CROCODILE DUNDEE KILLED BY GUN-CONFISCATING POLICE Date: Saturday, 4 November 2000, 2:07 p.m. -----------------Begin Article--------------------- CROCODILE DUNDEE KILLED BY GUN-CONFISCATING POLICE I am unashamed to tell you I am weeping as I write this story. Last August, Rodney William Ansell, the rugged Aussie whose real life exploits inspired the Crocodile Dundee movies, died in a shootout with Australian police who had come (to confiscate his unregistered firearms. Oh, you didn't read about it in our ‘free’ press? That's cause it never appeared. A police sergeant was also killed in the incident; the number of "peace officers" injured while invading old 'Croc' in his natural domain is unknown, but likely he took down several. I don't mean to imply glee over the death and possible additional injuries; after all, they were "just doing their job" like the obedient Nazi's tried at Nuremburg. Ansell had been named 1988 Australian Man of the Year for inspiring the movie and putting Australia on the Tourism Map." of particular interest to us here in the tourism dependent desert, Ansell was probably responsible for hundreds of millions of increased tourism dollars flowing into his beloved country. This is how his country repaid him. Because you see, in today's world, no good deed goes unpunished and no bad deed un-rewarded. After all, Janet Reno was the laughingstock of DA's nation-wide for her inept to outright unlawful per-formance in Florida. She is now "our-Attorney General (in addition to Fidel Castro's). NO SEARCH WARRANT NEEDED FOR DOOR-TO-DOOR HOME INVASION SEARCHES. GUN REGISTRATION AND LICENSES USED TO TRACK NON-COM-PLIERS. What motivated this shooting? In 1996, Australia adopted draconian gun control laws banning 60% of all firearms and requiring registration of all firearms and licensing of gun owners. As a result, Rod Ansell believed that police were coming to confiscate his unregistered firearms. In Austrailia today, police do not need a search warrant to enter your house and search for guns. Police can search door-to-door looking for un-surrendered weapons in their gun buyback program. They have been using previous gun regis-tration and license lists to check for non-compliance and confiscate now illegal firearms. The rush to draft stringent gun controls in Australia, in a curious foreshadowing of our own post-Columbine experience began after, in 1996, a crazed gunman shot 35 people. Australians were shocked, and the government reacted quickly. Draconian gun legislation was passed in the heat of the moment. Notes former California State Senator H.L. Richardson "They outlawed every semi-auto, even those pretty duck guns, pump shotguns and semi-auto hunting rifles. "They didn't miss a one. In today's Australia, it is illegal for any citizen except officers to own even .22's and sporting shotguns designed for duck hunting." The result? As in Great Britain, crime has escalated beyond belief! In the year following implementation of the law, Australia experienced a 44% increase in armed robberies, 8.6% Increase in assaults and a ~ increase in homicides. In the state of Victoria there was a 300% increase in firearm homicides!!!l In South Australia, robberies increased 58%. Two years after the ban, according to the Australian Bureau of Statistics, Armed robberies are up 73% and assaults are up 17%. By comparison, in the 25 years before the ban, Australia had a steady decrease both in firearm homicides and robberies. It is now a haven heaven for every criminal creep who knows there's little chance law-abiding citi-zens can defend themselves. The police can't prevent crime or protect & serve you until it's too late, - dead men and women can't dial 911. OMINOUSLY, THE HISTORY OF AUSTRALIA PARALLELS THAT OF THE U.S. Ominously, the history of Australia in many ways parallels that of the U.S. In the 1860's it had pioneering settlers like our own Western migration. In World War I and II, it fought with the Allies. Australia remained subject to Great Britain until 1986, when the last ties with the U.K. were dissolved. With just 19 million people, Australia has an impressive fauna including plenty of varmints like marsupials and dingoes which wreak havoc on ranchers' livestock. Yet hunting and Varmint eradication is prohibited for all but a handful of rich and connected Australians. BANDITS, OF COURSE KEPT THEIR GUNS. THAT'S WHY THEY'RE CALLED BANDITS! Bandits, of course, thumbed their noses at the new laws and kept their guns. As in America, by definition, only the law-abiding obey the law. The leftist Clinton/Blair-styte Australian government has even banned many types of knives. No doubt cricket bats are next. In Australia today, self and family protection is not considered a valid reason to own a firearm. Australians used to be like Americans. They recognized the value of firearms. That is, until recently. In Australia, a basic human right has been outlawed and a noble way of life extin-guished. Now, in post-Columbine America, a replay of the Australian gun control drive is under way. It succeeded Down Under. Please, don't tell me "it can't happen here, this is America" Good-bye and God-Bless you Rod “Crocodile” Ansell. I only wish I could have met you before your legal murder. NOTE: Unfortunately, the author's name was not included. I respectfully submit the article in full respect of his/her work and knowing very much that they just want to 'get the word out'.