FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Why make guns illegal, when murder is already illegal?
19 April 2005
Following the recent murders in
Sydney, several points must be raised for discussion.
has already spent hundreds of millions of dollars and tens of thousands of
police man-hours, collecting, collating and crushing the firearms of licenced
gun owners, in the mistaken belief that they were the cause of gun crime. Of
course, those $millions were a complete waste, as the real Criminals are still
out there and kept their guns.
Can anyone still
believe that licenced sporting shooters, hunters, target shooters and firearms
collectors are the ones committing all the gun crimes? Do they really think
licenced gun owners are in the streets practicing for the 2006 Commonwealth
Games? Perhaps these people think there is to be an “Extreme Street Sports”
Event. (In that regard, Melbourne’s 25 gangland murders puts them in a very
strong position for the Gold Medal!)
If all the time
and money spent in the name of “gun control” has had no effect on the real
criminals, it must be accepted that banning guns, like alcohol and drug
prohibition, doesn’t work! History has shown that such bans and prohibitions
simply play into the hands of those with criminal intent. For that reason, wine
and beer isn’t banned and needles don’t have to be registered!
fanatics are now calling for even more gun controls, apparently unaware of the
fact that Murder is already illegal; Murder was illegal hundreds of years prior
to the invention of guns…
Some more facts,
from Australian Institute of Criminology, show that we still have on average 350
Murders per year. Almost 30% are committed with knives and more than 20%
involved brute force (hands and feet) with only 16% involving a Firearm and only
a few involving handguns.
obscure brand of logic, Gun Control Central is trying to blame law abiding gun
owners for gun crime, which is rather like blaming banks for armed hold-ups
because, “the banks have money”.
Now is the time
to realise that scarce police resources, wasted since 1996 on registrations,
permits, inspections, attendances etc, of licenced firearms owners, should have
been utilised in tracking down and apprehending the real Criminals.
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