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Posted by: Stoller on October 15, 1999 at 12:35:11:

In Reply to: interesting posted by Gee on October 14, 1999 at 17:35:09:

: By the way, I understand guns were banned in Australia a year ago and have read reports, based on a full 12 months of data: Australia-wide, homicides up 3.2 percent. Australia-wide, assaults up 8.6 percent. Australia-wide, armed-robberies up 44 percent (yes, 44 percent.) In the state of Victoria, homicides-with-firearms are up 300 percent. (Up until tthis point, figures for the previous 25 years had shown a steady decrease in homicides with firearms, as well as armed robberies)

More solid scholarship from Gee. 'Reports' that he read. What reports? 'Reports' after only one year of the ban? 'Reports' live from Everest?

: (I was told about this and got a link, the report is available as "Surprise, Surprise" in the "Archive News" section of the web sight http://www.nralive.com)

Oh, never mind, there's a web address to the N.R.A. to look at.

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