RE: GUNS: Re: Self Defense

From: Jerry Mitchell (
Date: Fri Jan 19 2001 - 21:22:01 MST

Damien Broderick wrote:

>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).

Proving a point, obviously lowering the gun related deaths isn't the motive
as there aren't enough of them to matter. If the motive WAS to lower deaths,
it failed miserably. I noticed you didn't go after the Australia wide
armed robberies up 44% stat. :P

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