For those suddenly thinking that something in the Aussie water gives people precognitive abilities, 12/6/2011 is June 12th, not December 6th. In the World of the Upside Down, dates are backwards. Of course, the local heads-point-the-way-our-feet-do types see backwards dates as forwards.
On topic: Even in the US, where the RKBA still, to some extent, exists, traffic deaths way outnumber gun deaths, with much less fretting about the highway carnage, despite none of it serving a useful purpose, as opposed to gun "violence," some of which is decidedly warranted and monumentally helpful to society at large.
Extra credit: Diagram the above sentence.