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#1 CM_50BMG

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Posted 05 January 2013 - 09:36 PM

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Subject: AUSTRALIA'S GUN LAW - OOP'S


Even the super liberal Snopes admits that these
statistics are correct, but tries to say that they
don't mean anything!! "Stupid is as stupid does"



AUSTRALIA'S GUN LAW - OOPS

Everyone
should be very
careful about what your

government wants you to NOT have.

Australian Gun Law Update
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 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 break-ins
and assaults 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.

FORWARD TO EVERYONE ON YOUR EMAIL LIST. [I DID]

DON'T BE A MEMBER OF THE SILENT MAJORITY!!!!

BE ONE OF THE VOCAL MINORITY WHO
WON'T STAND FOR
NONSENSE......
ΜΟΛΩΝ ΛΑΒΕ

Where the people fear the government you have tyranny.
Where the government fears the people you have liberty.
— John Barnhill Indictment of Socialism No. 3

#2 AdamRos19

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Posted 05 January 2013 - 10:00 PM

Thanks any chance we can get a resources?

#3 jdbeier38

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Posted 05 January 2013 - 10:09 PM

This is just a common pattern. Law abiding citizens have their guns taken away to promote a civil society yet, what seems like the next day, crime skyrockets unbelievably. Like said in the write up though ... These statistics mean nothing to politicians.
"Illinois is the epicenter of what's wrong with America" - Ted Nugent

#4 GAS3987

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Posted 05 January 2013 - 10:11 PM

Isn't the definition of insanity trying the same thing multiple times and expecting different results? So trying gun bans over and over again, sooner or later should provide the desired outcome!
Nehemiah 4:9
Luke 22:36
Molon Labe

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Posted 05 January 2013 - 10:19 PM

Thats a quote of the great Albert Einstein. I guess politicians are smarter than Einstein though so we have nothing to worry about.
"Illinois is the epicenter of what's wrong with America" - Ted Nugent

#6 CM_50BMG

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Posted 05 January 2013 - 10:27 PM

Thanks any chance we can get a resources?


This was originally sent to me in an email and no sources, however a quick google search revealed the web page where it was taken from, see link below

http://www.avnewstal...AU-Gun-Ban.html
ΜΟΛΩΝ ΛΑΒΕ

Where the people fear the government you have tyranny.
Where the government fears the people you have liberty.
— John Barnhill Indictment of Socialism No. 3

#7 AdamRos19

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Posted 05 January 2013 - 10:29 PM

Thank you!

#8 RockerXX

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Posted 05 January 2013 - 10:33 PM

This chain letter has been critiqued by Snopes...

http://www.snopes.co...ics/ausguns.asp

I don't disagree with the message but it's a pretty twisted and skewed letter, there are better supported reviews out there that should be used...

Edited by RockerXX, 05 January 2013 - 10:33 PM.

What weighs six ounces, sits in a tree and is very dangerous?
A sparrow with a machine gun!


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Posted 06 January 2013 - 01:08 AM

Wow I can't believe that another populous after the UK would have given up their guns without a fight?

I thought those Aussies had more balls then that!!!