>Some statistics a year after Australia's gun confiscation:
>State of Victoria, homicides with firearms up 300%!
< teeth grinding sounds >
With firearm homicides as low as they are in Oz, noise makes such claims
For the facts, take a look at:
In 1997, the Australian Institure of Criminology stats show that for the
entire country of some 19 million people, there were 360 homicides. One a
day. 76 used firearms (100 the previous year, but I doubt this drop means
anything at such low rates).
Victoria's rate *for the whole goddam year* went from 7 to 19.
(Note well: not 70 to 190. Not 700 to 1900.)
Oh my god! Up by a factor of 2.7! 270%!! How shocking! Nineteen shot dead
in a year, in a State of some 4.5+ million people.
Get a grip on reality.
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