Skip to comments.17 Years After Gun Bans in Australia… Police Say Gun Crime is Out of Control
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 ...
Isn’t it ironic, don’t ya think?
It’s like rain on your wedding day.
A twenty-one page form for getting approval to keep a .22 rifle. As for ammunition - forget it.
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.
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!!!
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.
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.
The road to hell...etc...
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.
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?
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
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.
It’s like, 10,000 spoons when all you need is a knife; or a 7.62mm belt-fed crew-served automatic weapon.
I must be the “Gun Show Loophole.”
Or the citizens are forced to hide their guns.
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.
Good news, Australia now has a conservative government, so look for some rollback to take place.
My first hand info is worse ... Lord, what do you say?
“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.
Some tell me they have more than bats. Batter Up!
Even for a blog post, this is really short on good info or sourcing.
Hey Bulldog ... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0qWO8yFAdVo ... Twenty Hands.
A disarmed population are nothing more than slaves.
Who’d A Thunk It???????????????????????????
I wonder who is toting the guns around? I thought banning them kept criminals from getting them too?.../s
The Left needs guns to keep guns away from the good citizen.
Yes,me “Sainted Mum”Strongly Advised me to avoid ALL Roads with this sort of”Pavement”!!She Was RIGHT!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I bet they wished they had left Good enough alone...liberals are soooo stupid!
Seek Happiness Australia ... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=asLiO4hSHP8 ... Happy to know so many our Fellow Aussies Are Ready ...
No reason to believe that Obama and Holder don’t like gun crime and gang violence; school shootings they absolutely crave.
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.
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.
Now appearing in ‘News That Won’t Be Reported in America.’
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.
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.
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...
Obviously this author is a dupe of the gun industry.
/s/ for the non-discerning.
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
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.
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.
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"
Exactly what the “progressives” intend for us.
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.