The left always says that taking away your ability to defend yourself withe effective means is about YOUR safety and about stopping crime. How many crimes have been committed with YOUR guns? Exactly. It is like trying to stop drunk driving by taking cars away from people who don’t drink. Yet, some people are just plain foolish enough and historically ignorant enough to believe such Orwellian propaganda.
Australia elected a leftist government and it happened. In the name of “climate change” the Australian economy was trashed and the government confiscated most guns from civilians who never harmed anyone.
On Friday, the government of gun-controlled Australia admitted that hundreds of thousands of “illegal firearms” remain in criminal possession and launched a new amnesty in hopes of persuading said criminals to turn over the weapons.
In September, Breitbart News reported that Melbourne, Australia, had a gun problem; that they had witnessed more than one shooting a week on average since January 2015.
Moreover, The Age reported:
- Known criminals were caught with firearms 755 times [in 2015], compared to 143 times in 2011
- Criminals are using gunshot wounds to the arms and legs as warnings to pay debts
- Assault rifles and handguns are being smuggled into Australia via shipments of electronics and metal parts
Now the government of Australia is admitting that hundreds of thousands of “illegal guns”–i.e., “illicit firearms”–are in the hands of criminals some 20 years after Australia’s gun ban was implemented. And Reuters reports an amnesty will be put in place in 2017 where those in possession of said weapons can turn them in with no questions asked.
Yes indeed, they will beg the criminals to hand over their guns……