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Thu Feb 22, 2018, 08:54 PM

 

Questions about how Australian gun law changes have played out [View all]

Some staunchly pro-gun people I know have brought up some changes made in Australian gun laws a few years ago, and claimed that those changes have had horrible unintentional consequences.

They've claimed that the changes caused increased rates of violent crimes and, apparently, an increase in home invasions due to restrictions on using weapons to defend your home from break-in attempts, and even claimed that people have been convicted for murder simply for using guns in a home invasion situation.

I don't know what the actual story is there, and realize that what these people may be responding to is NRA propaganda about your country.

Therefore, I'm asking you what the reality is about Australia and guns.

Could any Australian Du'ers reading this either send me links about this, or share what you know about this set of issues?

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