The following article is purportedly from the November 2000 edition
of The Firing Line. It was handed to me by a retired policeman and
member of the California Rifle and Pistol Association. In light of what
is happening in Arizona and reported elsewhere on RMN, this story takes
on a "critical mass" kind of perspective.
CROCODILE DUNDEE KILLED BY GUN-CONFISCATING POLICE
I am unashamed to tell you I am weeping as I write this story.
Last August, Rodney William Ansell, the rugged Aussie whose real life
exploits inspired the Crocodile Dundee movies, died in a shootout with
Australian police who had come (to confiscate his unregistered firearms.
Oh, you didn't read about it in our ‘free’ press? That's cause it
A police sergeant was also killed in the incident; the number of
"peace officers" injured while invading old 'Croc' in his
natural domain is unknown, but likely he took down several. I don't mean
to imply glee over the death and possible additional injuries; after
all, they were "just doing their job" like the obedient Nazi's
tried at Nuremburg.
Ansell had been named 1988 Australian Man of the Year for inspiring
the movie and putting Australia on the Tourism Map." of particular
interest to us here in the tourism dependent desert, Ansell was probably
responsible for hundreds of millions of increased tourism dollars
flowing into his beloved country. This is how his country repaid him.
Because you see, in today's world, no good deed goes unpunished and no
bad deed un-rewarded. After all, Janet Reno was the laughingstock of
DA's nation-wide for her inept to outright unlawful per-formance in
Florida. She is now "our-Attorney General (in addition to Fidel
NO SEARCH WARRANT NEEDED FOR
DOOR-TO-DOOR HOME INVASION
SEARCHES. GUN REGISTRATION AND
LICENSES USED TO TRACK NON-COM-PLIERS.
What motivated this shooting? In 1996, Australia adopted draconian
gun control laws banning 60% of all firearms and requiring registration
of all firearms and licensing of gun owners. As a result, Rod Ansell
believed that police were coming to confiscate his unregistered
firearms. In Austrailia today, police do not need a search warrant to
enter your house and search for guns. Police can search door-to-door
looking for un-surrendered weapons in their gun buyback program. They
have been using previous gun regis-tration and license lists to check
for non-compliance and confiscate now illegal firearms.
The rush to draft stringent gun controls in Australia, in a curious
foreshadowing of our own post-Columbine experience began after, in 1996,
a crazed gunman shot 35 people. Australians were shocked, and the
government reacted quickly. Draconian gun legislation was passed in the
heat of the moment.
Notes former California State Senator H.L. Richardson "They
outlawed every semi-auto, even those pretty duck guns, pump shotguns and
semi-auto hunting rifles.
"They didn't miss a one. In today's Australia, it is illegal for
any citizen except officers to own even .22's and sporting shotguns
designed for duck hunting."
The result? As in Great Britain, crime has escalated beyond belief!
In the year following implementation of the law, Australia experienced a
44% increase in armed robberies, 8.6% Increase in assaults and a ~
increase in homicides. In the state of Victoria there was a 300%
increase in firearm homicides!!!l In South Australia, robberies
increased 58%. Two years after the ban, according to the Australian
Bureau of Statistics, Armed robberies are up 73% and assaults are up
17%. By comparison, in the 25 years before the ban, Australia had a
steady decrease both in firearm homicides and robberies. It is now a
haven heaven for every criminal creep who knows there's little chance
law-abiding citi-zens can defend themselves. The police can't prevent
crime or protect & serve you until it's too late, - dead men and
women can't dial 911.
OMINOUSLY, THE HISTORY OF
AUSTRALIA PARALLELS THAT
OF THE U.S.
Ominously, the history of Australia in many ways parallels that of
the U.S. In the 1860's it had pioneering settlers like our own Western
migration. In World War I and II, it fought with the Allies. Australia
remained subject to Great Britain until 1986, when the last ties with
the U.K. were dissolved. With just 19 million people, Australia has an
impressive fauna including plenty of varmints like marsupials and
dingoes which wreak havoc on ranchers' livestock. Yet hunting and
Varmint eradication is prohibited for all but a handful of rich and
BANDITS, OF COURSE KEPT THEIR
GUNS. THAT'S WHY THEY'RE CALLED
Bandits, of course, thumbed their noses at the new laws and kept
their guns. As in America, by definition, only the law-abiding obey the
law. The leftist Clinton/Blair-styte Australian government has even
banned many types of knives. No doubt cricket bats are next.
In Australia today, self and family protection is not considered a
valid reason to own a firearm. Australians used to be like Americans.
They recognized the value of firearms. That is, until recently. In
Australia, a basic human right has been outlawed and a noble way of life
extin-guished. Now, in post-Columbine America, a replay of the
Australian gun control drive is under way. It succeeded Down Under.
Please, don't tell me "it can't happen here, this is America"
Good-bye and God-Bless you Rod “Crocodile” Ansell. I only wish I
could have met you before your legal murder.
Special thanks to Miguel Faria Jr., M.D., Editor-in-Chief of the
Journal of American Physicians and Surgeons, for providing the
information and documentation that made this story possible. +
NOTE: Unfortunately, the author's name was not included. I
respectfully submit the article in full respect of his/her work and
knowing very much that they just want to 'get the word out'.