In the wash up of all the Adler insanity of the past two weeks, a new threat has emerged to attempt to ram home unsuccessful changes to the National Firearms Agreement for the 400th time. Authoritarian control freaks never rest.
Dubbed the “Parliamentary Friends of Gun Control” the group was apparently formed by Labor MP Andrew Leigh and Walter Mikac over a dinner conversation. Yes, this is more of the same tired old antics from professional victim Mikac who once claimed “his letter to John Howard” was the catalyst for the National Firearms Agreement, when in fact the laws were already drawn up as early as 1991 and John Howard freely admitted he already had them ready to go. Isn’t it just amazing how Walter seems to “come up” with all these “ideas?”
When Mikac wants to campaign as hard for a royal commission or coronial inquiry into the many unanswered questions about the events of Port Arthur, as he does continuing his 20 year crusade to collectively punish those not responsible for a crime committed with illegally acquired firearms, we might take him seriously. No chance of that ever happening.
Essentially, this latest move is just a blatant marketing attempt to rebadge the same snakes and charlatans we all know and dislike immensely. Frustrated that their brute force campaign of lies, half truths, shutting gun owners out of consultation and misleading of parliament didn’t work, they now are trying to “court” the public and shooting community by appearing “reasonable.”
They aren’t the Judean People’s Front, they’re the People’s Front of Judeah.
“See, we’re the ‘Friends of Gun Control’. We’re all friendly and nice and reasonable and stuff. Forget all the stunts and antics of the past 18 months, let alone 20 years, that we’ve tried to pull on you guys. We’re now suddenly reasonable and want to listen to evidence and rationale! If we say ‘facts and evidence’ (even though we haven’t listened to that for years) you’ll believe us.”
Yes, it’s lines like this that have us incredibly convinced:
“A letter to all MPs and senators sent on Thursday noted that 80 per cent of Australians support strong gun laws and debate should be “informed by evidence and facts”.
The same “facts and evidence” that has been forsaken from the anti-gun side in favour of screaming “Port Arthur” and buzzwords for the past 20 years, is now going to magically appear in the discourse? And what poll are you basing this on? One of Hillary’s polls? I’d also hazard a guess most Australians also support the right of self defence but let’s completely gloss over that too, shall we?
Who else is behind this latest move?
“Liberal John Alexander, who occupies Mr Howard’s former seat of Bennelong”
And there you have it. Alexander is obviously under instruction from a certain narcissist suffering relevance deprivation syndrome insecure about his “legacy”. There comes a price tag with holding on to Herr Howard’s former base of operations.
Ah yes John Alexander, the former Australian Gladiators first season referee and former tennis player. Alexander is the latest in the string of household names that pop up when we instantly think of “authority on firearms.”
His first serve is definitely a foot fault:
“I had a dinner party and one of my American friends said, ‘John, you’ve got to get a gun.’ It turned out that I didn’t know one person there who didn’t own a gun”
On cue, the old false comparison to the US card which we’ve written about ad nauseum. No, living in a geographical location does not make you an expert on all issues in the locale and neither does once having a dinner party in the United States and forming your opinion and expertise solely off of that.
“I understand the need of people in regional areas [of Australia] to have certain types of rifles, but why would you need a gun in urban areas?”
So, only gun owners who live in rural Australia are suited to own firearms? What criteria determines rural? The rest that all reside in “urban” areas and have lives 9-5 are completely excluded from ownership because of an arbitrary geographical exclusion you’ve placed on them? Because, that totally stops firearms from being procured illegally into the city doesn’t it? That’s locationist! And again, the strawman ‘need’ argument comes into play.
Double fault. 0-15.
Alexander is not off to a great start. Perhaps he should not start at all, stick to tennis and stop wasting his time on an issue he is so far out of his depth on but is obviously being pushed into, purely because of the man who previously occupied his constituency. John Howard’s insecurities of not being a sports star again manifests itself by him using another former Australian athlete as proxy for his own deeds. John Bertrand couldn’t get it done so now it’s Alexander’s turn to shill for the Alannah and Madeleine Foundation.
“Friends of Gun Control” are No Friends of Law Abiding Firearm Owners. They never have
been. One only needs to look at their track record.
As the saying goes “you can fool me once…”