reply to post by Grimpachi
Im sorry but your just plain wrong
So you speak for everyone stating you don’t mind being burglarized? You guys seem to be easy targets for criminals.
No one likes to be robbed but no one says they wished they had a gun, Ive stopped a break in simply by confronting the person who was trying to do
It was the middle of the day and I was in bed with my GF, there was a knock at the door and I assumed it was a salesman so didnt bother as I was
"busy" I heard my side gate but thought it was just the dogs jumping against it then I heard my back door trying to be opened, I went down the back
of the house and saw a junkie walking past my back _ I went and opened the back door and said "what the **** are you doing in my backyard" he
said something like he saw some kids go into my yard and was chasing them. I said "BS you were gonna rob me" he got in my face and I shouted "call
the cops" to my GF and he took off.
Police arrived 10 min later and when I described him they knew who he was, they came back the next day with a book of mugshots and I knew which one
straight away, I made a statement and 1 month later he was back in jail.
No guns at any stage required.
The fact is the numbers support the hypothesis that banning guns has little or no effect on crime and if anything it has emboldened home burglary.
Once again junkies dont care, all their thinking about is a fix, having guns in your home would just mean these people now have guns.
The hypothesis is bunk as not many Aussies had guns even before the buyback scheme.
Crims here dont fear citizens have guns but by the same token citizens dont fear crims with guns.
I see what giving up your guns has done. It has made you all easy targets. The more I look into it the more the statistics and facts show that a
weapons ban has been a huge mistake on your part.
Horrible stories, but thats just say guns were readily available then would these crims also have had guns? How do you not see that
I tell you this much if meth or bath salts catches on in your country you guys will probably be changing the laws for home defense.
No we wouldnt change any laws because the overwhelming majority of Australians DONT WANT GUNS!!!!!!
Its not part of our culture and all it does is up the ante, citizens get guns, crims get guns, citizens get bigger guns, crims get bigger guns and so
I started a thread awhile ago asking non Yanks if they wanted guns, the overwhelming majority said no.
Even if my home was broken into and I was beaten up I still wouldnt want guns to be accessible to the public, sure, me and people I know could be
trusted to do the right thing but its not worth the risk with so many nutters out there, as you guys find out on a all to regular basis.
•In 2006, assault rose 49.2 percent and robbery 6.2 percent.
•Sexual assault -- Australia's equivalent term for rape -- increased 29.9 percent.
•Overall, Australia's violent crime rate rose 42.2 percent.
Sorry but official stats say robbery is down since 91
Sexual assualt has risen due to the stigma attached to reporting it being less. I worked with a womens refuge in Australia for awhile on a few
projects and while reporting has gone up the actual number of women seeking help has declined since the 90's which means the incidents have dropped.
Sadly a large number still go unreported so the figure should be higher than it is but in reality its lower than it was.
It actually makes me really mad when people use rape and sexual assualt in these arguments, I personally see it as ignorant and low. only a tiny
portion of rape victims dont know their attacker and in those cases they are often grabbed from behind and a gun would be useless, learning a martial
art is your best defence against sexual assualt not a gun. Its almost like your saying its the victims fault for not having a firearm.
Yes violent crime is up but its also due to the way things are reported and a rise in crim on crim crime.
Prior to 2000 (I think) unless a report was made it wasnt included in statistics. Now if there is a bar fight for instance even if no serious injury
and no charges laid it is included in stats
Anyway facts are facts. I guess this has been the reason no one from the anti-gun camp has tried to present evidence to support their position.
Usually when someone has a strong case you see them post links graphs and quotes.
As weve seen stats can be made to say anything and are not always reliable, most of your side say that the stats Ive shown cant be trusted coz there
from the FBI, I stopped bothering. As for quotes, at the end of the day thats just someones opinion
without a doubt baning guns hasn’t effected murder rates
True but they were introduced to stop shooting sprees, 100% sucess