Melbourne, Australia has been rocked with five shooting deaths in just 10 days, even though the country famously restricted citizens’ right to own firearms in 1996.
Australians gave up their right to own shotguns and semi automatic rifles after a family’s tragic murder-suicide in 1996, and the common belief is that this drastically reduced crime in the city. A new string of gun violence in Melbourne may be challenging this perception.
“Five shooting deaths in just 10 days,” noted a TV anchor for Australia’s 9 News Sydney, “Despite the bloodshed, police in Melbourne are trying to allay fears of escalating violence in the city.”
The shooting is thought to have been provoked by a discussion about a stolen vehicle, and led to the death of a 19-year-old Australian man and another charged with murder. Authorities are quick to note that, compared to the world population, Melbourne is still a very safe city.
While the 1996 gun control legislation may have had a discernible impact on gun deaths in the country, gun deaths had already been on the decline since the 1980s and earlier. The country went from nearly 700 deaths in 1987, to 421 in 1996, the year the sweeping gun control legislation was adopted across the country, to 238 in 2016. Research for years after 2016 is not readily available, but likely reflects the same trend.
It would appear that, regardless of what legislation is in place, criminals do not follow the law, and will disregard any law or restrictions that would stand in the way of committing a crime if that is their intent.
Five shooting deaths in just 10 days…despite the bloodshed police in Melbourne are trying to reassure the public.#9News | http://9News.com.au
Posted by 9 News Sydney on Monday, March 11, 2019
Vladimir Putin Will Not Yet Recognize Joe Biden as President, Waiting for Legal Confirmation or Trump Concession
Cue the “Putin is Trump’s puppet master” rhetoric.
Russian president Vladimir Putin, contrary to what globalist world leaders have done, refuses to recognize Joe Biden as the presumptive president of the United States.
Putin will instead wait until the results are legitimately and legally confirmed or until President Trump concedes.
“We will work with anyone who has the confidence of the American people,” Putin said on Russian TV. “But that confidence can only be given to a candidate whose victory has been recognized by the opposing party, or after the results are confirmed in a legitimate, legal way.”
It is not the first time we’ve heard that Putin will wait to congratulate the victor of the 2020 election, but it is the first time such a statement has come straight from his mouth.
This is a good and wise move on Putin’s part. It shows him to not be beholden to what globalist leaders and their media lackeys think about the presidential election. What would’ve been incredibly based is if he said he’d wait until Biden concedes the race. Now that would really upset the establishment!
Big League Politics previously wrote an article on the president of Mexico, Andrés Manuel López Obrador, refusing to join the choir of world leaders in congratulating Biden.
And Big League Politics’ most recent article on Vladimir Putin described rumors of his resignation from the presidency next year over health concerns:
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