"The most important civil liberty... is to stay alive and to be free from violence and death."
John Howard was Australia's Prime Minister from 1996-2007. During his tenure, Australia had a gun massacre and instead of letting the gun lobby convince politicians to do nothing, they implemented gun control and they haven't had a firearms massacre since. Now this civil liberty here is virtually impossible to guarantee, but it does anger me that our politicians have betrayed us countless times for the sake of the gun industry. Howard is actually a right-winger, in the United States he'd almost certainly be a Republican, but even he has common sense on this issue.