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.

Chicago – Guns – Gangs and Cops; A Road Going Nowhere

Statistics show that Chicago has now surpassed itself with 500 shooting deaths and over 3000 gun assaults to date. Gun violence at it’s worst.

Hillary Clinton’s proposal? To make gun stores and manufacturers potentially liable, re-establish the assault rifle ban, and impose greater restrictions on citizens vetting procedures.

The problem? Those proposals will not even dent the violence that has gripped Chicago in an all out war, a war that has now seen gangs joining forces in a vie to kill cops.

Gang members don’t typically go to their local gunstore, provide an ID, and have a background check performed before purchasing a gun. Doesn’t work that way, and either Hillary is ignoring the facts, evading the facts, or circumventing the facts in order to create a whirlwind of nothingness.

According to various reports, most of the guns used by gangs have exchanged hands numerous times before ending up in the hand of the gang member. Most guns are over 11 years old. Most guns were originally purchased legitimately by the average Joe citizen. Most guns were acquired by theft. Most guns used are handguns; Rugers, Smith & Wessen and Glocks. Most guns that are purchased at a gun store use a strawman for the purchase.

And while a universal requirement for a background check might curb ‘some’ violence, which I believe should be instituted, it is not the cure. Today, 80% of the violent crime in Chicago is attributed to gangs. Elsewhere, it is always the same.  A look at shooting statistics in Colorado points to Pueblo where the number of gang members has soared.

But while police continue to try and mitigate the gangs, we see Obama giving clemency to prison inmates at a record rate, most of whom were gang members or have become gang members while in prison.  While Obama would have us believe that his clemency grace was for non-violent offenders, many of the perpetrators he released were dealers, distributors, and gun wielding criminals. The likelihood that these men became God fearing citizens while in a prison system that is more corrupt than the US government… a system that has no rehab programs, a system that is itself a gang controlled institution, is naive at best.

And where do the gangs get the money to buy firearms? Sale of drugs. The same drug dealers that Obama is releasing from prison. Marlon McNealy is one of Obama’s favorites. He was a co-creator of a crack-cocaine drug organization in St Petersberg, Florida. He worked with Ronald Mathis whose life goal was to be the biggest distributor in the city. McNealy was convicted o f racketeering and the sale of drugs.  Mathis was convicted of racketeering, sale of drugs, arson, and burglary.

So why do the Chicago gangs keep growing?

A 2011 report cited the fact that politicians in Chicago frequently make deals with gangs in order to buy their election votes. Meetings are set up between politicians running for office and gang members. A deal is brokered. And according to the deal broker,  All of the political hopefuls were aware of who they were meeting with…  …They didn’t care. All they wanted to do was get the support. The gang representatives asked, “What can you give me?” The politicians, most eager to please, replied, “What do you want?”

Those politicians who answered correctly, were supported. Many won their elections.

You can’t curb gangs if you are a politician in their pocket! You can’t cure violence if you support gangs. The police can’t arrest gang members if politicians give them a free ride! And as more deals are cut, more deaths and assaults wrack our society. Background checks? In this particular venue of corruption, background checks will do absolutely – nothing.

The other two cities with the nations highest murder rates include Detroit and Baltimore. In Detroit an active gang war has been ongoing for two years.  In Baltimore gangs routinely declare war on the cops and the local government supports the anti-police protests.  

There are estimated to be 1,150,000 gang members in the US, 40% are under the age of 18, and of all juveniles in a correctional facility 90% are a member of a gang. The Bloods and the Crips comprise the largest membership. Annually, there are an average of 7300 arrests and only 2700 convictions – 37%. The average salary of a gang member is about $62,000, tax free of course. That means Uncle Sam is losing out on about $17,825,000,000 of annual tax revenue assuming an average 25% rate.

This past August, three Chicago gangs got together and declared war on the cops after the slaying of one of their members. This time, handguns were not the weapon of choice. Automatic weapons, a sniper, this was organized and despite the fact that gangs have been responsible for most of the 3000 shootings in Chicago, the protests and the retaliation were about the cops that fatally shot a gang member who had stolen a jaguar.

Why isn’t anyone protesting the gangs?

In July, the FBI circulated an alert that the Black Panther Gang had posted a demand on social media stating, “Attack Everything In Blue” – more assassinations to come! The next day 12 officers were ambushed and shot, 5 killed, in Dallas. Where were the protesters?  When death threats from black gang members are the mainstay – you can bet the cops are jittery and profiling is their only protection.

In 2015, on multiple occasions the FBI warned Baltimore police that they had information that the Black Guerrilla Family, the Crips and the Bloods had teamed up to take out cops. And for those that hate profiling – all three of these gangs are primarily African-American. In July 2016, The Crips and The Bloods joined Black Lives Matter in Atlanta protests. The response?

