News From a Gun-Free Australia

Are the Samizdata guys on this one yet? What about Tim Blair?

Australia confiscated damn near every handgun in the nation six years ago, in an effort to fight violent crime. In those six years, gun violence has risen 40%.


In the US, liberalized concealed carry laws are becoming the norm, rather than the exception. Here in El Paso County, Colorado, for example, all you need to get a permit is eighty bucks, a clean record, and some safety lessons. And, yeah, violent crime, armed and otherwise, is down across the board in the US.

Reality can be tres simplese, no?


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