Big Lie Busted: Australia’s Gun Violence is Real and Rising…

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Big Lie Busted: Australia’s Gun Violence is Real and Rising...

Firearms and other weapons seized by the Australian Border Force in WA. (Photo: The Western Australia)

When he was on CNN, how often did we have to listen to Piers Morgan bloviate about how great England and Australia were because they were the most peaceful places on earth as a result of gun control.

It seemed like every night that windbag would drone on and on and on about the efficacy of confiscation schemes, universal registration and black rifle bans and how the U.S. needs to follow in the footsteps of its neighbor across the pond and its friend down under and effectively disarm its people.

The only problem with Morgan’s reasoning was that, as we all know, when guns are outlawed only outlaws have guns. Gun control — no matter how strict and pervasive —doesn’t work.

Case in point, Western Australia. The state government there is now considering doubling down on gun control with a crazy policy that would give police the power to issue gun ban tickets to anyone and everyone they believe is a potential threat to the community.

From The Western Australia:

Police Minister Michelle Roberts confirmed that she was reviewing a recommendation by WA’s Law Reform Commission to introduce what are known as firearm prohibition orders, which have been credited with helping drive down gun crime in other States.

The orders would enable the Police Commissioner to ban anyone “reasonably suspected” of posing a threat to the community from holding a gun licence or from living in a house where guns are stored.

Police would also have the power to enter the home, car or workplace of a prohibited person at any time to search for illegal guns, without the need for a warrant.

If caught with an illegal gun, the prohibited person would face increased penalties, as would any person found to have supplied them with a firearm or ammunition.

But wait, it gets better. One doesn’t even need a criminal record to lose one’s privilege to own a firearm (remember, it’s a privilege down there, not a right). Anyone can be slapped with a firearm prohibition order, just being linked or loosely associated with a lawbreaker is enough for one to lose their guns.

“Firearm prohibition orders have been found to be effective in other police jurisdictions around Australia when it comes to disrupting the activities of criminal gangs or serious crime figures,” Mrs Roberts told The West.

“I am concerned by the spike in gun-related crime in Perth over the past 12 months (and) giving police the tools they need to disrupt the activities of organised crime gangs and syndicates is something I will always support.”

While that’s crazy, the best part is that WA police do not release statistics on gun crime. Let me repeat that. The WA police do not release statistics on gun crime. You get the significance of that, right? It’s easy for a government to argue that gun control works when it doesn’t have to prove it.

Gun control works. We need more gun control. How do we know it works? We have low gun crime. How do we know we have low gun crime? Eh, well, we don’t publish statistics on gun crime. You’ll just have to take our word for it.

The reality may very well be that gun violence is on the rise in WA.

“Given that we’ve seen a steady increase in the use of methamphetamines in WA, it’s not surprising that gun crime and drive-bys will increase,” Former police commissioner Karl O’Callaghan told The West. “I don’t think it has increased significantly, but my feeling is that … it is happening more often.”

Let’s recap, shall we?  Australia is a nation with very stringent gun control laws.  Yet despite these laws, the state of WA has experienced a rash of gun-related violence fueled by drugs and gangs. Instead of tackling the source of the violence, i.e. drugs and gangs, WA officials have proposed a policy that would give police the authority to remove one’s privilege to own a firearm on the mere suspicion that he or she might be a criminal or could be linked to a criminal.

This is assinine for two reasons.  The first is the assumption that lawbreakers — thugs and drug dealers — are going to follow a new law prohibiting them from owning a firearm when there are existing laws that already do the same.  The second is that it gives police the power to arbitrarily say who can and cannot own a firearm.

The result of this policy will be the end of gun rights in WA.  Crime won’t decrease with the adoption of gun prohibition orders because criminals will ignore them.  But that won’t stop police from issuing them every day, all day to every Joe Public they come across as they become more and more desperate to combat the violence that these orders are supposed to prevent.  Soon, no law-abiding citizen will have a firearm because everyone’s privilege to own a firearm will have been revoked.  The only people with guns will be, yup, thugs and drug dealers.