Enthusiastic applause for their ‘unity’, their peacefulness, their positive encouragement.

The fact that upwards of 50% of all crimes in the US are committed by gangs – seems to have gone unnoticed…

Kids don’t join gangs because they feel a social injustice or a great cause against anyone – cops, whites, wealthy, etc… They join a gang because of member pressure, fear, fast money, excitement, feeling important, and even simple fellowship.

If we want to curb gun violence then address these issues, provide the kids with alternatives, provide an education that is not demonizing and racial profiling of whites… and create centers to help mitigate gang membership.  Because arrests are minimal and membership grows by the hundreds of thousands each year!  Why?  Because our government does absolutely – nothing about it.

Gun Control: Hillary – It’s About Gangs not Guns

Guns. They kill…

Well, yeah, with the help of a trigger happy individual on the target end, sometimes in defense and sometimes in offense, sometimes gang on gang, and sometimes heinously on innocent victims.

A better question would be – What causes the violence? The gun is an inanimate object, the person wholly in control. Obama’s speech with regard to the massacre in Oregon was truly pathetically, politically motivated, an agenda without the proper identification of the problem – or the solution. He outright lied. He stated that gun laws have a direct correlation on homicides. Knowing full well this had absolutely no basis in fact, he said it anyway, his speech writers wrote it, and he said it. A bold faced, ugly – lie. SHAME!

Gun laws across the globe are not the common denominator. While homicide stats are used to promote confiscating US guns, violent crime rates are not. Why? Because they tell a far different story. According to Eurostat, the UK has the highest violent crime rate of Europe, far exceeding that of the US; UK = 807 per 100k (Eurostat), vs US = 368 per 100k, (FBI).  Playing with statistics to achieve an agenda is a very dangerous game.

Although the US has a ridiculously high rate of homicides, we are far from the worst at 4.5 per 100,000 (the same rate it was in 1950!), compared to most of South Africa and the Caribbean (a favorite vacation destination, go figure) whose rates top out at 52 per 100k. Or Honduras at 90.4 (not a vacation destination…). Honduras and the UK have the same ‘rate’ of gun ownership – but their homicide rates crack both ends of the spectrum. Why?  Because it isn’t the guns – it’s the people!

Chicago with one of the worst records has the strictest laws and the worst gangs. Honduras is run by gangs. The Caribbean and South Africa have high rates of gangs and corruption. Did we just strike upon a common factor?  A Cause?  A Reason?

Headlines Would Concur:

“Gangs are the new law in Trinidad and Tobago”

“St Lucia, latest Caribbean paradise to turn Gang”

“The rise of gang violence in the Caribbean”

“Fighting the gangs of South Africa’s western cape”

“Inside South Africa’s most notorious gang”

“The Sabela – the Numbers Gang”

Target gangs and you will curb violence and murder rates. Allow them to go unchecked, take away defense from citizens, and murders will rise and chaos will reign like never before!

But gangs don’t explain away school shootings. A wholly different target of violence, and one that has a different source and a different cause. Mental health disorders?  Bullying?  Single parenting? Fathers abandoning? You see, the problem with the media is they want to find a single solitary cause for all distinct problems. It is not unlike our failed prison system – a one size fits all doesn’t work!

Mental health is a huge topic in the US.  It is a catastrophe that is unparalleled and the worst around the globe…  Really?

Exactly how does mental illness compare around the globe? Unfortunately, it is not an easy comparison given each country has different criteria and ratings of what even constitutes mental illness. According to a Science Daily report issued in 2011, each year 38% of the EU population suffers from a mental illness. According to Newsweek, 1 in 5 Americans suffers from mental health disorder. That’s 20%, far less than the EU… nearly half!  Of the total population of Canada, 35.16 million, it is estimated that 6.7 million suffer from mental illness – that works out to 19%, close to the US 20%.  Asian countries are very difficult to tabulate because mental health is such a stigma, most do not report it. Australia reports the same statistic as the US – 1 in 5.

What this indicates is that mental health is a complicated statistic to use as the end all diagnosis of the homicide rate.  Of course, in my estimation, anyone who kills outside of war or in defense, has to be insane, or they wouldn’t kill…  just a thought.

A common thread of school shooters historically is a mind frame of hate. Hate is born of a value system. Crumble those values, and hate breeds like mold on cheese. Hate wants vengeance. Vengeance is the mantra of cop killers. Vengeance is the mantra of gangs. Vengeance is born in misguided societies in which individual is supreme. Focus on self, self worth, self obsession, self service, self entitlement, self greed, self, and you create a society bred in chaos. Anything outside of self is worthy of hate.  Self loses family, loses friends, loses honor, loses integrity. Hollywood is the epitome of self service. And in Hollywood, vengeance is portrayed and glorified.

