FACT: More armed CITIZENS = Less Crime & Far Fewer Homicides

This may seem counterintuitive, but think about it.  Let’s say for the moment you are a criminal – so think like one. 

Question — “Are you going to be bolder in a ‘gun-free zone’ where your victims are all unarmed, or in a ‘concealed carry’ state where every other person has a big bulge under their jacket?” 

Where I grew up, everyone had a gun.  It was so safe that we didn’t even lock our doors at night.  Who needed to?  There was no crime.  Why? Because everyone had a gun!  It’s not rocket science.

HEADLINE “More guns in Australia now than before the Port Arthur Massacre: Report,” March 27, 2019, Sydney Morning Herald

You did not misread that, my friends and this is good news, because you are safer. Australia’s guns per citizen rate actually rose from .94 to 1.95 after the buyback.

So if guns were the problem, your homicide rate would have risen as well—but it did not. In fact, as gun ownership doubled in Australia, the rate of homicide reduced by almost half (7.0 per 100,000, to just 3.6).

While your Leftist politicians will lie to you and claim that it was their buyback scheme that did this, the facts prove the exact opposite. 

More guns in the hands of CITIZENS (mark that word ‘CITIZENS’) will reduce crime in any non-Muslim nation. That is a fact.

And that is a good thing Australia. Your politicians should be happy about it as should mine – but they’re not.  More guns in the hands of CITIZENS has made both our countries safer.

Unfortunately, I doubt you will hear this elsewhere, as the co-ordinated collectivist schemes around the globe all require an unarmed populace to succeed.

That’s why Australian Leftist leaders push the disarmament narrative, just as they do in my home nation of America.

These are the hard, cold facts.  While legal gun ownership increased by 62%, homicides plummeted by 49%—yes, because of it.

When faced with the proven facts, liberals and other socialists have no actual reason to disarm the people other than the obvious historical one.

If they really wanted to make you safer, they would institute gun-training programs and encourage lawful ownership of weapons, such as safe public carry laws—but they don’t, do they?

So, if your safety isn’t really their concern, why are they so desperate to disarm us? Why do they want to leave us subject to protection only by forces which they alone control?

The question answers itself. It is to leave you defenceless against government force. No honest leader would seek this.

RULE—ANY ‘LEADER’ WHO WANTS TO TAKE YOUR MEANS OF SELF DEFENCE HAS THEIR OWN BEST INTEREST AT HEART—NOT YOURS!

Government gun confiscation schemes have nothing to do with your safety.  It’s all about their own—when they decide to take over.

You have to be defenceless for it to work, so that’s the number one target in any Socialista’s playbook—take away the public’s means of self-defence—just as they are all screaming in my nation today after two horrific weekend shooting sprees.

But what the Leftist remain silent about is the everyday shooting sprees in Chicago. This Democrat-run city is “Gun-free”, yet it had 32 separate shooting incidents just this past weekend.

52 people were wounded and seven were killed, but you didn’t hear about that, did you? Of course not, because it shows the real problem.

There is a lack of weapons in the hands of CITIZENS who could have prevented most of this violence.

Only criminals and illegal aliens are armed in Democrat-run Chicago, so their ‘gun-free’ zones are where they see the greatest gun violence.

FACT — “Murder in the U.S. is very concentrated.”

In 2014 [the last year data is available] 54% of U.S. counties had zero murders. Meanwhile 2% of U.S. counties have 51% of all murders.” (Crime Prevention Center)

If just 10 Democrat-run ‘gun-free’ cities are removed from the data, the United States immediately becomes one of the least violent nations on earth

WHAT LEFTISTS ALSO DON’T DISCUSS—MORE GUNS STOP CRIMES

There were 2.5 million defensive uses of weapons in America just last year according to statistics published by the New York State Rifle and Pistol association.

That’s 2.5 million murders, rapes and robberies avoided, because the citizen was armed.  In most of those cases, simply showing the weapon stopped the crime before it could occur. 

Politicians without a hidden agenda, who really sought safety for their citizens, would embrace such facts. They would find ways to encourage responsible firearm ownership.

Instead, they try to give themselves a monopoly on force to the  severe detriment of the people, actually putting them in more danger.

Data from the Crime Prevention Center reveals that more than half of all homicides in America occur in just 2% of the roughly 3,100 counties.

When one realizes that fact, it becomes clear that the Democrat’s anti-gun policies are contributing to the problem rather than offering the answer.

It becomes especially clear when you compare them to Republican-run cities, many of which encourage armed citizens and concealed carry laws.

These cities have very little crime. One must ask why our nations’ politicians embrace doubling down on the failed policies of the Democrat-run crime zones rather than policies that stop crime.

There is only one answer to that question.  Public safety has nothing to do with it.

America’s murder capitals in these 2% of counties have two things in common—1) They are all run by Democrats and 2) They have the harshest restrictions on gun ownership by private citizens.

