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Simon to forgive your guns

By johnboy 2 March 2009 22

This one appeared on Friday after I’d checked out of reality.

Simon Corbell has announced a three month gun amnesty.

    Minister for Police and Emergency Services, Simon Corbell, today declared a firearms amnesty as part of a campaign to promote compliance with Firearms legislation in the ACT.“The government is strongly committed to firearms regulation that promotes the fact that it is a privilege, not a right, to own a firearm.” Mr Corbell said “We also want to make certain, only those who can demonstrate genuine and responsible use of a firearm should be able to own and use firearms.”The amnesty will operate for three months between 1 March 2009 and 31 May 2009 and is timed to coincide with a NSW firearms amnesty. The ACT amnesty will allow people to hand in illegal firearms with no questions asked.Under the amnesty:
    – People who are not licensed to own firearms but currently have unregistered firearms in their possession, will be able to surrender them to any police station without penalty; and
    – People who currently have a licence or permit, but have unregistered firearms in their possession will be able to register those firearms without penalty.

    Anyone feel safer?


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poptop 12:25 am 04 Mar 09

A ‘friend’ has decided to put away the things of his youth and hand in a selection from his small armoury.

The advice from the local police station is DO NOT just wander around the landscape with your firearm. DO put it in an obscuring bag. Do remove the bolt. Do feel free to drop in your ammunition at the same time. Proceed directly to your nearest police station.

I imagine it would be embarrassing to have to report a stolen unlicenced rifle.

PBO 10:56 am 03 Mar 09

Pommy bastard said :

peterh said :

Vic Bitterman said :

p1 said :

I always wanted a lever action shotgun. Ever since seeing terminator 2. And according to Wikipeadia, they are even legal here.

Yes, they are legal. Pump actions are legal too, however in this case, you do need to prove a genuine need.


or the kambah foxes?


When does the open season on hippies start here?

Whatever time Gormon House markets starts. heh heh…….Groovy

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