that forbid the carrying of arms disarm only those who are
neither inclined nor determined to commit crimes. Such laws make
things worse for the assaulted and better for the assailants; they
serve rather to encourage than prevent homicides, for an unarmed
man may be attacked with greater confidence than an armed one.
where guns have essentially been banned for personal defense, the
murder of innocents has risen so sharply in recent months that Mayor
Rahm Emanual has been left with no other option but to call on criminals
to look to their morals and values to stop the carnage. Washington
D.C., which bans the carrying of concealed weapons, has maintained
one of the highest gun crime murder rates in the country for over
three decades since the legislation was passed in 1975. As
the Washington Post notes, the disarming of local residents
has been wholly ineffective noting that the guns kept coming,
and bodies kept falling.
examples of the detrimental effects of restrictive gun policies
are nothing, however, when compared to whats happened in Australia,
where the government implemented a buy back program
in 1997 that completely banned gun ownership for the general population.
While Australias politician promised a lower crime rate once
the ban was in place, the disarming of its citizens has led to exactly
the opposite effect.
stolen by their government, promising safety in return
for its gun ban. But now citizens know the frightening truth.
The cost of lost liberty can be measured in the loss of life.
become very, very obvious that the expenditure of half a
billion dollars has done absolutely nothing to reduce crime.
certainly didnt do what the government touted it would do,
which was to reduce crime. It hasnt done that at all. In
fact, there has been more.
happening today is that the offender, the bad buys, are happy
to break into somebodys house. Theyre not frightened
to break into somebodys house while theyre at home.
very bad at the moment. Its never been worse.
the cold hard facts from Australia that anti-gun forces can no longer
Robberies are UP 69%
Involving Guns are UP 28%
are UP 19%
Invasions a crime for which Australia didnt even
have laws before the gun ban because it never happened
are UP 21%
and Washington D.C., Australias gun laws have back fired.
The statistics above are rarely if ever reported by mainline news
channels in America because the evidence is clear: If you take away
guns from law abiding citizens, the only people with guns will be
There is always
a risk of an innocent bystander being hit by a rogue bullet, but
not one example of such an outcome is ever identified by news reporters
citing such information. More often than not, its the criminals
who shoot indiscriminately that maim or kill a child or other innocent
We can continue
down this road of stripping Americans of their liberty and right
to defend themselves, and we can be assured that well continue
to measure the subsequent fallout by counting it in the loss of
innocent life. Or, we can put the power back into the hands of the
people and send a message to those who would do harm to others.
In Australia, criminals are more empowered than ever before when
they see statistics like armed robberies being up 69% or murders
being up 21%, because they know the people have no ability to defend
If local and
national news agencies were reporting that crime was falling and
more would-be criminals were ending up taking celestial dirt naps
when engaged in violent criminal activity, the psychological effects
of being aware of these statistics would be a very powerful deterrent
people are perfectly capable of defending themselves, they need
only to have the boot removed from their throats and be allowed