In fact, I lived in that dark red spot in Southern Florida back in the 1980s when violence spiked (after the Mariel boatlift from Cuba deluged Miami with 250,000 foreign immigrants). 

The Democrats immediately screamed for ‘gun control’ but Dade County very wisely decided to try an experiment first.

The Northern half of the county became a ‘concealed carry’ zone, where any CITIZEN who qualified could carry a firearm hidden from view.

You want to ‘empower’ women? Give ‘em a Trump tee-shirt and a .45.

The Southern half of the county became a ‘gun-free zone.’  I don’t need to explain to Pickering Post readers what happened next, but in case a Lefty is reading this, I will tell you. Literally overnight, crime stopped in northern Dade County.

Guess what happened in the ‘gun-free’ southern half?  It turned dark red, like on the map above.

An unarmed people suffer attack. An armed people take care of themselves.

WHAT IF POLITICIANS ACTUALLY WANTED THE PUBLIC TO BE SAFER?

They could easily look at the safest societies and imitate them.  As example one of the Western nations with a near zero rate of homicide also has one of the highest in gun ownership.

They are also definitely number one in gun training.  Due to mandatory military service for men between the ages of 18 and 34 (and voluntary service for women) the Swiss are highly trained in safe arms handling.

They keep their weapons and gear at their homes.  There is little wonder that crime is almost non-existent among the Swiss.

Their model of having an armed citizenry has also kept them safe from harm for the better part of a millennium. Not even Napoleon or Hitler was brave (or stupid) enough to go door-to-door with the Swiss. 

They gave Switzerland a wide berth. No army of conscripts can beat an armed militia or people defending their homes and families. None.

This perfect model of government force also creates an amazing level of trust and a bond between government and its people. 

Tyrants and Leftists don’t have a chance where the people have control of force–which is why this form is so rare.  It shouldn’t be, and it is never too late to adopt it to prevent Leftist thugs and tyrants from ever taking over again.

My nation copied the Swiss system in its Constitution and though still the rule of law, it has been disassembled by warmongering Leftists and Rightists seeking ever more power. America’s is now the largest standing army ever.

Just ten years after disarming the public—that’s all it takes to go from riches and freedom to a Nazi-like nightmare. Venezuela’s just the latest.

Perhaps one day, all of our leaders will realise that having an armed and trained citizen army is the best way not only for us to live together more peacefully within our own nations, but to make our world safer and end (most) wars between our nations as well.

But for now, we need to push for more responsible gun-ownership by CITIZENS, not less.  More guns = less crime, and that’s a powerful, proven fact.

“The Police will be here in a minute, young man, so you just sit down and let me tell you a little bit about Jesus while we wait!”

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At the time of the gun buy back, (what a lovely money making rort that was for many of the officials involved….) a writer in the Shooters Magazine asked “what is it they have planned for us that would have us reaching for our guns if we knew what it was”…. in my opinion that question still stands….

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Reads like typical NRA logic –
too many gun deaths
need more guns!

After Australia’s gun buy-back, gun deaths halved and stayed down, and random mass-shootings stopped altogether!

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I get it. I really do. I’d be happy to own a gun for all reasons listed above. There is one thing missing from the article above however, and that is how easily guns can fall into the wrong hands. Gun laws in Australia are certainly more stringent than those in the US, are they not? Most recently in Sydney for example, Mert Ney ran around the streets looking to stab people with a kitchen knife. Imagine if he had an AR-15. My argument in all of this is hey, there’s nothing wrong with background checks etc, in fact the… Read more »

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Maybe throw a war or two in for good measure Scotty,that should do it,pricks would sell there soul to the devil if it meant getting to Trump.

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New post up !

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Protected by the economic masters of a Radio Station, the Labour PM of NZ is now off the radar of Alan Jones, commentator. In years gone by it would have been just another spray but now when you have the power to censure, use it. We are fast leaving the roundabout and the turn off to common sense is passing on the left.

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Ducktracy

Newly Uncovered Evidence Confirms Obama’s White House Ran the Weiner Email Investigation

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=08OqRMq9EzQ&t=11s

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Ducktracy

Antifa and the Collectivist Way of War
By Paul Krause
Antifa storms in and out of the news, despite that fact, the Left is unable to denounce this militant band of thugs. The Left cannot denounce Antifa because Antifa embodies the very ethos of war and violence that collectivism needs to thrive on. To assail Antifa would be to attack the heart of the cancerous poison that is destroying liberty oriented societies.

https://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2019/08/antifa_and_the_collectivist_way_of_war.html

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Socialism has never worked anywhere

Sincerely,
A hard working self built self-employed #California business owner.”

https://twitter.com/ChooseToBFree/status/1162715934651379712

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John Ruddick

For all you stupid Liberal Party members who are too gutless/stupid to agitate for democratic reform within the party … well this is on you.

