Don't results count?
Posted by aogWednesday, 26 September 2012 at 09:37 TrackBack Ping URL

Australia over the last decade or so has performed an experiment in gun control and the results are in

In 2002 — five years after enacting its gun ban — the Australian Bureau of Criminology acknowledged there is no correlation between gun control and the use of firearms in violent crime. In fact, the percent of murders committed with a firearm was the highest it had ever been in 2006 (16.3 percent), says the D.C. Examiner.

Even Australia’s Bureau of Crime Statistics and Research acknowledges that the gun ban had no significant impact on the amount of gun-involved crime:

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.

So remember kids, when people claim we need more gun control laws, they are saying we should have this kind of crime increase.

There is also this data about economic recoveries which demonstrates how much worse the Obama Administration policies have been than the “just leave it alone and it will get better” style of Reagan. The only historical precedent, really, is the Great Depression which (I am sure completely coincidentally) featured the same sort of government intervention to “fix” things. Surely that increased poverty is also a coincidence.

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erp Wednesday, 26 September 2012 at 12:08

Sure results count. They’re getting the results they want, i.e., more people dependent on government.

Annoying Old Guy Wednesday, 26 September 2012 at 14:01

“They’ll turn us in to beggars because they’re easier to please”, as Instapundit writes?

Hey Skippera Thursday, 27 September 2012 at 03:08

What gun control really means: You don’t have the right to defend yourself, only the state does.

Rob Saturday, 13 October 2012 at 02:14

And the Australian media coverage is almost non-existent, and much of what there is appears to be advocating what a good move it was:


Gee, why let the facts get in the way of a good left wing story?

Someday we will come to rue the disarming and deskilling of the people. Particularly as the current neo-socialist government has emasculated the military.

But what really p@#$ me off is that I come across this in an obscure American blog. I might have been following it for more than a decade, but I bet few other Australians are.

Well done on another original, insightful post.

Annoying Old Guy Saturday, 13 October 2012 at 08:39

I generally like Australians but you guys certainly have some serious hoplophobias. The most stunning thing to me recently was the case of those Olympic swimmers. Very odd in a colonial, outdoor oriented culture.

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