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Tim
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« on: December 21, 2003, 06:38:23 PM »

Howly Gente,  
       This is from a family friend, and seems there might be someone interested in it here.  
     And on the member's forum, I log in and it still says guest and will not allow me to post or re log in; rejects my password. Not sure if it is something I can take care of, or beyond me.  
                                                                 Tim

From:  Ed Chenel, A police officer in Australia
 
     Hi Yanks, I thought you all would like to see the real figures from Down Under.  It has now been 12 months since gun owners in Australia were forced by a new law to surrender 640,381 personal firearms to be destroyed by our government, a program costing Australia taxpayers more than $500 million dollars.
 
    The first year results are now in:  Australia-wide, homicides are up 3.2 percent.  Australia-wide, assaults are up 8.6 percent; Australia-wide, armed robberies are up 44 percent (yes, 44 percent)!  In the state of Victoria alone, homicides with firearms are now up 300 percent. (Note that while the law-abiding citizens turned them in, the criminals did not and criminals still possess their guns!).
 
    While figures over the previous 25 years showed a steady decrease in armed robbery with firearms, this has changed drastically upward in the past 12 months, since the criminals now are guaranteed that their prey is unarmed.  There has also been a dramatic increase in break-ins and assaults of the elderly.  Australian politicians are at a loss to explain how public safety has decreased, after such monumental effort and expense was expended in "successfully ridding Australian society of guns."  You won't see this on the American evening news or hear your governor or members of the state Assembly disseminating this information.
 
    The Australian experience proves it.  Guns in the hands of honest citizens save lives and property and yes, gun-control laws affect only the law-abiding citizens.  Take note Americans, before it's too late!
 
FORWARD TO EVERYONE ON YOU EMAIL LIST!!!  DON'T BE A MEMBER OF THE SILENT MAJORITY AND BE OF THE VOCAL MINORITY WHO WON'T LET THIS HAPPEN IN THE U.S.A.
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« Reply #1 on: December 29, 2003, 07:27:35 AM »

Woof Tim:

Sorry for the delay in reply-- please email Cindy at Prettykitty@dogbrothers.com concerning any problems getting in to the Members Forum.

And as for the subject of your post, thank you for this excellent example of the importance and concequences of these matters.

Woof,
Crafty Dog
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