Obama Hints at Gun Ban & Confiscation: Praises Gun Confiscation Programs

In President Obama’s Speech on October 1st, the speech where he told the media how they should politicize the tragedy in Oregon to help push gun control efforts, Obama went far beyond talking about gun control legislation and started talking about gun bans and confiscation programs.

In his speech, the President claimed we are the only country where these mass shootings happen, and talked about how America should consider following the path set forth by Australia and Great Britain. I guess he missed the news earlier this year about the mass-shootings in Paris, where Islamic Extremists shot dozens of people over drawing cartoon images of Mohammed.

“We know that other countries, in response to one mass shooting, have been able to craft laws that almost eliminate mass shootings,” the president said. “Friends of ours, allies of ours — Great Britain, Australia, countries like ours. So we know there are ways to prevent it.”

President Obama has hailed the 1996 Australian gun ban in the past, and is yet again using it as the cornerstone of what he believes should be policy here in the U.S..

Australian Gun Ban program

So what are these Australian style gun control policies that President Obama wants to enact here in the U.S.? The Australian legislation was a gun-confiscation program, pushed through the Australian parliament just twelve days after a man with a history of violent and erratic behavior killed 35 people with a semi-automatic rifle.

In 1996, Australia approved the National Firearms Agreement following a mass killing known as the Port Arthur massacre, where a sicko killed 35 people and injured another 24. The legislation led to severe restrictions on firearms including a program that took 700,000 guns from Australian citizens and banned most semi-automatic and pump-action rifles and shotguns. The program also made it illegal to own a firearm for “self-defense” purposes.

While politicians like Obama love to cite Australia as some gun-control utopia where everyone skips around holding hands because violence has been eliminated, the truth is Australian style gun bans don’t work. Only hours after Obama praised the Australian gun ban, a terrorist walked into a police station and open fire, killing two people and then firing multiple rounds at police inside the building.

According to a 2008 report by the University of Melbourne, a study that analyzed firearms deaths for a period of 100-years in Australia, researchers found the gun ban had no significant effects on firearm homicides and suicides. In fact, Australia and England, which have virtually banned guns, have the highest rates of robbery, sexual assault, and assault with force of the top 17 industrialized countries.

Here are the numbers three years into Australia’s gun ban:

Australian crime numbers vs other countries

But let’s look at the numbers in the U.S., after all that’s what Obama demanded the media do right; spread his propaganda? But instead of showing you a bunch of made up numbers, meant to convince you that guns are the problem not terrorism, let’s look at the real numbers.
I’ve talked about these numbers many times, and have written more in depth articles on them in the past: The Truth About Guns and Should you buy a firearm? The Pros & Cons of Gun Ownership.

According to statistics from the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Center for Disease Control, more people are killed in non-firearm homicides every year than those who are killed by guns, and both of those numbers are dwarfed when compared to things like drug and smoking related deaths.

Chart showing actual number of people killed by guns in comparison to other deaths

But what about those evil AR15s you always hear about?

Well, according to the F.B.I.’s own statistics, you are more likely to be killed by someone’s “hands or feet” than you are to be killed by an AR15 — or any rifle for that matter. In fact, more people are killed by hammers every year than all rifle types combined.

FBI homicide data 20052011, ranked in order of weapons used most often:

Statistic on weapons used in homicides and crime

But what about the argument that only police or trained military should be armed?

According to numbers from the Department of Justice, the average response time for a high-priority call is 11 minutes. You simply cannot count on the police to respond in time to protect you during an active shooter situation.

Average Police Response Times

23 Comments

  1. Donald Lee Sexton
    October 3, 2015 at 11:19 pm

    Thanks for exposing propaganda & reporting truth.

    • Rocky
      October 4, 2015 at 3:34 am

      Here comes massive PR campaign to allow gun grab.

  2. Donald Lee Sexton
    October 3, 2015 at 11:47 pm

    Thanks for exposing propaganda & reporting truth. However, I doubt the response times, popo & pew pew don’t care about investigating theft & the kleptocracy perpetrates much of that.

  3. Southbound
    October 4, 2015 at 6:24 am

    I don’t want to sound paranoid but I am. I’ve been thinking about renewing my carry permit but sorry folks I feel that is a tracking and confiscating ploy? Damned if you do and even more if you dont..

  4. Al
    October 4, 2015 at 12:27 pm

    Here is an idea. Let’s follow the three big entertainment channels on TV (ABC, CBS, and NBC) from 6AM til Midnight, and count how many times gun violence is portrayed either in movies or serial epicodes (per occurance) and tally up the numbers for each during a one week time period. Then when they start shooting off at the mouth, they can be presented with the real facts, instead of blaming the NRA for some maniacs behavior. Where did that person get his ideas from anyway? No doubt from violence being glamorized in the News and on TV. Put the blame where it squarely belongs. Blaming the NRA for not promoting gun safety is laughable. It has everything to do with mentally disturbed people being fed a continual diet of violence form TV and the “entertainment” industry. When murder is glorified and violence is encouraged as a way to deal with your problems, you are going to get what you asked for. The liberal hypocrites in the media are reaping what they have sown. Don’t blame it on the NRA or any other pro 2nd amendment ideology. Blame it on psychological trauma caused by the Liberal Media, who would sell their souls for a buck, and sacrifice Your children for the chance of getting a “good” rating. The NRA never glorifies Evil, but the same cannot be said for the Lib’s in the “entertainment” industry. They need look no farther than Themselves.

    • Hockeydude
      October 4, 2015 at 7:29 pm

      Very well said.

