Do you own a handgun? A gun that you see in police movies that can shoot six or so bullets in quick succession? In fact, do you even know anybody that owns a handgun? Have you ever even seen a handgun apart from attached to a policemen’s pants? I don’t think I could name one person I know that owns a handgun. I have never even seen a handgun apart from safely on the belt of a copper. And why would we need handguns? They are not made for hunting; they are made for one purpose only and that is to harm people. If you went into battle against a T-Rex with a high powered handgun you would go in favourite. There is no need for people to privately own handguns! In Australia we kind of get this message. There are just 172,422 privately owned handguns in Australia as of last year. That sound like a lot, but it is only one handgun for every 133 people. One handgun for every 133 people (man, woman and child). Not too bad. Despite the fact that most gun owners probably own more than one weapon, 172,422 handguns in total equates to just 0.74% of the population owning a handgun; but that number is probably slightly lower if indeed the people who have handguns have more than one. Say what you will about John Howard, but he is almost single handedly responsible for this lack of automatic weapons.
Unfortunately America at this stage is not following the lead Australia is setting. There are 120 million privately owned handguns in the United States. That is One handgun for 3 every people (man woman and child) in the United States. That is beyond scary. If you were sitting in a cinema in America and there were 100 people there, 33 or so would have handguns. Considering children probably don’t or at least should not own handguns, the stats indicate that close to half of all American adults own handguns. Half!
There is one man in American history that tried to fix this problem, but America is so set in it’s ways that it won’t budge. Obama understood that if the number of handguns (guns which of course can be easily hidden on ones self) was reduced then people would not be getting murdered in cinemas or in primary schools. But alas Obama is gone, and the bloke who took over is a moron.
It is very simple. In fact nothing is simpler. If handguns and, bugger it, guns overall, were reserved for just the police and the military, then insane individuals would not be easily able to slaughter innocent people. There is one man trying to fix this horrible situation.
On Friday nights, one free tip from Sydney and one from Melbourne for the following Saturday will be posted on A Turf Fascination. However if you want tips for an entire meeting, it will now cost $10. A Turf Fascination will do the form for these two major meetings, but instead of giving up for free, I will hold it, and email it personally to those who decide to pay. It is $10 per meeting, and for your $10, you get 1st, 2nd, and 3rd selections, comments and confidence levels comments.
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org with a screen shot of your deposited $10 by 10am Saturday mornings, and ask what meeting you would like a printable pdf for.
So it is $10 per meeting, and the money needs to be deposited into…
When you deposit your $10, or $20 for two meetings, please put your name on the bank receipt, and deposit as early as possible on Friday’s. Once I have received your requesting email, with proof of payment, I will fire you through a pdf dedicated to whatever meeting you have decided you want the form on. PDF’s will be sent by 10am Saturday mornings’s after scratchings.
Does this make sense?
Please email all questions to email@example.com
And the good news is… now that you are paying for the good form, if it is shithouse, you can complain!
But rest assured, the form will be done, and done efficiently and properly, and I feel you all will benefit greatly from this new system.
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Good luck and stay tuned.