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Australian Gun Law Update

Discussion in 'Legal & Political Archive' started by fredball, Jul 24, 2012.

  1. fredball

    fredball Vancouver, WA Well-Known Member

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    Australian Gun Law Update

    Here's a thought to warm some of your hearts....
    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 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 before it's too late!
    Will you be one of the sheep to turn yours in?

    You will need it.
  2. FarmerTed1971

    FarmerTed1971 Portland, Oregon, United States Well-Known Member

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    Link please
  3. beavernation

    beavernation Canby Active Member

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    Clear, concise evidence of what we already know!!!!!!......I am headed to Home Depot to get some large PVC pipe..."oh no reason really" just gonna do some plumbing.....:rolleyes:.
  4. drew

    drew OR Well-Known Member

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  5. BSG 75

    BSG 75 Oregon Well-Known Member

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    Australian Gun Law Update???

    The Australian gun surrender ended in 1997. The email says "It has now been 12 months since gun owners in Australia were forced by a new law to surrender 640,381 personal firearms..." so that means it was written in 1998. My calendar says the year is 2012, so I would hardly call a 14-year-old email an "update". More like ancient history.
    fd15k and (deleted member) like this.
  6. Chee-to

    Chee-to Oregon Well-Known Member

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  7. biggie24420

    biggie24420 Beaverton Oregon Well-Known Member

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    For once I would have to say that the criminals were the smart ones hahahahah. If I was told today to turn my guns in, I would have the desire to become a plumber myself, beavernation ;)
    Oh silly me, I sold all my guns! meh! :p