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Aussie Anti-Gunners want to ban bolt action rifles

Discussion in 'Politics, Elections & Legislation' started by Brian in Oregon, May 12, 2013.

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  1. Brian in Oregon

    Brian in Oregon Well-Known Member

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    Told you this would eventually happen. It's not the TYPE of firearm, it's ALL firearms the anti-gunners want banned. Banning specific types is just the incremental method of achieving that goal.

    Gun control lobby begins attack on bolt-action rifles

    14 Jan 2013

    Mick Matheson

    The gun control lobby may have signalled the start of its campaign to ban bolt-action rifles in Australia, after worrying comments from gun researcher Philip Alpers.

    Alpers, speaking on ABC TV, turned the focus of gun control away from mass shootings and focussed instead on domestic violence, suicide and rifles that shoot “one bullet”.

    "Guns are a bit like a virus," he said on ABC TV. "You clamp down on one type of gun, another one pops up and you have to deal with that.”

    He has highlighted the fact that Australian shooters have bought as many rifles as were destroyed during gun buybacks and amnesties since 1996 — he puts the figure at 1 million — and has been spruiking the line that “it only takes one bullet” in a number of comments to the media.

    “Remember that 90 per cent of gun deaths have nothing to do with mass killings,” he told the ABC. “They’re actually suicides and domestic violence, and it only takes one bullet in a domestic violence incident.”

    Deaths by firearm in Australia — suicide, homicide and accident — have remained relatively static for the last seven years of available data (2004-10), following steady declines that began well before the 1996 gun laws were introduced.

    Deaths have dropped while the number of firearms owned by Australians has risen by around 50%.

    There are now estimated to be more than 3 million legal firearms in Australia, while firearm-related deaths number just over 200 each year, but that is unlikely to mean the anti-gun lobby will stop trying to have more bans put in place.

    Alpers also repeated the claim that most criminals are sourcing stolen or lost guns from the legal market rather than imports, but once again he did not consider the fact that the majority of firearms stolen from licensed owners are .22-cal rimfire rifles, not the handguns and other more purposeful firearms favoured by the organised criminal networks that have been involved in shootings.

    Police have seized hundreds of handguns being smuggled into Australia over the past few years, but no one knows how many have slipped over the borders undetected.

    Alpers has been taking recommendations to the US government as it investigates ways to reduce gun violence there.
     
  2. GW22

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    This has to be wrong, otherwise liberal "intellectuals" wouldn't automatically roll their eyes every time they hear the term "slippery slope" with respect to gun control.

    -Gary
     
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    As said millions of times it is not about gun control, it is about total control
     
  4. Brian in Oregon

    Brian in Oregon Well-Known Member

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    I'm sure if we just appease the anti's by giving up our bolt action rifles it will keep our other guns safe.
     
  5. GW22

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    But why does any civilian really NEED a bolt action rifle? Wasn't it a bolt action assault rifle that killed Kennedy?

    (This is how idiots think).

    -Gary
     
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    The virus, is Liberalism, IT is a disease.
     
  7. lytnin1

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    Down here in OZ , since 04/08 we now have to take registration papers on f/arms we own to gunshop when buying ammunition to prove we own a gun of that calibre. [ In NSW only, so far]. The shop owner/dealer must keep a written copy of papers for police examination to see who is buying ammo for what.Don't know about reloading components yet.
     
  8. wolfram

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    Those bolt actions are usually really powerful too......

    And some of them have bayonette lugs .....
     
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    Liberalism isn't a disease......it's a rabid form of mental illness.
     
  10. W.R.Buchanan

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    Just call them "insane" every chance you get soon the moniker will stick and they will be known as "Insane Liberals" instead of "Progressive Liberals."

    This is not a disease of the masses it is really very isolated but it is spreading.

    When the next Conservative Administrration gets in they should have the IRS target all of the liberal groups out there to shut down their activities.
    Seems like an ok thing to do just to even the playing field, don't you think?

    When you hear someone talking liberal shit, butt in and get in their shit.They are all liars and it isn't very hard to prove that they are. When they call you a racist,,, don't hesitate,,, call them a "traitor!" That's what they are.

    Actually "Insane Traitor" is more accurate.

    Don't let this shit stand. WE can stop it by all just being willing to jump in their shit when it presents itself!

    Randy
     
  11. Brian in Oregon

    Brian in Oregon Well-Known Member

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    Speaking of insane liberals, notice who hasn't shown up in this thread to claim we're being paranoid and that gun banners will never go after sporting guns?

    I guess they don't want to eat crow.
     
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