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I didn't realize they were so uptight in Australia...

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by bikejunkie, Jun 7, 2012.

  1. bikejunkie

    bikejunkie Salem Well-Known Member

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  2. Nutty4Guns

    Nutty4Guns Portland ADHD Superstar

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    OMG! The evil Americans are corrupting the Aussies. Oh, the humanity!
     
  3. drew

    drew OR Well-Known Member

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    I think its an overreaction but national governing bodies for amateur sports tend to be anal.
     
  4. Dunerunner

    Dunerunner You'll Never Know Well-Known Member

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    Ridiculous Leftist babble!

    The swimmers need to say, OK........We'll go swim for the US!! :D
     
  5. jimwsea

    jimwsea Vancouver, Washington state Active Member

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    Australia has had a national gun ban since around 1997. Of course, violent crime has increased.
     
  6. bikejunkie

    bikejunkie Salem Well-Known Member

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    So what about the biathletes? I mean, shooting is part of their sport- better not have pictures of yourself doing it I guess...
     
  7. MountainBear

    MountainBear Sweet Home, OR Well-Known Member

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    From the sounds of the rest of the story, neither of these guys has show a whole lot of common sense in their behavior. Bar fights, false police reports, etc. Not that this isn't an over-reaction on the part of the Aussie olympic people, but I expect these guys knew their behavior was under close scrutiny and should have acted smarter...
     
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    bikejunkie Salem Well-Known Member

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    drew OR Well-Known Member

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    That article was unintentionally funny.

    High power guns in California? So are those of the squirting variety? The author of the article uses "surprisingly surprised" later in it. Good to see professional journalism is alive and well.:rolleyes:
     
  10. Morpheus

    Morpheus Columbia Gorge Anyway, back on the farm.

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    This is another one of those times where people just don't think. Why do people think it is a good idea to post pictures on Facebook? Bah!

    Though, I'll agree it is stupid of the committee to freak out. It is equally stupid to post pictures like that when you are from a country that freaks out over it.
     
  11. salmonriverjohn

    salmonriverjohn N.W Oregon coast, Gods country Well-Known Member

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    They allowed themselves to be emasculated long ago, now all they are good for is an accent that's used to sell cook ware, recipes, cleaning utensils and other womanly products.
     
  12. Dyjital

    Dyjital Albany, Ore Flavorite Member Bronze Supporter

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    and did we forget who reports these things?

    Journalist_cdf2c8_2381479.jpg
     
  13. Cougfan2

    Cougfan2 Hillsboro, OR Well-Known Member

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    I laughed out loud at this. Woops! Is my chauvinist showing?

    Bad mod! Bad mod!
     
  14. salmonriverjohn

    salmonriverjohn N.W Oregon coast, Gods country Well-Known Member

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    I couldn't help myself Cougfan2. I hold these truths to be self evident.
     
  15. drew

    drew OR Well-Known Member

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    You forgot about selling Subarus too. Isn't Paul Hogan still their biggest export?
     
  16. Jamie6.5

    Jamie6.5 Western OR Well-Known Member

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    Actually, Aussies can shoot quite a bit, and hunt with guns.
    If they are licensed. It takes quite a bit to get the license I guess. Certainly more than we would put up with in the western U.S.
    I believe you must also be a member of a gun club.
    Pistols are very difficult to get, and must be gun club affiliated. They recognize no legitimate use for non-LEO/Military, other than target shooting.
    Self loaders and pump guns are no-nos.
    Your locked/lockable gun storage has to be inspected by authorities regularly. (annually?) Don't let the inspector find guns/gun parts/ammo just "laying about."

    I am on another board or two where Aussies and Kiwis chime in regularly. The Aussies are big on 'roo shooting, deer hunting and small game. Mostly rabbits and hares. Roos are treated like yotes and other large varmints are here, and roo shooters have been known to wear out barrels with relative frequency.

    They also have the Sambar deer, which resembles NA elk, and is just about as large. Minimum caliber allowed to hunt Sambars is the .270 Win.
     
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    slimer13 Deer Park Well-Known Member

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    BroncoFan Eastern Oregon Well-Known Member

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    That's ok. Give them a few more years of "enlightenment" and the "BI"athlon will take on a whole new meaning. :laugh: