Making the law-abiding majority do without something to which they are constitutionally entitled because of the criminal actions of a minority is never the right thing to do. The aussies love to prate about things in which they're not involved, such as having a constitutional RIGHT to own firearms. Their government severely restricts ownership and usage of firearms, and is so intelligent about the issue that they lump air-guns in with rimfire rifles and with shotguns as a Category A weapon. A 'Genuine Reason' must be demonstrated to the local government before one can own such weapons. Other weapons must have a 'Genuine NEED' demonstrated to said agency. Pistols are extremely hard to own, unless one is a registered member of a shooting club or a security guard. So in other words, the government decides who can have one or not. As always, the wealthy who MAKE the laws will have armed guards, but the average citizen can't.
Criminals, of course, can and WILL get weapons, and don't give a (*&^%$#@ about the rules. Here's a link to an article that showed the RISE in armed crime after the gun bans and confiscations (buyback, my *&^%$#) went into effect. That's right...armed crime ROSE after the gun bans, something the 'in-denials' Aussies here would never admit. So, you good little sheep, get a hankie before you read it....it's the truth and I'm sure you'll cry. http://www.wnd.com/2000/03/1933/
Remember, aussies, if a criminal is breaking into your house, or holding you or your family at gunpoint and robbing you, you can feel much safer using the only weapon the government lets you have...your mouth. Beg and plead with them, give them your possessions and then just hope they don't harm you or yours because the government doesn't trust you enough to let you own a means of defending yourselves.
And be sure to say "Baaaa-aaaaa-aaahhhh"
Edited by PGHinBKK, 01 October 2015 - 11:38 PM.
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