When asked if gun prohibition orders are working, the WA government — which doesn’t release stats on gun violence — will lie and say, “Yes, but to be even more effective, we need more gun control.”

About the author: S.H. Blannelberry is the News Editor of GunsAmerica.

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  • Freedom September 26, 2019, 12:38 pm

    The Crown countries should not be surprised their Gun rights have been strippedz It was inevitable. Those governments intend to tell citizens how to live and do not want civil unrest. You would have to be blessed nd not to see that. They will run the same in America- even with our 2nd Amndmnt.

    • Freedom September 26, 2019, 12:39 pm

      Excuse the misspelling. These damn algorithms- lol

  • tom mix April 26, 2019, 10:48 am

    apparently some of our politicians were paying attention to WA. witness the Extreme Risk Protection Order laws appearing around the nation.

  • KB August 26, 2017, 6:04 pm

    If you would feel safe with laws like that, move to Oregon.

  • Curt August 25, 2017, 8:05 pm

    It’s time for all good people to recognize that we are at war with liberals and globalists around the planet. Their suppression of our God-given rights is the first shot across the bow! Load up and take back planet earth from this virulent scum! This is worse than all the enemies before us in all the world wars because they are invisible… disguised as our “governments “

  • missourisam August 25, 2017, 2:12 pm

    In the early 60s Australia was desperate for people to settle their low populated areas. If you had a trade, were young and healthy and had a family they would pay your way to there. It seems there was an agreement that you had to stay for a certain amount of time. I almost moved my family there. Sure glad I didn’t.

  • Chris August 25, 2017, 8:49 am

    Unfortunately the citizens of these countries (UK/AU) don’t need proof of anything. They’ve become so brainwashed after decades of being brow beaten into submission by lying government officials that guns are bad and being defenseless and offered up as a sacrifice is good that they literally believe it. I just got into a rather gnarly debate with one who was up till recently an avid pen pal. Well let me tell you, in spite of the violence that has rocked the UK, with people having to revert to beer mugs and bar stools to protect themselves, any mention of arming the populace is met with icy rebuttal and out-and-out antagonism. We no longer correspond, which is sad. Really enjoyed our conversations. But I practically told him he was a brainwashed moron for preferring to be a victim rather than packing an old Webley to defend himself and others, and he inferred I was morally inferior since I said that unequivocally I’d blow any piece of trash to kingdom come who tried to harm me or my family. Apparently the only way to get to Heaven in the UK is to lie down and be a victim. I’m all for Jesus but I’d rather put a 12ga in a thug’s face rather than let him have his way with my kids.

    • LJ September 3, 2017, 8:17 pm

      His loss Chris. The Britts have had their heads stuck in the sand, and apparently up the royals arses, for over a 500 years. Thank gawd our forefathers had the piece of mind to get the hell out and start their own country.

      Hell if it wasn’t for USA Piers Morgan and the rest of that crowd of libatards would be speaking German …

  • Dr Motown August 25, 2017, 8:44 am

    The gubbmint won’t release stats on gun violence? WOW! I can’t believe the Aussies put up with that. Then again, so many Americans swallowed the bogus “33,000 violent gun deaths” mantra of Obama/HilBil…

  • Bill in Lexington, NC August 25, 2017, 2:46 am

    My fiancée is in Brisbane. I fear for her, her son and her mother (Mum is there for cancer surgery) pretty much daily. Once she gets back, I can protect her, but for now she’s a beautiful woman (Playboy beautiful) hoping that Oz can protect her from the predators.

    And Oz is clearly effing clueless.

    • Jack Hinson August 25, 2017, 6:34 am

      Bill, you should fear for her. When the commies took over Russia, their policy was to kill attractive youth. They reasoned that attractive people would not bend the knee to the State, and they would influence others. As you know, Citizen disarmament is only a first step to genocide. Commies aim to destroy all that is pure and beautiful and displace it with evil and confusion.

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