Re: More Green Party

From: Emlyn (onetel) (
Date: Thu Jun 29 2000 - 21:46:29 MDT

> Australian Gun Ban Proved Disastrous
> Dr. Miguel Faria
> Monday, June 26, 2000
> Last August, the rugged Aussie survivalist whose
> [snip snip snip]

Impressive stats about the increase in crime. Of course, the "center right"
liberal party has been in govt for quite a while now, dismantling lots and
lots and lots of social welfare stuff; but it's probably lack of guns in the
hands of the mythical "good guys" which is causing an alleged increase in
crime. BTW, where are the stats on teen suicides using parent's firearms,
domestic violence incidents using firearms, etc?

Also, there is certainly not a ban on gun ownership, period, in this
country. It's a ban on semi & fully automatic weapons, if I remember
rightly. Anyone got more detail on this?

Here's one for the testosterone fueled... Of you guys that actually carry
guns, how many of you have ever had to use them in any kind of self-defense
situation? I realise the dead guys can't put their hands up, so we'll have
to live with a skewed result.


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