Every time there is mass gun violence in America – Australians can be counted on to give Americans an earnest lecture on how we do it better.
We got rid of guns after Port Arthur in 1996 – why can’t they just do that and solve their gun problem?
But Australia has been more subdued this week – a week when the media showed images of children separated from their parents – imprisoned in cages on the US/Mexican border.
Donald Trump’s executive order to stop separations but to imprison families together is something we know how to do.
Since September 2001 we have been imprisoning children indefinitely with their families and making conditions so bad in offshore centres that children as young as 10 attempt suicide.