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Australia's Gun Violence Problem - 17 years after the gun ban!

Discussion in 'Legal & Political Archive' started by meener777, Dec 10, 2013.

  1. meener777

    meener777 King County Active Member

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    simon99 Central Oregon Well-Known Member

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    Unfortunately, and this isn't in the article, I get the feeling that these "task forces" are probably targeting more law abiding gun owners than hardcore criminals....
     
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    RicInOR Washington County Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    deen_ad Vancouver, WA Well-Known Member

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    Can't possibly happen, they pretty much outlawed gun ownership and everyone followed the law, right?


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    meener777 King County Active Member

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    Here is a graph of the % change in raw homicides since 1990 for both Australia and the US. Both countries show marked drops in this number, but the really interesting thing is that the US numbers drop FAR more as a percentage of the 1990 levels, WITHOUT a gun ban. In fact, most countries around the world have seen massive drops in homicides since 1990. So whenever anyone tries to claim Australia's miracle of gun control, show them this.

    * AUS Data from Australian Institute of Criminology - http://www.aic.gov.au/media_library/publications/mr/21/mr21.pdf
    * US Data from disastercenter.com, but it was originally pulled from FBI UCR data

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