You know that ‘awesome’ gun buy-back program in Australia? Yeah, there’s been an update.
Justice Minister Michael Keenan outlined the “amnesty plan” in the wake of the failed buyback program to reporters in Melbourne:
The amnesty will provide an opportunity for those individuals who, for whatever reason are in possession of an unregistered firearm, to hand it in without fear of being prosecuted.
While Australia has some of the strongest firearm controls in the world, illicit firearms remain the weapon of choice for criminals.
And there’s the point. Criminals will get their hands on weapons — all restrictive laws regarding firearms do is ensure that law-abiding citizens are rendered defenseless and, in many cases, otherwise-law-abiding citizens are forced to break the law in order to arm themselves against criminals who wish to do them harm. Federalist Papers
Of course, Lefist anti-gun ownership groups claim this buyback policy has ‘successfully’ ended mass shootings in Australia.
Eh, not so much.
— Bob Owens (@bob_owens) August 31, 2015
If more restrictive access to guns hasn’t solved the problem of illegal gun ownership in Australia, why would Democrats introduce more restrictions here?