In the video below we learn that Australian David Dunstan defended his family from a knife-wielding intruder with one of his legally held and stored rifles. After the Bungowannah farmer delivered the bad guy to the police, to thank him for removing a criminal from circulation, they confiscated his firearms. (They did not confiscate the hockey stick a previous victim used to chase off the perp.) The good news here . . .
The video was uploaded by Australia’s Liberal Democratic Party. Yes, there is a “pro-gun” political party in The Land Down Under.
It’s leader, Senator David Leyonhjelm minces no words in his campaign to restore Australians’ natural right to keep and bear arms. And the politician’s not afraid to use sarcasm to do it. Here’s part of his press release — Sound and fury over firearms celebrating nothing — on the success of his country’s latest “gun amnesty”:
With still another 18 days before the amnesty ends, Senator Leyonhjelm said he was confident the remaining 235,000 illegal firearms the Australian Criminal Intelligence Commission has estimated to be in the hands of criminals would be recovered.
“There’s no way any crim would risk continuing to hold an illegal firearm, given the threat of a fine of up to $280,000, up to 14 years in jail and a criminal record,” he said.
“Thanks to Minister Keenan we can all now sleep soundly in our beds, knowing our families and the community are protected with all these illegal guns being wiped from our streets.”
Senator Leyonhjelm said he was particularly relieved to learn that among the impressive haul of surrendered weapons was a Beaumont Adams revolver (circa 1856), a WWI era Lee Enfield rifle and two WWII US M1 carbines, along with an incalculable number of rusty Lithgow .22s bravely seized by families after raiding grandpa’s shed.
While Liberal Democrats struggle to win enough seats to enact their pro-gun agenda, never underestimate the importance of public indignation — and the power of an arched eyebrow. If you know what I mean.