RE: those NRA Australian statistics examined

From: Alejandro Dubrovsky (
Date: Mon Apr 10 2000 - 01:04:58 MDT

> Damien Broderick wrote:
> >
> > Here's something from an Oz site, posted March 25 this year
> >
> >
> >
> > with some [explications by me]
> Thanks Damien. I would prefer, however, to see the actual statistics
> released by the Australian Bureau of Statistics, rather than what some
> gun control group claims they are. From my own experience with gun
> control groups here in the US, they are superb liars and
> propagandists,
> and while I might be wrong about your groups down there, I don't think
> they can be that much different.
> Since the ABS hasn't posted any actual stats on crime on its
> website, do
> you think you could access their data at your university library?

The ABS has had the stats on crime on its websites for a while, i've posted
them here before. The only difference between the claims between the NRA
and the gun-control lobby is that the NRA is taking 1997 as the first gun
control year and the gun-control lobby is taking 1998 as the first gun
control year. 1999 isn't up yet.

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