Australia
Gun Control Failures

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It has now been 12 months since gun owners in Australia were forced to surrender 640,381 personal firearms to be destroyed, a program costing the government more than $500 million dollars.

The results are in:

Australia wide:    homicides are up 3.2 percent.
Australia-wide:    assaults are up 8.6 percent.
Australia-wide:    armed robberies are up 44 percent (yes, 44 percent).

In the state of Victoria, homicides with firearms are up 300 percent.  Figures over the previous 25 years showed a steady decrease in armed robberies with firearms.

This has changed drastically in the past 12 months.  There has been a dramatic increase in break-ins and assaults of the elderly.

Australian politicians are on the spot and at a loss to explain how no improvement in "safety" has been observed after such monumental effort and expense in "ridding society of guns."

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[ 2002 ] You won't see this data on the evening news or hear it from your President (Bill Clinton), Vice-President (Al Gore), Janet Reno, the FBI, or any of the other initial agencies of the government.

It's time to state it plainly:

Guns in the hands of honest citizens save lives and property and, yes, gun-control laws only affect the law abiding citizens.

Take note California and other Americans, before it's too late.

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Page Revised:  08/25/2004