Gun Confiscation in Australia: How’s That Working Out?

Take a look at what’s happening in Australia as the anti-gun fanatics move towards a complete weapons ban for private citizens.

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It doesn’t take a genius to recognize that good citizens will hand over their weapons rather than stand in violation of the law and go to jail.

Criminals then take advantage of the unarmed citizens.

1. This is called cause and effect.

2. Anti-gun fanatics are cause and effect deniers.

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This is America’s future if Obama and his big government cult have their way.

Keep in mind that when liberal-democrats say they support the Second Amendment, they are lying. They are progressives, which means they intend to progress beyond the Constitution.

And what lies beyond?

Centralized state authority. A post-constitutional America.

For observant Jews, think of this analogy: Judaism without the authority of the written and oral Torah.

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11 Comments

  1. Earl
    Posted January 28, 2013 at 6:15 pm | Permalink

    There has never been a gun culture in Australia that remotely compares with the US.  Most people here have never seen a gun that wasn’t on a cop’s hip so the idea of protecting oneself from an imminent home invasion is dubious at best.
    I’d take those statistics with a very large grain of salt (eg, armed robberies may include knives) as some of the statements are untrue or out of context.
    Gun crime here usually means crims shooting other crims.  The streets are not full of heavily armed junkies running wild because there were never that many guns here to begin with.  Mostly, this is a peaceful, somnolent nation basking under a hot sun, which may explain why most of the population are such brainless sheep.
    The gun buy-back was the brainchild of John Howard, beloved of conservatives.  Recent reports on an increase of gun sales led one of the leading conservative tabloids to ask, on the front page, if it was time for tougher gun laws.
    For my part, I’m seeking a new hobby commensurate with middle age.  Having reaffirmed that I’m as useless at golf as I ever was, I’m trying the pistol club next.

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    • Robert J. Avrech
      Posted January 29, 2013 at 10:57 am | Permalink

      Earl:

      We have a Second Amendment, not a gun culture.

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  2. Kevin Aldrich
    Posted January 27, 2013 at 4:46 am | Permalink

    “[W]hen liberal-democrats say they support the Second Amendment, they are lying.” I think this truth is one we have to keep repeating to ourselves and saying publicly. Politicians, the media, and academia are inveterate liars. At some point we have to stop being outraged and stop trying to correct them using reason: That point is when we realize they don’t care about the truth; they just want what they want.

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  3. Bill Brandt
    Posted January 24, 2013 at 10:09 pm | Permalink

    As I am watching this unfold I am reminded that (a) this has nothing to do with Newtown – Newtown was simply a catalyst that aids the proponents of the larger war against an armed citizenry.
     
    (b) I am reminded of Tho Jefferson’s observation – in a letter to James Madison – that ‘A little rebellion now and then – is a good thing”

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    • Robert J. Avrech
      Posted January 25, 2013 at 8:44 am | Permalink

      Bill:

      Nothing to do with Newton. Absolutely correct. It’s just one more step in the liberal-progressive agenda to centralize authority in the hands of a one party government.

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  4. SadDad
    Posted January 24, 2013 at 9:48 pm | Permalink

    Does anyone have suggestions to defend our 2nd Amendment rights? I’m an NRA member. I’ve written to all of my representatives, state and federal. I’ve signed Ruger’s petition (on their website – it looks like a great tool to reach as many government officials as possible). I’ve written to a few local businesses with ‘no guns’ signs and managed to bring two of the signs down. I still want to do more. 
    Is there a way to push back against the media? I’m tired of defending my rights, just to see them nibbled away slowly. A united gun community should be able to come up with more ideas.

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    • Robert J. Avrech
      Posted January 25, 2013 at 8:47 am | Permalink

      SadDad:

       

      Got Michael Medved’s site and sign his petition to preserve the Second Amendment. Dennis Prager also has a petition. 

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  5. Johnny
    Posted January 24, 2013 at 8:43 am | Permalink

    There are so many problems with using Australia as an example for gun control nuts.
     
    Australia has a population of 22 million, comparable to FL or NY. They didn’t have more than 300 guns among 300 million people governed by 50 state governments and numerous local jurisdictions. Nothing like spending a lot of energy and political will on a quest to rid America of all guns that no one thinks will really rid us of all guns.
     
    Australia (or any other country) does not have a 2nd Amendment. All but the most dunder-headed liberals thinks it would take another amendment to allow the government to confiscate our guns. Then again, all it really takes are five people in D.C. and we already had 4 that voted the other way in Heller and McDonald. So in truth our individual right to a gun is hanging by a thread.
     
    Getting rid of assault rifles is a solution in search of a greatly exaggerated problem. Death by rifle is miniscule in this country and ranks behind fists and clubs.  
     
    And the biggest problem of what Australia did is revealed in this clip. The law removed guns from law biding citizens, not the criminals. The entire reason for the gun ban was to prevent criminals from using them (unless there was a rash of accidents) and of course no self-respecting criminal turned in their guns.
     
    Statistics can be used by both sides. Piers Morgan likes to look at the absolute number of gun deaths in England. But gun deaths in England or Australia were already low before the  guns were banned and, like this report from Australia, we have to look at the percentage change in gun crimes. 
     
    So as long as politicians (looking at you Andrew Cuomo) want to take away our guns we had better be ready to fight back against them.

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    • Robert J. Avrech
      Posted January 25, 2013 at 8:48 am | Permalink

      Johnny:

      Nothing to add. Great comment, as always. Thanks so much.

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  6. JoeinLA
    Posted January 24, 2013 at 7:01 am | Permalink

    From this week’s Torah portion, “Beshalach,” Chapter 13, Verse 18:  “The Children of Israel were armed when they went up from Egypt.”

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    • Robert J. Avrech
      Posted January 25, 2013 at 8:50 am | Permalink

      Joe:

      Thanks so much for the d’var Torah. And of course, the Jewish State, Israel, continues to arm their citizen army. Have a great Shabbos.

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