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    Hello,
    I'm curious about Australian gun crime? In the U.S., we like to make the argument that strict gun control only aides the criminal, what does the Aussie experiment show - are there crimes committed with illegal handguns? From the Aussie experience (tight gun control), do you see any benefit of an armed citizenry?
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    PS - I support the 2nd amendment for reasons above and beyond self defense. I see it as a check and balance against a tyrannical government. And I do not consider the current administration a serious threat. Thank you.
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    Welcome from Ohio. I am not familiar with the book you refer to. A good double barrel shotgun is always a good home defence tool. The .44 lever action shounds viable, the .44 magnum round is a favorite of mine. Good luck in your quest for info, try the search feature here on the forum.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mdinnie View Post
    Hello,
    I'm curious about Australian gun crime? In the U.S., we like to make the argument that strict gun control only aides the criminal, what does the Aussie experiment show - are there crimes committed with illegal handguns? From the Aussie experience (tight gun control), do you see any benefit of an armed citizenry?
    Thank You.

    PS - I support the 2nd amendment for reasons above and beyond self defense. I see it as a check and balance against a tyrannical government. And I do not consider the current administration a serious threat. Thank you.
    -SemperFi
    The tight gun laws introduced back in 1996 have not had an impact at all on illegal firearms. There are still a ton of illegal fireearms out there. The laws have only impacted licensed law abiding citizens by restricting the types of firearms we can have. It's so much trouble to get a pistol licence that I have not even bothered going down that track. You have to compete regularly to own one and you would expect regular visits from the police to check your storage facilities to ensure compliance. An armed citizenry I believe would be beneficial but we are so phobic of guns as a nation that soemthing like that would never get the heads up.

    It's criminal that we can't even defend our own homes, and not risk landing in jail. You know if a thief trips in your house while trespassing and injures himself, he can sue you. How does that work?

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    It's criminal that we can't even defend our own homes, and not risk landing in jail
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