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Oklahoma, NRA Garners International Attention Following Shooting | Blue Oklahoma
The senseless killing of a 22-year-old Australian man in Duncan a week ago has made international headlines and focused attention once again on the radical, pro-gun policies of the National Rifle Association. Christopher Lane, a student and baseball player at East Central University in Ada, was gunned down as he was jogging in Duncan, the home of his girlfriend, according to media reports. Three teenagers have been charged in the killing, which authorities claim was a random, cruel act of violence. In Australia, the reaction was swift and not kind to the powerful NRA, which works against gun regulations and promotes the sale and use of weapons. A former deputy prime minister of the country, Tim Fischer, was widely quoted as saying: