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17 Years After Gun Bans in Australia… Police Say Gun Crime is Out of Control
weapon-blog.com ^ | 6/13/2014 | Aaron Spuler

Posted on 06/14/2014 10:34:21 AM PDT by rktman

In 1996 Australia unloaded some of the most severe gun bans and gun confiscation programs on record. And for the guns that were not confiscated gun owners were forced to enter into license agreements and have their guns registered so the government knew what guns everyone had.

Well, they really only knew what guns the law abiding had, since none of the criminals actually followed the program. Fancy that.

Breitbart just reported some interesting developments in Australia that prove all the anti-gun lawmakers wrong. Gun control does NOT take guns out of the hands of criminals, it only disarms the law abiding, while making everyone less safe.

(Excerpt) Read more at weapon-blog.com ...


TOPICS: Australia/New Zealand; Crime/Corruption; Foreign Affairs; Government
KEYWORDS: 2a; australia; banglist; guncontrol; guncontrolnazis
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Well crap. Looks like they musta forgot to institute inter-galactic background checks. That would have solved the whole problem.
1 posted on 06/14/2014 10:34:21 AM PDT by rktman
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To: rktman

Isn’t it ironic, don’t ya think?


2 posted on 06/14/2014 10:38:20 AM PDT by Flag_This (Liberalism: Kills countries dead.)
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To: Flag_This

It’s like rain on your wedding day.


3 posted on 06/14/2014 10:40:09 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: rktman

A twenty-one page form for getting approval to keep a .22 rifle. As for ammunition - forget it.


4 posted on 06/14/2014 10:40:12 AM PDT by SkyDancer (If you don't read the newspapers you are uninformed. If you do read newspapers you are misinformed)
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To: rktman

Gun free zones are advertisements for criminal shooting galleries. Disarm law abiding citizens, and you condemn them to death by criminals and government. No government has disarmed their citizenry with the well being of their citzens in mind. Once a government has the ability to disarm the citizens, it is already too late.


5 posted on 06/14/2014 10:43:33 AM PDT by factoryrat (We are the producers, the creators. Grow it, mine it, build it.)
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To: rktman

As long as those of very little intelligence insist on blaming “gun violence” on the guns, it’s going to continue to be out of control. IT’S THE PEOPLE, STUPID!!!


6 posted on 06/14/2014 10:43:48 AM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Obama's smidgens are coming home to roost.)
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To: SkyDancer

LOL! As far as .22 ammo, it’s pretty scarce here even without the “proper permitting documents”. Lucky I still have a few rounds hanging around.


7 posted on 06/14/2014 10:44:38 AM PDT by rktman (Ethnicity: Nascarian. Race: Daytonafivehundrian)
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To: rktman

And this is the same gun law Obama wants to emulate, possibly in the form of an executive order. Yet he continues to ignore the fact that most gun crimes and police shootings are gang-related, and does nothing about the inner city gang problem.


8 posted on 06/14/2014 10:44:44 AM PDT by RaveOn ("No amount of logic can shatter a faith consciously based on a lie." Lamar Keene, "True Believers")
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To: rktman

The road to hell...etc...


9 posted on 06/14/2014 10:45:16 AM PDT by TADSLOS (The Event Horizon has come and gone. Buckle up and hang on.)
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To: rktman

There’s a conservative government there now. They should intensely poll the public about their gun attitudes. Since most are still under the illusion that gun control helps, the next bet would be for the government to broadcast about rampant crime, especially cases where people could have defended themselves if they were armed.


10 posted on 06/14/2014 10:46:28 AM PDT by yefragetuwrabrumuy ("Don't compare me to the almighty, compare me to the alternative." -Obama, 09-24-11)
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To: rktman

Who was it taking advantage of this last bit of mass murder? I know Uhbama was off his nut and out of place talking about guns, but was it he who brought up Australia and how great it was? Or some other commie jackass?


11 posted on 06/14/2014 10:46:29 AM PDT by the OlLine Rebel (Common sense is an uncommon virtue./Technological progress cannot be legislated.)
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To: FlingWingFlyer

Hmmm. It’s the stupid people? Odd that when somebody uses an automobile to “off” someone they go after the driver. When someone uses an *SDT they go after the SDT that was used in an unlawful manner. Apparently the mere proximity of an SDT will drive otherwise sensible people CRAZY.

*Self Defense Tool


12 posted on 06/14/2014 10:47:56 AM PDT by rktman (Ethnicity: Nascarian. Race: Daytonafivehundrian)
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To: RaveOn

Gun control is about power. Leftists cannot abide by anyone but themselves having power. Everything, and I mean everything must be in their jurisdiction. They get very nervous at the idea of the general public being able to defend themselves. It puts a damper on Leftist plans for pushing people around. ...and they don’t really give a rat’s read end about actual gun violence perpetrated by urban gangs.


13 posted on 06/14/2014 10:49:49 AM PDT by Flick Lives ("I can't believe it's not Fascism!")
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To: dfwgator

It’s like, 10,000 spoons when all you need is a knife; or a 7.62mm belt-fed crew-served automatic weapon.


14 posted on 06/14/2014 10:50:34 AM PDT by Flag_This (Liberalism: Kills countries dead.)
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To: rktman

I must be the “Gun Show Loophole.”


15 posted on 06/14/2014 10:52:04 AM PDT by mosaicwolf (Strength and Honor)
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To: factoryrat

Or the citizens are forced to hide their guns.


16 posted on 06/14/2014 10:55:17 AM PDT by Biggirl (“Go, do not be afraid, and serve”-Pope Francis)
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To: Flick Lives

Nailed it. The left does not recognize the importance of any individual. The liberal ethic is based on the good accruing to a collective of nameless, numberless persons. It does not matter what one person does to another person. It only matters that the ruler is capable of controlling the collective. This is precisely the reason liberalism is morally degenerate. This is precisely why the US will never tolerate socialism as a permanent social contract.


17 posted on 06/14/2014 10:56:59 AM PDT by Louis Foxwell (This is a wake up call. Join the Sultan Knish ping list.)
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To: Flick Lives

Good news, Australia now has a conservative government, so look for some rollback to take place.


18 posted on 06/14/2014 10:57:31 AM PDT by Biggirl (“Go, do not be afraid, and serve”-Pope Francis)
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To: rktman

My first hand info is worse ... Lord, what do you say?


19 posted on 06/14/2014 10:58:30 AM PDT by no-to-illegals (Scrutinize our government and Secure the Blessing of Freedom and Justice)
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To: Louis Foxwell

“This is precisely why the US will never tolerate socialism as a permanent social contract.”

And it is starting to show, proof, the recent defeat of Rep. Eric Cantor.


20 posted on 06/14/2014 10:59:04 AM PDT by Biggirl (“Go, do not be afraid, and serve”-Pope Francis)
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To: rktman

Some tell me they have more than bats. Batter Up!


21 posted on 06/14/2014 10:59:52 AM PDT by no-to-illegals (Scrutinize our government and Secure the Blessing of Freedom and Justice)
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To: rktman

Even for a blog post, this is really short on good info or sourcing.


22 posted on 06/14/2014 11:01:58 AM PDT by FourPeas ("Maladjusted and wigging out is no way to go through life, son." -hg)
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Hey Bulldog ... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0qWO8yFAdVo ... Twenty Hands.


23 posted on 06/14/2014 11:02:17 AM PDT by no-to-illegals (Scrutinize our government and Secure the Blessing of Freedom and Justice)
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To: rktman

A disarmed population are nothing more than slaves.


24 posted on 06/14/2014 11:03:10 AM PDT by SpaceBar
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To: Flag_This

Who’d A Thunk It???????????????????????????


25 posted on 06/14/2014 11:04:09 AM PDT by bandleader
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To: Flag_This

I wonder who is toting the guns around? I thought banning them kept criminals from getting them too?.../s


26 posted on 06/14/2014 11:04:10 AM PDT by jsanders2001
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The Left needs guns to keep guns away from the good citizen.


27 posted on 06/14/2014 11:04:22 AM PDT by Gene Eric (Don't be a statist!)
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To: TADSLOS

Yes,me “Sainted Mum”Strongly Advised me to avoid ALL Roads with this sort of”Pavement”!!She Was RIGHT!!!!!!!!!!!!!


28 posted on 06/14/2014 11:05:34 AM PDT by bandleader
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To: rktman

I bet they wished they had left Good enough alone...liberals are soooo stupid!

29 posted on 06/14/2014 11:08:25 AM PDT by BCW (Amazon: "Babylon's Covert War" - the Iraq conflict explained in detail)
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Seek Happiness Australia ... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=asLiO4hSHP8 ... Happy to know so many our Fellow Aussies Are Ready ...


30 posted on 06/14/2014 11:08:55 AM PDT by no-to-illegals (Scrutinize our government and Secure the Blessing of Freedom and Justice)
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To: rktman

No reason to believe that Obama and Holder don’t like gun crime and gang violence; school shootings they absolutely crave.


31 posted on 06/14/2014 11:09:19 AM PDT by gusopol3
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To: rktman

32 posted on 06/14/2014 11:09:23 AM PDT by mylife
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To: BCW

LOL!


33 posted on 06/14/2014 11:10:15 AM PDT by mylife
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To: Louis Foxwell
> Nailed it. The left does not recognize the importance of any individual. The liberal ethic is based on the good accruing to a collective of nameless, numberless persons. It does not matter what one person does to another person. It only matters that the ruler is capable of controlling the collective. This is precisely the reason liberalism is morally degenerate. This is precisely why the US will never tolerate socialism as a permanent social contract. In othe words:


34 posted on 06/14/2014 11:10:45 AM PDT by jsanders2001
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To: Flag_This

No, it’s not ironic.

Legislators knew what they were getting into when they took away the only means for law-abiding citizens to protect themselves against criminals.

You can bet that these same legislators either carry concealed or have a bodyguard paid for by the very citizens that they disarmed.

Government seems to be on the side of the criminal because they never disarmed them as they did with the non-criminal element.


35 posted on 06/14/2014 11:11:03 AM PDT by 353FMG
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To: no-to-illegals
No 1 Aussie joke:

Why do Aussies oil their lawns....?

Answer: To keep their guns lubricated.

Second Aussie joke....

A lodger is like a possum....

Eats Roots and Leaves.

36 posted on 06/14/2014 11:14:22 AM PDT by spokeshave (OMG.......Schadenfreude overload is not covered under Obamacare :-()
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To: spokeshave

LOL ...


37 posted on 06/14/2014 11:15:16 AM PDT by no-to-illegals (Scrutinize our government and Secure the Blessing of Freedom and Justice)
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To: rktman

Now appearing in ‘News That Won’t Be Reported in America.’


38 posted on 06/14/2014 11:28:59 AM PDT by Jack Hammer
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To: Flag_This

NO! It is not ironic!! It is just plain common sense!!!

Criminals by definition do not obey rules, laws or regulations.

Gun control applies ONLY to the law abiding. It discourages law abiding from owning guns and gives unfair advantage to criminals.


39 posted on 06/14/2014 11:33:26 AM PDT by entropy12 (Obummer = worst president ever, thanks to voters who abstained on election day!)
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To: Flick Lives
Leftists cannot abide by anyone but themselves having power

Exactly
The crimes against citizens argument is a straw man. It just gins up support for gun control.
The politician's real concern is their own skin.

40 posted on 06/14/2014 11:33:57 AM PDT by Vinnie
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Ya gonnah need a bigga knife, mate.
41 posted on 06/14/2014 11:34:00 AM PDT by VanDeKoik
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Gun control does NOT take guns out of the hands of criminals, it only disarms the law abiding...

The BIG money behind 'gun control' is organized crime.

When guns are outlawed organized crime gets a billion dollar industry... and yeah, their 'donations' are carefully hidden...

It's like when Hollywood liberals are told someone from the middle east wants to destroy the ability of the United States to be energy independent... And the Hollywood traitors agree to 'hide' that part of the story.

Gun control is the same...

42 posted on 06/14/2014 11:41:35 AM PDT by GOPJ (#2 reply spot RESERVED for Tokyo Rose comments: "nothing works - give up - it's all hopeless".)
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To: Flag_This

Obviously this author is a dupe of the gun industry.

/s/ for the non-discerning.


43 posted on 06/14/2014 11:46:59 AM PDT by DPMD
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17 Years After Gun Bans in Australia… Police Say Gun Crime is Out of Control

Who would have ever thought such a sensible ban on guns and in fact confiscation of guns in Australia, would have led to gun crimes being out of control...Just Totally Incompressible, beyond anyone's ability to even imagine the possibility.../S

44 posted on 06/14/2014 11:53:23 AM PDT by PoloSec ( Believe the Gospel: how that Christ died for our sins, was buried and rose again)
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And, just the the UK that has its gun crime spiraling out of control, the Aussie politicians will NOT admit their solution has not worked, Instead they will double down on more draconian gun control because nothing succeeds more for a really bad idea than its failure when it’s implemented in the real world and with real people.

The potential (and real) victims know this; the protected political class doesn’t give a damn. The more bodies, the better it is for their failed plans.


45 posted on 06/14/2014 12:00:44 PM PDT by MasterGunner01
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To: Flick Lives

You got that correct. Gun control is about power and control over the people the Leftists hate, the hard working white middle class. They know the criminal class would be the only one left with firearms. The hidden agenda is to make the people the Leftists hate daily vulnerable to unspeakable and endless acts of violence at the hands of the Leftist’s client class......the criminal class.


46 posted on 06/14/2014 12:04:55 PM PDT by Rich21IE
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To: PoloSec; Old Sarge; null and void; Velveeta; Rushmore Rocks; Oorang; MamaDearest; Myrddin; ...
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17 Years After Gun Bans in Australia… Police Say Gun Crime is Out of Control

"Who would have ever thought such a sensible ban on guns and in fact confiscation of guns in Australia, would have led to gun crimes being out of control...Just Totally Incompressible, beyond anyone's ability to even imagine the possibility.../S"

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47 posted on 06/14/2014 12:54:25 PM PDT by LucyT (If you're not paranoid, you don't know what's going on.)
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To: rktman

Exactly what the “progressives” intend for us.


48 posted on 06/14/2014 12:57:35 PM PDT by TBP (Obama lies, Granny dies.)
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To: LucyT

There are as many guns in Australia now as there were before the ban. The difference is that only criminals now have semi-autos and pump shotguns.


49 posted on 06/14/2014 1:16:51 PM PDT by smokingfrog ( sleep with one eye open (<o> ---)
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To: rktman

50 posted on 06/14/2014 2:51:25 PM PDT by B4Ranch (Name your illness, do a Google & YouTube search with "hydrogen peroxide". Do it and be surprised.)
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