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Street weapons to be banned
The Gillard Government will switch its election focus to law and order today, announcing that strict new laws will make it almost impossible to import weapons such as knuckle-dusters and electronic shock devises.
Labor will release a list of 22 weapons, including ballistic knives, butterfly knives, gas-filled shark darts and body armour, that will be effectively banned if the party is re-elected.
Home Affairs Minister Brendan O'Connor said it would help make the streets safer.
"It will mean fewer fatalities and injuries by knives and other weapons," he said.
Originally posted by NuclearPaul
Seems like they know something is going to happen in the future which will result in the citizens violently opposing them.
That's the only logical reason for it.
Yes, I concur also. I'd definitely never expect to find anyone wearing body armour unless their job required it or they were a criminal...but I know at least two people who own body armour, one guy who lives right out bush about 20 minutes way from me, and another guy who is in a gun club and has a nice collection of guns...but you'd never see it unless they actually pulled it out to show you...
In Australia the only members of the public that would even think about wearing body armour are criminals planning some sort of violent crime.
So it makes definite sense to limit that, along with other weaponry.
Americans will just not ever understand this.
The package is aimed at appealing to rising voter fears about knife crime.
Originally posted by anglodemonicmatrix
reply to post by Amagnon
The CAR15 was the weapon used and there was special forces standard shooting with moving head shots and Beirut specials.There is only one unit in the world with the CAR15 as its weapon of choice an Israeli one and yes members of this unit were on 'holidays' in Australia at the time.
Originally posted by Redwookieaz
I'd be more worried about each one of these laws making it a great deal easier for you all to be enslaved and easily controlled by your fascist masters.