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    Australian Gun Law Update

    Not sure if you all have seen this, but thought it was interesting. I hope you have a great day!

    Subject: FW: Australian Gun Law Update


    From: Ed Chenel, A police officer in Australia

    Hi Yanks, I thought you all would like to see the now available
    data from Down Under.


    It has now been one year (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 available: 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
    as compared with the last one year period when private ownership of a
    firearm was legal. (NB: the law-abiding citizens did turn in their personal
    firearms, the criminal element did not and thus criminals in Australia
    still possess their guns.)

    While data for the 25 years preceding the confiscation of
    privately owned guns showed a steady decrease in armed robbery with
    firearms, this has changed drastically upward in the past 12 months as
    criminals now are assured their victims will be 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.' This story of well
    intentioned government intervention in the rights of lawful individuals to
    own and possess firearms won't be seen in the mainstream US media or on the
    American evening news.

    Senator Obama who advocates a similar confiscation in the US will
    not be reporting any of this to you. But, 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 Americans
    may want to take note before it's too late!
    FORWARD TO EVERYONE ON YOUR EMAIL LIST.
    DON'T BE A MEMBER OF THE SILENT MAJORITY.
    BE A PARTICIPANT IN THE VOCAL MINORITY WHO DOESN'T WANT TO SEE WHAT
    HAPPENED IN AUSTRALIA HAPPEN IN THE US !

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