A classic reply to the “guns don’t kill people – …

Comment on Hell or high water by Ray.

A classic reply to the “guns don’t kill people – people kill people” argument is that you never hear of a drive-by stabbing.
As for the drinking, I remember getting blotto with regular abandon as a young guy, but the massive amounts of violence was never there as much as it is now. Some young people go out on weekends and get written off for a few years, but most of them grow up and get on with work and family responsibilities as they mature, but here in particular there are many people who do not need to take responsibility as everything they want is paid for or given to them, so what else is there to do but sit around and get on the grog? I do agree with Terry to a certain extent, as I have lived in small towns with a number of pubs, clubs and alcohol licences, and have never seen the problems we have here, but then again our demographic mix was very different to Alice Springs, and those pubs sold takeaway until 10pm Monday to Sunday.

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‘Save Anzac Oval’ motion defeated
With all the talk of it needing to be in town, has anybody seen the Outback at Isa, or the Stockman’s Hall of Fame, both visonary, massive tourist destinations outside of town?
Of course nobody visits these places because the are so far away.
Forget it, fix crime, make the mall vibrant, fix crime, build it somewhere where people cannot miss it.
Why not keep ANZAC as it is, and put the oval where the proposed footy fields are going to go.
This land is available for it, and seeing TOs’ opinion counts for nothing, plonk it there.
No lights spilling across to the Bradshaw residents. It seems every time you think about it, another viable option becomes obvious.

Business group may establish ‘federal’ prison in The Centre
@ Maya: The Lovegrove roundabout is a brilliant piece of infrastructure that caters for vehicles of all sizes. It has to be the size it is and I am sure it has saved a fatality or serious injury since being built. That corner is now safe and free flowing. Thanks Adam.

Classroom cops back – but only in one Alice school
Ha ha, body worn vests. Not sure how else a vest is worn if not on the body?
Maybe the info supplied to the Alice Springs News Online meant to say body worn cameras? The same ones supplied to operational police and most recently housing officers.
On another note, Alex, are you serious? Criminal guards? Maybe you refer to the farce of a RC, who referred matters to NT Police who found no basis for charges to be laid against the workers involved.
One of the workers was charged in Supreme Court, but found to be acting lawfully, skilfully and appropriately, not once but also on appeal. Transcript is available.
As far as raising the age of criminal responsibility? Simply means that kids will be free to break in, bash, steal, rob, destroy for two more years and face no real consequence.
Tell me how that goes down when you are confronted with a 13-year-old girl with a knife. Believe me, these kids know right from wrong at 10, but we give them two years’ grace.
These are not naughty children, then are unloved kids who have learned that it is kill or be killed, and get a kick out of seeing somebody else in fear rather than them.

Business group may establish ‘federal’ prison in The Centre
Employment for up to 200 staff to run it, their families, infastructure, employment, local businesses to supply food, and equipment.
Located 20 to 30km out of town, like the current NT one is, what is there not to like.
If the Feds are paying, the technology will be pretty good. Go for it.

Gallery: national reference group appointed
Evelyn, sorry I have no idea what it may be, but this link might give an indication of what members of statutory bodies are paid.

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