want about how killers will always find ways to murder people but it’s a hell of a lot more difficult to walk into a place and kill 50 people with a knife than it is with a gun. As a country the US has more mass shootings than any other developed nation on the planet by an order of magnitudes, and it’s getting worse every year, but I guess that’s the price we have to pay so some people can stock up in case the government ever decides to crack down on our freedoms or something. The solution is pretty simple, ban more guns and we’ll have fewer mass shootings.
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