Skip to comments.Gun Control Down Under (Australia)
Posted on 01/14/2013 11:29:41 AM PST by Mozilla
This video was sent to me by an Aussie friend, pleading with me to not allow ourselves to go the way of OZ. It has gotten so crazy there, that legislators are quibbling over the definition of a home invasion, so as not to admit that gun control has made Australians less safe.
Check out the video.
(Excerpt) Read more at therightscoop.com ...
You have more experience than me SkyDancer, what do you think of this?
Not likely - in addition to the danger from crime when you can't defend yourself, I'd probably kill myself driving on the "wrong" side of the road.
Australia also has more than its fair share of deadly critters that sting and bite.
Last week a Russian wrote some of the same kind of warning in Pravda... only worse. He spoke of the government shooting citizens after their guns were taken from them...
Our founding fathers knew scum would eventually rise to the top... and gave us a Constitution that would work to protect us IF we were willing to stand for our rights.
OTOH, the Australians have made for themselves a much bigger government than I would like to live with. Even as a visitor, I found it intrusive and offensive.
Australia HAS gone to hell. My brother in law was a Lt. Commander in the Australian Navy. After retiring he married my wife’s sister and moved to the U.S. for about 15-20 years. This past year he decided to partially retire and head back to Australia. Reason given was his kids there and the health care system.
Well he got there and a few things happened. He was shocked to find out that a six pack of beer costs $24 (U.S.). He was shocked to find out that because he had been out of the country and despite his veteran status he was at the VERY BOTTOM of the list for people to get jobs. That did it for him, he moved back to the U.S. this past November. He says he’ll work here and go back there during our winters only.
I have been lectured about how crazy we Americans are with our guns from a good mate of mine down under. I am interested in watching this vid..but need to get back from work first...
the driving is easy to get used to. not having guns would be very difficult if not deadly.
Wow. That country is heading the wrong direction. We need to end Obama before the US heads down Australia’s path.
I would be cautious quoting any stats from that video as it appears to be fairly old. The Aussie crime rates have been up and down since 1994 (ban year) so people can cherry pick for the results they want to claim.
Heck, I almost died stepping off the curb - ‘cause I was looking the wrong way.
I would have to agree that since the 70’s Australian Government has gotten larger and more intrusive. I am hoping the next elected conservative government will focus on this.
I do not see this supposed dramatic increase in crime that others seem to talk about and I work in the area. What we do have are certain groups - namely bikies and some Asian or Muslim groups that seem to prey on each other - more power too them - they can kill each other off for all I care. We also have a large alcohol/drinking culture which causes violence, sadly this is increasing and is starting to remind me of England.
The Bikies do have guns and kill each other and rarely does this spill into the public arena.
$24 for a six pack - goodness gracious what was he drinking? Most cartons of 24 are $50-60 although you can pay as little as $35 for some on special. Yes if you wanted to buy some exotic or imported beer then you could pay that or more but why would you want to - we produce some great beer.
True, it is probably valid to question the stats. But I have seen lefties posting information about AUS crime rates and claiming they are down now since the ban. Of course they did go up immediately after the ban, and it only took about 10+ years or so for any downward trend to start. That inclines be to believe the ban was irrelevant and that other factors have taken over.
Good luck with that. I hope they succeed in reducing the size, scope, and general presence of government. The feeling of having 'big brother' constantly looking over my shoulder was the one down-side of my visit. That and the bloody 'roo that bounced off my car ... I'll take the 'roo over the government any day.
That said, I never felt unsafe. I was also never around 'bikies', Asians (if by that you mean Pakistani, etc), or mohammedans.
That is the EXACT Reason why My Mother and Father came to this Country instead of Returning to their home countries.
My Mother is from the U.K. and she did NOT want to risk having kids in the Horrid British Health Care system.
In Australia, annual deaths resulting from firearms total
Considering that ‘gun deaths’ include accidents, suicides, homicides and deaths as a result of law enforcement officers carrying out their duties, I THINK YOU NEED TO RECONSIDER YOUR COMMENT.
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