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    A message from down under . . .

    Again, making good people defenseless does not make bad people harmless!

    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
    percent. 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!

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    This looks to be a false urban legend. Unlike Snopes, TruthOrFiction has not been politicized that I know of.
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    Nonsense. I have plenty of weapons. The rub...is that you have to get a license...complete gun safety & use course...and...have a very secure locker for them. Oh, yeah...no convictions of violence, outstanding cases untried as of yet...or apprehended violence order.
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    A buddy of mine sent the same email to me but I didn't post it because I couldn't verify . I was going to ask Northern if there was any truth to it or was the attempt to gather up weapons for self defense a governmental failure ?



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