The Fiction and Fallacy of Gun Control

CDR Carl B. Forkner, Ph.D., USN(Ret)

This is shared from a law enforcement officer in Australia, where a few years ago, their government passed a law requiring firearm owners to turn in their firearms for compensation, costing the government more than a half BILLION dollars. the result…not at all what they had in mind…

Here’s a thought to warm some of your hearts … from Ed Chenel, a police officer in Australia. Original publication date was October 2015.

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 …’

Note that the same thing happened under Rahm Emanuel’s strict gun control laws in Chicago, where gun-related crime skyrocketed after the controls were put in place! A massive failure that cost innocent lives, but does not meet the criteria for uninformed liberals to keep pushing for the wrong solutions.

You won’t see this on the American evening news or hear your governor or members of the State Assembly or members of the U.S. Senate or House 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!

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