National Firearms Amnesty a waste of resources
The results of the amnesty were nothing out of the box with not many semi-auto and automatic firearms handed in.
Of the overall 57,324 recorded, one third were destroyed and the balance was registered in various states and returned to the owners.
As we have stated many times in the past it is a fallacy to claim registered guns help solve crime. They don’t and there are no authentic studies or figures to say this helps to track gun crime.
There are probably over 1.5 million .22 calibre rifles registered across the nation and another 200,000 that are not registered. How does this make the unregistered guns illegal?
Thousands of unregistered motor vehicles sit in yards and paddocks across Australia. Does that make them illegal?
People have been conditioned into thinking because a firearm sits in a cupboard for years waiting for a need on a rainy day then these guns are illegal?
Wakey wakey they are no more illegal than the cars even if we had legitimate government.
Nearly 2900 handguns were handed in plus a nice little rocket launcher, recovered from a dump, no doubt having its origins with army ordinance. It found its way to the crusher.
Only 2500 semi-automatic firearms were handed in.
New South Wales received the highest number of firearms at 24,831, followed by Queensland on 16,375. Victorians handed in 9,175 guns.
Federal Minister for Law Enforcement Angus Taylor said the weapons were no longer on the “grey market”, which refers to guns that are not registered and not in the hands of criminals.
This Minister has no idea what he is talking about. He thinks criminals might get their hands on these guns. There would be none to hand in if this were the case.
You only made more criminals out of law abiding citizens who foolishly handed them in Mr Taylor.
When these gun owners became ‘licenced’ all of their personal details were entered into the federal Crim Trac records along with tens of thousands of real criminals who, incidentally, have not handed in their guns.
So-called government is criminally stupid.
Senator David Leyonhjelm, an avid shooter and gun advocate, does not think it has achieved much at all.
“We know it makes no difference to anything that really matters,” Senator Leyonhjelm said.
“The Government says its taking guns off the street. The guns that it gets in an amnesty were never on the street. They’re grandpa’s old guns. They were in the back of a cupboard or wardrobe in a ceiling somewhere. They were never going to be used in a crime.”
These ancient guns were handed in. It is impossible to source ammo for any of these antique guns.
- Norinco SKK semi-automatic rifle (the remaining 900,000 are buried)
- A WWII Russian PPSH submachine gun
- Martini Henry rifle circa 1873
- Spandau MG08 heavy machine gun(should be given to a RSL club)
- Beaumont Adams Revolver circa 1856
- A homemade machine gun
from Horn News, by Frank Holmes
Donald Trump dropped a bombshell when he announced he will run for re-election almost three years before the election — but the voting group that will give him a second term will stun both liberals and the legacy media.
It’s been right there in the polls for everyone to see. But the media don’t report it. The Democrats are in denial. And the liberals hope they will just rub their eyes and it will all go away.
The secret to Trump’s victory could be just this simple: He’s more popular with minority voters than any Republican president has been in decades.
The surprising numbers are in two new polls that show Trump outshining Mitt Romney and the Bushes, and building an unstoppable coalition before the 2020 election.
Trump’s growing approval is confirmed by two separate polls conducted by CBS and the group Survey Monkey.
CBS finds 14% of black voters told liberal pollsters something they thought they’d never hear: “I am a Trump supporter.”
While not huge in total, it’s the proportions that matter. That number means Trump has already doubled his support among black voters since the 2016 election.
But even that massive success may be selling Trump short. According to Survey Monkey, almost one-in-four black men say they support President Trump.
That’s three-times more than voted for him in 2016… when he already won 25% more black votes than Romney and Paul Ryan did four years earlier.
Donald Trump’s popularity with black voters was big enough to rip the state of Florida away from Hillary Clinton and put it in his win column.
Moving toward 2020, Trump’s momentum is building – and it’s just the beginning.
Another 22% of black voters polled told CBS, “I am against Trump now, but could reconsider him if he does a good job.”
If Donald Trump wins 36% of the black vote, 2020 won’t be a landslide – it will be a bloodbath. The last Republican to come close to that level of popularity with black voters was Dwight Eisenhower in 1956.
Rich liberal politicians have played the race card for 60 years to keep African-Americans voting for Democrats. Trump’s breakout approval ratings show it’s not working anymore. The race card is maxed out – and not just for black voters.
In a twist that will take the media’s breath away, Trump’s approval rating with Hispanic men has only climbed since he took office.
This is the group Trump is supposed to “hate” the most – and they love him more every day.
The numbers are undeniable. Even though it has a silly name, Survey Monkey is one of the most comprehensive polls out there. It based its results on 605,172 interviews.
Their figures are rock-solid, just like Trump’s support.
