Category Archives: Gun control

2nd Amendment murders twice as fast as the Vietnam War

The Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) reports that: It will not be possible to find out unless Congress rescinds its moratorium on firearm injury prevention research. Since Congress took this action in 1997, at least 427 000 people have … Continue reading

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Former PM John Howard: our gun laws have made Australia safer

Former Prime Minister John Howard and I have a few disagreements. Large ones. Let me highlight two before moving on to an area where I passionately agree with him! I disliked his shameful promotion of fear-mongering about the ‘refugee crisis’ … Continue reading

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A decade of data says it

Americans are 9 or 10 times more likely to be shot. The United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime compiles international statistics on murders by firearm. This is not suicides but homicides. 2011 Global Study on Homicide – Homicides by … Continue reading

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Owning a gun will NOT keep you safe

As The Conversation shows: *** Owning a gun will keep you safe This is the biggest lie of all. Many gun owners are very capable of acting responsibly. They can follow procedures like locking up guns, and keeping ammunition separately. … Continue reading

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American’s 9 times more likely to be shot

Just following on from yesterday’s statistics… Australia only has 0.31 firearm homicides per 100,000 people while America has 2.97: which is 9 times more firearm murders! Go figure! http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gun_violence

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America would have the same homicide rate as Australia…

…if we just removed the whole category of ‘gun violence’. Australia’s non-firearm homicide rate is 1.26 per 100,000 people. Our firearm homicide rate is 0.31 per 100,000 people, bringing Australia’s total overall gun and non-gun homicide rate to 1.57 people … Continue reading

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Are gun owners stupid or illegal?

…my friend OSO asks. One point that I thought he put really well: The US Constitution allows citizens the freedom to travel throughout the US, but this doesn’t mean that planes, trains and automobiles aren’t subject to government legislation. In … Continue reading

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