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Australia's Gun Ban NOT Working So Well

It has now been over 10 years since gun owners in Australia were forced by new law to surrender 640,381 personal firearms to be destroyed by their own Government, a program costing Australia taxpayers more than $500 million dollars. The statistics for the years following the ban are now in: 1. Accidental gun deaths are 300% higher than the pre-1997 ban rate 2. The assault rate has increased 800% since 1991, and increased 200% since the 1997 gun ban. 3. Robbery and armed robbery have increase 20% from the pre-97 ban rate. 4. From immediately after the ban was instituted in 1997 through 2002, the robbery and armed robbery rate was up 200% over the pre-ban rates. 5. In the state of Victoria alone, homicides with firearms are now up 171 percent. Learn more at http://www.reasonorforce.com/2010/08/australian-gun-ban-facts-statistics.html

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  1. 29697797
    29697797 Aug 20, 2012

    Now, the only people who have guns are the police (who are lazy and corrupt), the ADF (who are a bunch of bogun rapists), and the criminals (who make the previous two groups look like idiots.

  2. Arkboy3
    Arkboy3 Dec 17, 2012

    This Reason or Force vid and those stats are PURE BS! http://guninformation.org/ The claim that following the gun ban Australia experienced big increases in crime has been refuted as an urban legend at www.snopes.com, a website that is devoted to exposing urban legends.

  3. 31387077
    31387077 Oct 19, 2013

    This is completely fabricated information. See: http://www.snopes.com/crime/statistics/ausguns.asp

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