Look at What’s Happening in Gun Controlled Australia
Melbourne, Australia “is in the grip of an unprecedented wave of gun violence,” according to Australia’s The Age. Despite extremely strict gun control, which the left claims will tamp down on gun crime, this major Australian metropolis is proving the opposite.
The Age conducted an investigative report that delved into the rising gun crime situation facing “the world’s most livable city.” According to The Age, gun crime has more than doubled in the metropolis over the past five years.
As conservatives have been saying for years, criminals will not be deterred by strict gun laws, but law-abiding citizens will. This is exactly what has happened in Melbourne.
Law-abiding citizens are effectively sitting ducks as criminals, more than 750 in 2015, were caught carrying guns on the streets of Melbourne — which is five times the number just four years prior. The Age Reported:
“Shootings have literally become a weekly event. Crimes related to firearm possession have more than doubled in the past five years. The number of young criminals has rocketed; almost 1500 people aged between 20 and 34 committed a gun offence last year, more than twice the number five years ago. A culture of carrying, and using, guns is becoming worryingly entrenched in criminal circles.”
[Editor’s Note: The Age also reported that, “Despite Australia’s strict gun control regime, 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.” Readers can see the entire report from The Age here.]