These post's the last few days has taken turns I did not anticipate. The statement has been made, we need to learn from history, there are many examples, one of the most recent is Australia where the government banned certain guns and has preceded to make it harder and harder to obtain them or enjoy shooting them.
After yesterday's post I received a comment from Ausprepper He is a prepper from Australia. Unknown to him I am more than a little familiar with the gun laws in Australia and know what it used to be like.
In the late 1970's I walked into second hand (pawn) shop in Rockhampton, Queensland (Australia) and bought a 303 Lee Enfield with 100 rounds of military surplus ammo for $35. I showed no ID, filled out no paperwork and walked out the door with it. I threw it in the back seat of the car and drove out of town and found a secluded spot to test fire it, I am still in close contact with people in Australia and know how bad it's gotten.
I felt it important for you to read some of Ausprepper's comments and have listed them here along with commentary. He said....................
"THE LIBERTY MOVEMENT IN AUSTRALIA CAN ROUGHLY BE SUMMED UP AS A BUNCH OF BITTER OLD MEN WAITING FOR A DAY THAT WILL NEVER COME AND SLOWLY DYING OF PARANOIA INDUCED CANCER WHILE THEIR L1A1 RIFLES RUST AND ROT IN THE GROUND!"
"That's a fact! Over here it's taken only one generation for the idea of owning a 'military rifle' to have become psychotically absurd to the common jerk on the street. 95 percent of people my age cannot believe that we were allowed to own them in the first place."
He went on to say................
"If you let them take those rifles your legacy will die. Bury them and it will rot. A slower death, but death all the same. You have to live it to know it. I pray you never do!
The prohibition is bad, but the regulation that follow are no joke either. It's so expensive and difficult to get into "sports" shooting here in Australia that most of those initially interested don't bother. Imagine having to be fingerprinted and put permanently on file like a criminal just to own a paintball gun or air rifle. Prohibition is the gut shot, but the regulation that follows is the slow death of starvation that kills the industry. Pay a cool $1000 for a stock Glock limited to 10 shots in a mag that you can only load at a recognized and govt approved range where you can't practice anything even remotely resembling combat techniques and you'll see how appealing shooting "sports" ain't "
This is a sober reminder of what happens when we let government start eroding our rights and this is the danger we we face when we let the government and media tell us our gun 'rights' are for hunting or sporting purposes because then it makes it easy for them to start regulating them (which they already do) They tell us we don't need an AR15 to hunt with or don't need more than 10 shots in a magazine to kill Bambi. Well maybe we don't need more firepower to hunt but we do need it to fend off evil and remain free. This is the biggest threat today, we are the biggest obstacle to those who want to control everything.
This brings us to the point, what do we do. Well first of all, fight to keep those in office who support the Second Amendment. Secondly if it ever gets to the point of registering weapons, do not do so. I will leave this to your imagination, private party sales are impossible to track so even if you bought a new gun last year from your local gun shop and lets say you got into a bind with a house payment it is quite legal (at the moment) to to sell it as a private party sale with no paperwork. This means if the government ever went through sales records the trail would stop and they could look no further than you if for instance you 'sold' it at a gun show. If you have a few guns try and store them in different locations especially if there is a danger search and seizure, in the existing political climate this is not as far fetched as you may think. The more trouble you make for the gun-grabbers now the harder is will be for them pursue total control. I am not telling you to break the law but rather to use the law to benefit you, at least for the moment we have that advantage but things may change......................I don't think this subject is over.
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