International In order to fight terrorism, Australia again asks its citizens to give up their guns

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  1. Lance Jacobs

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    Starting this coming July 1st, the Australian government will be offering a 3 month amnesty period for gun owners to surrender unregistered firearms without any penalty. Experts believe that many people did not comply with Australia's tough new gun laws that were passed 21 years ago, and that there are thus many illegal and undocumented firearms in the hands of the public.

    Possession of an unregistered firearm can bring fines up to $200,000, and sentences of up to 14 years in prison.

    Government officials are hopeful that gun owners will take this opportunity to finally rid the nation of illegal firearms. It is widely believed that the number of illicit arms in Australia has actually increased since stiff gun control was implemented, and has not gone down. Politicians also stated that getting these guns off the street will help reduce the possibility of terrorism taking place in Australia. So that benefit will be gained as well, by offering this amnesty.

    Will Australians line up to turn in their naughty firearms, come July 1st? Remember, this is all being done in the name of fighting terrorism.


    Australia reintroduces national gun amnesty to combat terrorism


    Australia, fearing extremist attacks, to hold first gun amnesty in 20 years | The Japan Times


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  2. Diamondback

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    Fight Terrorism - Ban Politicians Not Guns.
     
  3. nammac

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    This is what happens when you lose control of the government, you get turned into subjects.

    The problem is, 20 years ago, there should have been an armed rebellion against their government and law makers. Any government that is obsessed with disarming its citizenry will ultimately turn on its citizenry...

    History bears that out as true, over and over again...
     
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  4. mrblond

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    Yes, give up all your guns.. hell, we may as well start cutting our own heads off too in order to fight terrorism..

    Idiots...
     
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    I'm starting to wonder about those people and the great effort we invested in keeping them from having to speak Japanese...
     
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    It's not the people, it's the elected officials. I know that the people elected them but not all.
     
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    I'm sure that all the law abiding criminals are going to be heading enmasse to turn in their unregistered firearms. :cool:
     
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    It worked in Britain, Norway, and France!
     
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    Those Australian guys like their outdoors. Many, will not comply. From what I have seen those guys are as crazy about guns, hunting and general outdoors fun, as us. They will say FU mate. Good day.
     
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  10. v0lcom13sn0w

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    some austrailians might comply but i 100% know for a fact some who wont/did not.
     
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  11. Stomper

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    Yeah, because Aussie citizens are running around yelling ALLAHU ACKBAR and shooting up coffee shops and taking hostages in Sidney, plotting to kidnap random people off the street for beheading, and full-auto "garage guns" aren't being made by biker gangs and other "crims", and weapons and ammo aren't pirated in on remote beaches from the South Pacific region anyway...

    :rolleyes:
     
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  12. Howard1955

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    Nuts.


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    It's an odd human condition where a tiny group can control the masses by making a law and enforcing it thru fear and intimidation, when in reality a well unified group backed by the offended masses could walk in, grab the offenders by the throat and throw them into a pit.

    But then I woke up and realized we are past that point in history...we have become too nice.
     
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    Paris by any chance?

    Me thinks we don't need to be politically correct when it comes to this particular issue...
     
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    "We're from the government, we're here to help."

    Far too many people are okay with that statement. Far too many.
     
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  16. Tacticool22

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    Absolute idiocy
     
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    pay attention gun owning democrats, if clinton had been installed you would see the same thing attempted here

    agree real logical :rolleyes:.....we might as well cut off our own heads to expedite our own safety from terrorism
     
  18. Howard1955

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    Pretty sure that was in Paris. But it could just as easily be any number of western countries.

    The fox is in the henhouse, boys.
     
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    @308 I think that's gonna be my quote of the day for next week's column...
     
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    Fox has been in the henhouse since the Muslim brotherhood took root in the States back in the 50's & 60's...
     
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