Found this and thought you lot would like to se it. It's the gun control "wish list" from the anti-gun lobby group "Gun Control Australia" This is an example of the sort of laws the gun grabbers want in place, I don't think American gun-grabbers are much different. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Our Policy The laws we need in place: Gun Regulation Authority In each jurisdiction To control guns and make gun laws A Federal authority, to take over within five years and establish uniform gun laws, based on criminologists/specialised lawyers and seconded senior police Shooters License A rigorous training and testing program over a six month period - requiring a three part 1-1/2 hour written test set by police, shooters and community groups. License valid for three years only at cost of at least $100, which will cover third party insurance & research development. Special Hunting Licence Only declared vermin may be hunted; provided an appropriate hunting course has been taken. Such a course to be conducted by the Gun Control Authority and selected hunters of long experience and high repute. Such a course will require at least three one day trips in the field under supervision. A written examination which will cover hunting ethics, ethnology and hunting malpractice's must be passed. Guarantors After passing the shooters license, an applicant must gain support from two guarantors who are of known repute and not involved in shooting activities. Guarantors must re-support if license is extended. Permit to Purchase Application to own a gun must give good justification. Self defense not acceptable. Hunting acceptable only with yearly written approval of accredited primary producer or Head Ranger of State parklands. No person shall own more than four long guns. Semi-Auto Centrefire Rifles, Shotguns & Pump Action Shotguns To be no longer imported and to be bought back by government over next five years. Registration All guns to be registered to a specific person and responsibility for any misuse to be on that person. All guns transfers to have Regulatory Authority approval. Storage All guns and ammunition to be stored separately in 5mm thick steel storage safes securely bolted to a wall or floor of house. All guns must be stored and transported with the gun lock operative. Within 10 years all guns to be removed from urban homes and held at 48 hours notice in selected police stations which are adapted for gun storage purposes. No guns to be kept in gun clubs. Bonafide primary producers outside of urban areas to maintain conditions set in 8.1 Age No shooting license to be issued below 18 years of age. No gun usage permissible under 17 years of age. Handguns Handguns of any nature can only be obtained for shooting at approved handgun ranges. Except for special permission granted by the Gun Regulatory Authority, a person will own a maximum of four handguns. A special handgun license will be required for handgun ownership and will not be granted until the gun control authority has ensured that the applicant has justified reason, is of excellent repute and has passed a strict regime of training and testing over a period of not less than six months. The gun control authority will have full responsibility for maintaining standards and records of handgun ownership. Security Industry The Gun Regulatory Authority will be responsible for developing a new set of credentialisation, training and testing procedures for all security guards. These will be cohesive and strict. All existing security services will be revoked and applicants will have to reapply to meet the new set of demands. Collectors A collectors license will require that Only antique guns are collected (defined as manufactured prior to 1920). The guns are disabled. Yearly inspection and strong demands on storage facilities. Members, on leaving bona fide collectors' groups, must give guns to the Gun Control Authority for sale. Orders Against Gun Owner If a Domestic Violence Order is taken out against a gun owner, The police must confiscate all guns immediately.