GUN CONTROLS LOOK OK ONLY IF YOU ARE JOHN HOWARD
Four-time Walkley Award winning political commentator and Churchill Fellow, has returned to the fray over concern that the integrity of news dissemination is continually being threatened by a partisan media.
Banning guns ensures only criminals have them and the worst part about that is that illegally obtained guns are no longer registered, making it near impossible for police to trace the owners. Ban recreational drugs, yeah, that’s working. Ban tobacco then, yeah, that’ll work. Ban alcohol, oh, that’s already been tried. Ban knives or whatever you like and you can be sure only those crooks who want one get one.
Of course after the Vegas incident all the dumb Lefties are again screaming for gun controls for "lone wolves".
After a similar 1996 massacre in Tasmania PM Howard banned and destroyed near a million guns (mostly rifles) of regular owners.
He has dined out for years since on the drop in gun related deaths
But those paying for his sumptuous dinners never mention the rapid increase in knife deaths. Now almost every kid in Lakemba and Coburg carries a knife instead as a form of offence or defence.
And suicides have swung almost entirely to hangings.
...and I better have a pink one for the missus
If Jihadists need guns they can always get them via a major Mosque and in the meantime knives appear to do a more traditional job in the process of ridding the world of infidels.
I was able to buy a handgun within an hour of being told by police I was being targeted by ISIS operatives.
In the UK where guns are illegal, the whole joint is awash with knives and severed heads. Conducting rapes with a knife doesn’t appear to present a problem either. But knives give the ER sections of hospitals almost insoluble problems trying to save the lives of those victims without knives.
Four of Australia’s six states have now eased gun rules, one of which mandated a 28-day waiting period between applying to buy a gun and purchasing it. Yet there are estimated to be as many guns in Australia now as there were at the time of the Port Arthur massacre... although the level of gun violence is not comparable.
... it's a family affair
In the US guns are considered a necessary form of protection due to the sheer numbers of guns available to every crook. Gun numbers are close to exceeding the number of people at around 350 million.
The "Second Amendment" makes gun controls impossible in the US, and if you add to that the highly political Trump-endorsing National Rifle Association (above) it becomes only something the Left will bother to advocate.
South Africa is also a handgun crazy nation. I tried to ban guns in an office I was running in Capetown and the entire staff walked out in protest … it couldn’t be done. I asked one bloke to show me his gun, so he did, and blimey it was a heavy thing.
I asked him, “Have you ever needed to use this thing?” “Oh of course, yes, I had to use it only last week, I shot two black fellers”, he said nonchalantly. "Why", I asked.
“They were trying to steal my car”, he said. “Well, they were sort of leaning on it and I didn’t want to take any chances so I killed one and winged the other.
"But when there are two of them you have to make sure you get them both or the live one will testify against you.
"So I got in my car and chased him up the road to where he had fallen over and put a slug in his forehead. The cops didn’t even bother taking it to court.”
Necklacing is still common among blacks
South Africa is a pretty wild place and much worse since apartheid was abolished. There are now 40,000 murders a year and a million rapes that are never reported. Entirely blacks on blacks.
In the USA, gun control is a losing perennial argument, mostly after some bastard has gone berserk with an AK47. But then the argument will subside until there is another Las Vegas incident, and it starts all over again.
Usually with galahs like Michael Moore at the fore.