Australians now own more guns than before the 1996 Port Arthur massacre, according to new research that shows firearm imports hit a record high in 2014-15.
The surge in gun-buying over the past 16 years, which has seen 1.02 million guns brought into the country, has been largely a “gun swap”, according to Philip Alpers, a University of Sydney public health researcher, gun control expert and founding director of GunPolicy.org.
It doesn’t fit the narrative, does it? In Australia, they tried ever so hard to stamp out gun ownership, crime fell, they falsely attributed it to lack of gun ownership, and we know that it is a false attribution because just as soon as they tried to stamp out guns, gun ownership began to rise again while crime fell. It’s just a nightmare all around for the progressives.
But another very important note should be taken from this report. In their efforts to stamp out guns, they accidentally aided gun owners in evangelizing and proselytizing non-gun owners. This is the second – and perhaps most important – progressive failure.
Read the full article: http://www.captainsjournal.com/2016/04/27/the-australian-gun-control-narrative/
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Senate and Assembly Democrats “gutted and amended” 4 bills that were stalled and changed them into 4 brand new, ANTI-GUN measures.
“Gutting and amending” is the controversial practice of stripping out a measure’s contents and replacing it with entirely new language, for a new issue, well into the legislative process.
AB 156: Formerly dealt with global warming, but now places restrictions on ammunition and will be authored by Asm. Kevin McCarty and Sen. Kevin deLeón.
AB 857: Formerly addressed greenhouse gasses, but now restricts curios, relics, and home-built firearms. It will be authored my Asm. Jim Cooper and Sen. Kevin de Leon.
AB 1135: Formerly centered around creating the Kings River East Groundwater Sustainability Agency, but is now a broad gun ban. This will now be authored by Assembly members Marc Levine and Phil Ting.
AB 1511: Formerly dealt with energy conservation, but now criminalizes loaning firearms. It is now authored by Asm. Miguel Santiago.
Read the rest of the article: http://www.ammoland.com/2016/05/you-wont-believe-this-ca-politicians-hijack-bills-insert-gun-control
Wednesday, May 4, 10:00 AM US Congressman Frank Guinta (R-NH-1) will hold a press conference to discuss the bill he has sponsored that will allow the sales of all firearms across state lines.
Read the rest of the article: http://www.ammoland.com/2016/05/bill-to-allow-you-to-purchase-guns-everywhere/
AUSTRALIANS may pride themselves on “telling it like it is”, but when it comes to gun laws, straight-shooting all too often takes a back seat to a determined effort at silencing debate.
Twenty years ago a deranged individual murdered 35 people at Port Arthur using firearms. In response, Australia passed some of the most restrictive gun laws in the western world. These included bans on self-loading rifles and shotguns, and pump-action shotguns, plus a taxpayer- funded gun confiscation program costing over a billion dollars. All legally owned firearms are now registered, costing the states tens of millions of dollars a year to manage.
For that price, any civilised liberal democracy should expect to have a decent debate about the efficacy of its policies. Instead, all we hear are anti-gun activists telling the rest of the world that Australia’s model of firearms management has been a resounding success. “We saved lives!” they claim. “We stopped mass shootings!” they say.
The fact is, serious debate about gun laws has been all but silenced. Not a single inquiry or inquest was ever held into the Port Arthur massacre, unlike the two inquiries and one inquest into the Lindt Café siege in which two innocent people died.
Simplistic comparisons are drawn with the US, which has periodic massacres, with more relaxed gun laws blamed. We hear it said repeatedly that there have been no mass shootings in Australia since 1996, which supposedly demonstrates the effectiveness of our gun laws.
The truth is quite different. There have been eight shootings in Australia with three or more victims during that time.
Read the rest of the article: http://www.couriermail.com.au/news/the-port-arthur-gun-ban-hasnt-saved-lives/news-story/4e5634b54a47dd188edc5195baf92b90