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Thursday, 16 March 2017

Australian Gun Laws Working:

The Australian Criminal Intelligence Commission (ACIC) estimates that there are more than 260,000 firearms in the illicit firearms market there.. and they are currently running an amnesty.

I have just seen the following March 16th Herald Sun story about "5,000 GUNS":

"THE largest ever shipment of guns organised by bikie gangs and bound for Australia has been stopped in the US and seized by police as the crackdown on outlaw motorcycle clubs intensifies.
The almost 5000-strong shipment of handguns and automatic rifles was nabbed late last year before reaching Australian shores as part of a joint investigation between federal, state and international policing agencies.
News Corp Australia can exclusively reveal the operations leading to the massive sting which saw 4683 unmarked firearms seized in the United States on September 1. (2016?)
The haul included handgun frames that had been illegally smuggled into the US and 136 AR-15, assault rifles, and receivers, that had not been stamped."
Police Supplied Photograph.

Now, I don't want to be a 'Nit-picker' - but 4,683 parts is not 5,000 guns - And I can't see ONE gun in the image .. plenty of parts that might be useful to a gun-smith sure.
I really would like more FACTS. . as the story says that these parts were seized in USA by BATF - & what indications are there of the claimed Melbourne Gang destination?
I seriously hope that our 'Authorities' are not believing their own headline publicity stories and are able to consider accurate facts before altering policies.
Marty K.
P.S. - I see the latest figure for Kiwi shooters signing the petition to the (un-elected) Prime Minister is 3,320 (out of some 240,000).

Have you noticed that our 'Democracy' has both an un-elected Prime Minister & an un-elected Head of State (Queen) ?
M.K.