Australia, home to some of the world’s most draconian gun control laws. Also home to “gun crime.” While no amount of evidence [of gun control’s failure to control crime] will deter the civilian disarmament industry complex from its unstated statist goals, it’s worth noting that bad guys in The Land Down Under don’t seem to have any trouble acquiring firearms. And training those guns on each other, those they wish to intimidate and, on occasion, innocent passersby. Here’s a list of recent gunpowder-related troubles in Australia’s capitol city [via news.com.au], not including the headline story about “TWO men [who] were blasted by shotguns and three men were arrested less than an hour later while a house was also shot up in Sydney’s west this morning” or 287 other recorded shootings since Australian Premier Barry O’Farrell took office in March 2011 . . .
On Monday night a 13-year-old girl was blasted in the back with a shotgun by three men looking for her brother with alleged Brothers 4 Life links at a house on Sunnyholt Rd, Blacktown.
On the same night a woman’s car was fired upon in a road rage attack at Iris St, Riverwood.
On Sunday night Brothers 4 Life gang member, Michael Odisho, 27, was shot in the thighs and arms at his Winston Hills home.
On the same night shots were fired into a three-storey townhouse on Blaxell St, Granville.
Early on Monday morning shots were also fired at a house on McGuirk Way, Rouse Hill about 4am.
Last week Mahmoud Hamzy, 25, a cousin of jailed killer Bassam Hamzy, was shot dead by three gunmen inside the garage of his home at Revesby Heights.
Later in the week Raymond Pasnin, 27, was killed after he was shot five times in the back as he walked towards his Subaru Impreza parked in the driveway of his mother’s Pendle Hill home.