  5. dan
    October 4, 2015 at 12:53 pm

    to some ,the TAKING of their rights ,Freedom, Liberty and their weapons,is the same as a predator attempting to take their children….it will be met with the true American spirit that many remember from the founding of this once proud Republic….imho….Semper Fi

  6. Ken Mclean
    October 4, 2015 at 4:06 pm

    I’like tell you what I’m thinking, there’s an awful lot of crazy people over there in the States, guns are hard to get hold of here in Oz, and the gun buyback was one of the bravest decisions by a conservative (republican type). Prime Minister, more guns equals more gun related deaths, argue all you want and twist the statistics to suit your argument but the simple truth is more guns, more killings!

    • Joe
      October 4, 2015 at 5:36 pm

      You liberals really are mentally ill. Australia is a criminals paradise after the ban. Your murders are up, rapes are up, illegal gun trade is up, violence is up, murder by other weapons is up. Seems like the crazy people are the idiots who keep yelling about how gun control works as their women are being raped becuase the men of the country have allowed their right to self defense to be taken.

    • Frank Johnson
      October 7, 2015 at 6:06 pm

      Another liberal girly man. I understand that you gutless Aussies have been completely emasculated by your heavy-handed government and your own pathetic inability to fight for your god-given right to self defense. I feel sorry for you, but it’s your own fault. Now, pull up your skirt and fu*k off.

  7. mrchrisgdotcom
    October 4, 2015 at 6:53 pm

    Can anyone verify this latest shooting was real, and not another staged False-Flag event?

  8. Andrew J. Jackson
    October 4, 2015 at 8:17 pm

    The second amendment can’t protect us from spree shooters (but it does let us protect ourselves outside of ‘gun free zones’). It protects us from a worse form of mass killing like those carried out by Nazi Germany, Stalinist Russia, The Ottoman Empire against ethnic Armenians, and by the Khmer Rouge in Cambodia. An armed citizenry can’t be subjugated and subjected to wholesale slaughter.

    • B from CA
      October 5, 2015 at 4:13 am

      Andrew J. Jackson:

      How right you are.

      Now how to make this known and understood by the General Public who are so confused by lies.
      You are preaching to the choir, but well articulated and much appreciated.

  9. Ian from illinois
    October 5, 2015 at 9:05 am

    He can try to take my guns but first hes got to find them

    • Frank Johnson
      October 7, 2015 at 5:56 pm

      The well established plan of power-hungry despots is to require registration first. Just registration, that’s all. Nothing nefarious at all; they just want to know who has weapons. They don’t have any intention of taking them away from anyone, right? But it always ends the same way; once they know who everyone is, and what weapons they have, they come for them. And if you’ve hidden them AFTER you’ve registered them, well, enjoy your fabulous accommodations in the nearest concentration camp.

    • d
      December 21, 2016 at 6:53 pm

      are you telling me …that you will not SHOW them how they operate your weapon as a good citizen is required to do when someone wants something thing that is not theirs and is in your face to force you to give it to them…they should only be able to ask once….there should never be a reason for a second request….Semper Fi

  10. NRP
    October 5, 2015 at 9:42 am

    “From my cold dead fingers”
    Any questions?

  11. Moman
    October 6, 2015 at 10:02 am

    how does the current saying go? you can have my guns and ammo, one lead round at a time, and preferably at high velocity?

  12. Frank Johnson
    October 7, 2015 at 5:46 pm

    I imagine we’ve all been wondering just exactly what will qualify as “Go Time.” If gun confiscation isn’t it, I don’t what it will take. Just remember, if they manage to take our weapons it’s all over. They’ll have no fear of us. Imagine how they’ll screw us then.

  13. U l inshallah
    October 7, 2015 at 7:09 pm

    How about this let’s see if a mass shooting happens when the citizens of the US can have weppons without the laws stopping them. How many people do you think would pull a weapon when they know that there may be another person with the weapon to defend themselves and any others personal responsibility is the keys to stop the number of bs shootings we have an individual responsibilities as the human race to preserve life regardless of whether you have to stop a nut or a terrorist attack start with standing up for whatever is right for the preservation of life

  14. TheMageKing
    October 15, 2015 at 3:57 pm

    Perhaps an assault rifle ban wouldn’t be that bad… Do you really need a weapon that can fire 100 bullets in a minute? That is A: Necessary. It prevents you from learning vital skills like aiming, since you can simply flood the area with bullets. B: As a prepper, it is logistically unfeasible to keep that many bullets. C: Armchair survivalists can be a real problem, since with these guns they can kill without skill. D: It would shut up the left. E: it would give you a chance. If someone walks in with an assault rifle, you’re going to need ridiculous instinct to get under cover before they shoot you. A weapon that shoots slower, however, can only kill one person at a time. You could probably get out your piston and get him before he sees you. Finally, an assault rifle creates a feeling of arrogance that cannot exist for you to survive.

    • OFFGRID Logo
      Off Grid Survival
      October 15, 2015 at 4:17 pm

      First off there is no such thing as an assault rifle; it’s a made up term by the left to frighten people into thinking they are something they are not. And as for your 100 rounds per minute argument, (which is another left-wing piece of propaganda to spread fear) you can fire off just as many rounds with a handgun — not to mention the fact that most commercially sold rifles hold about an average of 30 rounds.

      Now let’s deal with your argument that these rifles are somehow responsible for killing large numbers of people: More people are killed by hammers every year than rifles; should we ban “assault hammers”? And why the heck would someone want a weapon that shoots slower? If a pack of thugs breaks into my house, the last thing I want is a “weapon that shoots slower.” As for you weird argument that they create a “feeling of arrogance” I’m not even sure what to make of that statement. Seems like a another loony left-wing argument to try to take peoples guns away.

  15. d
    December 21, 2016 at 6:47 pm

    same POS speech…gets the same reply…Molon Lobe…..if you got the balls….Semper Fi

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