Some good old Bolshevik revisionist history.
We all know Wikipedia isn’t the most reliable of sources due to it’s open source nature. However, we have done some digging and have noticed that someone with an anti-firearm agenda in Australia has been taking advantage of that to try and fool the casual observer, who may have an interest in the ongoing gun debate.
Some interesting alternative facts have been added to the “Gun laws in Australia” Wikipedia page in the last few days. For example:
“Compliance with National Firearms Agreement
A 2017 study commissioned by Gun Control Australia found that Australian states had significantly weakened gun laws since the National Firearms Agreement was first introduced, with no jurisdiction fully compliant with the Agreement. For example, many states now allow children to fire guns and the mandatory 28 day cooling-off period required for gun purchases has been relaxed in many jurisdictions, with no waiting period for purchasers who already own at least one gun. New South Wales also allows the limited use of silencers, even though they are supposed to be a prohibited weapon. No state or territory has outlined a timeframe for achieving full compliance with the National Firearms Agreement.”
Citing a thoroughly debunked GCA sponsored study by the qualifications-less Philip Alpers? Insinuating minor’s licences don’t exist? Implying that the National Firearms Agreement must be complied with when it’s not and never has been, a legally binding ‘agreement’?
I wonder who that could be?
It’s literally a copy and paste job from the new Gun Control Australia website which launched on Monday, with GCA’s “impeccable timing” of releasing something every time there is a mass shooting. It looks like it was rushed out for that purpose and really isn’t worth your time other than to maybe make memes out of.
The user “Goldencactus” has been actively editing the Australian Firearms Wiki since at least October this year. We don’t exactly know who this person is, but take a look at a brief snapshot at some of the other topics they have recently edited:
I think it’s pretty fair to assume that all signs point to the Greens or an associate thereof. Which would likely point to GCA. It appears at the time of publishing that the Wiki page has since been edited again by someone else to balance out some of the complete nonsense previously posted.
This issue may not seem like much but it is one of the sneaky techniques employed by those on the anti-firearm side and can fool those with a casual interest or those with not much of an understanding, into believing outright lies.
Not that that is anything new with regard to Australia and firearms.