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Speaking on Fox News a few days after Sunday’s mass shooting in Las Vegas, conservative Australian author and pundit Nick Adams explained why American liberals excited over the prospect of implementing Australia’s allegedly successful gun grab in the United States need to wake up and take a whiff of reality.
“Back in 1996, Australia introduced some of the strictest, most cumbersome gun laws imaginable and they were largely born out of emotion — not evidence-based, rational policy-making,” Adams said Wednesday to “Fox & Friends” host Brian Kilmeade. “Those laws have largely been ineffective.”
Pull up any liberal paper or tune into any liberal news (or comedy) network and you’ll hear the opposite, but it’s all lies and distortions, as the evidence Adams then cited from various Australian newspapers made clear.
For instance, he mentioned a piece published four years ago by News Corp. Australia that revealed “there are now just as many guns as before 1996.”
He also cited a report from The Northern Star titled, “Firearms control thrown in spotlight as gun numbers rise.” According to this gem from 2013, gun crime in the Australian state of New South Wales was “at an all-time high.”
But I thought gun control was supposed to stop this from happening? Apparently not …
Listen to Kilmeade’s discussion with Adams below:
Watch the latest video at &amp;lt;a href=”http://video.foxnews.com”&amp;gt;video.foxnews.com&amp;lt;/a&amp;gt;Adams also noted that while Australia’s murder rate has dropped somewhat, it’s not declined nearly as much as the United States’ murder rate over the past two decades.
“There are actually more guns on the streets today (in Australia) than there were in 1996 before these gun laws were implemented,” Adams told Kilmeade. “I can tell you what has happened in Australia is that all the good people don’t have a gun, and all the bad people do have a gun.”
There it is, ladies and gentlemen, the truth bomb liberals have sought for years to deny — that gun control only affects those who actually follow the laws.
And as pointed out last year by David French of National Review, “(T)he vast majority of gun crimes are committed by people who did not lawfully purchase their firearms.”
While this conclusion was admittedly based on a study of the gun crimes that happened in Pittsburgh throughout 2008, it’s nevertheless an axiomatic truth that applies to all gun crime — if not all crime in general.
The fact is criminals in the United States, in Australia and in every other country on Earth don’t care about the law; they never have, and they never will — that’s what makes them criminals. So why do liberals think imposing draconian gun regulations on law-abiding citizens will somehow deter the bad guys?
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