Gun Control Failures
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."
[ 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.
Page Revised: 08/25/2004