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Old 01-06-2013, 10:53 AM
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The Failed Australian Gun Law Experiment




The failed Australian Gun Law Experiment

From: Ed Chenel, A police officer in Australia

Hi Yanks, I thought you all would like to see the real
... figures from Down Under.

It has now been 12 months since gun owners in Australia were forced by a new law to
surrender 640,381 personal firearms to be destroyed by our own
government, a program costing Australia taxpayers
more than $500 million dollars.

The first year results are now in:
Australia-wide, homicides are up 6.2 percent,
Australia-wide, assaults are up 9.6 percent;
Australia-wide, armed robberies are up 44 percent (yes, 44 percent)!

In the state of Victoria.....
lone, homicides with firearms are now up 300 percent.(Note that
while the law-abiding citizens turned them in, the criminals did not
and criminals still possess their guns!)
While figures over the previous 25 years showed a steady
decrease in armed robbery with firearms, this has changed drastically upward in the past 12 months, since the criminals now are guaranteed that their prey is unarmed.There has also been a dramatic increase in break-ins andassaults of the elderly, while the resident is at home.

Australian politicians are at a loss to explain how public
safety has decreased, after such monumental effort and expense was expended in 'successfully ridding Australian society of guns....' You won't see this on the American evening news or hear your governor or members of the State Assembly disseminating this information.

The Australian experience speaks for itself. Guns in the
hands of honest citizens save lives and property and, yes, gun-control laws affect only the law-abiding citizens.

Take note Americans, before it's too late!
Will you be one of the sheep to turn yours in?
WHY? You will need it.
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Old 01-06-2013, 11:05 AM
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If this is true.......Someone needs to send this to that Loud mouth Limey Piers Morgan.
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Old 01-06-2013, 12:00 PM
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These stats fail to recognize the mentality of gun haters. They couldn't care less if only 3 people a year were murdered with guns, to them that'd be 3 people too many and they'd still push for a ban on guns. The raw numbers on gun-related violence are merely a means to an end.
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Old 01-06-2013, 12:41 PM
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But this was a year later. They banned them around 1996 or so right? What is the anti gun rebuttal to this and how do today's stats pan out. I think they may say it went up for a bit but went back down.

1. Why did it go down?
2. Did it get worse or better after the first year as shown above?
3. If it did get worse or better can this be attributed to anything else (economy, drug trade)
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Old 01-06-2013, 12:58 PM
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Maybe they simply need gun free zones?
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Old 01-06-2013, 01:57 PM
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OyS3CEIbpJo

This just sickens me and the exact reason we need to be screaming our heads off right now!
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Old 01-06-2013, 02:10 PM
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Here's a link to ...



The Failed Experiment
Gun Control and Public Safety in Canada, Australia, England and Wales
Gary A. Mauser
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Old 01-06-2013, 02:38 PM
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Airgunbuff, can you post links to the data you site? The stats are truly horrific, has there been any backlash to these new laws?
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Old 01-06-2013, 03:03 PM
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Google is your friend but here are a few

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PFU1CxYNnG0

http://forums.liveleak.com/showthread.php?t=98712

http://pjmedia.com/blog/gun-control-...rol-advocates/

http://people.duke.edu/~gnsmith/articles/myths.htm

and this one puts it most clearly

http://www.captainsjournal.com/2012/...ies-and-brits/

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Old 01-06-2013, 03:36 PM
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Gday,
Here are the facts you seek.

http://www.gunsandcrime.org/auresult.html

Cheers,

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Old 01-06-2013, 06:02 PM
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Shocking.....
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Old 01-06-2013, 11:52 PM
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What about the Aussie law that was passed requiring a permit to own a sword, passed after the gun ban, due to crime committed with long blade weapons rising? This was posted in American Rifleman a few years back.
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Old 01-07-2013, 08:38 PM
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What about the Aussie law that was passed requiring a permit to own a sword, passed after the gun ban, due to crime committed with long blade weapons rising? This was posted in American Rifleman a few years back.
Yes, it is true in some states of Australia.
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Old 01-08-2013, 06:48 PM
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Its very interesting to see how much of a failure gun control is....
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Old 01-08-2013, 07:15 PM
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Just for the record here's another story about Australia's failed gun banning...

http://www.ncpa.org/sub/dpd/index.php?Article_ID=17847
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