While were all deeply saddened by the horrific events that occured in America recently, events which were flashed all around the world, events which led the most powerful man in the world to take time out, stand with Vice President Joe Bidenand and make comments like, "We must act," and then even shed a tear or two, events which made our own NSW State Premier Barry O'Farrell in Aus, declare that we must, that he is going to further tighten our firearms laws, events which are still being written up and talked about in every major news paper, TV stations, and radio talk back shows, the Australian national 2 day holiday road toll which includes, Christmas day / Boxing Day - stands at SIXTEEN DEAD, and the holidays have just begun!
Has anyone in the USA or anywhere else in the western world heard this news?? Has this been splashed all over the world news services? If sixteen innocent people had been killed by some nutter using a firearm over Christmas / Boxing Day, would that have made headline news? So far at least in Australia, no one has called for tougher road laws, licencing laws, or a car ban??
With 5.78 annual deaths per 100,000 people in the 12 months to July 2011.
1,291 people were killed on our roads over the past year and around 32,000 people were hospitalised as a result of crashes,”
Australia's population 2012: . . . .22,600.000.