Despite the denials of anti-Second Amendment activists, the ultimate goal of gun control is a total confiscation of all firearms.
Following the Port Arthur massacre in Australia in 1996, the government banned all semi-automatic guns and launched a buyback program that cost taxpayers $500 million and resulted in the destruction of over 600,000 personal firearms. Subsequent studies put the number at over a million firearms destroyed by the government.
“As the number of guns in Australia reduced, so too did gun violence. It is simply not true that owning a gun makes you safer.”
However, according to Ed Chenel, an Australian police officer, the government confiscation in fact made Australians more susceptible to violent crime, not less as Thompson argued.
“The first year results are now in: Australia-wide, homicides are up 3.2 percent, Australia-wide, assaults are up 8.6 percent; Australia-wide, armed robberies are up 44 percent (yes, 44 percent!),” Chenel wrote a year after the government forced disarmament. “In the state of Victoria alone, homicides with firearms are now up 300 percent.
Following the ban, Australians began arming themselves with single shot and bolt action rifles not outlawed by the government.
“Australians now own as many firearms as they did at the time of the Port Arthur shootings in 1996,” China’s Xinhua news agency reported in January. “More than one million guns were destroyed in the aftermath of the Port Arthur massacre, but the research by Professor Philip Alpers, from the Sydney University school of public health, said Australians have steadily restocked and the number of firearms in the community now totals around 3.2 million.”
Alpers and the gun-grabbers in Australia are quite naturally concerned about law-abiding Australians owning weapons for self-defense. “Guns are a bit like a virus,” he told ABC TV. “You clamp down on one type of gun, another one pops up and you have to deal with that.”
Australian gun-grabbers are now targeting one shot and bolt-action rifles, stating that it only takes “one bullet” to kill somebody.
Every day I am secretly pleased that while one of my single shot rifles is an Evil High Powered Sniper Gun (.22-250), another one is a miniature elephant gun (throated, high pressure .45-70/90). Just in case I ever find myself assaulted by miniature elephants. I hear they’re all over the place in Australia.
Imagine my surprise(NOT) when I read this and wondered why:
“Per the Washingyom Post, it sounds like Obama might have some of the Sandy Hook families in attendance at the SOTU”.
Gee, What could he possibly want with those poor grieving folks?
Maybe he will award them Official Martyrdom Trophy for their service in the cause of destroying the 2nd amendment?
NAH, he’s not that Brazen,,,,,,,,,,,,
Whats really sad is the Aussies elected a woman as PM and she is as brain dead as Feinstein.
They’ll want to account for the ammunition as well. I’ll give those to them one at a time so they can count them.