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Gun control hasn’t stopped crims getting guns. It’s stopped them getting good guns

By johnboy 23 October 2013 34

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ACT Policing detectives seized a modified 12-gauge shotgun and a quantity of drugs in Braddon today (Wednesday, 23 October).

About 10.20am, detectives from the Criminal Investigations Response Team observed the men sitting in the front seat of a silver Toyota Yaris in a Girrahween Street car park.

After approaching the vehicle, the officers observed the passenger had what appeared to be clip seal bags of illicit drugs.

The detectives directed the men out of the vehicle. The firearm was located on the driver’s seat as the driver left the vehicle. It was immediately seized.

Police conducted a search of the vehicle, locating a quantity of methamphetamine and valium. The drugs are believed to have a potential street value of around $1,700. Ammunition for the firearm was also seized.

The two occupants of the vehicle, a 25-year-old Oxley man and a 29-year-old Murrumbateman man, were both arrested and transported to the ACT Watch House. They will be charged with drug and firearm related offences.

The men will face ACT Magistrates Court tomorrow morning.

ACT Policing is currently conducting campaigns targeting illicit firearms and drugs. If you know or suspect anyone in your neighbourhood is involved in criminal activity contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or via www.crimestoppers.com.au. Information can be provided anonymously.

Rewards of up to $5,000 are being offered for information leading to the seizure of illicit firearms, and the successful prosecution of illicit firearms offenders.

[Courtesy ACT Policing]

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Spiral 1:08 pm 29 Oct 13

IrishPete said :

Spiral said :

neanderthalsis said :

And as for wanting an SLR, there is nothing (legitimate) that your average Joe Citizen needs an SLR for that they can’t do with a good bolt action rifle.

I agree about your average citizen. However they are/were quite useful for culling camels and water buffalo from helicopters. An excellent weapon.

And brumbies, while playing “Ride of the Valkyries” through external speakers.

Ok so the Brumbies didn’t win the grand final this year, but if that is enough reason to cull them, then what are we going to do with the Raiders?

IrishPete 11:36 am 29 Oct 13

Spiral said :

neanderthalsis said :

And as for wanting an SLR, there is nothing (legitimate) that your average Joe Citizen needs an SLR for that they can’t do with a good bolt action rifle.

I agree about your average citizen. However they are/were quite useful for culling camels and water buffalo from helicopters. An excellent weapon.

And brumbies, while playing “Ride of the Valkyries” through external speakers.

I have a feeling such weapons are legal for professional shooters for these purposes.

IP

IrishPete 11:31 am 29 Oct 13

HenryBG said :

DrKoresh said :

Man, guns are so cool…

An SLR would be very cool. But whereas people who rock up illegally to our country are immediately setup with a free house and $2400/month free cash, we genuine citizens are not allowed to own standard firearms.

Racist rubbish.

IP

LSWCHP 2:38 pm 28 Oct 13

Spiral said :

neanderthalsis said :

And as for wanting an SLR, there is nothing (legitimate) that your average Joe Citizen needs an SLR for that they can’t do with a good bolt action rifle.

I agree about your average citizen. However they are/were quite useful for culling camels and water buffalo from helicopters. An excellent weapon.

When I was a youngster quite a few of my mates legally owned semi-autos such as the AR-15, M1 carbine, M1A, Ruger Mini-14 etc and nobody thought very much of it. I’d be happy to shoot a semi-auto service rifle match like I used to back in the good old days.

I spent much of my youth shooting the SLR, and now I think I’d go for the Springfield M1A match version, if such things were permissible. The SLR just wasn’t all that accurate, because the front and rear sights are on two separate components joined by a hinge so (at least the old beat up ones I used) constantly needed to be re-zeroed.

neanderthalsis 1:36 pm 28 Oct 13

Spiral said :

neanderthalsis said :

And as for wanting an SLR, there is nothing (legitimate) that your average Joe Citizen needs an SLR for that they can’t do with a good bolt action rifle.

I agree about your average citizen. However they are/were quite useful for culling camels and water buffalo from helicopters. An excellent weapon.

An excellent weapon indeed, as a young Cadet I first got my hands on an SLR at the age of 13. I would like to own one now, but I have no use for it and given the cost of ammunition, firing it would be too expensive.

Spiral 1:16 pm 28 Oct 13

neanderthalsis said :

And as for wanting an SLR, there is nothing (legitimate) that your average Joe Citizen needs an SLR for that they can’t do with a good bolt action rifle.

