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Tuesday, May 06, 2008

Quoth the Raven...

Okay - I love reading the 'View from Heimbu' written by Ivar Hafskjold...but I have to admit I don't stop in as often as I should and it seems I have missed this peice from Mar.2007 ... it isn't just in Australia that this can be seen:
"From: Ed Chenel, A police officer in Australia
Hi, 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 own government, a program costing Australia taxpayers more than $500 million dollars. The first year results are now in: Australia-wide, homicides are up 6.2 percent, Australia-wide, assaults are up 9.6 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 over the previous 25 years figures 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, while the resident is at home. 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 U.K. evening news or hear your Government disseminating this information. The Australian experience speaks for itself. Guns in the hands of honest citizens save lives and property and, yes, gun-control laws affect only the law-abiding citizens."
You really should check out Ivar's site ... read several of the past issues (well they are all past issues now) of his View ... he has a great sense of humor.
Also stop and learn a bit about his martial arts system, Stav.

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