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Darryl Potts gets his guns back

By johnboy - 20 January 2011 28

The Herald Sun has a fascinating story on Parliament House elevator tech Darryl Potts who has won the fight to restore his gun licence despite being professionally evaluated as a threat to public safety and holding views deemed by a tribunal to be extreme and offensive.

Darryl’s thoughts on Israeli art peddlers, however, bear some thinking about.

What’s Your opinion?


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Darryl Potts gets his guns back
fgzk 10:35 pm 20 Jan 11

I think you miss the piont of vilification. Best stick to what you know. Back to picking on the weak LSWCHP.

LSWCHP 8:13 pm 20 Jan 11

fgzk said :

Captwaaf You might have to wait your turn. Personally I prefer to vilify men with guns, violent men, and violent men with guns..

More pre-canned verbiage without thought. Violent men with guns are some of our most revered national heroes. Every Anzac day I take my kids to the AWM, and I retell the story of WO2 Kevin “Dasher” Wheatley VC, who I regard as the greatest Australian military hero. He was a violent man with a gun, and he gave his life so that his mate Butch Swanton wouldn’t have to die alone. There are thousands of similar stories.

Violence isn’t a good thing, but in an imperfect world it’s sometimes necessary. And Dasher Wheatley should never be idly tarred with the same brush as some low-life criminal with a blackmarket firearm.

In civilian life I agree that firearms should be kept out of the hands of people who are criminally inclined, mentally ill etc. And there should be strict requirements for their safe storage and use. Other than that, my experience has been that men (and women) with guns are generally less (often far less) dangerous then men with cars.

It’s easy to spray cliches and banalities around…”All firearm owners are The Spawn Of Satan and they deserve a bit of vilification so here it comes” etc. It’s obviously a little harder to deal with the complexities and nuances of such issues in a thoughtful manner.

I’m sure that those who disagree will be compelled to open fire, as it were. 🙂

fgzk 7:35 pm 20 Jan 11

Captwaaf You might have to wait your turn. Personally I prefer to vilify men with guns, violent men, and violent men with guns. I see little point in spreading hatred for children, pregnant teenagers, housos, the unemployed, religions,colour ,race or the plain stupid. I figure they already have enough crap in their lives. Gun cults can always do with a little more crap.

Captain RAAF 6:51 pm 20 Jan 11

fgzk said :

Slapp We all have to put up with privateRAAF and others, sprouting their hate opinions. The only silver lining being they are more likely to shoot themselves.

Sorry FGZK, way too many years of weapons handling experience to ever do that.

BTW, those little colourful ribbons you may have noticed tied to trees and fences around your house may, or may not, be windage markers. Enjoy your day!

p1 4:15 pm 20 Jan 11

I would like to think that expressing a belief in a bizarre story, complex in detail, but totally unsupported by historical evidence (or even logic and the laws of physics), would prohibit you from accessing and working in Parliament House. But then we would have to stop Tony Abbott because he believes in the magical sky fairy.

Not that I am equating Tony with a gun owning nutter. Mr Rabbit is more a big picture kinda guy.

fgzk 4:14 pm 20 Jan 11

Slapp We all have to put up with privateRAAF and others, sprouting their hate opinions. The only silver lining being they are more likely to shoot themselves.

gospeedygo 4:06 pm 20 Jan 11

Slapp_monkey said :

I have looked at the transcript.

He seems well with his fundamental rights to request his guns and gun permit back. The psych having only seen him for one hour and a few minutes was treated as not being credible by the judge. What would one of those tree hugging hippy psych know anyway, they don’t live in the real world.

The police were clearly acting as Jewish conspirators and it doesn’t matter anyway because Mr Potts is smarter then them anyway as the judge summed up. He is likely to just kept testing everyone. He is a smart calculating individual who is well aware of his situation.

It seems that Mr Potts having not committed a crime but merely expressed his views no matter how extreme they maybe is protected to have those views under his human rights. The only question that seems to be under debate is his mental health. If you disregard the Jewish conspirators and the psych then you are left with no one saying he is mentally unstable.

I commend you Mr Potts you have won a land mark case for all the right wing brothers that will not bow down to this left wing ideology. The good and up right members of the community will stand by you.

I wonder if he still has his Job at parliament house, it would be shame that a such a left wing government cannot accept someone with a different opinion to them ?

Slapp.

THE JEWS DID 9/11. ALL LEFT WINGERS MUST DIE. WE MUST HAVE GUNS

Slapp_monkey 3:34 pm 20 Jan 11

I have looked at the transcript.

He seems well with his fundamental rights to request his guns and gun permit back. The psych having only seen him for one hour and a few minutes was treated as not being credible by the judge. What would one of those tree hugging hippy psych know anyway, they don’t live in the real world.

The police were clearly acting as Jewish conspirators and it doesn’t matter anyway because Mr Potts is smarter then them anyway as the judge summed up. He is likely to just kept testing everyone. He is a smart calculating individual who is well aware of his situation.

It seems that Mr Potts having not committed a crime but merely expressed his views no matter how extreme they maybe is protected to have those views under his human rights. The only question that seems to be under debate is his mental health. If you disregard the Jewish conspirators and the psych then you are left with no one saying he is mentally unstable.

I commend you Mr Potts you have won a land mark case for all the right wing brothers that will not bow down to this left wing ideology. The good and up right members of the community will stand by you.

I wonder if he still has his Job at parliament house, it would be shame that a such a left wing government cannot accept someone with a different opinion to them ?

Slapp.

Captain RAAF 12:52 pm 20 Jan 11

p1 said :

Captain RAAF said :

Being a jew hating holocaust denier is not grounds for revokement of a fireamrs license.

What is his opinion on police chases?

Who cares?

screaming banshee 12:23 pm 20 Jan 11

A little acrostic for our friend Mr Potts

Bloody Racist Arsehole Denies Legal Equality Yearning

p1 11:45 am 20 Jan 11

Captain RAAF said :

Being a jew hating holocaust denier is not grounds for revokement of a fireamrs license.

What is his opinion on police chases?

Captain RAAF 11:21 am 20 Jan 11

And so he outta!

Being a jew hating holocaust denier is not grounds for revokement of a fireamrs license. I am distrustful of Jews, hate Muslims and think all people of lebanese descent should be sent back to where they came from, BUT, i am not about to whip out my guns, (Yes, I have several) and go on a killing spree!

The fact that he has had an AVO against him and has access to pistols is the real concern, and that needs looking into.

An individuals right to an opinion should not be used to carry out any form of punishment by government officials or departments, otherwise all those hate mongering Imam’s at Lakemba would have been locked up by now, so why should it be any different for someone who is anti-semetic?

georgesgenitals 11:17 am 20 Jan 11

Any relation to our well-known friend?

Heavs 11:15 am 20 Jan 11

I wonder what his thoughts on the ‘best’ suburbs in Canberra to purchase property are?

screaming banshee 10:37 am 20 Jan 11

Potts hey?

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