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YET another horrific shooting massacre
shook America in the past week.
And no, it wasn’t an attack that Donald
Trump could tweet about how terrible
Because this attack was carried out by a
white American who was never, ever in a fit
state to be allowed to purchase weapons.
So, Trump in an ever predicable fashion
tweeted about how we need to pray for the
victims rather than question the USA’s gun
I grew up in a small country town with a
very similar population to the Texan commu-
nity which was attacked.
Everyone knew everyone, and I cannot
even begin to imagine 25 people that I had
known from day-to-day life being gunned
down in a church where people go to feel at
The gunman had a history of mental
health problems, a history of violence and a
history of concerning behaviour.
He had made threats to take people’s lives
And yet, in America, anyone is allowed to
purchase a gun – and not just your run-of-the-
mill shotgun – but automatic weapons that can
fire off hundreds of bullets in seconds.
No wonder hundreds of Americans die
from guns, accidently or otherwise.
It is at a point where guns are so embed-
ded in American society that it would be a
multi-billion dollar operation to enforce new
But, I believe, it would save so many lives
if people had to present their medical history,
their police records or have justified reasons
like needing weapons for animal control
before shop owners willingly threw guns
at customers. With the recent Texas church
massacre it was a civilian with a gun that
stopped the shooter.
And luckily he did, but now pro-gun
enthusiasts have the argument that a gun
saved lives in that situation.
But, it was a gun in the first place that cut
lives short, ripped families apart, ended life
before life had begun and forever fractured a
small, tight-knit community.
I couldn’t imagine living somewhere
where every few people carried a weapon
that could, at any moment, be whipped out to
wreak absolute havoc.
Australia took a stand in 1996 and I think
we’re a better country for it.
Yes, if someone really wants to get their
hands on a gun or a weapon and cause harm,
they will, but at least it is not as straight for-
America thinks its biggest battle is against
terrorism, but one of the biggest issues is its
own civilians mowing each other down on
their own soil.
I’m not holding my breath that things will
change, but I truly hope one day they will.
Biggest US threat is themselves
The Friday Column
...with Jane Kuerschner
CONSTRUCTION of a $1.7
million development at a local
caravan park is in its final
stages, with the road works part
of the project to be completed
The Berri Riverside Holiday
Park group accommodation
complex, Berri Riverside Group
Stays, was completed on sched-
ule last month and housed its
first guests during the school
The development includes 15
accommodation rooms sleeping
up to 54 people, combined with
a new catering kitchen area,
veranda and common area.
The Berri War Memorial
Community Centre (BWMCC)
owner operator of the park
business administration man-
ager Tania Sawyer said local
contractors were used during
“Michael Kregar Building
was contracted to build the
complex for us and Big River
Developments is overseeing the
roadworks part of the project,”
Development works began
in March this year, after the
BWMCC received a $500,000
State Government grant towards
Ms Sawyer said the
Riverland was missing this kind
of specialty group accommoda-
“The ability to keep all of
your group together in this pri-
vate setting, combined with the
state of the art kitchen facilities
and large undercover common
area, is just fantastic,” she said.
“There really isn’t anywhere
in the Riverland that caters
along these lines and has the
facilities on offer that we have
at the park.
“We are really excited at the
potential of this project and are
looking forward to seeing the
different variety of groups that
will get to enjoy time away in
the Group Stays complex.
“We already have some
schools booked for next year, a
church group, different sport-
ing groups, the list is endless
as to what it can be utilised for
including weddings, birthdays,
conferences and reunions.
“Whatever the occasion
where you want to get a group
of people staying together, it’s
the ideal facility for it.”
Ms Sawyer said an official
opening was expected to be
held early next year.
Holiday park project almost complete
Berri Riverside Holiday Park managers Mark and Merle Venter
pictured at the park where a $1.7 million development is nearly
complete. INSET: Works included upgrading the courtyard.
PHOTOS: Christian Longobardi
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