The Fake News media have thrown everything at Donald Trump to make him look like the American version of Hitler. But the voters are seeing through it, and it’s not hard to figure out why.
Donald Trump is delivering. His tough America First policies help working people, whether they’re white, black, Hispanic, or any other ethnicity.
Black unemployment is lower than ever – a fact Democrats refused to applaud that at the State of the Union.
The Trump economy is so good that people who had to sit on the couch during the Obama years are finally able to get a job. The New York Times reported that number of “prime-age workers — those ages 25 to 54” who were employed “hit a seven-year high in December.”
And workers are seeing more money in their paychecks – and not just from bonuses and the tax cut. Wages are climbing faster than any time since 2009 – basically, faster than the entire Obama presidency.
Every worker benefits when wages rise. Black and Hispanic working men are all grateful for the red-hot economic growth.
Trump’s also winning minority voters’ respect by telling it like it is and keeping his campaign promises. Poll after poll shows that blacks support closing the border, because they – and immigrants who are here legally – have to compete with low-skill, low-wage illegal immigrants.
That’s been driving wages down for decades – and it’s coming to a crashing halt.
Trump’s toughness – and his decency – has won him the support of distinguished black leaders like Martin Luther King Jr.’s niece, Alveda King. She told Fox News, “I consider President Trump to be a leader” who sees all races as equal.
Unlike Barack Obama, when Donald Trump looks at people, he doesn’t see races. He doesn’t see voting blocs to be won.
Instead, he sees Americans who deserve all the help and support that the government can give them. Isn’t that what everybody should want from a leader?
— Frank Holmes is a reporter for The Horn News. He is a veteran journalist and an outspoken conservative that talks about the news that was in his weekly article, “On The Holmes Front.”
At a conference in the Whitehouse last week survivors and families of those students and teachers shot at the Parkland, Florida school were pushing Donald Trump to tighten up gun laws.
One student told the President that Australia’s gun laws were a model for the world. This poor fella had been seriously misinformed. A reader kindly prepared a timeline of gun related deaths across Australia AFTER PM Johnnie Howard and Deputy Tim Fischer’s stringent new gun laws came into effect. It speaks for itself and shows how misleading the Australian media can be.
Cairns News does not support individual gun registration because of its inaccuracy, enormous cost for little benefit and inconvenience for all gun owners.
LNP/ALP free trade deals costing us dearly
01 March 2018: Federal Member for Kennedy Hon Bob Katter slammed the Prime Minister in Question Time today asking when the ALP/LNP will leave the fantasy land of the ‘Sydney Suits’ and realise the ‘Struggle Street’ caused by free market fundamentalist.
The fiery session began with Mr Katter questioning what free trade has done for – or rather done to – Australia. Tensions soared as Mr Katter announced facts to back his claim of how free trade has destroyed Australian jobs, and asked when the ALP/LNP would realise the struggle they’ve imposed on Australians.
“Could you advise what free marketing has done for – or rather to – Australia?
Are you aware that the ALP/LNP free marketing of wool is 68% and a $16b loss, gas – sold offshore for 6c and now onshore we pay $16, that’s a $23b loss, motor vehicle industry another $21b gone, petrol (instead of ethanol) $19b loss, Galilee Coal Railline $12b.
That’s just five items equalling a $91b a year loss.
“When will you and the ALP leave the fantasy land of the ‘Sydney Suits’ and realise the ‘Struggle Street’ you’ve imposed on Australians?” Mr Katter asked.
It is not the first time Mr Katter has spoken on free trade this month; he ferociously delivered a message during the first week of Parliament, a video which has now gone “viral” online.
“What are the facts about our free-trade deals? The last one was with the United States. They wanted pharmaceuticals and they wanted phytosanitary quarantine removed. That was what they wanted. According to the Australian Financial Review, the Sydney Morning Herald and The Australian newspapers, we wanted dairy, beef and sugar.
“Did they get what they wanted? Yes. They got an open-door policy virtually for pharmaceuticals and for phytosanitary requirements quarantined. We have a board now which consists of half United States and half Australia. We pleaded with them not to allow the prawns in. If you allow prawns in, you will get white spot. Well, we got white spot, citrus canker, Panama disease, black sigatoka and papaya fruit fly. Our phytosanitary requirements are an absolute joke.
“What did the free-trade deal do for us? $91b a year gone,” Mr Katter said.
from Alan Manson
A bill to corporatise local government
The Andrews Government has drafted the Local Government Act 2018 that has many draconian features about it. Reading the Bill indicates the following events will happen if the Bill passes through the parliament unchallenged:
- ALL local councils will become legitimised as “corporations” as representing “the third tier of government”. Our Constitution does NOT allow for this to happen; nor is it appropriate for a corporation be both a commercial profit-making enterprise and an arm of government.