https://twitter.com/JohnRuddick2/status/1162605391512887298

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Hey fellow Posters it seems that Alan Jones was threatened with the sack after making perfectly legitimate observations of the horse head from NZ. Seems some precious little prat at ME Bank made a complaint and threatened to withdraw advertising! Funny how the former Banker PM in Turd was leading the charge in attacking Jones! well guess what it looks like I will not be doing any business with ME Bank who ever they are! News article: Broadcaster Alan Jones has been told he is on his last strike at radio station 2GB, after his comments earlier this week about… Read more »

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Article about the genetic uniqueness of the Finnish people. Their neighbour Sweden won’t be unique for long with forced multiculturalism. The only way to preserve true diversity is to keep countries homogenous and races apart.

https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2019-08-16/uniqueness-finnish-race

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In the cricket Archer is pounding the Aussie batsmen , Smith is retired hurt from a blow in the side of the head after copping one in the arm , hopefully he can come back and save the game.

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https://www.bbc.com/news/av/uk-england-kent-49359216/grandson-of-sir-douglas-bader-flies-spitfire-over-kent

Bruce Rugby posted this upthread. Fine – Sir Douglas Bader – a man who’s biography I read, and regarded him as an inspiration – was married twice, but had no children. So where did the “grandson” emerge from?

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MODERATORS, PLEASE REMOVE THIS TRASH PICTURE. With one POS like this BBS you white-ant the entire website and bring the whole thing down. Well done on making PP a joke.

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Piss the Chink bastard off.

Chinese ambassador to Australia warns foreigners not to interfere in Hong Kong

Chinese Government-controlled media has publicly congratulated pro-Beijing protesters who gathered in Melbourne on Friday, while the nation’s ambassador to Australia has warned foreigners not to support pro-democracy activists.

https://apple.news/AmQp-mraPSa-stdY8sql5Ng

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RUSSELL IS NO DIGGER … Russell Tate has no understanding of the importance of freedom of speech … Diggers sacrificed their lives to defend our freedoms .. Russell can’t even sacrifice a little revenue that is not even his … Russell threatens Alan Jones … Russell Tate, the chairman of Macquarie Media Limited, which owns 2GB, said in a statement on Saturday: “Notwithstanding [Alan Jones’s] apologies, I have today discussed the matter with Alan and advised him that any recurrence of commentary of this nature (telling Ardern to put a sock in it) will result in the termination of his… Read more »

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Brilliantly put Howell. A tour de force. We seem to have a few leftoids on PP opposing an armed citizenry.

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“If they really wanted to make you safer, they would institute gun-training programs and encourage lawful ownership of weapons, such as safe public carry laws—but they don’t, do they?”

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Me too Howell.

“Where I grew up, everyone had a gun. It was so safe that we didn’t even lock our doors at night. Who needed to? There was no crime. Why? Because everyone had a gun! It’s not rocket science.”

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China’s New Naval Base: Cambodia by Debalina Ghoshal https://www.gatestoneinstitute.org/14700/china-naval-base-cambodia “[Scepticism] has grown louder recently, with the release of satellite images from the European Space Agency showing that the runway for the site’s airport is far longer than is required for civilian aircraft” — Andrew Nachemson, Cambodia-based journalist, South China Morning Post, March 5, 2019. “Over the past two years [Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen] has accepted more than $600m (£480m) in loans as part of China’s controversial Belt and Road initiative.” — Hannah Ellis-Petersen, South-east Asia correspondent, The Guardian, July 22, 2019. “It appears that there are massive strings attached… Read more »

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This is the brilliant, astute artist Ben Garrison himself .. whose non-politically correct work is often posted here on Pickering Post.

I thought it would be interesting to put a face to his work …

We had the very talented Larry Pickering and Bill Leak .. America has Ben Garrison …

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Memo to Jacinda Horse Face Dear Horse Face The last time I was in Auckland, there was hardly a shop not staffed by Chinks in the Main Street. Also, China as you well know uses New Zealand to launder its produce into Australia, as Chinese produce is not welcome in Australia owing to the fact it is fertilised by human faeces if organic, or contains dangerous chemicals if manufactured. New Zealand is therefore in thrall to China. Similarly, Pacific Islands are under the financial control of China. China produces 28% of the world’s greenhouse emissions, whereas Australia produces 1 %.… Read more »

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TonyH
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Their fucken traitors!

King of Hearts
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Lucy is obviously a Democrat …
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Can I interrupt Mr Trump and Mr Paisley?. The Bledisloe Cup, ain’t landed, sorry Mr Hooper!

Maryanne
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The stupidity and waste of money of renewables without a technology to store the power. And no, Big Batteries don’t cut it: http://catallaxyfiles.com/2019/08/16/how-sustainable-is-renewable-energy-in-australia/