Saturday, September 09, 2017

Australia demonstrates once again that the urge to control people

has no regard for unpleasant facts.  Or history.
AUSTRALIANS have surrendered 26,000 firearms as part of the national gun amnesty — and they’ve come in some strange shapes and sizes. Even a hand grenade was handed in.

Police have reported some of the quirkiest guns handed in are among the vintage variety, including a luger pistol from World War I, a Smith and Wesson .455 revolver from WWII and a shotgun from the Vietnam War.
Because, somehow, causing honest citizens to turn in arms they've had for years- hell, DECADES- with no harm will now somehow make everyone all safe.  And then the bad guys won't be able to get guns....

But there’s a long way to go until some of Australia’s 260,000 illegal guns are out of terrorists’ hands.
A: 'some of'.  Yeah, that's gonna stop them terrorists, right?
B: Oh, hell, never mind.  I'm not up to dealing with this bullshit this morning.  I'll just borrow(again) from 'The Weapon':
I acquired a black-market weapon.(Sales are all registered, but for a small premium of 50%, one may buy a new pistol not far from the spaceport. They come in by the shipload, as they do anywhere the local rulers utter magic incantations to keep them out. Never let your religious beliefs get in the way of the law of supply and demand.)

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