Prime Minister John Howard disarmed Australians in 1996 after the shooting by Martin Bryant at Port Arthur. This event has been taken to be a false flag event by some: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wTjSkP_tCrg.
The claim was made by little John, at the time, that taking guns away from law-abiding citizens will make Australia a safer place. All it has done though is meant that a vast ethnic criminal underworld has guns while ordinary Aussies do not. They are white meat in Harm City, big time.
Americans should also be aware to appreciate the absurdity of Australian politics, that not only are guns strictly controlled in Australia but so are all martial arts weapons. Victoria’s, capital city, Melbourne, even bans swords. Special permits need to be granted from the police for club use. So Australians have no real means of defending themselves, classic melee weapons-wise. And even here, with improvised weapons, self-defense laws are so tight as to give assaulters and home invaders a field day. You are likely to get an excessive force charge against you if you use a weapon to attempt to stop someone killing you. A few years back, rapists were targeting nurses on night duty going across a dark park to the car park, in one city. In fear, the nurses began carrying makeshift weapons such as scissors. The police were more alarmed at this that the rape problem.
An article in the Melbourne paper The Age “Young, Dumb and Armed”: http://www.theage.com.au/interactive/2016/gun-city/day1.html, reports that Melbourne has had one shooting a week, every week on average since January 2015. The article says: “Crimes associated with firearm possession have also more than doubled, driven by the easy availability of handguns, semi-automatic rifles, shotguns and increasingly, machine guns that are smuggled into the country or stolen from licensed owners.” Thus, “criminals are now better armed than at any time since then-Prime Minister John Howard introduced a nationwide firearm buyback scheme in response to the 1996 Port Arthur massacre.” And matters look like getting worse, as in March 2016 there were “two shootings a day for a week” and police “seizing a firearm every two days.”
Almost all of the shootings are gang related, with a few innocent bystanders killed or injured – which has also occurred in police shootings as well, the Australian cops not being up to the high standards of accuracy in hitting center-mass as their American colleagues. Criminals are delivering “kneecappings” and other gunshot wounds to the legs, as warnings to pay debts on drug deals, usually “ice” which is an utter epidemic in Australia.
The bulk of the guns in the hands of the crims are illegally imported. Full auto weapons have never been legal in any form for civilian use, yet these weapons circulate for big money now. The Age being a Leftoid paper is careful on this topic and it is amazing that the issue was discussed in the article. The assault rifles are smuggled into Australia in shipments of electronics and metal parts, probably in pieces and then reassembled.
The article says that about 1,500 legal guns are stolen each year, but that is a drop in the ocean compared to the guns that are on the street. I have seen punks walking around the clubs here in “streetwear” with a handgun, always a semi-auto pistol (and usually a Glock, probably a 9 mm) Pistols have always been rigorously controlled in Australia since the early 20th century. Bolt action and lever action rifles are seldom used in any crimes. Probably only depressed White farmers use them to kill themselves when their family farms are sunk by the waves of the globalist markets.
The foolishness of the politically correct in the government here is seen in the launch of a gun amnesty to persuade criminals to turn over their hundreds of thousands of illegal firearms. Our Justice Minister, Michael Kennan, said to the media: “The amnesty will provide an opportunity for those individuals who, for whatever reason are in possession of an unregistered firearm, to hand it in without fear of being prosecuted. While Australia has some of the strongest firearm controls in the world, illicit firearms remain the weapon of choice for criminals.” There is zero chance of criminals who spent, what for most of us, a year’s wage on a gun, going soft and just handing it like that.
Australia is at the shit hole end of the world and an unimportant part of the West. It will not survive. But America is worth saving and I hope that American readers can learn from the stupidity, apathy and race treason of Australia, and fight for your freedoms, such as firearm ownership. Australia, being small, and having a pathetic population who will generally bend over and take any policy up the ass, is a New World Order experiment. What is tried on us is coming your way, beloved American friends. This article has shown where communist/globalism leads. Be warned!