fossil_digger Report This Comment
Date: February 17, 2009 04:42PM
Australian Gun Law Update
Here's a thought to warm some of your hearts .
From: Ed Chenel, A police officer in Australia
Hi Yanks, I thought you all would like to see the now available data from Down
It has now been one year (12 months) since gun owners in Australia were forced
by a new law to surrender 640,381 personal firearms to be destroyed by
our own government, a program costing Australia taxpayers more than $500
The first year results are now available:
Australia-wide, homicides are up 6.2 percent;
Australia-wide, assaults are up 9.6 percent;
Australia-wide, armed robberies are up 44 percent (yes, 44 percent);
In the state of Victoria alone, homicides with firearms are now up 300 percent
as compared with the last one year period when private ownership of a firearm
(NB: the law-abiding citizens did turn in their personal firearms, the criminal
element did not and thus criminals in Australia still possess their guns.)
While data for the 25 years preceding the confiscation of privately owned guns
showed a steady decrease in armed robbery with firearms, this has changed
drastically upward in the past 12 months as criminals now are assured their
victims will be unarmed.
There has also been a dramatic increase in break-ins and assaults of the
elderly, while the resident is at home.
Australian politicians are at a loss to explain how public safety has decreased,
after such monumental effort and expense was expended in 'successfully ridding
Australian society of guns.'
This story of well intentioned government intervention in the rights of lawful
individuals to own and possess firearms won't be seen in the mainstream US
media or on the American evening news. Senator Obama who advocates a similar
confiscation in the US will not be reporting any of this to you.
But, the Australian experience speaks for itself. Guns in the hands of
honest citizens save lives and property and, yes, gun-control laws affect only
the law-abiding citizens.
fossil_digger Report This Comment
Date: February 17, 2009 09:10PM
Don't think it can’t happen here – look at Canada , UK , Australia – this
is the 1st step
If you are not an NRA member, you might want to reconsider, there is no
better time to join, and write your representatives
For those of you that enjoy shooting at paper targets, or your interested in
some of the Action shooting, or you like to go hunting and fishing and want to
protect your self while your out in the enjoyment of the out doors or at home
and want to protect your family, or you are a gun collector.... your going to
want to take a look at this
Congressional Bill H.R.45
Here is the first bill introduced in the house that mandates licensing for
all firearms owners...
The actual bill is attached for your reading pleasure.
This is for real people, WAKE UP
You will have to carry a photo ID firearms license.
A training class is required to be licensed.
Disclosure of your storage method of your weapons is required for
A thumb print is required for license.
Every sale recorded by the federal government.
If you move, and don't tell the Attorney General within 60 days, you are a
If a firearm is stolen and you don't report it, you are a criminal.
There will be no grand fathered firearms. If you do not obtain a license
and report every firearm you currently own, you are a criminal.
There will be a license fee and a fee for the "services" provided
at purchase time.
Licenses must be renewed every 5 years, and much, much more
Go to the web site and read what and how the bill is written. Then get with
your congressional members from you state and let them know what you think of
this bill and how you feel it should be voted....
Then do the same every week until the bill is voted on....