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The question I would have is who built the original track up the side of a mountain?
Today is the 25th anniversary of the Port Arthur Massacre in Tasmania, 35 deaths, this was the 3rd such gun violence episode in 3 years and Australia said enough. Our CONSERVATIVE Federal government said enough and issued a buy back scheme. Since then we have not had a major incident. "Licence holders must demonstrate a “genuine reason” (which does not include self-defence) for holding a firearm licence" and a 28 day cooling off period where checks are made. I realise that we are comparing Apples and Pears here as the culture is much more ingrained in the USA but I find that the selling of a firearm does not need a substantial waiting period for adequate background checks seems to be the bare minimum requirement.
In Victoria Australia we were on around 250 cases and 10 deaths, shut down and had mandatory mask wearing throughout the state, state peaked at just under 800 cases & around 25 deaths around 2 weeks later, this is equivalent (pro-rata) to 50,000 cases & 1,500 deaths for the US which were approximately the case load but higher death rate. The government and the state stuck to the guns for a further 6-8 weeks, currently we have 16 days straight, no cases, no deaths. Before you talk about testing, we do 15,000 -25,000 tests daily, equivalent to 1 – 1.5 million US tests. I don’t believe that you can do it now because of the partisanship but hopefully you can start to peg it back