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An Australian debunks Australian gun laws for Obama
« on: June 16, 2014, 05:28:57 AM »

An Australian debunks Australian gun laws for Obama

Written by Allen West on June 15, 2014

Recently our Dear Leader commented that the U.S. ought to look at Australia as a model for strict gun control, i.e. confiscation. Australian author, and fellow Liberty Alliance partner, Nick Adams would like to set the record straight with an open letter to the president about Australian gun laws.

Dear Mr. President,

You recently hailed “Australian gun laws.”

In doing so:
•you praised a government for forcefully removing all semi-automatic firearms from its populace,
•you admired the banning and confiscation of guns.

We expect to hear that from a European leader. But not you.

You’re the leader of America:
•the world’s first free country,
•the nation that has inspired many to be free,
•that has protected the freedom of others,
•that has spread more freedom than any other.

I am an Australian and I must set the record straight.

The “success” of the 1996 Australian gun reform is a myth.

The only thing achieved was to take away the guns of the law-abiding, leaving only the criminals armed. Is this what you wish for America?

In Australia, if a citizen has firearms, the police have a right to search their property without a warrant any time. Does that sound like America?

The laws you praise outlawed the Daisy Red Ryder BB Gun that my father played with as a child. Now you need a special permit, gun safe and serial number. For what?

There are just as many guns on the street today. Gun crime is no lower.

In Australia, mass shootings have been a rare event. If strict gun laws mean no massacres, explain Britain’s Cumbria shootings, Monkseaton and Dunblane. Or Anders Breivik of Norway?

Gun laws achieve very little.

Mass shootings are about illness, not guns. Any other so-called “gun issue,” if there are any, is related to the breakdown of the family, cultural decline and the age of entitlement.

The Second Amendment defines American exceptionalism. It speaks to the character of America, and reflects why America is America.

Civilian disarmament is based on the assumption that people are irresponsible (unless they work for the government). America was founded on the opposite premise.
 Don’t make America a namby-pamby society.

The right to bear arms is not wrong nor unnecessary. It is:

"Of all the dispositions and habits which lead to political prosperity, religion and morality are indispensable supports. In vain would that man claim tribute to patriotism who should labor to subvert these great pillars of human happiness -- these firmest props of the duties of men and citizens. . . . reason and experience both forbid us to expect that national morality can prevail in exclusion of religious principles."
George Washington

"Only a virtuous people are capable of freedom. As nations become more corrupt and vicious, they have more need of masters."
Benjamin Franklin

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