Coroner's Flawed Findings
- NSW coroners unsupported recommendations
Is Australia's Media Biased? —
Science and the massacre — The root cause of the rash of massacres has been identified by forensic psychiatrists.
Guns and Politics in Australian Society
— collecting articles to establish a broad picture of the politics of guns.
The National Coalition for
Gun Control: Who are they? Are they a committee of one and a fax machine?
False claims about new study.
A new study published in the prestigious British Journal of Criminology finds that the Buyback had no benefit in reducing Australia's murder rate. Sadly, the AAP article on this appears to be recycled NCGC misdirection. The flaws in the article are:
(1) The article labels the researchers 'pro-gun lobbyists', and fails to consistently use Dr Baker's correct title.
(2) The article claims that other research shows differently, but no reference is provided to this 'research'.
(3) The article gives the last word to 'Sydney university professor Simon Chapman', but does not say
that Chapman is a former activist who helped lead the campaign to ban recreational guns.
Reply to Chapman/Alpers Paper by Drs Jeanine Baker and Samara McPhedran.
Gun Laws and Sudden Death: An important study on the effects of the buybacks. They did nothing to make Australia safer say the authors. Email the authors for a copy.
Drawing a bead:
$50,000 per ticket fundraiser helps European anti-gunners fund US gun ban campaigns.
Since 1291, Switzerland has defended
itself through the use of a heavily-armed populace and a
robust militia. Throughout the past 800 years, the Swiss
citizenry has defended their liberty against threats
both foreign and domestic.
Questions that remain after Virginia-Tech
Australian Institute of Criminology -
Please note that the AIC has corrected cfi 158. The
original version claimed that, "In terms of type of
weapons used, around one-third involved firearms,". This
has been altered to show that firearms are used in about
25% of attempted murders and 17% of completed murders.
This equates to an average of about 20% for attempted
and actual homicides.
Australian Institute of Criminology -
Crime facts info, cfi165
arrangements for firearms at time of theft, 2006-07.
United Nations Report on Small Arms 2008
In 1972 the Irish Republic
instigated an order, since deemed illegal, to arbitrarily
confiscate all privately owned centre-fire rifles and
handguns other than .22/250 rifles. This paper illustrates
the unintended, tragic consequences of this action.
Unintended Consequences 2:
Many decisions, taken without due consideration, give rise
to "unintended consequences", one of which is the total loss
of experience with firearms that may have led to the
circumstances surrounding the tragic death of a police
officer during firearms training in Britain.
An essay by
Dave Kopel. When banning guns gets tough...ban gun
Growing up about political disagreement:
Comment by a CLASS
Would Banning Firearms
Reduce Murder and Suicide: You’ve
heard the bogus statistics, skewed studies and
incompatible comparisons that the anti-gun lobby and
the media elite endlessly repeat ad nauseum in their
propaganda.....now read the truth.
Encroachments - The
assumption that the government is entitled to own all the
guns while the peopl ehave none is consistent with the
concept of the unaccountable sovereign.
Obsession - Mr. Crook has not recently fallen into mental illness; his ideas were always fantastical. In libraries across the country, a snowstorm of badly-photocopied booklets show his weird obsession that ordinary sportspeople are really killers proven and convicted. It is time that grown-up journalists stopped printing his rubbish. Millions of Australians use guns without going crazy – even journalists like Emma Tom and Philip Adams.