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"we retain our heritage as a prison colony."

"In a prison colony you don't complain about the rules, you just get on with life." It is precisely that mentality is why the great people of Australia have allowed their elected officials to confiscate their firearms. Well are the people safer now that they have complied by trading in some essential liberty for safety:

It has now been over 10 years since gun owners in Australia were forced by new law to surrender 640,381 personal firearms to be destroyed by their own Government, a program costing Australia taxpayers more than $500 million dollars.

The statistics for the years following the ban are now in:

Accidental gun deaths are 300% higher than the pre-1997 ban rate

The assault rate has increased 800% since 1991, and increased 200% since the 1997 gun ban.

Robbery and armed robbery have increase 20% from the pre-97 ban rate.

From immediately after the ban was instituted in 1997 through 2002, the robbery and armed robbery rate was up 200% over the pre-ban rates.

In the state of Victoria alone, homicides with firearms are now up 171 percent
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http://freerepublic.com/focus/f-chat/2974487/posts

Americans, what we have on our side that others don't is our heritage of "I don't wanna be pushed around" you know what I mean! It's that don't tread on me mentality. We in America have a heritage of revolutionary spirit where we said that there will be no taxation without representation because we are a nation of laws not men. A nation where right prevails over might which is enshrined in our constitution. I hope that is enough to prevent a confiscation here in the land of the free and home of the brave. "The home of the brave" that was not written by accident. That was a deliberate message to the people that it is not enough to say "I am free". You must also be brave enough to be free or else you will eventually lose your freedom to someone who intimidates you. If a slave was too afraid to be without his master because that is all he had known then that slave will always be a slave because he was too afraid to live like a free man. I wonder how long until the country is so dependent that the people don't think they can educate themselves or feed themselves. Honestly, are we too late? Sometimes I think so and sometimes I think not.