First police gun inspection. (Aus.)


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Deadman
March 23, 2004, 06:12 AM
As the title states, I just had my first police inspection of my firearms and storage equipment.
Fairly straight forward, quick check of my licence, quick inspection of the serial numbers and a check of the gun safe. All of which is above board.
Stating that I'm in the Aus. Army Reserve during the inspection no doubt gave them a different (and more positive) impression of me.

I could rant and bitch about inspections being a waste of time and resources, that police should concentrate on catching criminals etc., but I know full well that inspections (and all the trivial rules and regulations involved) are just another method to make gun ownership more difficult for law abiding citizens in this country.

Oh well....its for the useful idio... uh... children. :rolleyes:




Damn I forgot to say molon labe. :p

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Ed
March 23, 2004, 10:35 AM
Kinda ot but what is the view of the people as a whole on firearms in Australia? What about the police? I would have to guess that most policemen in the US are pro gun. Do they act like jerks when inspecting or just like "we gotta do it but don't like it"

PS are the Wiggles Pro or Anti? My son loves them.;)

RobW
March 23, 2004, 12:56 PM
Doesn't the government of Australia consider themselves as a "free country"?

Looks like in the future you'll have "Blockwarts" as the Nazis had (report to the Gestapo: "the Meyers on third floor bought unusual lots of food, I bet they hide a jew").

I am mourning every citizen of a country telling their "citizenship": "we are a free country and a member of the free world" yet taking every possible step tu subdue.

Deadman
March 23, 2004, 05:35 PM
what is the view of the people as a whole on firearms in Australia

Largely indifference with enough misguided fear which results in the current firearm legislation. People here generally concern themselves more with sport, tv, celebrities, movies etc. than anything else.


What about the police?

The two I dealt with last night were pleasant and straight forward enough, but I'm sure it depends more on the individual police officer than anything else. The fact that all firearms owners have to be inspected in this state at the moment no doubt adds alot to their current workload. So I sort of got the impression that the two I dealt with wanted to get it over and done with just as much as me.



are the Wiggles Pro or Anti

I have no idea, but they should be thrown in jail either way for disturbing the peace. :p

grnzbra
March 23, 2004, 06:27 PM
Perhaps a solution (actually a means to the solution) would be to work as hard as possible to recruit people into the shooting world, even though they have to jump through all the hoops. That way, there's always a growing voting block hanging like a Sword of Damocles over the heads of politicians.

greyhound
March 23, 2004, 08:04 PM
People here generally concern themselves more with sport, tv, celebrities, movies etc. than anything else.

So its just like the US?:D

Though seriously, thank God we have the Bill of Rights and the 2A (no matter how abused) otherwise methinks we'd be in the same boat.

Our "gun nuts" tend to be hard core on self defense and opposing tyranny, maybe its less so in Oz?

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