Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Australia: One Year Later

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 alone, 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 and assaults 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?


Anonymous said...

That's strange, their gun law was from 1996 and since then the use of firearms in murder has gone down dramatically as well as the murder and suicide rate. So I think this data is verifiably false. Fear mongering can come from any direction... Please dont succumb.

peace -- Dick

hiswiserangel said...

The difference is Australians never had a Constitutional backing to an unalienable right to keep and bear arms before being forced by their government to disarm. Again, law-abiding citizens will cave to government rule when conditioned to do so. Criminals and the insane have no such compulsions. Agreed?
I did research and found reports for each side, the independent reports tended to be more blunt about the rise in violent crime (in addition to murder, also assault, armed robbery, rape)than the government reports. I don't consider suicide in the discussion because a person intent on commiting suicide will do by any means available. Banning guns isn't going to stop that any more than it will stop crime.
The only thing disarming American citizens will do is open the door for a dictator. History bears me out on that one.

wbhickok said...

Nicely said...
Hope you're feeling better...
Surely you are thinking very sharply...

angrymike said...

Nice, posted........;)

Dan said...

At least anonymous fot one fact correct ...he is a dick.