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Originally posted by Hopechest
reply to post by byGRACE
Well to be fair, none of that happened when the last assault weapon ban was passed.
Why do you think it will now?
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 real figures from Down Under. It has now been 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 million dollars.
The first year results are now in: 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..... lone, homicides with firearms are now up 300 percent.(Note that while the law-abiding citizens turned them in, the criminals did not and criminals still possess their guns!) While figures over the previous 25 years showed a steady decrease in armed robbery with firearms, this has changed drastically upward in the past 12 months, since the criminals now are guaranteed that their prey is unarmed.
There has also been a dramatic increase in break-ins andassaults 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....' You won't see this on the American evening news or hear your governor or members of the State Assembly disseminating this information.
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. Take note Americans, before it's too late! Will you be one of the sheep to turn yours in? WHY? You will need it. Like · · Share 306 people like this. 413 shares 5 of 57 View previous comments Zavier Wayne Busby JACKPOT....I whant that,that,and everything else in that pile of goods about an hour ago · Like Tag Tweet rense.com... From Ed Chenel, A police officer In Australia Note - This Data Has Not Been Formally Substantiated 1-20-12 Australian Gun Law Update rense.com about an hour ago ·
Like Tag Tweet Can Ya'll Read? about an hour ago · Like Dan Goodman Not while my trigger finger still works. 26 minutes ago · Like Jagged Rose What a waste of good weapons and what a shame,.....think of all the people who can't defend themselves against the scum out there and their own tyrannical government. 8 minutes ago · Like
Originally posted by Tw0Sides
Its kinda Funny how all the Gun Lovers are Mortified by the Bill Passing.
But a Company attempting to BLACKMAIL the Government of Colorado, thats Ok.
You guys are a Joke.
Not Quite there Buttercup.
Originally posted by ElohimJD
Blackmail is forcing another to do something in exchange for not harming them in some fashion.