Today America has it's own firearm problems
Talking about the mass shooting in America
Dear readers, this month of May 2022 have happened many things, so, it is hard to choose what to report first in my diary. Anyhow, let us start with this school mass shooting in USA Texas, because what I do not understand is why in the USA there seems to be more mass shooting than anywhere else in the world, and the victims are usually innocent young children that have not done anything to upset the killer/s. But some deranged people just go out and shoots innocent young children, it is almost like some wild west movie, where people shoot each other, but even there is a reason for killing, and the other party is armed as well. Most people believe that there are too many firearms around, so, just about anyone can grab a gun and start shooting.
Anyhow, I do not know why the Americans cannot change the gun laws, and even the constitution could and perhaps needs to be changed. You see the American constitution was written in 1787, when there where mostly single shot guns and no automatic and semiautomatic firearms, so, we must wonder, if the constitution was to be written with what we have now, perhaps they would have written a limitation clause, that would exclude automatic firearms.
I believe that some Americans start to realize that today needs are different from when the constitution was written. In those times people were living more like the wild west, so, there was a need to defend oneself. But today almost everything can be controlled by the police and other government authorities. So, in most cases there is no need to have any firearms. These mass shooting should not happen anymore; it also looks bad for America a leading nation. Anyhow, I have heard that some Americans accept that there should be less firearms around, that is what they are saying, but will this change take place, we do not know. Because, some people believe in the constitution second amendment, some of it is written hereunder.
The second amendment
The right to keep and bear arms in the United States is protected by the Second Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. While there have been contentious debates on the nature of this right, there was a lack of clear federal court rulings defining the right until the two U.S. Supreme Court cases of District of Columbia v. Heller (2008) and McDonald v. City of Chicago (2010).
Anyhow it is a lot longer than what is written above, but it gives you a general idea. But let us see, what the rest of the world thinks about this.
This cannot be the American babies dream
So, let us imagine what the world thinks.
Now, let us see how these mass shootings is affecting America in the eyes of the world. You see, most of the western world would like to see America like a leading nation, but these mass murder shootings are changing everything, so, today nobody is looking at America as a model nation to copy their ways of life, as we did after the second world war. In fact, if we think about it, nobody would like to be in their position. So, it would be good if they start thinking how to avoid these mass murders. Anyhow, now let us describe what has happened, and the best way to do it, is to paste what has happened the way it has been reported.
So, I quote from what I have seen.
1 day ago · Tuesday's shooting was the deadliest at a U.S. school since a gunman killed 26 people, including 20 children, at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Connecticut in December 2012.
Anyhow, this is what has happened now.
Investigators in Texas are seeking to determine how critical mistakes were made in the response to the deadly Uvalde shooting, including why nearly 20 police officers remained outside a grade school classroom as children placed panicked emergency calls for help.
Why the officers waited in the hallway nearly an hour before entering and fatally shooting the gunman is at the heart of an ongoing probe by the Texas Department of Public Safety into the massacre of 19 children and two teachers in the deadliest US school shooting in nearly a decade.
Here let us talk about other mass shootings
This is a list of the most notable mass shootings in the United States that have occurred since 1920. Mass shootings are incidents involving several victims of firearm-related violence. The precise inclusion criteria are disputed, and there is no broadly accepted definition.
The Gun Violence Archive, a nonprofit research group that tracks shootings and their characteristics in the United States, defines a mass shooting as an incident in which four or more people, excluding the perpetrator(s), are shot in one location at roughly the same time. The Congressional Research Service narrows that definition further, only considering what it defines as "public mass shootings", and only considering victims as those who are killed, excluding any victims who survive. The Washington Post and Mother Jones use similar definitions, with the latter acknowledging that their definition "is a conservative measure of the problem", as many rampages with fewer fatalities occur. The crowdsourced Mass Shooting Tracker project uses a definition even looser than the Gun Violence Archive's definition: four people shot in one incident regardless of the circumstances.
(Anyhow, we hope that the American people see the need to change their firearms laws, in a way that these mass shooting do not happen anymore, at least some of them believe that it needs to be changed.)
"You will not stop us from advancing the Protecting Our Kids Act today," he added. "If the filibuster obstructs us, we will abolish it. If the Supreme Court objects, we will expand it. And we will not rest until we have taken weapons of war out of circulation and our communities each and every day."
End of quotes,
Now, let us look at other world news.
The war in Ukraine continues.
Talking about the war in Ukraine.
Talking about the war in Ukraine.
Every day there are different reports about the war in Ukraine, so, I am copying some of these reports in my diary to remember what is happening. The reports can come from many people, and hereunder is what Pope Francis has said about the war. Here is a shortened quote.
Pope Francis recently shocked many by positing parity between Vladimir Putin and Russia on one hand, and Ukraine and NATO on the other. The Holy Father insisted both are to blame for the raging war.
In stark contrast to the "Holy Alliance" of Saint John Paul II, Ronald Reagan, and Margaret Thatcher who deployed a brilliant strategy to defeat Soviet communism, Jorge Mario Bergoglio has been channelling his youthful leftism again in a bumbling effort to relate to Russia.
Now, let us see what other people are saying, and I quote.
An Italian parliamentary committee has begun an investigation into the spread of disinformation, reportedly amid suspicions that some Russian commentators hosted on television networks could be on Vladimir Putin’s payroll.
The probe by Copasir, a parliamentary committee for the security of Italy, was triggered after an outcry over a recent interview with Russian foreign minister Sergei Lavrov on Rete 4, a channel operated by the privately owned Mediaset.
Enrico Borghi, a member of Copasir and politician with the centre-left Democratic party, confirmed an investigation is under way but would neither confirm nor deny a report in La Repubblica on Monday that at least three unnamed Russian guests on Italian TV are on the Kremlin’s payroll.
Lavrov’s interview on 1 May, prompted a diplomatic row with Israel after the minister claimed that Adolf Hitler “had Jewish blood”. The screening coincided with the appearance of the prominent pro-Kremlin journalist, Vladimir Solovyev, on the rival channel, La 7.
“The fact they were both interviewed on the same night, by private networks, was really quite striking,” Borghi said. “But this investigation is not about censorship or limiting press freedom, but this so-called hybrid war of disinformation, interference, the production of fake news and influence, which are objective themes of Russian activities against Nato, and, in particular, against Italy. These elements have increased, unfortunately, in connection with the real war.”
End of quotes.
There is a lot more that could be said, but we better look at something else.
The new Australian premier Anthony Albanese
The Australian 2022 elections
The 2022 Australian federal election was held on 21 May 2022 to elect members of the 47th Parliament of Australia. The incumbent Liberal/National coalition government led by Prime Minister Scott Morrison sought to win a fourth consecutive term in office, but was defeated by the opposition, the Labor Party led by Anthony Albanese.
Labor (ALP) 77 seats. 51.0% This is the winning party.
Liberal (LP) 27 seats 17.9%
Liberal National (LNP) 21seats 13.9%
National (NP) 10 seats 6.6%
Independent (IND) 10 seats 6.6%
Greens (GRN) 4seats 2.6%
Katter’s Australian 1 seat 0.7%
Centre Alliance (CA) 1 seat 0.7%
Anyhow, this is how it looks like the new parliament will be, now a new government is being formed, the Prime minister will be Anthony Albanese, we hope they can govern wisely, because there are many problems to solve.
I think that this article is long enough. So, see you next time.