Gun Control in Australia: A Hype of Statistics

Australia’s Foreign Minister, Julie Bishop, has offered to help the US mitigate our gun problem. According to her, we must have the government simply buy up every gun in the country and physically destroy them, just like they did.

A Liberal, Bishop was an attorney in Australia before suddenly flying to the US in 1996 and spending eight weeks at Harvard whereupon she was ‘encouraged’ to go into politics. Apparently, she was ‘rather good’ given that within two years she defeated an incumbent of 17 years for the federal position of Australian Parliament for Curtin.

In 2015, Bishop actively campaigned for the Clinton Foundation, she worked side by side with Billy in committing Australia and the Clinton Health Access Initiative (CHAI) to work together to transform access to health in developing countries over the next five years.

In fact, between 2008 and 2014, through the tireless work of Bishop… Australia contributed $88 million to the Clinton Foundation. By default, we can assume a Soros connection.

In 1996, Australia initiated new gun laws which called for confiscation and registration. In 1997 there were 2.5 million privately owned guns. In 2016, there were 3.15 million privately owned guns. In 1997, there were 2.5 million registered guns in Australia, indicating that before the law was activated, all privately owned guns were already registered. In 2016, 2.89million guns were registered, indicating that with the enactment of the law, 26 thousand guns are now unaccounted.

Statistics are important as a measure based on ‘per capita’, not on simple numbers. As such, crime in Australia for burglaries, rape, assaults, drug use, and violence are significantly higher than in the US.

Citing the significant drop in the homicide rate in Australia as evidence that gun confiscation works, is a bit misleading given that the numbers had already begun a sharp decline beginning in 1989, nearly 10 years earlier.

So if Australia confiscated and destroyed 650,000 guns in its massive gun control program, how is it that there are more guns privately owned today, and more unregistered guns today and still a lower murder rate?  The numbers don’t work…

There are two possible explanations:

1)   In Queensland, South Australia and The Northern Territory life imprisonment is a mandatory sentence for murder. The possibility of parole and recidivism doesn’t exist.

2)   Over the last decade the prison rate in Australia has increased by roughly 58%.  More murderers in jail, no parole, no recidivism, lower murder rates.

Another comparison is worthy of Note:

  • In 1987, the murder rate in Australia was 2. In 2009, the rate was 1.3. The decrease that the government would have us believe was attributable to gun confiscation and regulation, was 35%.
  • In 1987, the murder rate in the US was 8.3. In 2009, the rate was 5.   A 40% decrease that the government would have us believe is attributable to…?  Oops!

Statistics can be useful – when the user isn’t promoting an agenda. The US experienced a greater decrease in murder rates over the same time period as Australia, while imposing NO gun control or confiscations.

Here’s another fun fact:

According to the quite Liberal Washington Post, the average gun owner in the US owns 8 guns! Over 20% of gun owners own more than 10. If the US rate is 6 times that of Australia, that would mean that more household individuals own guns in Australia than the US!

These statistics mimick the vaccine propaganda which utilizes a chart to show when a vaccine was first administered and the decline in the rate of the disease. What they don’t show is the fact that 99% of the time, the rate of the disease had already been dropping precipitously well before the administration of the vaccine and there is now no way to know if it had simply reached its natural course and would have eliminated itself.

The obvious intent on creating gun control and possibly confiscation in the US is the ability to initiate Martial Law, which is what most gun owners fear. Rightfully.  Using each propaganda event as catastrophic proof that gun control is a necessary solution, is a liberal agenda that has absolutely no verifiable statistic – including Australia.