Thought this was interesting information. This came from my friend
"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 >new law to surrender 640,381 personal firearms to
be destroyed by our own >government, a program costing Australia taxpayers
more than $500 million
The first year results are now in:
Australia-wide, homicides are up 3.2 percent.
Australia-wide, assaults are up 8.6 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 guns 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.
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 data on the American evening news
or hear your governor or members of the state Assembly disseminating this
The Australian experience proves it. Guns in
the hands of honest
citizens save lives and property and yes, gun-control laws affect only
Take note Americans, before it's too late!"
"PLEASE FORWARD TO EVERYONE ON YOUR EMAIL
Subject: Gun Control
Something to Think About:
In 1929, the Soviet Union established gun control. From 1929 to
1953, about 20 million dissidents, unable to defend
themselves, were rounded up and
In 1911, Turkey established gun control. From 1915 to 1917, 1.5
million Armenians, unable to defend themselves, were rounded up
Germany established gun control in 1938 and from 1939 to 1945, 13
million Jews and others who were unable to defend
themselves were rounded up and
China established gun control in 1935. From 1948 to 1952, 20
political dissidents, unable to defend themselves, were rounded
Guatemala established gun control in 1964. From 1964 to 1981,
100,000 Mayan Indians, unable to defend themselves, were rounded
Uganda established gun control in 1970. From 1971 to 1979,
Christians, unable to defend themselves, were rounded up and
Cambodia established gun control in 1956. From 1975 to 1977, one
million 'educated' people, unable to defend themselves, were
rounded up and
Defenseless people rounded up and exterminated in the 20th Century
because of gun control: 56 million. The next time someone
talks in favor of gun
control, ask them "Who do YOU want to round up and
With guns, we are citizens. Without them, we are subjects.
P.S."Confidence is contagious. So is lack of confidence."
-- Vince Lombardi
The Bible says, "A strong man armed protects his home."