posted on Mar, 26 2006 @ 09:25 PM
I am so bloody jealous of the US gun-laws......
Here in Australia, we as the public can only dream of owning some of the semi or full auto carbines available to yoiu there. Only police, and certain
farmers may use a small calibre semi-auto if they have a genuine excuse for it.
As the average member of the public, we have to put up with either a 2 shot shot-gun, or bolt action rifles that hold no -more than about four rounds
on average. I myself own a .243 Reminton ADL synthetic with a 4-16x50 mildot scope on it.
I use it to do target practise at the range to get my skills up and will be taking hunting this winter. We cannot keep any rifles in the house here
unless they are locked inside an accredited safe and the ammo must be locked elsewhere.......mate! If someone trying to break into your house or
attack you, by the time you can get you gun and ammo into it, he's probably within your danger vicinity if you know what I mean.
My next rifle shall be a Remington 7600 pump action in .308 calibre which holds about 6 rounds i think with a laser point on it for home security work
and I shall be getting a safe put in my room with a secret quick release opening mechanism for emergencies.
By the way, did you yanks know that here in Australia, the law states that if an intruder is in your property, slips on your kids skateboard and
breaks his leg, then he is liable to sue you for damages, and also if an intruder takes you T.V and is running away from the house, then you cant
touch him, and have to let him go or use as they say "adequate force" which if you king-hit him from behind while he's running away with your t.v
might be deemed excessive and you cop a harsher fine than him.
I was talking to a copper here once, and he said off the record, that if you ever catch someone in your property, bash the crap out of them or even
shoot him in the leg and drag him out into the street and dump him there then call the cops to come and pick him up - coz if it happened on your
property, then you are liable for his damages.
Aussie law suck eh?
[edit on 26-3-2006 by Benevolent Heretic]