Australian Gun Laws Blamed For Concerning Rise In Sternly-Worded Letters

THE AUSTRALIAN FEDERAL POLICE have today commented on what the Daily Telegraph has described as a "national embarrassment".

Australian Gun Laws Blamed For Concerning Rise In Sternly-Worded Letters

 

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THE AUSTRALIAN FEDERAL POLICE have today commented on what the Daily Telegraph has described as a “national embarrassment”.

Australia’s dramatic rise in sternly-worded letters.

“Australians represent one of the largest contributors to sternly-written letters in the developed world,” said high-ranking AFP official, Doug Hole

“Out of the 18 million stern letters received globally in 2014, Australia was responsible for at least eight million of them,”

“These letters range from your run-of-the-mill customer complaints, passively aggressive thank-you letters to drunken wedding guests and, of course, half-hearted death threats to ex-lovers and their partners”

Sergeant Hole went on to explain that these endemic rates of stroppy correspondence is a direct result of the Howard Government’s National Gun Buy-Back scheme in 1996, and the subsequent legislation regarding gun ownership to be put in place since then.

“From the moment high-powered machine guns were regulated, we have seen a concerning jump in the rates of Australians venting through the power of the pen,”

The Betoota Advocate's editor Clancy Overell retrieves a copy of his nephew Lincoln Overell's correspondence with an anonymous Australian telecommunications provider. A letter than reconfirmed his title as "the black sheep of the Overell Family"
The Betoota Advocate’s editor, Clancy Overell, retrieves a copy of his nephew Lincoln Overell’s correspondence with an anonymous Australian telecommunications provider. The letter that reconfirmed his title as “the black sheep of the Overell Family”

“It is a concern, yes. One that proves very testing for our nation’s Human Resources sector,”

The Betoota Advocate spoke with Monash University professor, Dr Eileen Dover about this issue. She says it’s a discussion Australia is not yet ready to have.

“Once upon a time, middle-class Australians were able to deal with their angst, frustrations and crippling mental derangements in a much more efficient manner,”

“That being, the act of purchasing a firearm at their local hunting store, and then, pending on background checks, firing it at innocent people before turning it on themselves,”

“Howard has dramatically changed the way our most sociopathic citizens communicate,”

Protestors hold up offensive signs when confronted with Howard's gun laws, to no avail.
Protestors hold up offensive signs when confronted with Howard’s gun laws, to no avail.

“Gone are the days where they were able to get sufficient attention by simply walking into a department store or playground. They are now left to deal with a web of consumer relations bureaucrats,”

Dr Dover went on to explain that mentally ill firearm enthusiasts should not have to pay for the actions of one overly-enthusiastic firearm owner in 1996.

The Port Arthur massacre in 1996 transformed gun control legislation in Australia. This mass killing took place at the notorious former convict prison in Australia’s least popular Australian sovereignty, Tasmania.
Prime Minister John Howard introduces new gun control while wearing a bullet proof vest. A very bold play that left the Australian gun lobby looking like deranged hillbillies
Prime Minister John Howard introduces new gun control while wearing a visible bullet proof vest. A very bold play that left the Australian gun lobby looking like deranged hillbillies
The Prime Minister at the time, John Howard, immediately took the gun law proposals developed from the report of the 1988 National Committee on Violence and forced the states to place bans on all semi-automatic rifles and all semi-automatic and pump-action shotguns. A tightly restrictive system of licensing and ownership controls was also put in place. There has not been reports of gun massacres since.
Impact of the introduction of the National Firearms Agreement and gun buyback in Australia (comparison of Australian and US gun death rates)
Impact of the introduction of the National Firearms Agreement and gun buyback in Australia (comparison of Australian and US gun death rates)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

6 Responses to "Australian Gun Laws Blamed For Concerning Rise In Sternly-Worded Letters"

  1. Jogger Not   December 5, 2015 at 11:29 am

    Now, now… we must remember that stern letters don’t embarrass people, people embarrass people.

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  2. DidTheMath   June 13, 2016 at 12:52 am

    Russel, look at the graph harder.

    The US rate has dropped, but it went from 15 to about 12, whereas the Aussie rate went from 3.5 to 1.

    We have achieved a 70% reduction but they have achieved a 20% reduction. The graph is confusing because they are using to separate axes.

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  3. Kim   June 13, 2016 at 9:12 am

    Deffo some stroppy corro there.

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  4. Cal   June 14, 2016 at 2:42 pm

    That’s some really poor graph design. Why have two Y scales for values that should be directly comparable?

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  5. Tim   December 1, 2016 at 2:05 pm

    There’s 2 Y axes because the thing being compared is the rate not the total. You’re directly comparing the rate.

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