It’s not like Gun Control Australia to stand on the graves of the dead calling for collectivist punishment:
“Australia’s gun laws need an urgent review because rapid-fire weapons like the one used by the alleged Christchurch shooter are legally available to hunters and sport shooters. Gun Control Australia says the existing firearm categorisation system is outdated and has led to high-powered guns flooding the recreational hunting and sport shooting market.
“These firearms pose a significant risk to community safety as they are capable of causing multiple fatalities within a short period of time,” the lobby group’s president Sam Lee said on Tuesday. “Most Australians don’t realise that our world-leading gun laws are being strategically dismantled as a result of decades of pressure from the well-funded and powerful gun lobby.”
While New Zealand’s gun laws are currently looser than Australia’s, Ms Lee says the lever-action weapon in the possession of the alleged Christchurch shooter is legally available here under the two lowest gun license categories.
Military-style bolt-action and lever action shotguns have crept into the market of weapons available to category A
and B licences, GCA says.
It wants Prime Minister Scott Morrison to immediately ask national security agencies to review what type of weapons are available under each licence category. The Firearms Industry Reference Group – which GCA says is “pro-guns” – should not be involved in the review, and any findings should be made publicly available.”
Military-style bolt action – you heard it.
Snark aside, there it is: an attempt to ban bolt action firearms.
This should serve as a wake-up call for those Stockholm Syndrome type-fudds out there who think your Model 70’s and 700’s are safe. They aren’t and they want those too. She’s also coming back for a second bite at the lever actions.
The point here is they are trying to find an “in” and deploy the same salami tactics we have seen over and over again.
Don’t know how many times we have to say it but complete disarmament is the end goal and thinking it won’t happen to you is wishful thinking – it’s also partly victim behaviour.
More importantly, this should serve as yet another warning to our Kiwi brethren over the ditch. This is what awaits you should you cave in to the demands of the anti-gun crowd. They aren’t stopping with registration and taking your semi-autos, they’re going for everything and this is the first serious attempt in over 30 years. Airsoft, suppressors, calibre restrictions, magazines, etc are all under fire unless you stand together.
You exported Philip Alpers here because he failed miserably in New Zealand. Do you really want us to send him back to you?
Don’t become Australia.