Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Armed Crims

Your gun laws are a mistake: National Rifle Association to Australia

In an article entitled Australia: There Will be Blood, the National Rifle Association in the US has launched an attack on Australia's gun laws in the latest edition of its most militant gun rights publication, America's First Freedom.
The article claims there is a "growing consensus" in Australia that the gun buyback and ban on semi-automatic weapons introduced after the Port Arthur massacre in 1996 had failed to make the nation safer.

Australia: There Will Be Blood

There have been many competing reports as to the immediate aftermath of the gun confiscation: While NRA reported a 69-percent increase in armed robberies, anti-gun sources glibly hailed the supposed reduction in crime that had resulted. Facts tend to become clearer in hindsight, and there is now a growing consensus among impartial researchers that disarming Australia’s citizens did not make them safer.

A 2013 Breitbart feature found gun violence becoming a huge concern. “There is no single source of gun violence,” explained New South Wales police commissioner Andrew Scipione. “Guns have fallen into the hands of organized crime, outlaw motorcycle gangs, mid-level crime groups and petty thieves, and the lines are often blurred.” Unsurprisingly, the criminals are still armed.

This is the gun-control regime that our president applauds for its decisive resolve. It robbed Australians of their right to self-defense and empowered criminals, all without delivering the promised reduction in violent crime. Australia’s gun confiscation is indeed a lesson to America: It is a sign of what is to come if we hold our rights lightly.

by A1F Daily Staff - Thursday, July 9, 2015


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