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Australian Gun Law Update

Discussion in 'Band of Glockers' started by 9MX, May 26, 2008.

  1. 9MX

    9MX Rei!

    Sep 29, 2003
    ------ Forwarded Message
    From: Ed Del <>
    Date: Mon, 26 May 2008 11:59:29 +0800
    Subject: Australian Gun Law Update

    Australian Gun Law Update

    Here's a thought to warm some of your hearts...
    From: Ed Chenel, A police officer in Australia
    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 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.' 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!

    To Nandy Pacheco,

    If you tell me that you will leave it up to the Man upstairs, I admire you. I also believe in God....but it doesn't hurt to believe in Glock as well:supergrin:
  2. bikethief

    bikethief itchy trigger

    Great stats.

    Mr. Pacheco, wisen up. Stop trying to take my gun away. :steamed:

  3. dinggaling

    dinggaling APO Traveler

    Jul 4, 2004
    Rainbow Clubhouse
    well as for me, if he strays inside my property, he will always be an intruder and will feel the whole GLOCKamole of my 9mm!!! :steamed:
  4. blownhemi


    Oct 2, 2006
    How old is this e-mail?

    The first gun buyback was in 1996 and the handgun buyback was in 2003.

    However I do agree that you guys should stand by your rights and protect them at all costs

    One of the Perth papers is doing a media beat up at the moment saying that something more has to be done about guns because there are more guns in the hands of licensed individuals now than there was in 1996. Apparently there's something wrong with that.:tongueout:
  5. 9MX

    9MX Rei!

    Sep 29, 2003

    I have no idea, I just got in the email today:whistling:
  6. 9MX

    9MX Rei!

    Sep 29, 2003
    The only reason that satisfies me as to why some governments are wary of armed citizens is when they have weak military and police forces.

    Take the USA for example, in the gun friendly states, you can practically own any firearms you want, but the US govt. doesn't seem worried. Correct me if I'm wrong, but its probably because most citizens know that if they mess with the govt, they are bound to get it.

    Of course there is Nandy's tribe, I'm sure this tribe has global reach. They wanna pretend spreading love and peace to one another will shoo the bad guys away. I wonder what type weed they're smoking to give them that kind of high:supergrin:
  7. jeanjvr


    Mar 8, 2004
    I thinks thats a big part of it, the gov is scared of its own people because they are corrupt and doing a crappy job.

    Over here we've got the communist's\trade unions shouting for a ban on private gun ownership, supported by feel-good\brain dead anti gunners - the gov has a wide selection of fools to use as they see fit.

    Thats why it's called gun control, not crime control.
  8. While I do believe in God, I also believe that the Lord helps those who help themselves, so I pray that:

    Lord, please
    - don't put me in a situation where I have to pull a gun on anybody...
    - if no, please grant that my assailant will run away at the sight of my gun...
    - if no, please grant that he will at least desist from any nefarious designs he may have on my person or my loved ones...
    - if all else fails, Lord, please grant that I won't miss, that my assailant will fall down at my first shot, and that my gun and ammo won't fail me when I need it the most!

    And in a worst case scenario, Lord, please don't put me in a situation where I need a gun and don't have one, thanks to our authorities and Nandy Pacheco, since I'm too big a target and I can't run very fast!
  9. anticentipede

    anticentipede IN GOD WE TRUST

    Nov 21, 2006
    God gave us our right to bear arms, the govt has no right to take that away.

    In fact the govt has the obligation to recognize and protect that right, just like all our other rights, like the right to life and right to own private property.
  10. darwin25

    darwin25 Make your move

    I also believe in Mr. Smith & Mr. Wesson bro. They're older and wiser than Mr. Glock.
  11. brawnless

    brawnless Junior Member

    Dec 5, 2004
  12. Just to share an experience. There was a gun show just recently however the media focused on one booth, which was not even firearm related and they were selling books all sorts. In a little corner had something about the Nazi's and a picture of their symbol. Media then depicted all gun owners and those who went to the show as supporters of such. Firearm laws are very strict where its somewhat illegal to use an FA in self defense. Dont let Mr. Pacheco win. It will be the day when criminals dominate the streets