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  1. #1
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    Just got this in my e-mail.

    Think there is any truth to this? I do!


    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%. (Note that
    *while the law-abiding citizens turned the guns in the criminals did not
    and now the **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." You won't see this
    on the American evening news or hear your governor or members of the
    State Assembly 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!
    We shall never prevent the abuse of power if we are not
    prepared to limit power in a way which occasionally may
    prevent its use for desirable purposes.


    F.A. Hayek

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    When guns are outlawed,only outlaws will have guns.
    If everything was always done "by the book"....the book would never change.

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    Sounds like here in Canada.

    Man that's sad reading.

    Costs mega bucks to have all your papers, cards etc. for restricted and non-restricted weapons here.

    Get this, when I was in the Army here, anyone living on base that owned any type of weapon had to leave it locked up at the MP shack. Dunno if that's changed. Was a long time ago. Funny, still remember my issued weapon number...56. Odd how stuff like that sticks in yer head
    Here's your sign...

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    I believe strongly in gun control.

    That's why I target shoot whenever I can. I have pretty good gun control
    Government is a disease...
    ...masquerading as its own cure…
    Ecclesiastes 10:2 NIV


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    it's been allot longer then 12 months.


    gun control is Marxism, it's NEVER been about safety, you can post all the facts you want , all day,


    non-Constitutional leaders want an unarmed public, end of story.



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    Ya got a 3-way BINGO, here.
    No reserve. No retreat. No regrets.

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    Gun Control is knowing what your shooting

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    I'm all for the right to bear arms, but

    that e-mail seems staged. Can someone check that on snopes? I gotta go.
    WHY?

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    Originally posted by smokin68
    When guns are outlawed,only outlaws will have guns.
    You hit the nail on the head Brother!!!! Gun Control: The ability to put your 2nd and 3rd shots within 1 in. of the first.
    In honor of Murray Woodgate (aka Carnak) 1961 - 2010

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    The ability to hit ones target


    I will give up my weapon, when they pry my cold dead fingers
    from around it.

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    Re: The ability to hit ones target

    Originally posted by gonefishing

    I will give up my weapon, when they pry my cold dead fingers
    from around it.
    Ditto.

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    My 2 year old daugher and i sit in the "war " room if anyone comes here whith the wrong purpose they take a dirt nap
    i belong to peta ... people eating tasty animals. all my opinions are just mine.

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    Gun control shouldn't mean we can't own guns anymore. I think gun control should mean that we register our weapons. Here in Canada it "was" supposed to be that way, you could still own all the guns you want just tell the RCMP (i.e. Canadian FBI) what you have and that is it. But years after years, slowly but surely the bureaucracy took over and now if we want to own anything other than a hunting gun we must have 32 exams, spend 1000$ and fill a billion forms just to get considered. What a shame. I would love the idea of gun control the way it was supposed to be, the RCMP knows where most of the guns are. But now we are considered criminals until we prove we are not.

    I just hope this never happens in the US...

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