Why not before colonization? Just imagine THAT increase.
Just before the bans compared to the latest numbers that I could fine seems reasonable and logical to me. Do you have a better idea? I listed the sources for all of my data. Feel free to dig in the same sources and come up with something better. Wait, it is more fun to throw rocks and try to explain away numbers that you don't like. Don't like my numbers? Give me something better.
I did not "cherry pick" anything. Immediately before legislation vs. after legislation (latest figures that I could find). How is that "cherry picking?" Once again, put up or shut up.
and that the guns removed HAD NO EFFECT ON AVAILABILITY OF GUNS TO CIVILIANS for personal protection.
Wow, how little you know. You have to prove a need in Australia. No proven need = no gun. I found this on the intertubes:
Applicants for a gun owner's licence in Australia are required to prove genuine reason to possess a firearm, for example, hunting, target shooting, collection, pest control, and narrow occupational uses. In law, personal protection is not a genuine reason.
If gun laws had to effect on the availability of guns to civilians, then what are the laws for??? That the the purpose of laws -- to put restrictions on things. Fact-check much? Didn't think so.
Fact: Violent crime went UP by 40% since the great gun grab in Australia.
Now... Those are either errors or utter lies.
In that case, the Australian Government is lying. The numbers came RIGHT OFF OF THEIR WEB PAGE. I took the numbers, and even adjusted for population. I am sure that you are thinking "Wow, that goes against my world view, so it CANNOT be right, since I am never wrong, yet I cannot find fault with his numbers, I will just insult this guy and throw bogus arguments at him."
And the life is far to short to waste one's Sundays on arguing with liars.
So please do kindly fuck off.
Since you have no evidence to back up your side, you resort to ad-hominem attacks and foul language. Very classy. What next, "I'm rubber and you're glue?" I do agree about arguing with liars (namely, you), so have a nice day.