• Australia remembers the Port Arthur massacre, 20 years from the day
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[t]http://cdn.newsapi.com.au/image/v1/ef94d0faeb48b80aaf72d0e2a716671f?width=650[/t] [t]http://cdn.newsapi.com.au/image/v1/5721771c6ceabb697dd20d80cb7e4a81[/t] [t]http://cdn.newsapi.com.au/image/v1/232618c0f01c7368b266413aa0da86db[/t] [t]http://cdn.newsapi.com.au/image/v1/e8f71b90549cfdfbc64b5e2c51b225b6[/t] [quote=The Australian]In an emotional address to the families of the Port Arthur massacre victims, Malcolm Turnbull has assured them the legacy of the tragedy — national gun laws — will be protected and strengthened. The Prime Minister was speaking at a service to commemorate 20 years to the day since the mass shooting, in which a lone gunman killed 35 and injured 23 at Tasmania’s Port Arthur Historic Site. His voice at times marked with emotion, Mr Turnbull praised the families and friends of those affected for leading a national push for gun law reform in the tragedy’s aftermath. “Many of the relatives of the dead and the wounded, survivors, too — some still bearing the injuries from the shooting — felt it their duty to speak at gun control rallies across the country,” Mr Turnbull said. “They became the voice of the community as they recounted their pain and sorrow. The searing intensity of their stories became the most poignant and powerful force for change.”[/quote] [url]http://www.theaustralian.com.au/national-affairs/port-arthur-20-years-on-families-prime-ministers-pay-tribute-at-service/news-story/005b76b8d7fac77e7cc51f45b1841012[/url]
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[QUOTE=Crhem van der B;50217680]The article is behind a paywall: "YOU'VE REACHED A SUBSCRIBER-ONLY ARTICLE."[/QUOTE] Huh. I'm not a subscriber but I was able to access it. I can't now though, maybe they only just changed it to subscriber-only. I'll find an alternative source. [editline]28th April 2016[/editline] [quote=ABC News]Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has reassured the families of the Port Arthur massacre victims they have not been forgotten. About 500 people have attended a memorial service as rain fell at the historic site, which was the scene of Australia's worst mass shooting 20 years ago. Thirty-five people were gunned down by lone gunman Martin Bryant. In his keynote address Mr Turnbull said despite the passing of years and despite the healing, the sense of loss remained. "We commemorate and honour your resilience, just as we mourn the loss of so many innocents, indeed, our loss of innocence," he said. There was emotion in his voice as he spoke of what might have been for the victims, and dreams that will never be fulfilled.[/quote] Read more at [url]http://mobile.abc.net.au/news/2016-04-28/port-arthur-service-to-mark-20th-anniversary-of-massacre/7364070[/url]
You know what i hate about this event, there was an off duty police offer that just sniper rifle and had line up for a head shot on this guy before he had killed more people. He didn't take the shot, why? he was seeking permission that never came from police headquarters. I don't think anyone would of blinked an eye if the police officer had taken the shot and prevented this guy from killing more people.
[QUOTE=Passing;50217982]You know what i hate about this event, there was an off duty police offer that just sniper rifle and had line up for a head shot on this guy before he had killed more people. He didn't take the shot, why? he was seeking permission that never came from police headquarters. I don't think anyone would of blinked an eye if the police officer had taken the shot and prevented this guy from killing more people.[/QUOTE] This is the first time I have heard about this. Do you mean before the shooting even started or midway through? because I can't find anything on wikipedia about it. [editline]28th April 2016[/editline] The closest I can find is an off duty police officer who managed to get people away from the shooting site. Basically what I'm asking for is proofs
[QUOTE=Passing;50217982]You know what i hate about this event, there was an off duty police offer that just sniper rifle and had line up for a head shot on this guy before he had killed more people. He didn't take the shot, why? he was seeking permission that never came from police headquarters. I don't think anyone would of blinked an eye if the police officer had taken the shot and prevented this guy from killing more people.[/QUOTE] Sure you aren't thinking about a different shooting?
[QUOTE=Araknid;50218011]Text[/QUOTE] Wiki's are always unreliable, It's been a long time since i've had to think about it but if i remember correctly he was just in the area at the time.
[QUOTE=Passing;50218028]Wiki's are always unreliable, It's been a long time since i've had to think about it but if i remember correctly he was just in the area at the time.[/QUOTE] Googling "port arthur massacre off duty sniper" shows nothing of the sort. Googling up 'port arthur sniper' brings up bullshit conspiracy sites, and even then I don't see anything about off duty snipers or snipers not being given permission to open fire. You must be confused with another shooting.
[QUOTE=Passing;50218028]Wiki's are always unreliable, It's been a long time since i've had to think about it but if i remember correctly he was just in the area at the time.[/QUOTE] It's not 2005 anymore, Wikipedia is pretty reliable.
[QUOTE=Passing;50217982]You know what i hate about this event, there was an off duty police offer that just sniper rifle and had line up for a head shot on this guy before he had killed more people. He didn't take the shot, why? he was seeking permission that never came from police headquarters. I don't think anyone would of blinked an eye if the police officer had taken the shot and prevented this guy from killing more people.[/QUOTE] I know there was a similar case with the Lindt Cafe Siege, but, that's all that comes to mind
[QUOTE=Passing;50217982]You know what i hate about this event, there was an off duty police offer that just sniper rifle and had line up for a head shot on this guy before he had killed more people. He didn't take the shot, why? he was seeking permission that never came from police headquarters. I don't think anyone would of blinked an eye if the police officer had taken the shot and prevented this guy from killing more people.[/QUOTE] The internet is full of conspiracy shit like this for the port arthur massacre. I've got a ton of people right now on my facebook complaining that it was an inside operation so the government could take our guns and that Bryant was just a scape goat.
[QUOTE=MuTAnT;50218112]The internet is full of conspiracy shit like this for the port arthur massacre. I've got a ton of people right now on my facebook complaining that it was an inside operation so the government could take our guns and that Bryant was just a scape goat.[/QUOTE] There are a lot of... 'discrepancies' and mystery surrounding Port Arthur but I for one believe it was a deranged Martin Bryant who shot the 35 people, with no ulterior motive.
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