Hello again friends,
Because the Australian system of gun control is highlighted as “the model” of desired gun control/gun ownership, I thought it was time for another quick update.
Those that check the NRA website will see that some Australian Politicians are suggesting we have a category of firearms for semi – semi automatic firearms. This imagined category would cover firearms such as the Verney – Carron Speedline model rifle and manual repeating shotgun. It would also cover the Savage A22 which is a semi auto style rifle but has a manual operation to fire again rather than a true semi automatic function. This category would then be pushed wider to include the Adler lever action shotgun as the anti gun lobby used you tube style videos of Adler shotguns that had been slicked up to race gun style short throw and rapid fire functions to highlight the “danger” of these rapid fire shotguns.
Our government just voted on the right for citizens to access and carry mace, capsicum spray and tasers for self defense. In the majority of Australian states it is illegal to own, to carry or to use tasers, and capsicum sprays/mace. A vote was called to allow citizens access to these non lethal, defensive means of self defense after yet another rape and murder in the heart of Melbourne as well as increasing attacks, violent home invasions and robberies with violence. Our elected officials voted overwhelmingly 46 votes to 5, that Australians continue to be denied the right to use non lethal means of self protection.
As we don’t have Castle Doctrine in Australia, lawful licensed firearms owners, who have held trespassers (armed with knives, bats, 4 x 2 pieces of wood, bricks etc) at bay for the police to arrest with their lawful, registered unloaded firearms have then had those firearms confiscated. Many of these events have happened in rural settings 30 minutes or more from a police presence in the area. Many lawful, licensed owners have surrendered their firearms and licenses rather than face legal fees designed to crush any challenge to the system.
So if this is the style of utopia you are willing to accept, ignore those representatives and groups that point to the Australian model as the best model of gun ownership. Otherwise fight and vote for those willing to uphold your rights. – Cheers, Aussie Shooter.