What could happen here,,(Guns..OT)
Some of you may have read this already,,,but since its kinda slow tonight, I thought I would post this. This was sent to me--you may find it interesting
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 new law to
surrender 640,381 personal firearms to be
destroyed by our own government, a program
costing the Australia taxpayers more than
$500 million dollars.
The first year results are now 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
In the state of Victoria alone, 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 the
break-ins and assaults of the elderly.
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 data on the American evening
news or hear your Governor or members of the state
Assembly disseminating this information.
The Australian experience proves it.
Guns in the hands of honest citizens saves lives
and property and, yes gun-control laws affect
only the law-abiding citizens.
Take note Americans, before it's too late!
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