April 18th, 2007 08:15 AM
Australian PM Slams U.S. 'Gun Culture' in Wake of Virginia Tech Shooting
So my only question to Mr. Howard is, "How's the crime rate in Australia lately?"
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April 18th, 2007 08:18 AM
As per the following link they rank #27 in the world on Firearms deaths per capita. I'll say not to well considering they have been banned for close to ten years.
April 18th, 2007 08:31 AM
Yea. Australia is a sad state of affairs - they have no room to criticize us. Pity. Beautiful country and people otherwise.
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April 18th, 2007 08:46 AM
At one time I thought if things got too bad here in the USA, I could always move to Australia. Now things are worse there than here.
I guess this is what happens in a country with more sheep (4 legged) than people. Has there been interbreeding or have people there just adopted the philosophy of their wooly friends?
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April 18th, 2007 12:50 PM
I saw his statement on the news last night and couldn't believe had the nerve! (I almost used a bad word. )
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April 18th, 2007 03:55 PM
Originally Posted by rstickle
April 18th, 2007 04:25 PM
Me too - what a total impudent statement. Like he has all the answers
He is sadly in that category we face so often - where logic long went out the window (or down the septic pipework) - and nothing but nothing will sway the deal at all.
Bigotry? Closed minded? He sure has lost touch with analyzing the broad picture.
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April 18th, 2007 04:43 PM
"Britain, Australia top U.S. in violent crime Rates Down under increase despite strict gun-control measures"
Another self-righteous idiot without a clue. The nations with strict gun control all seem to have MUCH more crime than the U.S.- not that that surprises anyone with a brain, or anything...
April 18th, 2007 04:54 PM
What saddens me the most is that Australia is one of our best and most trusted allies. They just need to stop pushing their agenda onto us, especially when it doesn't seem to be working too well for them.
April 18th, 2007 05:34 PM
Using the data referenced here, while Australia is 27th, the United States is 8th. Just using those numbers, we have no room to criticize them. Those numbers don't tell the whole story, as you would have to look at the trends over the years, and the numbers here represent reported crimes only, which differs by country. The data source is the UN, so it is suspect anyway. But be careful using statistics to support your arguement, as the data you are using supports the other side.
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