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    Very Powerful Firearms

    Not NZ, but have a read and a laugh/cry anyway. State of it in Western Australia.

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    I mean, all those long range shooters committing atrocities in Aus have been a problem for years.
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    Identify your target beyond all doubt

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    aussie firearms laws are made my muppets.
    Draconian restrictions including calibre limits for pistol clubs etc.
    did I say Muppets?
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    Aussies, no surprises there

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    Well at least we don't have to put up with that rubbish ….Yet, problem is we follow Aussie like sheep in a lot of things so no doubt it will come here in one form or another.
    Having to justify what you own and use and for what is a crock of shit as far as I am concerned. As long as you have the relevant licenses for the rifles you own and are a fit in proper person ( you would have to be to get a license in the first place) then this is just a case of the police dictating what the civilian population can and can't do.
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    no wonder sharks keep eating those bastards.
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    Use enough gun

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    I am not familiar with Australian firearms legislation but I am the proud owner of some very powerful firearms so seeing as how I live close to the West coast I may wander down and thumb my nose at the twerpy ocker that wrote that letter.
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    It takes 43 muscle's to frown and 17 to smile, but only 3 for proper trigger pull.
    What more do we need? If we are above ground and breathing the rest is up to us!
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    Rule 7: Avoid alcohol and drugs when handling firearms

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rushy View Post
    I am not familiar with Australian firearms legislation but I am the proud owner of some very powerful firearms so seeing as how I live close to the West coast I may wander down and thumb my nose at the twerpy ocker that wrote that letter.
    tHUMB them to hell
    Use enough gun

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    Wave some yellow paper at them if you really want to make a point @Rushy
    It's all fun and games till Darthvader comes along

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    Be afraid ,very afraid.
    We follow (blindly oftentimes) Australians rules, regulations and standards more often than not....we just lag behind a few years.
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    Rule 3: Load a firearm only when ready to fire

    Chicken Intolerant.

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    Timely reminder to accept and defend all shooting sports, even ones you are not into. My question is where will they eventually draw the line? 1000m? 500m? 100m?

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    WA has some very strange firearms laws...

    Traveling to Aus for comps is pretty hard, lots of paperwork and runaround.

    Going to WA is at a completely different level of madness, a lot of the Aus guys I shoot with don't bother competing in WA
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    WA nkers
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    Quote Originally Posted by veitnamcam View Post
    Be afraid ,very afraid.
    We follow (blindly oftentimes) Australians rules, regulations and standards more often than not....we just lag behind a few years.
    Dead right- OSH is a great example. Totally outa control over there apparently
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    mainly due to the Port Arthur tragedy. if any thing pro firearm comes up the antis come up with-please remember port Arthur, what about the families etc and yet there are drive by shootings every week in western Sydney by gangs. doesn't stop them.
    I never got my Firearms license over there to much of a PITA.
    You need permission in writing from a landowner to go shooting on their property which you require for the sporting classification vs the target stuff you do at the range which unless you are super rural and a long way away from must do similar to our pistol club you have to do as well. So many shoots per class per year etc
    different classes between rimfire/shotguns and centerfires.
    In the last few years they brought down the waiting period for purchasing a firearm from 6 odd weeks to only a few days for any after the first firearm, then it is still 6-8 weeks I think for the first one
    Nothing over 9mm (I think) in the pistol clubs, pump action rifles ok, pump action shotties bad.
    Full registration
    If a cocky gave permission to too many shooters the cops were known to ask why the farmer needs his firearms license (which he can have as a primary producer) If he has so many shooters.
    It goes on and on.
    Did I say Muppets?
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