Seven people have been found dead with gunshot wounds at a rural property in what is reported to be Australia’s worst mass shooting for decades, proving that gun bans do not magically stop all gun related deaths.
The bodies of four children and three adults were discovered in the country town of Osmington in Western Australia, 170 miles south of Perth. Three generations of the same family were among the victims, according to Australia’s ABC News.
Police have not released any information regarding suspects or motives, however they have acknowledged that two firearms were found at the scene.
“It appears that gunshot wounds are there, but I don’t want to go further than that,” said Western Australia Police Commissioner Chris Dawson.
If confirmed, it would be Australia’s worst mass shooting since a massacre in Port Arthur, Tasmania, claimed the lives of 35 people in 1996.
The Australian government radically changed the nation’s gun laws after the Port Arthur massacre, confiscating guns and enacting the strictest gun control laws in the world. Gun control advocates in Australia and around the world boasted that Australia’s new gun laws would mean the end of gun deaths in the country.
Since then, anti-gun campaigners in the United States have pointed to Australia’s comprehensive gun laws and demanded that U.S. authorities follow suit and ban all guns. Even former President Barack Obama often pointed to Australia as an example for the U.S. to follow, stating that a gun ban is a surefire way to eliminate gun violence.
However the horrific massacre in Osmington, Australia this week proves that banning guns and confiscating weapons does not actually stop gun violence. Criminals do not obey gun laws. Bloodthirsty psychopaths intent on death and destruction do not respect Gun Free Zones.
An Australian-style comprehensive gun ban simply gives bad guys with guns the opportunity to commit deadly violence without any form of meaningful opposition. In Osmington, Australia, an unarmed and unprotected family were brutally murdered in a rural town while neighbors were unable to intervene because they were unarmed, and police were miles away.
Self-defense is human right, enshrined in the U.S. Constitution. Our founding fathers understood this fact and gave us the Second Amendment to ensure that we always have the right to defend ourselves from evil. There is a concerted effort, involving the mainstream media, to warp minds in the country and convince people to give up their rights. This story from Australia, the gun control capital of the world, should serve as a reminder not to let them take away our guns.