The willful stupidity of authoritarians who would deny us the fundamental right of self-defense in the name of fighting crime is staggering:
Australia on Friday announced a gun amnesty for next year after a criminal intelligence report estimated there were 260,000 illegal firearms in the country. …
“The amnesty will provide an opportunity for those individuals who, for whatever reason are in possession of an unregistered firearm, to hand it in without fear of being prosecuted,” Justice Minister Michael Keenan told reporters in Melbourne.
“While Australia has some of the strongest [i.e., most repressive] firearm controls in the world, illicit firearms remain the weapon of choice for criminals.”
Firearms are especially useful tools for criminals when they can be relatively sure that their victims will be unarmed, which is why there is no chance of Australia’s desperate amnesty having any positive results.
Disarming law-abiding citizens does not reduce crime, for reasons that should be obvious. Those who pretend otherwise soon end up making fools of themselves.
On a tip from Torcer. Hat tip: Bearing Arms.