By Dennis DeMartins
Sam Lee from Gun Control Australia took to TV in a vain hope of capitalizing on the emotion and spread some whoppers about firearm laws in Australia, including the ridiculous claim that firearm owners are not subject to a criminal check when obtaining a license. (Well, some are exempt – they’re called criminals who don’t buy their legally.) That drew swift rebukes from Sporting Shooters Australia, David Leyonhjelm and Shooters and Fishers MP Jeffrey Bourman.
The Daily Terrorgraph then went full retard. Firstly, they tried the “pose as a firearm owner and call for gun control at the same time” a transparent tactic used by the Bluffington Post a few weeks ago. And then they again went to the courageous effort of anonymizing the article to save them the embarrassment of the author being discovered as not being a firearm owner after all.
However, it was this effort from muppet Claire Harvey, calling firearm owners and Americans “dickheads” that took the cake. Aside from the “slander in place of fact” bent of the article, Harvey decided to miss two small details that kinda underminded her ridiculous rant. The accelerating body count was stopped by – guess what -a good guy with a gun and the firearm acquired by the boy was illegal.
Thanks for playing, Claire.
This, hot off the heels of a SBS report into the firearms laws, where a Sydney firearm shop threw all firearm owners under the bus for suggesting that “firearm owners were already happy with the laws.” A brief look at the subsequent reviews of the business tells you he’ll be going bankrupt pretty shortly from his comments.
As reported previously, public submissions for the National Firearms Agreement closed recently and suspicions have already arisen that the number of public submissions sent in is being grossly underreported in the hope of trying to ram the legislation through.
An interesting fact about this is that two separate email addresses were released by the Attorney General, but which I’m told is totally “not intentional”, which is about as unintentional as not actually advertising that submissions were open to the public. A Freedom of Information challenge to the number of submissions has been lodged by firearms groups, which might explain why the Attorney General himself is moving to abolish Freedom of Information altogether.
He might want to conduct a review into why the nearly $100 million a year spent on maintaining firearms registries couldn’t account for nearly thousand firearms in Western Australia after the latest audit, or why Police are going after those hardened crims and their Airsoft rifles. They must’ve been awed by the discovery of this man’s cache that didn’t kill anybody. The humanity!
He also might want to investigate that now Police Commissioners from three states confirmed that they never asked for changes to the National Firearms Agreement, nor for the Adler to be banned. This is confirming once again that the faceless men and women at the NFWPWG, Gun Control Australia and Catherine Smith are the ones driving the ban. Probably with some UN influence for good measure.
As usual, there was a spate of violent crime incidents down under that created more victims, such as a service station attendant being doused in petrol during a robbery, an elderly man sucker was punched on a Sydney train and a train conductor fired for defending a woman who had been bashed by a man on his train. Yes, you read that last part correctly.
With the recent spate of violence against women in Australia, the latest being a pregnant woman stabbed to death by her partner, the “horrified” Turnbull government decided to act. It’s response? $100 million spent on free phones, GPS tracking devices of DV offenders and CCTV cameras in homes of victims. Awesome. What better way to acclimatise the public to government surveillance than to hide behind pretending to protect women? No conversation on allowing women to carry so much as a pepper spray, tazer or concealed firearm, nope. Ladies, take solace in the fact that you now no longer have to pay for that panicked phone call for the twenty minute wait for Police, and that any violence or worse perpetrated against you will be recorded. I’m sure the 50,208 DV orders a year are no sweat for the Police. It seems Disarmament Man is really Malcolm Turnbull in disguise.
MP Bob Katter introduced a disallowance motion to overturn the current ban on the Adler 110 in the Australian House this week. Although he was unsuccessful, it was these comments (on page 94) from Labor MP David Feeney that stole the show and proves the emperor really has no clothes.
The member for Kennedy may have killed his own argument more spectacularly than I am able to do, but nonetheless I will set out Labor’s position on this disallowance motion. It is fair to say that we are motivated by different principles than those that motivate the member for Kennedy. We do believe that the state should have a monopoly on violence.
So there you have it folks, the Australian government isn’t even trying to hide the fact that the upcoming NFA review has anything to do with public safety and everything to do with monopolizing force.
“Rapid fire” lever action shotguns indeed.