Skip to comments.Gun Control in Australia - Watch and Weep
Posted on 06/11/2014 7:38:37 PM PDT by South40
Gun Control in Australia - Watch and Weep
As a collector and a freeman this breaks my heart.
Obama is praising Australia, and says he’s ashamed of America for not being more like them. Hooray, they’re all disarmed sheep now.
uring his Tumblr Q&A Tuesday, President Obama hailed Australias confiscation of firearms following the 1996 Port Arthur shootings:
Couple of decades ago, Australia had a mass shooting, similar to Columbine or Newtown. And Australia just said, well, thats it, were not doing, were not seeing that again, and basically imposed very severe, tough gun laws, and they havent had a mass shooting since. Our levels of gun violence are off the charts.Theres no advanced, developed country that would put up with this.
The Port Arthur Massacre had Martin Bryant, a 28-year-old from New Town, shoot and kill 35 people and wound 23.
Predictably, Obama praised a government that forced its citizens to give up their guns because of a national tragedy.
Charles Cooke of National Review summed up the real message behind Obama’s praise of Australia perfectly:
Notice anything interesting?
I have had discussions with liberals who own guns; one man inherited his grandfather’s collection. Without exception they all insist the dems aren’t out to confiscate our guns. Hussein’s recent praising of Australia’s confiscation should be enough to convince anyone. But if they were smart enough to get it they wouldn’t be dems.
He avoided using the word “confiscation”, because, among other things, he is a coward.
They make me sick, I have a C96 mauser.
Dang thing been around since 1896.
It did not start violence, Hell Churchill loved his.
We will never give up! We will never surrender!
Excellent episode of AMC’s “Turn” (Against thy neighbor)
Loyalist British occupied Setauket begins to struggle under the weight of occupation so someone tries to poison Major Hewlett and shoots Judge Woodhall.
The british respond by ordering all firearms to be turned in. Next British soldiers begin dragging Setauket citizens from their homes in the middle of the night.
The episode ends with a scene of the gallows being erected.
If you havent seen this show you dont know what youre missing. Its a drama but the history is very solid. Its about Washington’s Culper spy ring during the revolution. The season finale was this last Sunday.
What a great show!
Still trying to sort out Capt Simcoe and Robert Rogers loyalties.
TURN is excellent. I got goose bumps when George Washington was finally shown.
The left-wing (socialist) media and educational establishment controls what most people are allowed to know about history, so consequently they know nothing about what happens when government disarms the public. It’s always been the goal of socialists to reduce the population to powerless sheep so that they can do whatever they want free of the traditional concepts of morality.
It’s so sad reading about people who’ve lost their guns overboard in a lake. All that neat stuff lying there on the bottom rusting away .... sad.
Robert Rogers was a mercenary who was loyal to the highest bidder and that happened to be the British.
Really a fascinating historical character who contributed a great deal to America over the years. Our military still uses Rogers Rules.
*sniff* shedding tears.
It looks like Simcoe is going to a British prison for the insane. But he might wiggle out of it. He’s one of the best villans ever.
Rogers is a hard ass and unpredictable. Maybe he’ll turn.
Great show. Mrs. 40 and I have not missed an episode.
Indeed he was a mercenary and therefore an Independent.
The fellow strikes me as ruthless but egalitarian.
That’s why I’m such a shameless promoter of the show. AMC really nailed it with Turn. A really solid pro American history based show. James Riley wrote a great crtique of the show and he’s a solidly conservative filmmaker.
>>We live in a great, though fading republic, and the truth is: we need a lot more of these stories. We shouldnt be counting them on one hand.<<
Simcoe is a power mad SOB but is putting up a front to keep him from suspicion from the crown.
Loved the scene with the sodomite. Angus Macfadyen was a perfect casting choice.
“Even lower than a sodomite or a serpent’s belly”.
I have read that Rogers was interested in joining the Americans in the Revolution, but Washington feared he may be a spy so would not allow him to enter the camp.
Hate to hijack yer thread.
Rogers managed to get himself charged with treason by both sides over the years.
Whenever Obama, Shumer, Feinstein or any one of the countless pinhead liberal democrats or GOP-e uses the words, “gun control’, what they really mean is firearms confiscation.
This is another way they try to manipulate the language. So let’s call them on it.
