Still trying to push the “muh stockpiles” narrative on Day 27 of the “Exploit Las Vegas” agenda, professional activist and CEO of the Alannah and Madeline Foundation Lesley Podesta took to the Daily Telegraph:
“Yet there is no statutory limitation on how many guns an individual can have — meaning 15 people across the metropolitan region have a cache of more than 100 guns to their name, acquired with a permit costing just $30.
Lesley Podesta, chief executive of anti-gun violence group the Alannah & Madeline Foundation, expressed alarm over the legal stockpiles.
“It defies credibility — it’s really hard to understand,” Ms Podesta said. “Why should anyone be able to acquire 200 guns? It seems out of proportion to people’s ability to be able to use them legitimately for a hobby or on the land.”
Ms Podesta said the concentration of firearms at one location significantly increased the risk of criminal activity. “We know that criminals like access to guns, and that number of guns in suburban homes is a good thing for community safety,” she said.
Opposition police spokesman Guy Zangari said the stockpiling of weapons posed a risk.
“These people have them registered — they aren’t breaking the law. But it does raise a concern and we must make sure that all steps are taken that these particular guns are locked away safely so they aren’t in the wrong hands,” he said. “What price do you put on the safety of the community?
A report by Gun Control Australia released earlier this month showed that NSW and every other state in Australia has failed to properly implement the National Firearms Agreement.
Contrary to the NRA’s agreements, NSW legislation permits use of silencers, allows shooters to use semiautomatic weapons and provides no limitation on the amount of ammunition which can be purchased.”
Lesley Podesta talking about credibility? From the same person who slandered all gun owners and called them “victims of globalisation in some cases, their lives have been affected by job losses.” Got it.
The concentration of firearms at one location significantly increases the risk of criminal activity? Not at all, as proven by the 2015 Senate Inquiry, but maybe you exacerbate that incredibly low risk by irresponsibly and non-consenually setting up a website and displaying the private locations of where people might find them? Further, central storage facilities have been broken into in the past year including ADF facilities, rendering her entire point moot. Funny how Podesta had nothing to say about NSW Police seizing an illegally imported firearm the other week.
That last paragraph is also a flat out lie and AMF and NSW Labor have again left out the fact that the National Firearms Agreement is a legally non-binding ‘agreement’ and that states are under no obligation to follow it.
This is also just another chapter in the battle between Podesta, David Shoebridge and Sam Lee as to who can say the most ridiculous things about firearm ownership in this country.
Robert Borsak provided a rebuttal at the end of the article and was the only part worth reading.
If one positive comes out of this paid for article it’s that the Alannah and Madeline Foundation appear to be admitting they are primarily a gun control organisation and not much of a children’s charity. Not surprised.
It also appears that the ‘muh stockpiles’ narrative is their current thing, as it also now popping up in the ACT with the Greens’ Shane Rattenbury trying to be Canberra’s David Shoebridge. I’m sure the recent spate of shootings between rival bikie clubs will stop now Rattenbury is on the case.
Perhaps an audit of the Alannah and Madeline Foundation’s stockpile of funds would produce some interesting results?