Originally posted by WorkingClassMan
I'll apoagise again I don't know how to quote properly here.
Just use quote tags. There's a button at the top of a post when you're creating it or you can type them.
Definitions are for dictionaries, I legally own 2 shot guns, 3 riffles & used to have a hand gun. Please explain how I am not armed.
You openly admitted yourself that your guns are for self defense and defense of your family yourself in the first post. You have guns yes, but Australia is a disarmed country. I don't acknowledge someone having to have a cover story or alternate reason about their primary reason to have a gun as 'armed'.
I see where you're coming from, but I think your vision is a bit rose tinted if you think Australia is armed.
You can't fight the Gov in a conventional grab ya AR10 kind of way, you will die very quickly
For some people it's a general principal. I don't think it will come up in my life time, so I don't care. My primary use of guns is for work and that's a pain as it is.
Barb wire roofing? Do you live in an indig town or little Lebanon?, cause that is not an accurate portrait of 99% of Australia.
Yes, I live near indigineous people but assaults etc have gone up in the last ten years in general. There is no disputing that. I don't think guns have had anything to do with it either way. Unless people start packing in the street that statistic won't drop. If people do start packing in the street homocides will go through the roof.
I don't know 1 Australian who is in fear of GUN WIELDING home invaders or 1 person who feels greater fear since the gun reforms came into effect.
I didn't say anything about gun wielding home invaders. Your original post seemed to imply that Australia is safer because of the lack of guns I guess. Ironically the only times I've heard of armed hold ups were post gun reform era. That's why I think personal experience about these types of things don't translate; I can easily say that I don't know one person that's afraid of guns period in Australia.
I didn't see many guns prereform era either oddly.
yes my test was open book answers underlined for you and even if you got every question wrong pass or fail was at the leisure of the instructor. Attitude counted for more than knowledge or skills
I don't see anything here as a positive in regards to Australian gun control. You say later that you don't need to go all 'redneck' saying you need a gun to stop people getting you in the night ... but the above sounds ten times more 'redneck' to me and this needs tightening more than introducing new restrictions IMO.
His ego took a beating that arvo but he learned a valuable lesson.
Hahaha was it 'written firearm tests shouldn't be a matter of opinion?'
it had sweet FA to do with restricting guns.
I'll agree with this, but frankly I find white male Australians are responsible for most random assaults I've witnessed. Obviously, I can't back that up with statistics but I don't believe immigrants are the major issue. Different topic anyway.
I don't have to lie to own a gun, I just don't go all redneck saying I need 1 so no one can come get me in the night, I like to target shoot and I like to kill feral animals simple, truthful & legal. Defending myself if the need arises is just a bonus card.
I don't sleep with a gun under my pillow
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.
Just putting your quotes side by side so you can see where I got this from. I'm still going to say you shouldn't require a cover story at all.
The airsoft thing I agree with 100%. Easier to get a glock in, come on man.
Not sure if you're agreeing with me or not but:
It absolutely is. I originally tried to import airsoft and model cycling weapons at extra expense to myself, but it was too difficult. Instead, I ended up with two licensed real weapons.
You can call here licensing here: 1300 171 011
You'll probably end up talking to someone like Senior Constable Nick who will promptly tell you where you can stick your airsoft weapon but will be quite happy to assist you getting a glock 17A.
If you can get a decent airsoft weapon legally in the state of Western Australia in under the time and cost it takes me to get another glock 17A I'll happily pay you for it.