When they use the term, gun control, make them admit that what they really mean is that they want to confiscate firearms, and in derogation of the 2nd amendment—not engage in some hypothetical, prophylactic, euphemistic exercise of “controlling guns.”
Gun control is lefty mealy-mouthing for firearms confiscation.
That’s a fairly old video that I have seen before. I don’t know how many times I have to say this but not all guns are banned in Australia. Automatics such as assault rifles and most forms of semi-automatics are banned. Guns must be stored in a proper gun safe and shooters should either be a member of a gun club or a farmer or someone who requires a gun to make a living. So the ban is far from total. Although quite draconian. There certainly has been an increase in gun crime although I don’t know where they get those numbers from. Most of the increase has been among bikie gangs and if they want to kill each other off good luck to them. Guns were never that prevalent in Australian Society. Anyone I know who had one would occasionally go out Roo or goat or feral pig shooting. These people still do that. The impression given that Australians have become a lot of sheeple may be partly true of inner city metrosexuals or leftie voters - you have them there too - but I would say that the Aussies I know are more fiercely independent than they have ever been!
TURN is excellent. I got goose bumps when George Washington was finally shown.
I, too, got goose bumps when George Washington made his appearance.
We drank a toast to Washington and Talmadge at Fraunces Tavern in NYC, earlier this year. To stand in the same building where Washington said his farewells to his Continental Army was pretty emotional.
Not going to happen here. I have no doubt they will try.
If anything passes, it’ll be war.
Good primer on who everybody is.
Three years after Australias controversial ban was implemented, when 643,000 weapons had been surrendered, Inspector John McCoomb, the head of the state of Queenslands Weapons Licensing Branch, told The Sunday Mail, About 800,000 (semi-automatic and automatic) SKK and SKS weapons came in from China back in the 1980s as part of a trade deal between the Australian and Chinese governments. And it was estimated that there were 1.2 million semi-automatic Ruger 10/22s in the country. Thats about 2 million firearms of just two types in the country.
Do the math. Two million illegal firearms of just two types, and only 643,000 guns of all types were surrendered
The Australian Shooters Journal did its own math in a 1997 article on the gun buyback. Researchers for the publication pointed out that the Australian governments own low-ball, pre-ban estimate of the number of prohibited weapons in the country yielded a compliance rate of 19 percent.
But maybe success is in the eye of the beholder. After the expected mountains of surrendered weapons failed to manifest themselves, then-Australian Attorney General Darryl Williamss office revised its estimate of total firearms in the country to a number lower than its pre-ban estimate of prohibited firearms, and declared victory.
Inspector McCoomb, like the Australian Shooters Journal, concluded the ban `has failed.
Yeah - also if someone wanted to like, you know, bury a rifle, best do it vertically not horizontal where the footprint is larger.
I don’t think so. Mullah Baraq’s own actions...releasing criminals out of prisons, allowing our borders to overrun and our country invaded, more and more Americans will begin to understand the necessity of arming themselves. On the other hand, if it’s his intention to force the citizens into armed insurrection, then so be it.
Keep that powder dry and go dark.
Old sonobouy tubes are yer friend ;)
seriously. Milspec water tight.
Excellent. I’ve also enjoyed the interactive maps, etc on the show’s site.
And....I really like the soundtrack ;) Not sure who the artists are, but I like ‘em.
Just an excellent series.
I am enjoying Fargo as well, even though that is fantasy.
Turn and the secret Culper 6 is fascinating to this day in as much as we have never found out who the 6th member was.
Great scene. Thanks.
Buggery was a death sentence then.
Rogers is played by the same actor who played Robert Bruce in Braveheart. He’s perfect for this part.
Black PVC pipe - everything vacuum sealed. And if you really want to confuse the ‘authorities’ you sprinkle 6p finishing nails in a wide circle - away from where you buried your arms.
PS - email my dad the page.
I think Simcoe and Roberts are fascinating.
I believe Simcoe went on to settle Quebec and Ontario, and became an abolitionist.
Now yer thinkin!
Had to memorize those back in the day...They still hold true.
Whats his addy?
I just looked him up. Yes, a fascinating character and life.
Turn is a great show. Very well done. Love Fargo too.
I’d love to drink a toast to George Washington and the other great Patriots at Fraunces Tavern.
George Washington remains the greatest American.