Holy shit this is the most 'Murica thing I've ever read. You guys are hilarious!
I'm an Aussie, and its awesome! But I'm not just patriotic because I'm born here, I realise that there are also other good countries around that I'd like just as much as Australia.
Most of us even have other military's that fought for our rights. We also have a constitution. I haven't read it, but its there!
So here's some stats for ya'll (good and bad, and intentionally avoiding gun stats):
- 1.2 times less crime
- 57 times less intentional murder
- 13 times less rape
- Equal assaults
- 2 times more burglaries
- 90 times less prisoners
- 1.1 times more car theft
So the short story is we are FAR less likely to be killed, raped or imprisoned, but a bit more likely to have our shit stolen. Fair trade off in my personal opinion, and given we started as a colony of thieves a fair effort. Now this isn't solely because we have less guns, there are a lot of reasons for it, but my point is that these are the statistics, and America has some issues that they should REALLY be working on. One of them SHOULD be gun restrictions, but others should be the health and welfare systems. You could probably learn a few things from us Aussie's. But everyone's opinion in America seems to be "THAT'S NOT AMERICA, AMERICA IS DIFFERENT! FOREIGN IS WRONG". It's downright stupid. If America is doing something really well, Australia should take note! And we do, we have a lot of policies taken from America, and America does a lot of things well.
Now onto our gun "ban". We don't have one. We have gun restrictions. I can buy a gun, easily. I just have to have a genuine reason to buy one (shooting other people in ANY circumstance is NOT a genuine reason i.e. protection) and comply with all the relevant requirements such as not being a nut case or a criminal and making sure I use and store my gun safely. Then I can buy any gun that is suitable for the purpose stated. I live on a farm and have no criminal or mental health history so I could go get a license and buy a rifle or a shotgun from the local gun shop about 10 minutes away. If I didn't live on a farm I could also buy a gun for hunting, which would be a rifle. I can also get licenses for sports shooting which can include rifles or pistols or some other things I'm not really familiar with. There are some special licenses for semi-autos and things but I'm not well educated on them so I won't go into more detail.
Onto the bump stop. I really don't care
PS: I'm not against guns, gun ownership, hunting, America or Democrats. I'm just against stupidity and stupid opinions!