The Boston Globe recent ran an article where it acknowledged the obvious: the long term goal of the gun control movement, is to confiscate firearms.
Through the good offices of Dr. Jim Clary, I was recently most fortunate to receive a Caldwell Hunter’s Blind Bag from him in my mailbox.
The extreme form of gun control pushed onto the Australian electorate after the Port Arthur massacre in 1996 will not “work” in America.
The Australian nationwide gun amnesty is over. It lasted three months, was nationwide, and received a lot of attention, domestic and international.
This amnesty is completely different from the mandatory confiscation/turn-in that happened in 1996. In 1996 people were paid to turn in firearms.
David Dunstan, a farmer in Victoria, about 10 miles outside of Albury, found himself confronting a teen armed with a knife and a large club at 3 a.m.
When I came to Australia for the first time, I read up a lot on the weapons laws regarding the carry of knives, other weapons.
My friend, Curtis Eykamp, was showing me a bit of Australia. He wanted me to see a captured Turkish gun from WWI, in Manila, NSW.
Guns are basically 14th-century technology. A first world country, with access to the normal run of the mill hardware store power tools, can make guns easily.
When surveying various articles about firearms and firearms ownership in Australia, I have read that the numbers cannot be known.
The media fed the wave of emotion after the Port Arthur Massacre. John Howard and Rebecca Peters had the plan in place, waiting for a suitable trigger.
With the extreme restrictions put in Australian firearms law in 1996, those seeking firearms illegally have many avenues of obtaining them.
When I arrived in Australia, one of the first stories was about how the so called “sensible gun laws” were not so “sensible” for people in rural Australia.
At the Sporting Shooters Association of Australia (SSAA) Shot Show in Brisbane, Australia, the Warwick Firearms booth was just inside the entrance.
While attending the SSAA Shot Show in Brisbane, Australia, I met a shooter who related his experiences on a cattle station in northern Queensland.
The SSAA (Sporting Shooters Association of Australia) has a Australian Shot Show in Brisbane, Queensland on 26-27 August, 2017.
At an antique show in New South Wales, these 1850 era pocket pistols were for sale. The concept of small concealable pistols started as early as the 1700’s.
I became aware of an administrative procedure where the state police can find a person unfit to possess either firearms, firearms parts.
Extremely restrictive firearms laws were imposed on the Australian population in 1996, after the horrific Port Arthur Massacre.
It started as a war memorial for the Great War of 1914 to 1918, World War II and Vietnam were added later. The names of the dead are reverently listed.
Australia is undergoing a gun “amnesty”, the first general one since 1996, when some of the most restrictive gun laws in the world were imposed.
When the Australian government passed its restrictive gun law scheme in 1996, it did not anticipate the technological innovations that would be promoted.
Rabbits, cats, feral dogs, feral horses, feral donkeys, feral pigs, feral goats, foxes, camels, wild cattle, and water buffalo can be taken.
On Sunday morning, July 23, 2017, Roy Eykamp, Jr. invited me to the Quirindi Sporting Clay Target club. The club is located 20 some kilometers out of town.
Feral pigs in Australia are a serious pest. They destroy habitat and native species, and inflict large amounts of damage on crops.