How’s that gun control thing working out for ya, mate?
by Dennis E. Florian
Gun Owners’ Resource
It’s been over a decade and a half since the Australian government began their national dog and pony show of a “gun buyback.” That’s where you go to the government, give them your gun, and they give you some of your own money for it. In 1996, the Aussie government hit the people with a 1% levy on income tax for a year to finance their little circus of rounding up all the semi-automatic rifles (including .22s), semi-automatic shotguns and pump-action shotguns in the country, and melting them down.
And it’s the bestest way to make bad people stop shooting other people, too. We know that because the government told us so and, after $A500 million blown and with nothing to show for it, how can you argue with that?
Pretty damn easily, actually. Seventeen years later, they are enjoying “out-of-control gun violence” on a scale never imagined, let alone seen, in the country before and even the coppers are getting the hint, as they start looking at the issue in a new (for them), more informative light.
“There is no single source of gun crime violence…guns have fallen into the hands of organised crime, outlaw motorcycle gangs, mid-level crime groups and petty thieves and the lines are often blurred,” Mr Scipione said.
Yes, the gun grabbers down under are befuddled over the utter failure of their grand adventure, but the rest of us aren’t surprised in the least. At not time in history has tighter gun law ever resulted in greater public safety, so why should Oz be any different? The answer of course, is that it shouldn’t. (Meanwhile, in California…)