By Tom Knighton
Perhaps the most popular place for gun control activists to point to is Australia. They tell us to look at the Land Downunder and see all the country has done with gun control, and that we should embrace that gun control entirely.
You know what? Let’s look at Australia and see how well that’s worked.
Australia has some of the tightest gun control and border security laws in the world but there are still thousands of weapons the Australian Government can’t trace.
In December, a joint operation involving the Australian Border Force (ABF) and New South Wales Police seized an arsenal near Newcastle, including a grenade launcher and a heavy machine gun.
Meanwhile, in western Queensland, a haul of 120 firearms including an anti-tank rifle was seized earlier this year.
Australia’s border security is capturing a significant amount of illicit firearms and parts.
More than 2,000 were confiscated in their most recent survey period between 2017 and 2018, according to the Department of Home Affairs.
“The firearms black market, they know what’s available there is always a demand and where there is a demand there is a supply,” Alexey Muraviev, an associate professor of national security at Curtin University, told …Read the Rest
Source:: Bearing Arms