“America’s ever-increasing gun ownership has led to some horrific crimes,” the Aussie talking head announces, “so it’s no wonder there’s concern over an explosion in the number of new firearms permits being granted here.” Wait. Quick calculation. Hopolophobia + xenophobia = Aussie anti-gun agitprop => public support for civilian disarmament => police state. Not that the reporters are going to connect those dots. They’re too busy having a good laugh at inserting a shot of a dog running across the line of fire at a rifle range. “What valid reason does any individual have to have a private arsenal?” the Green MP wonders. In case the Green Party takes over Oz and institutes a tree-hugging tyranny? Anyway, I’m glad the news org included a pro-gun quote from the Shooters [and Fishers] Party and let viewers debate the issue in the comments section. Oh wait . . .