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Originally posted by verylowfrequency
We Americans realize you Aussies can't handle your alcohol as well and therefore we understand why you support this position.
More likely though since you can't have guns either is that you are further along the police state routine than the U.S.
Since the 1997 gun buyback, your chance of being a victim of gun violence has more than halved. Yet as this newspaper pointed out on Monday, the number of guns in Australia has increased by nearly one-fifth over the same period. What's going on?
To understand the policy success of the National Firearms Agreement, it's important to recognise precisely what happened. Alongside the gun buyback, what had been a patchwork of state and territory regulations were strengthened and harmonised. Self-loading rifles, self-loading shotguns and pump-action shotguns were banned. Firearm owners were required to obtain licences and register their weapons.
“There’s no way to rule innocent men. The only power any government has is the power to crack down on criminals. Well, when there aren’t enough criminals, one makes them. One declares so many things to be a crime that it becomes impossible for men to live without breaking laws.”― Ayn Rand, Atlas Shrugged
The idea is part of an initiative to eliminate drunken driving, which accounts for about a third of all road deaths.
I got pulled over and blew a 0.89 and guess what? I really did feel tipsy. At 0.8, there is a bit of inebriation.
Originally posted by KewlDaddyFatty
reply to post by F4guy
HA!!! That's pretty funny.
I know this from experience in these matters. Here in Oklahoma, you may represent yourself during your trial BUT in all proceedings leading up to said trial, such as disposition hearings and other similar matters which occur before a trial, A defendant MAY NOT even come close to approaching the bench WITHOUT representation. You either have a Public Defender or your own licensed attorney.
That is why I would say such things.
Originally posted by CALGARIAN
Originally posted by OtherSideOfTheCoin
I think it should be zero tolerance, you take a drink, you don’t drive.
Drink driving kills
Never happen. Restaurants and such would lobby so hard