- ALL Councils will be elevated to “Authority” status; meaning, they will become laws unto themselves.
- ALL councils will be able to make their own “Local Laws” (which are different to by-laws) and they will able to enforce them – even utilising the police when necessary.
- Councils will be required to bring community housing up to the standards specified in the Victorian Energy Efficiency Target 2007. This means they will send “approved officers” to people’s homes and businesses to produce a list of work required by the landowner to meet these targets for energy efficiency.
- If the landowner fails to complete the work within the given timespan, the council will then arrange for the work to be done. This could cost $$0,000’s!
- Once completed, the council gives the landowner time to pay. If he/she cannot do that, then the land is “”transferred” to the council.
- The council will then determine “market value” of the property and after any mortgage costs, encumbrances, fees and fines are deducted, many people will not see much cash remaining from the value of their former home. They could also be looking for other accommodation too.
With already corrupt councils potentially being offered so much POWER to exercise over their ratepayers, it is believed that the laws they enact will be so totalitarian that no person will have any means to object to their decisions.
Fortunately, this Draft Bill is available for public comment.
I have put together a Submission Template that exposes each council’s illegitimacy (together with other issues) and I’m seeking assistance from those who own/lease or invest in property to contact their MP’s and tell them to NOT support this Bill.
Larry Hannigan has kindly hosted for me a webpage about this matter; so I encourage you to visit the page and read it carefully, as it has extracts taken out of the proposed legislation to demonstrate how draconian this matter is.
More importantly, the webpage has a link where you can download a Submission template that I have created to assist people to make a submission
Contact the author: Alan Manson email@example.com
Boycott these Democrat stooge companies
Over the weekend, Delta and United Airlines – two of the three largest US-based airlines – said they would no longer offer discounted fares to NRA members to attend annual meetings. Both airlines asked the NRA to remove any references to their companies from its website.
Other companies joining the boycott included car rental brands Enterprise, National and Alamo, Avis, Budget and Hertz; First National Bank of Omaha; insurance firm Chubb; digital security firm Symantec; moving services Allied and North American Van Lines; hotel chains Wyndham and Best Western; and MetLife, which offered savings on home and car insurance to NRA members.
Over the weekend, David Hogg, one of the most prominent student activists and a survivor of the shooting, issued a warning to the pro-gun lobby via US morning TV: “You might as well stop now, because we will outlive you.”
Avis, Budget, Hertz rent-a-car; Delta and United Airlines.
Meanwhile, the students’ movement is collecting millions of dollars from celebrities such as Oprah Winfrey and George Clooney, enjoy pro bono advertising from people in Hollywood and organisational know-how from groups including the Women’s March.
Corporate ties to the NRA aren’t the only elements undergoing scrutiny after the Valentine’s Day shooting.
Broward County Sheriff Scott Israel said he was investigating allegations that police officers who responded from nearby Coral Springs saw Broward County deputies waiting outside the building during the shooting – rather than rushing inside to apprehend the shooter and treat the wounded.
On Thursday, Broward County deputy Scot Peterson, who worked full-time as an armed officer inside the school, resigned because he waited outside.
Some have pointed to the alleged inaction of the local sheriff’s department as a critique of President Donald Trump’s call to arm more school teachers.
Mr Trump has promoted the idea of putting “gun-adept” teachers and staff in schools with concealed firearms to protect students. He has also called for giving bonuses to educators who volunteer to carry a firearm.
In his latest tweet he said: “Armed Educators (and trusted people who work within a school) love our students and will protect them. Very smart people. Must be firearms adept & have annual training. Should get yearly bonus. Shootings will not happen again – a big & very inexpensive deterrent. Up to States.”
Turnbull well knows Australians will not tolerate any more harsh gun laws. He is keeping out of the US situation. For once a smart move in spite of the horrible school shootings.
by Gil Hanrahan
Malcolm Turncoat says Australian gun laws work. He is such an idiot he has no idea armed crime escalated dramatically after we lost our guns in 1997 and began the arduous and often inaccurate task of individual gun registration. Industry estimated there were more than 1 million Chinese SKK and SKS semi auto 7.62x39mm assault rifles imported into Australia between the early 80’s and the 90’s. In 1997, although the figures were not officially released, industry was able to determine that approximately 19,000 military semi-auto rifles were handed in across the country, which includes SKK’s. There is much anecdotal evidence over the years to suggest the remainder of these firearms went underground. However a number reportedly went to Papua New Guinea in the guns for drugs trade, some went with Air America (CIA) from Australian airports to Ibero Americas as cargo with their drugs.
Many thousands have been buried or securely stashed away across Australia. Anecdotal evidence would suggest these SKK’s and any other secreted guns will re-appear when corporate government finally collapses(not far away) or should Indonesia get any ideas of territorial expansion to the south.
