Rob McNealy is back on the show (see gdayworld #329 for his last appearance four years ago) and he’s talking about gun ownership. Rob is a huge believer that citizens need to have weapons to defend themselves against a tyrannical government and for self-defence.
Just in time for the show, here’s a quote from a recent article by former PM John Howard:
Research published in 2010 in the American Journal of Law and Economics found that firearm homicides, in Australia, dropped 59 per cent between 1995 and 2006. There was no offsetting increase in non-firearm-related murders. Researchers at Harvard University in 2011 revealed that in the 18 years prior to the 1996 Australian laws, there were 13 gun massacres (four or more fatalities) in Australia, resulting in 102 deaths. There have been none in that category since the Port Arthur laws.
(Thanks Angus for the link!)
- Rob’s Facebook page
- List of countries by firearm-related death rate
- The history of gun politics in Australia
- Robbery Stats in Australia 1995 – 2007
- Number of U.S. Deaths Due to Firearms per 100,000 Population by Race/Ethnicity, 2008
- Robberies by country
- List of countries by intentional homicide rate