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World is a Weapon: Australia Tragedy Demonstrates Why “Gun Control” Can’t Work



And when they outlaw boards with nails in them …

Stop what you’re doing and look around you. How many objects within arms’ reach could be used as a weapon?

Quite a few, right? That’s because human beings are two things: Intelligent, and physically fragile. It’s much easier for us to envision, plan, and enact violence than it is for us to withstand it. In the absence of distance weapons like firearms, the monsters among us simply pivot to something equally lethal and (often) far more inhumane. The worst mass murders in American history have been accomplished via bombing.

Yes, the phrase “Guns don’t kill people; people kill people” is a cliche, but like all cliches, it has its roots in an inescapable truth. There’s no such thing as a “disarmed” populace when the world is a weapon. There are only monsters, and victims who can only hope that when the time comes, they are able to improvise a weapon of their own in time.

This brings us to the events of this past weekend in The Land Down Under, for which we’re turning to the Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms (CCRKBA).


The bloody rampage by a knife-wielding madman in Sydney, Australia over the weekend underscores the deadly danger of public disarmament in a nation whose restrictive gun control strategies are often envied by U.S. gun control advocates, the Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms said.

A second mass stabbing at a church in western Sydney left four people injured, including a church bishop. The Monday attack occurred while the church service was live streaming. Police have taken that suspect into custody.

Six people were killed at a shopping mall Saturday before the killer, identified as Joel Cauchi of Queensland, was fatally shot by a police officer. CCRKBA Chairman Alan Gottlieb noted the irony of the scenario, where a man committing mayhem with a knife had to be stopped by a man armed with a gun.

“American gun prohibitionists frequently whine about the alleged ‘insanity’ represented by millions of private citizens who are legally armed in public,” Gottlieb observed. “True insanity is disarming the public, leaving them defenseless against madmen who attack without warning, and literally face no resistance from their victims.

“By contrast, Australia banned a wide array of firearms following the 1996 massacre in Port Arthur,” he recalled, “and carrying firearms in public, openly or concealed, is prohibited. One might suppose that after the events of this weekend, Australia will try to ban knives.

“We know from various research that armed private citizens in America use firearms in self-defense upwards of two million times a year by most estimates, often without firing a shot,” Gottlieb continued. “We are blessed in this country to have a Second Amendment in our Bill of Rights, and right-to-bear arms provisions in nearly all state constitutions. This is why CCRKBA continues to vigorously defend that right from attack by those who would erase it.”

“Those who would disarm law-abiding U.S. citizens are the real enemies of public safety,” Gottlieb said. “Their alternate universe is a dangerous fantasy which places innocent lives at risk just so they can imagine they have accomplished something. They should try explaining this to the Australian families who are now without their loved ones because they couldn’t fight back.”



  1. Shooter373

    April 18, 2024 at 2:04 pm


    I used to want to go to Australia very badly when I was a younger man, and I was quite disappointed that I never got the chance to go while serving in the U.S. Navy. But now I could care less if I ever do! They can keep it! I’ll probably never go and I’m fine with it. I refuse to support any nation that disarms its people! Hell, they might as well go full blown COMMUNIST!!!

    It’s a GOD GIVEN RIGHT!!! NOT A MAN GIVEN PERMISSION!!! So, as long as I am mentally sound and law abiding the Gov’t. can shut their FUCKING MOUTH and don’t say SHIT!!! And for all the U.S. Politicians who like to confuse people by bringing up hunting, allow me to educate you!!! NO WHERE NOT ONE FUCKING TIME IN THE SECOND AMENDMENT WILL YOU FIND THE WORD “HUNTING”!!! SO, STOP LYING ABOUT IT AND USING IT TO CONFUSE PEOPLE!!!

  2. Big Al 45

    April 18, 2024 at 11:27 am

    If someone goes Berserk in a Mall or fairground or a music venue with an axe or knife, the carnage will be epic. Truth is, no one is ‘safe’ in a public venue, especially a crowded one.
    Safe is a farce, especially in a Democratic Nation where people are allowed to be free. Just as free citizens may roam at will, so can those who are disturbed, and wish to do harm.

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