Australian study concludes gun law not working
An Australian study concludes that that nation's tightening of gun laws isn't working:
"While the level of lifetime gun and knife ownership had fallen in the three years to 2004 - possibly because of new controls - there had been an upsurge in more recent ownership.
"[New laws] clearly have not impacted on a subset of detainees because the proportional ownership of firearms in the year before interview increased over the same period," the study said.
"The illicit trade in firearms is a challenge for law enforcement because some individuals appear undeterred by the penalties associated with their illegal trade and ownership.""
After reading the article I just sat back and thought "Well Duh!"
Posted by: Kurt at July 6, 2006 02:10 PM
This is truly shocking news. It appears that criminals - sit down now - aren't obeying the law. I'm aghast.
Posted by: me at July 6, 2006 04:21 PM
You wouldn't expecr shrieking hysterical liberals to consider logic and reason as a basis for setting policy ? The truly sad thing is that we have those poor benighted windowlickers in any kind of position of power at all.
Posted by: The Mechanic at July 7, 2006 08:59 AM
Bloody idiot Australian governments,trying to control Australians who still wont be controlled.Remember the big 1996 buyback.Less than.0001% was ANY form of military style weapon and of these the government counted war trophies deactivated in Returned serviceman clubs.What a load of horse shit.Australians are armed to the teeth,Just because big brother Little Johnie Howard has a little pecker and doesnt want us having something larger than his 1 inch monster Aussies have them on lienses and off licenses ,hell we know they want to screw our country,most Aussies decided then they would not hand them in.They still cant account for 90%.Remember in Australia back before 1990 4 out of 8 states and territories didnt even need id to buy ant form of rifle/shotgun ,auto even Uzi,s SLR,Brens,Stens,50 cal ,Hell even the Tasmanian Military & government sold off extra active working submachine guns to the gunshops to get rid of them and it took about 6 months before the military said shit..Boy did they dissapear quick.
In those days You just walked in handed cash and walked out.Gunshows were even better!.That was the law
dont label Aussies (the real people)as gutless because aussies dont have a constitution to keep arms like US citizens and they make and take big chances to keep themselves free men.Even if its a few good men.But hey we all know its a lot more than a few.
Posted by: Stevo at July 10, 2006 09:05 AM
Who'd have thunk it? ;)
Posted by: jimmyb at July 10, 2006 03:51 PM
It's so good to hear that there are still REAL men down in Australia, who are not afraid to arm themselves against liberal Big Brother's wishes!
Gotta luv ya!
(and good on ya!)
Posted by: Karen at September 28, 2006 12:46 PM