Skip to comments.Australian Gun Ban Facts & Statistics
Posted on 01/03/2013 4:48:26 AM PST by RC one
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:
Accidental gun deaths are 300% higher than the pre-1997 ban rate
The assault rate has increased 800% since 1991, and increased 200% since the 1997 gun ban.
Robbery and armed robbery have increase 20% from the pre-97 ban rate.
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.
In the state of Victoria alone, homicides with firearms are now up 171 percent
Let's examine the overall murder rate and the gun murder rate in Australia. Take note both are virtually unchanged and unaffected by the gun ban. The Australian experience and the other historical facts above prove it. While the law-abiding citizens turned them in, the criminals did not, and criminals still possess their guns
Some more fun tables to shut liberals up:
The trend in assaults shows an average growth of five percent each year from 1995 to 2007. The Australians "banned" guns in 1997 as you will recall.
Oh look how armed robbery increased after the gun ban. Look how robbery increased too. Note that incidence of armed robbery as compared to unarmed robbery never changed after the gun ban. It's almost as if the only affect the gun ban had was to increase the number of people that were robbed (or assaulted).
Oh look. after we banned guns in 1997, people murdered by guns decreased by 10%. On the other hand, people murdered by knives increased by 10%. Well, at least you weren't shot to death and thank goodness no criminals were hurt in the commission of their murders. Awesome!
Reported sexual assaults have increased by 51 percent since 1995, at an average of four percent each year. Let's not forget about those little Sheilas now. look at that. They're getting raped more often than ever now that the rapists know they're unarmed. How about that.
I'm sure it wouldn't be that way in America though because our citizens are known to be SOOOO much more civilized than those violent barbaric Australians.
hmmm, wait a second...on second thought-you know what? There's no way I'll be turning my guns in.
Australians making their society safer, one dump truck load at a time.
Now they need to ban those horrible knives. Because we all know that when a liberal idea is tried and it doesn’t work it is just because we didn’t do enough of it.
Do you have links to the data or whitepapers backing up the graphs? I would like to reference these but generally include the source data to support the chart.
welcome to Free Republic btw.
Looks like China will have a nice South Pacific naval base/slave camp if they ever go to war with the west. They will be able to steamroll over the Aussies in a few days.
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