Originally posted by jerico65
Check this out:
Now, my fav is this one:
The first is the banning of assault weapons.
The second is the banning of hi-cap magazines. Check out the date of the second one. She put this up on 16 Apr 07. I read on another board that the
House closed at 1400 that day.
16 April is when the Virginia Tech shootings took place. She was putting forth her bill right about the time they were filling body bags.
You guys there in the States will have the same gun laws that we here in Australia have and which were rushed through "suspiciously quick" after the
1996 Port Arthur Massacre.
Basically, all forms of semi-auto rifles and shotguns will be banned to evryone other than police, liscenced security persons, farmers that may have a
need for one against predators to their stock.
Im not sure if in the States you need a liscence to own a firearm, (maybe someone can clarify this for me) but here you need to be liscenced and have
a need for it. A need may be for sport shooting in a club, hunting feral animals and game.
You cannot own a rifle with a magazine capacity greater than 10 shots. Must be bolt action, thou the Remington 7600 pump action rifles seem to be ok
When the pump action Remington rifles came out here, somehow a whole bunch of 30 round "banana clips" came into the country too, and by the time the
feds found out, the black market on them went totally crazy and they all sold out in no time for heaps more than what they were worth.....makes you
think where they might have gone?
All rifles must be locked up in a metal locker that is bolted to the floor and wall so you cannot easily remove it or get into it. Police randomly
come over unexpectedly and ask to do a search and check to make sure your rifles are stored away safely. Only the owner is allowed to have access to
Ammunition must be locked away in seperate container.
Failure of these rules will have your firearms seized and removed from your premises immediately and you shall be fined.
Handguns can only be owned if you are an active and participation member of a gun club.
You cannot carry a handgun anywhere other than in a locked container from your residence to the shooting range and back home again. If you get pulled
over and police find the handgun in its locked compartment in your vehicle, and can prove that you did not directly go to or from the shooting range,
then your in alot of strife.
Also, when you go to purchase your first firearm, there is atleast a 1month "cooling off" period, for instances where somebody might be angry or
upset and go and get a firearm liscence and try to purchase a firearm, they have a month to hopefully cool down and rethink it.
Also, anyone with a criminal record cannot own a firearm of any kind for atleast 5 years and then if you still want one it goes forward to be reviewed
where they can either accept your not a potential risk anymore or extend the ban further.
Aswell, if you are involved in any sort of assault, road rage or domestic or any kind that gets recorded, the police will be at your place removing
your guns before you can even say WTF?
That's basically what we have here now, works well, I dont think we need any stricter laws as they are tight enough as it is.
The one law that I totally disagree with here in Australia, is that you cannot shoot anyone who may be uninvited on your property/land. If somebody is
robbing your house and you catch them, you are not allowed to shoot to wound or anything like that.....that sucks!
anyway, just by 2 cents worth, it can only be a good thing for the US, also a database linked with the firearms licenscing department listing anyone
with a prior criminal conviction or mental history to not be able to get a firearm.