Here's a thought to warm some
of your hearts....
Hi Yanks, I thought you all would like to see the real figures from Down
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
The first year results are
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
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?
You will need it.