Violent criminal refuses to obey gun laws
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Despite Australia’s gun control laws, a gunman held hostages for 16 hours at a Sydney cafe, resulting in at least three deaths including the perpetrator.
Australia’s gun laws, which have nearly eradicated private gun ownership in the country, allowed Man Haron Monis, 49, to walk into the Lindt Chocolate Cafe and take hostages at gunpoint Sunday because he neither encountered nor likely expected any resistance.
Monis had no intention to obey the country’s gun laws because he was willing to commit violent crimes anyway.
After the Port Arthur massacre in 1996, Australian lawmakers enacted heavy restrictions on gun ownership, including a ban on semi-automatic weapons.
“There is little evidence to suggest that it had any significant effects on firearm homicides or suicides,” researchers at the University of Melbourne, Australia,discovered after a study.
If peaceful, law abiding Australians were allowed to carry guns, Monis may have thought twice about storming the cafe, but even if he didn’t, armed citizens could have still fought back.
Of course this logic won’t be promoted by politicians who’d rather use the tragedy to enact more gun restrictions which only result in more violent crimes by criminals who don’t obey laws to begin with.
Written by Kit Daniels
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