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Old 06-27-2016, 12:08 AM
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Just to clarify:

After the Australian Port Arthur Massacre, the government banned the sale of automatic and semi-automatic weapons in Australia.

There is NOT an outright ban on guns.

Just a ban on the automatic and semi-automatic weapons that are used in massacres etc.

Australians still have the right to still own guns responsibly, just not those that kill many people quickly.

Australia, with its 23 million people apparently has about 3 million guns in private ownership. But not automatic and semi-automatic such as the AK47 etc.

In the US ?
in 2013 there would have been roughly 357 million firearms in the U.S. 40 million more guns than people (318 million population).
Gun Sales -- National Review Online
There is no need for AK47's for personal protection....

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America has become less safe place to live with many death caused by guns ...

Too much guns will definitely increase death victims.

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Originally Posted by Neil from Michigan View Post
Curious -
In 1996 Australia's citizens consented to forego their right to own certain types of firearms. I have no idea as to the number and/or type of guns that were surrendered.

We Americans were given the right to be armed by the Constitution and Bill of Rights in order to defend our persons from our Government and, of course, each other. Our liberal and politically-correct Government has allowed certain minorities to commit crimes and then treat them as victims of society. They are coddled in lieu of being appropriately prosecuted. If the crimes of these minorities were not counted, America would have very little violent crime. Unfortunately, our current Government will provide an unending supply of these criminals through its immigration policy.

In a quick look at the robbery statistics for Australia, it appears that robbery has increased somewhat dramatically since 1996. Is that true? Would one draw the conclusion that the bad guys now are counting on their victims being unable to defend themselves?
Personaly I would not want to reside in any country where you possess and deem it neccessary to carry a firearm. Its based on red coats days, surely even US citizens can recognise the death toll from within and the constant mass shootings there. Sorry you dont have the right to go to Wallmart eith a gun, you have police and security to address them concerns.

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As someone who lived most of my life in Australia and thought Americans were nuts wanting the right to bear arms, and then I went and lived in the US and saw the other side of the coin, I am a total supporter of the second amendment.

This is a really on point article that explains things well.

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