LITTLE JOHNNY PULLS A SWIFTY
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.
The latest US figures available show suicide deaths by gun in 2010 were 19,392 compared to gun homicides of 11,078. In Australia the suicide rate by gun has dropped either marginally or not at all since Little Johnny took all our guns away but he fails to mention other means of suicide now used, including mainly hanging, and bungee jumping without rubber bands, have increased markedly. Other weapons such as knives have been increasingly replacing guns in homicide crimes.
Predictably, gun homicides in Northern Melbourne and Western Sydney, where the Middle Eastern gangs are intent on killing each other, have not decreased as those who intend to carry out these gun crimes are the only people who have the ability to obtain guns illegally.
First you need to know where to get a gun, and that’s not easy in Australia. Then you need to pay up to $4,000 for an old revolver that misfires more often than not. Or if you want a ceramic Glock, that will set you back $12,000 and an assault rifle will cost anywhere between $35,000 and $50,000.
These guns can be got, they are available. But to whom? Yep, only the people who shouldn’t have them, the drug dealers and Middle Eastern hit men with pockets full of drug cash.
Those innocent people who intended to defend themselves are the only people without a gun... and a baseball bat or a seven iron are not viable defences against any type of gun.
With few exceptions since 1920, the vast majority of gun deaths every year in the United States have been self-inflicted suicides. Obama and Clinton are dishonestly including this major suicide statistic and ignoring that the majority of the remaining gun deaths are black on black.
It’s unreasonable to compare US statistics against Australia’s as there are more guns in the US than there are people. And the guns that Howard destroyed mainly belonged to country folk who used them safely and legitimately on wild pigs, rabbits and ducks.
It’s too late to scrap the US Second Amendment and ban guns in America like Obama and Clinton clearly want. And it is misleading of them to keep citing Australia and Johnny Howard as a success story.
Howard’s emotional kneejerk response to the 1996 Port Arthur massacre has altered methods of killing to a much nastier form using knives, suffocations, drownings and hangings.
The US Second Amendment refers to “a well-regulated militia”: The right of the people to form citizen militias was unquestioned by the Founding Fathers who had the foresight to envisage the likes of the Obamas and Clintons. So there is always a good reason why Governments want civilians devoid of weapons.
The US Federalists promised that State Governments and citizen militias would exist to ensure the Federal military never became too large or oppressive.
The Second Amendment begins with the phrase “A well-regulated militia being necessary to the security of a free State.” Some argue that this phrase limits the right to keep and bear arms to militias only ... which, they say, means the National Guard.
A popular pro gun lobby says that to say the National Guard replaces the notion of the militia, runs contrary to what the Founders actually said and wrote.
"The Second Amendment was designed by people who did not want to become slaves to their government, but they were unfortunately and tragically willing to permit private slavery in some States. Now that slavery is abolished, all citizens of all races should enjoy the Second Amendment’s legal protection against despotic governments."
Before a government can become a fully-blown tyranny, the government must first disarm its citizens. "The Founders of this nation, from their own experience, knew that when government goes bad, liberty evaporates and people die ... unless the people are armed."
South America is proof positive of governments having no control, where the people are left powerless and flooding north to a borderless America.
The problem is that in 1776 the most modern guns available compared poorly to what is available today and it's a fair question to ask if we need military style weapons in the home that satisfy macho Southern hoods who want to blow the nearest stop sign to bits.
Anyhow, the perennial US debate over the Second Amendment is now reduced primarily to a statistical debate about the most popular suicide techniques...
oh, and what methods blacks prefer to use to kill other blacks.