Cairns News has sent Donald Trump a brief about the Port Arthur scam, which eerily, has striking, parallels to the last week’s Florida school shootings. Student eye-witnesses reported at least two shooters and one girl interviewed by local television said there were three shooters and that she walked down a corridor when evacuating the school with the alleged shooter Nicholas Cruz, who did not have any guns with him.
Make what you like from these interviews but the student narrative is diametrically opposed to the official version. Even Trump in his first tweet was wary of crisis actors who follow these alleged massacres from site to site.
Australians were disarmed on a terrible lie, but most Yanks and the gutsy National Rifle Association will never fall for it. What a crying shame we don’t have any shooters’ representative bodies in Australia with any guts at all! Only the Shooters and Fishermens political party comes close but has backed away on gun registration.
Katters Australian Party has not wavered over the past five years in its fight to dismantle individual firearm registration, which it says is too costly, somewhat inaccurate and ineffective and ties up too many operational police officers.
Footnote: We apologise we used the Queensland figure of 4000 handed in instead of the 19,000 handed in nationally.
Harry Palmer introduces a new book “SILENT INVASION” by Clive Hamilton exposing Chinese government campaign of espionage and influence peddling is leading to “the erosion of Australian sovereignty. He relates to QLD Government non concern at the endemic killer crocodile infestation killing people and harming tourist trade. Mike Holt will return next week… Click here to listen
Four-time Walkley Award winning political commentator and Churchill Fellow, has returned to the fray over concern that the integrity of news dissemination is continually being threatened by a partisan media.
The next NATs’ Party meeting could set Australia back on track by deciding to reverse what Turnbull tried to do to them. Turnbull made no secret of the fact he was trying to get the NATs to sack Barnaby. Well, that’s heresy and guess what, as I have been saying from day one, Barnaby is going nowhere, it’s Turnbull who should be worried.
A deputation of NATs should now go to Turnbull’s office and demand he step down or the NATs will rip up the coalition agreement and leave the Libs to wallow diseased and deceased.
So, at the next joint Party meeting, the proposition should be put to the entire Liberal Party where many would be quite excited by the idea.
The NATs, in the meantime, will have had meetings with Bernardi and all other Right of Centre Parties and Independents, who I believe would break their necks to preference the NATs at the next election but not the Libs.
Turnbull support diminished and still shrinking
There would no doubt be Liberal Party defections as it became clear that this NAT coalition would stop Shorten dead in his tracks and the Liberal Party would effectively become defunct, never to rule again.
Those who always voted Liberal will also naturally preference the NATs. The Liberal Party deserves to die for allowing Turnbull to capitulate to his Lefty Labor mates, deserting the Menzies centrist doctrine.
The combination would see the NATs as the senior conservative Party in Government as it already holds 21 seats in the Parliament. The three-corner election deals would be scrapped and the NATs could field and win with candidates in seats, where it formerly could not.
This would give Aussie voters what they crave… a clear choice between socialist and conservative and if you add to that Shorten’s appalling popularity figures it would be impossible for even Graham Richardson to predict a Labor/Green win.
The NATs would undoubtedly win between 35 and 40 seats, most at the expense of the Liberals, but it would be the NATs, combined with a diminished Liberal Party, who would be able to convince the GG that they could easily form government as one Party.
The Liberals would then have to agree to a One-Party Conservative Coalition where grubby Lefty wastrels like Bishop, Payne, Frydenberg, Hunt and Pyne etc would no longer run the joint and they would have to toe the line as they did before Turnbull assassinated Abbott.
A One-Party Coalition Government would likely elect Dutton as PM and retain Joyce as his Deputy.
Now Australia could have an honest Conservative Government that will kill off the ABC and Fraser’s SBS, dump the Paris accord, start re-mining coal, get energy costs back to normal, ban RETs, develop the north, start on nuclear power, halve immigration, combine and halve our security agencies, decimate the corrupt and bloated SCSIRO, ban immigration from known terrorist nations, reduce QUANGOs by 75%, reduce all Departmental budgets by 10%, reduce the Public Service by 5,000, cap their salaries, allow the States to collect and spend their own GST, stop ‘nominated’ Aboriginal status, reform the judiciaries, Reform the Senate, force States to reform the Family Court and the CSA, stop Islamic welfare rorts, tell the Islamic dominated UN to go root its boot, ban deficit spending, rip up 20,000 regulations, cull crocodiles and bats and at the next election include a fair dinkum referendum on restoring a trashed Marriage Act. (You can look forward to a much different result than the last Green inspired dodgy one.)
Okay so I might have my hand on it but really, Turnbull must go, and the only people with the testicular fortitude to make that happen are the NATs.