Skip to comments.Crocodiles enjoy gun-free Solomon Islands
Posted on 09/20/2008 7:05:14 AM PDT by marktwain
Attempts to turn Solomon Islands into a gun-free society has had an unintended deadly side effect.
It's lead in part, to an increase in the number of fatal crocodile attacks.
Guns were banned on Solomon Islands following racial tensions and the arrival in 2003 of the Australian lead Regional Assistance Mission, RAMSI.
Solomon Islands Acting Police Commissioner, Peter Marshall, has told Radio Australia at least six people have been killed by crocodiles in the past 18 months.
"We have various reports from around the provinces in Solomon Islands... of crocodiles entering into locations where fishermen are present or where children are bathing or where families are bathing and the reports that we are getting is that the number of crocodiles is increasing," he said.
Aren't the anti-freedom types fond of saying "if it saves just one life, it is worth it"?
Guns save lives.
sounds like a croc to me
Guns don’t kill people, crocodiles kill people.
This will make for interesting bumper stickers.
Guns ‘n’ Herpets ping.
How did the locals kill crocs before firearms were introduced? Spears? Perhaps they didn’t and they’ve historically been croc food.
sheesh, all they have to do is call the messiah, have him walk over water to get there and once there, raise his arms, lower his head and the crocs will not bother another human again../s
or authorize a croc free zone, ,especially near schools.
sheesh, whats wrong with them? /sarc
Can crocs “enjoy” in the human sense?
If not, everyone is still at grave risk!
“That was incredible, no fur, claws, horns, antlers or nothing, just soft and pink”
Are the Solomon Islands really gun-free? During WWII, the archipelago was the scene of heavy fighting, so one would think that a considerable number of Garands and Arisakas would have been left behind on the battlefields.
Machetes/cutlasses,,, the true WMD
go to africa and do a head count!
Best be calling the UN!
(let the croc's eat them all)
Sounds like our politicians not allowing us to carry guns in National Parks inhabited by grizzlies, mountain lions, etc.
The laws of unintended consequences are ever-present.
I can laugh and weep at the follies of Liberals. Laugh because they’re so brain dead, but weep because so many lives are lost due to their policies.
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