Monday, April 30, 2012

False Media Reports

Of recent days much airtime & column space has been devoted to "shootings" & the like.
The streets of Australia are being painted as the scene of "drive-by shootings", "bikie vendettas" etc.

Rubbish! The news media should stop making things up. It is not true. These things didn't happen. These things cannot happen.

For in 1996 Australia had very strict gun laws imposed. To stop this sort of thing.

Thus the press is making it all up. Reading such poppycock is bad for the blood pressure!


Or perhaps every poltician who voted for the laws, and every member of the public who supported/supports such laws, is wrong. Plain wrong.

What have gun laws achieved, except the disarming & subsequent harrasment of law-abiding citizens?

Every politician who voted for such laws, and every citizen who supports such laws, should hang their head in shame. Utter shame.

Not only for getting it wrong, but for being so blindingly stupid.


Sackerson said...

There's other factors at work. Your comments have made me knock up a table to correlate firearm ownership with intentional homicide by firearm:

Australia has 15 guns per 100 residents, and 0.44 deaths per 100,000. Yet although New Zealand has 22.6 guns per 100 residents (50% more than OZ), it only has 0.17 gun deaths per 100,000 residents.

Sackerson said...

... and here's what I found:

RebeccaH said...

An armed society is a polite society.

Steve at the Pub said...

Of course there is more to it than just gun deaths. The mere brandishing of a firearm is serious enough.

The ratio of armed robbery is a better measure.

Anonymous said...

Chicago also has strict laws and high homicide rate. NBC's Brian Williams has reported 2X that congress did not pass gun law due to NRA influence.So the media reports propoganda that 90% of the people support the law.The media is supposed to report in a responsible manner but instead have commited to attempts to influence political views concerning guns, gays and immigration.