First let me say I'm Australian, I own guns (legally), & I opposed the gun laws in the form they were passed.
Secondly let me say that video was a load of sensationalist CRAP.
Australians are not disarmed just restricted, you don't need an AK for home protection my gauge will do just fine, nor do I want my crack head
neighbour killing my kids when he has a "moment" and thinks letting loose dozens of fmj rounds in a suburban area is a good thing.
WE ARE NOT LIVING IN FEAR, what a crock fencing ourselves in & installing high tech security lol lol & lol.
Like the poster above said, this is a very different place to the US so while I do think you need gun reform I think you need to be very careful how
you go about it.
We also don't have another country that shares our border to flood us with illegal firearms, which is a big consideration IMO.
The biggest thing that video forgot to mention while stating the rise in crime figures, is this is not the same country it was 10/20 years ago. We
have had mass immigration (no racist) but often of they types of people who have less care for life than us, we have had economic troubles & a lot
more class division, we have had an increase of drugs like Meth, we have had an escalation of gang violence now the traditional groups are being
challenged by other new ethnic groups & the list goes on.
So once again that vid was 100% horse sh%$, & comparing Oz to the USA is even bigger pile of crap, also 600,000(illegal) guns over a population of 22
million people, we still have an estimated 2.5 million and rising legally owned fire arms.
How many guns in USA to people.
We can have rifles (centre & rim), shot guns & hand guns but we can't have semi auto, full auto, high capacity mags etc without a very good reason as
most people don't need this.
We can't own them for purposes such as home defense/fighting the gov or just because it's cool, we can however have them for sport, hunting, & work
needs farmer etc.
We do have to complete a full day course both theory & practical before applying for a license. We do have to have them locked away which IMO isn't a
bad thing cause anyone who has a gun should have at least 1 professional lesson & we don't have a problem with kids taking guns to school or
accidentally getting shot in the home.
Not like anyone is coming to check under your pillow at 2am though so if you have half a brain you will have a cover story good to go & not fill out
home defense as your reason to own 1 on your application form, if your not that smart then your not smart enough to do that you are not smart enough
to own a gun.
Worst part is costs involved to us, but that's a small price really, also the fact it will take you at least 12months to be approved for a hand gun,
you will face more scrutiny & you will have to actively use this gun at a range X times a year.
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