Thriving Illegal Gun Market Feeds Australian Crime

posted on November 10, 2015

As Hillary Clinton and President Barack Obama tout Australian-style gun control (read: confiscation), Australia’s The New Daily reports that residents “are more at risk from gun crime than ever before with the country’s underground market for firearms ballooning in the past decade.” The paper studied state-level crime reports and concluded, “Taken together, the data suggests that despite our tough anti-gun laws, thousands of registered weapons are either being stolen or entering the country illegally.” 

So let’s get this straight: Guns are hard to acquire for law-abiding citizens, but criminals are getting them anyway? By criminalizing a category of guns, you’ve created a thriving black market? It’s probably not very helpful to chime in with a well-timed “We told you so” right at the moment.

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