Dude went ape-sh*t on me, telling me he (and most conservatives) were thrilled with the gun bans, and wanted to see more. He hated guns, all his countrymen hated guns, so on and so on.
They'll simply never get it.
That was probably me and you’ve misunderstood my position just as you misunderstand the situation concerning Australian gun laws. I’m not anti-gun. I’m pro-gun and pro-gun ownership. I own guns. And Australian law allows me and other law abiding citizens to own guns. Idiots in America who try to insist we’ve had all our rights taken away simply make it more likely that that we will actually lose the ability to legally hold firearms. Every time an American conservative complains about Australian gun laws, they encourage anti-gun left wingers in Australia to try and turn this into an issue again.
Among Australian conservatives, changing Australian gun laws is not a major issue because our existing laws allow us to own firearms. Most changes that a government makes to the law is more likely to limit our rights especially if it is done in a highly public manner. We’ve just succeeded in my state in having the laws concerning certain people’s ability to own handguns loosened but we did that by working quietly behind the scenes and not attracting public attention. Massive campaigns because the conservative side of politics won an election to change gun laws won’t work. A backbench MP putting forward a private members bill without fanfare, or even a Minister presenting a departmental bill to the House in a way that doesn’t attract media attention is what works.