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Gun debate rages in US, and Reconciliation Week arrives

Gun debate rages in US, and Reconciliation Week arrives


oday is the National Day of Healing, or National Sorry Day, which remembers and acknowledges the mistreatment of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people who were forcibly removed from their families and communities, who we now know as The Stolen Generations. Hausa.Live streaming 24/7.

Today also marks 25 years since the Bringing Them Home report was handed to the Australian government, highlighting the impact of decades of forcible removal of Aboriginal children from their families

Prime Minister Anthony Albanese made enshrining an Indigenous Voice to Parliament an election promise, and some Indigenous groups want the government to put forward a time line for a referendum on it
Tomorrow is the start of National Reconciliation Week, and this year’s theme is “Be Brave. Make Change” — a call to action for all Australians to help the reconciliation process

Former prime minister Kevin Rudd, who delivered an official apology to Australia’s Indigenous people in 2008, said today: “There is still much to do in the national challenge of closing the gap and the unfinished business of reconciliation.”

We heard a lot of debate about gun control in the US
Following yesterday’s mass shooting at a primary school in the US state of Texas which left 19 students and two teachers dead, there has been a lot of debate about America’s gun situation.

Here’s what you need to know:

American states are pretty divided on gun control, even though mass shootings are on the rise
Gun control measures are unlikely to reach the US Congress, and have become increasingly scarce in most US states
Aside from several Democrat-controlled states, most haven’t taken any action on gun control in recent years, or have actually expanded gun rights.

Texas has some of the most gun-friendly laws in the US and has been the site of some of the deadliest shootings in the country over the past five years.

Texas Governor Greg Abbott has repeatedly talked about mental health struggles among young people and said tougher gun laws in places such as New York and California are ineffective.

Democrat Beto O’Rourke, who is running against Mr Abbott, interrupted his news conference today, calling the tragedy “predictable”. Pointing his finger at Mr Abbott, he said: “This is on you until you choose to do something different. This will continue to happen.”

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