So, we have two very distinct crisis, gangs and a failed value system that finds purpose in hate. Each has it’s impact on society and on violence. Take away the guns from gangs and they will simply find another means of enacting vengeance. It is the band-aide on the broken bone. How do you cure gangs?  Curing the gang culture means giving them another reason to live, giving them something else worthy of life, teaching them a different way of thinking.

Curing the narcissistic vein of self above all else?   It is a monster we created, a Frankenstein.  It begins with re-aligning parenting skills, creating a core value system, and finally it means redefining our public schools in terms of tolerance vs bullying.  Bullying destroys.  But teachers are nearly as tolerant of bully’s as students.  We rarely hear of the bully being suspended, yet we routinely hear of the 6 year old who carved a piece of bread into the shape of a gun, or drew a gun on paper, or who brought a red plastic gun to school and yelled bang.  What happened to playing cops and robbers?  Cowboys and Indians?  Good guy, bad guy?  Soldiers?  This is the ethic taught in our schools… but bullying is ignored or worse condoned.

So guns? Let it be, let it be, there will be an answer… if you really want one to be…

Gun Stats and Stats Unraveled

Statistics are an interesting tool. They can be very useful and they can be very manipulated. For example, GUNS. Given the Charleston shooting, and three additional shootings this past weekend, gun confiscation is again the agenda. So I looked up some graphs and tables and was saddened, not because of what I found, but because of how the manipulation creates a ‘stupid audience’.

The first and easiest manipulation is the ‘date range’. This is typically used by big pharma as well when attempting to show the success of vaccinations. But it is also a common tool in the gun control agenda.

After looking at graphs, the most straight forward analysis was provided by the FBI. In this chart, violent crime rates are at about the same level they were in 1970. The peak for all firearm and violent crimes occurred in 1993 (see chart below). In general, all crime escalation began in the mid 1960’s, ramping up significantly as it tripled by 1993, before slowly subsiding to the same levels in 1969. So, what changed in the 1960’s to precipitate this trend?

There are a number of interesting distinguishing events:

  1. Race became a tenuous and tension driven agenda,
  2. Drugs became rampant; PCP, heroin, LSD etc…
  3. Freedom from virtually every ideal of authority was the new rule,
  4. Religion was mocked and the rise of atheism took over
  5. Women left their children to be raised at the hands of the state – daycare

The ‘change’ that took place can be summed up to be a society without morals, without ethics, without parenting, thriving on anger and self righteousness. Instead of looking at the root causes of chaos, we are playing a game of statistical manipulation.

We have become a sad commentary of deception as the norm. The three shootings this past weekend are not given a race profile in the media because it is not politically correct. Dolezal pretended to be something she was not, but instead of focusing on her sickness in being a pathological liar, the focus was on racial ‘identity’. It wasn’t about race really, for her, it was about a psychosis that came down to her even challenging whether her parents were her ‘real parents’.

Back to statistics: In contrast to crime stats, according to a Gallup poll, gun ownership has remained relatively constant during this same time frame. Gun ownership and crime have the least correlation of all the statistics. One statistic whose chart has a fairly equal correlation for this same time period is divorce rates. Another chart with an identical graph is the number of juvenile murder rates. Neither poverty rates or unemployment rates followed the crime graph.

Another statistical faux pas is the number of individuals shot by police. You see, the statistical chance of getting shot by a policeman is just a tad bit higher than a person dying from smoking in bed which was just a rung higher from the rate of death from ‘falling out of bed’. In fact, out of the top 36 causes of death, getting shot by a policeman ranked 30th. The number ONE cause of death every day was by – abortion. It dwarfed every other number. Statistic: death by abortion – 489,900 to date 2015, by a cop – 495.

Bottom line, statistics can be helpful if the measurement is logically based. But they can also grossly misrepresent logic with just a pinch of manipulation. Case in point: Polio peaked in 1953 and tumbled 75% by 1957.  The first vaccine was found to actually cause polio and was immediately taken off the market.  The second vaccine began human ‘trials’ around 1955.  But the graph is pretty telling when the date range is expanded.  Still, many within the media and medical community would have us believe that the vaccine eliminated polio whereas we can clearly see that once the vaccine became approved for use, polio had already achieved dramatic declines.

Polio Cases 1950 to 2003

Playing with statistics is a dnagerous game.  It is a manipulation of opinion, thought and truth.  Don’t be deceived, look at who is providing the statistic – do they have an agenda – how far back do they expand the data.  The tale may be quite different!