Gunsmoke (and mirrors) on Twitter

Recent violent crimes, particularly those committed  against women, have excited the small but aspirational  gun-loving community. Take this exchange on Twitter for instance between two people we will call Gunna, who is a fervent gun fancier, and T, his target.

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Now y’all just hang on a minute Gunna. Surely the maintenance of  liberty and protection primarily lies with the judiciary and the police.

And it is about feminism because in stranger rapes it is overwhelmingly women who are set upon and sexually assaulted by predatory men.

In fact Gunna’s desire to be able to own and carry weapons would not have done one thing to protect Jill Meagher from her attacker. But a better probation and parole system would have ensured a dangerous predator like Adrian Bayley was not allowed onto the streets.

Gunna’s attitude to women

Gunna was rather peeved with author and commentator Anne Summers after her appearance on the ABC’s Q&A.  So no doubt lovingly clutching his hard shiny weapon, he decided that the “remedy” for her was…you guessed it.

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Gunna may care to note that Summers has lived happily with a man for over 20 years so does not require his advice. She does not require his advice anyway.

So Gunna STFU.

But then again Gunna does have his tools to play with.

Now here he is probing into T’s personal life. He suggests an online dating site, an activity with which he is obviously very familiar. That is usually what certain men on social media do when they are losing the argument.

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When Nigella Lawson was allegedly assaulted by her husband Charles Saatchi

Gunna decided to put the Shadow Minister for Communications, a high-profile politician, barrister and millionaire, in his place.

After all Gunna is such a roaring success because he spends hours on Twitter, and is a renowned expert on women.

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Hates refugees and asylum seekers

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Capitalises on the tragic murder of Jill Meagher to score points

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Gunna happily boast he is a former engineer, implies he is married, and states that he has represented Australia in shooting events.

We only have his word for all this.

He is also a climate change denier. Funny how all the far right obsessions seem to coalesce in him. Gun-lovers tend to be a bit like that. Just look at the Shooters & Fishers.

You can catch Gunna if you are really all that interested, or at his blog here

We think we know what ails him.

True Courage

Republished and edited from mindmadeup blog


People gather at Delhi’s Mahatma Gandhi memorial to honour the 23-year-old rape victim. Photograph: Anindito Mukherjee/EPA

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The Indian Bar Association last week decided against defending the six suspects because of the nature of the crime, although the court is expected to appoint lawyers to defend them.

Indian media have reported that forensic evidence indicates the victim of the attack, who died on Saturday at a hospital in Singapore, struggled violently, repeatedly biting her assailants.

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