"the Australian Institute of Criminology reported a decrease of 9% in homicides and a one-third decrease in armed robbery since the 1990s, but an INCREASE of over 40% in assaults and of 20% in sexual assaults.A 2003 study published by the Brookings Institution found that homicides just "continued a modest decline." They concluded that the impact of Australia's National Firearms Agreement was "relatively small." The use of handguns went up sharply, but only one out of 117 gun homicides used a registered gun in the two years following the new ban. Suicides with firearms went down but suicides by other means went up.
”Eternal vigilance by the people is the price of liberty, and that you must pay the price if you wish to secure the blessing."
- Andrew Jackson, 1767-1845, 7th USA President, advocate of a small and limited federal government
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