SURPRISE, SURPRISE, ANOTHER LIBERAL PROGRAM DOESN'T WORK IN YET ANOTHER PLACE | 1999-06-19
One-year results of the confiscation of 640,381 personal firearms in Australia
OBSERVABLE FACTS AFTER 12 MONTHS OF DATA
Australia-wide, homicides are up 3.2%.
Australia-wide, assaults are up 8.6%.
Australia-wide, armed-robberies are up 44%. (yes, FORTY-FOUR PERCENT)
In the state of Victoria, homicides-with-firearms are up 300%!
There has been a dramatic increase in break-ins and assaults on the elderly
At the time of the ban, the Prime Minister said, "self-defense is not a reason for owning a firearm." Like all leftists, he insisted that the police would take of that.
Check with any social science faculty at any college or university, and you will find at least 90% of them will insist that the Prime Minister is right.
We pay them to be our experts, you know.
In 1996, the head of the Australian gun registration bureau had testified that gun control "has not prevented or solved a single crime," and called for the abolition of his agency and his job.
They ignored him and listened to the "intellectuals." As always, what the "intellectuals" recommended was a disaster. (Please see November 21, 1998 article, "It Doesn't Work!!!.")