I agree about your average citizen. However they are/were quite useful for culling camels and water buffalo from helicopters. An excellent weapon.

eily 1:15 pm 28 Oct 13

johnboy said :

I think of SLR’s more as compact cannons than assault rifles. And given how very amenable they are to full auto mode rightly treated with caution.

I just think of canon.

neanderthalsis 12:24 pm 28 Oct 13

Deref said :

Robertson said :

Those two should be shipped off to one of Gina Rheinhardt’s mines for 12 months of proper labour.

For krisesakes – stop giving Gina ideas! She already wants to import people who’ll work for a dollar a day!

PBO said :

KB1971 said :

OMG what???? An SLR is hardly a standard firearm……its a semi automatic assult rifle……..why the hell would you want one of those??.

Actually, it isnt an assault rifle at all because it fires a .303 rifle cartridge whereas an assault rifle generally has a round bigger than a pistols but smaller than a rifles amongst other things.

It is a light semi automatic rifle and I would not want one either because they are a bitch to keep clean (diesal is usually best).

Actually, it was a 7.62×51, or more commonly known as a .308 in civvy land. And your modern military assault rifles, such as the Steyr and the M16/AR15 are commonly in 5.56mm. Pistols (and their SMG derivatives) on the other hand are usually quite a large calibre round, just lower powered, the most common being in 9mm or up to a .45.

And as for wanting an SLR, there is nothing (legitimate) that your average Joe Citizen needs an SLR for that they can’t do with a good bolt action rifle.

Deref 11:30 am 28 Oct 13

Robertson said :

Those two should be shipped off to one of Gina Rheinhardt’s mines for 12 months of proper labour.

For krisesakes – stop giving Gina ideas! She already wants to import people who’ll work for a dollar a day!

KB1971 11:30 am 28 Oct 13

460cixy said :

KB1971 said :

HenryBG said :

DrKoresh said :

Man, guns are so cool…

An SLR would be very cool. But whereas people who rock up illegally to our country are immediately setup with a free house and $2400/month free cash, we genuine citizens are not allowed to own standard firearms.

OMG what???? An SLR is hardly a standard firearm……its a semi automatic assult rifle……..why the hell would you want one of those??

Oh, see the Tony Abbott thread for you thoughts on immigration……

But across the ditch in N.Z an SLR Is not a problem to own at all.

Have they had a Martin Bryant incident?

Also, even before Martin Bryant I dont think it was legal to own one.

KB1971 11:28 am 28 Oct 13

PBO said :

KB1971 said :

OMG what???? An SLR is hardly a standard firearm……its a semi automatic assult rifle……..why the hell would you want one of those??.

Actually, it isnt an assault rifle at all because it fires a .303 rifle cartridge whereas an assault rifle generally has a round bigger than a pistols but smaller than a rifles amongst other things.

It is a light semi automatic rifle and I would not want one either because they are a bitch to keep clean (diesal is usually best).

Well, when I meant ‘assault rifle’ I meant ‘semi automatic rifele used by sodiers in war to kill people’.

If I had just said semi automatic that could mean anything.

But yes, a semi or fully automatic camel gun & not a ‘standard rifle’ as referred to by Henry……. 😛

PBO 11:02 am 28 Oct 13

KB1971 said :

OMG what???? An SLR is hardly a standard firearm……its a semi automatic assult rifle……..why the hell would you want one of those??.

Actually, it isnt an assault rifle at all because it fires a .303 rifle cartridge whereas an assault rifle generally has a round bigger than a pistols but smaller than a rifles amongst other things. It is a light semi automatic rifle and I would not want one either because they are a bitch to keep clean (diesal is usually best).

    johnboy 11:04 am 28 Oct 13

    I think of SLR’s more as compact cannons than assault rifles. And given how very amenable they are to full auto mode rightly treated with caution.

460cixy 10:24 am 28 Oct 13

KB1971 said :

HenryBG said :

DrKoresh said :

Man, guns are so cool…

An SLR would be very cool. But whereas people who rock up illegally to our country are immediately setup with a free house and $2400/month free cash, we genuine citizens are not allowed to own standard firearms.

OMG what???? An SLR is hardly a standard firearm……its a semi automatic assult rifle……..why the hell would you want one of those??

Oh, see the Tony Abbott thread for you thoughts on immigration……

But across the ditch in N.Z an SLR Is not a problem to own at all.

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