Gun crime increases after Australia confiscation program

According to the Ballina Shire Advocate, “over 9,000 guns have been taken off New South Wales (NSW) streets and 3352 people have charged” during previous operations in the last 12 months alone.

NSW police commissioner Andrew Scipione explained: “There is no single source of gun violence… guns have fallen into the hands of organized crime, outlaw motorcycle gangs, mid-level crime groups and petty thieves and the lines are often blurred.”

Not ironically, Australia implemented a massive purge of guns in 1996, which included bans on “assault weapons” and other semi-automatic rifles and shotguns. They also did forced buybacks and then entered into a strict licensing and registration agreement where certain single-shot rifles and similar firearms could be owned but only if the owner provided justification for the possession of such a weapon.

Yet 17 years after the implementation of gun control schemes that are very similar in many ways to those being pushed by Sens. Dianne Feinstein (D-CA), Joe Manchin (D-WV), and Chuck Schumer (D-NY), the NSW police department is launching a new operation to rein in gun violence.
Add to that list of proponents of greater gun regulation, Hillary Clinton.  What is clear is that disarming the innocent does not deter the criminals, it only makes it easier for them to get away with criminal activity.

California sees this as a time for another futile gesture:

California Governor Signs Slew of Gun Control Measures

Gov. Jerry Brown signed six measures as part of an effort to curb gun violence. The laws put new restrictions on assault weapons and regulate ammunition sales.
Note that the state's assault weapons ban did nothing to deter the Muslim terrorist in San Bernadino.


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