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Mar 13, 2009

Green gun law frantics; Knee jerk reactions from the undead.

Cartoon by Lester.

Green politicians have a zombie like unthinking commitment to control of everything human on the planet. They are totally unquestioning as far as where they assume such power comes from, and are generally worse than the far left of any ‘mainstream’ parties. Australian senator Bob Brown is no exception to this.

Bob, who says the recent tragic shootings in the US and Germany, should be a wake up call for Australian governments, and has predictably reacted, by calling for a crackdown here. That’s going to fix it eh Bob. Any excuse from anywhere is a reason for Bob to look for more state control, watch when someone starts a riot in Lapland.

From the ABC:
"There are 100,000 to 200,000 handguns in circulation in Australia and many of those are effectively machine guns - they are automatic handguns - it's time they were withdrawn from public availability," he said.

"I have repeatedly called for this."

But speaking on Radio National's Breakfast today, Professor James Alan Fox from Northeastern University in Boston, Massachusetts, and the author of Extreme Killing: Understanding Serial And Mass Murder, said reducing gun availability and changing gun laws would not necessarily solve the problem.

"The good news is that these episodes are rare, the bad news is that because they are rare we cannot predict them," he said.
Bob really has no idea of what he is talking about, and is confusing the term automatic handgun for machine pistols, possibly deliberately. Interestingly this is what the Guardian in the UK has to say on German gun laws:
The country [Germany] already has some of the strictest gun laws in the world. Handguns are only on sale to those aged 18 or over, with heavier weapons restricted to those over 21. No weapon can be purchased legally without a firearms ownership license, which is only available after personal checks. ...

This is not the first tragedy of its kind in Germany, which in recent years has seen several deadly encounters in its classrooms. In 2002 Germany's worst school massacre took place in the eastern city of Erfurt, when a disgruntled ex-pupil shot dead 17 people, including himself. In 2006 an 18-year-old pupil in the northwestern town of Emsdetten injured 37 people, then killed himself.
This is not as strict as the rather draconian laws we already have in place in Australia, and Bob knows that, yet he attempts to make the argument that ours must be even worse than they are now. Try to get a license for a handgun and you will quickly realize that on most occasions, you are wasting your time; hell you might misuse it to defend yourself. Another interesting snippet comes from AFP:
SAMSON, Alabama (AFP) … After killing his mother, McLendon, who was briefly employed as a police officer in 2003, then drove to the nearby town of Samson, where he shot his uncle, two of his cousins, and the wife and baby daughter of local sheriff's deputy Josh Myers as they were on the uncle's front porch, police said.
Yep, there you have it the guy was an ex-cop. Even if Alabama’s gun laws were tightened to the extent of tyrannical this guy could probably get one.

Bob like so many other politicians worldwide, has such delusions of relevance that he thinks that all he has to do is pass another law and simply sit back and watch as all of the criminal element meekly hand in all of their prohibited weaponry.

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