Verne Strickland Blogmaster / December 18, 2012
I had heard about this post from some bloke in Australia, who served up a special version of gun control Aussie-style. Since I love the Aussies, my first impulse to chuckle at it -- until I became aware that the writer was deadly serious. There's a lot of great info here to dissuade our own American gun owners from being deluded into yielding their rights because of propaganda from sketchy gun control advocates. It's worth a read.
I thought you all would like to see the real figures on gun control from Down Under. The plan has backfired.
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:There has also been a dramatic increase in break-ins and assaults of the elderly, while the resident is at home.
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 gua ranteed that their prey is unarmed.
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?