Petition . Stop the vilification and hate speech by Gun Control Australia . Change.org
GUNS SAVE LIVES and political party corporate government does not have the authority to disarm us or to place restrictions on gun ownership. Until the late eighties gun ownership was a fundamental right guaranteed under the Magna Charta. There was a firearm behind every door or under the bed. Expensive and unnecessary gun safes were not needed and there was little crime and almost no gun-related crime. This writer used to take a .303 rifle home on the bus from school army cadets in readiness for a weekend bivouac. Not one person ever gave a second look. The right to bear arms cannot lawfully be removed by the corporate policies of corporate government. Keep your guns and never hand in one!
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Long rifle registration abolished by Canadian Government
Canadian crime rate hits lowest level in 40 years as Tories enact harsh new policies
Tobi Cohen, Postmedia News
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OTTAWA — New figures show Canada’s crime rate dipped to its lowest level in 40 years last year, the very year the federal government enacted some of its harshest tough-on-crime policies.
Just under two million criminal incidents were reported to police in 2012, about 36,000 fewer than the previous year, according to a Canadian Centre for Justice Statistics study on police-reported crime.
The decline is primarily attributed to decreases in non-violent crimes. In fact, 2012 marked the ninth consecutive year that both the volume and severity of crime was down.
According to the study, 543 homicides were reported across the country, 55 fewer than in 2011. Youth crime was also down.
“As a result, the homicide rate fell to its lowest level since 1966,” the report concluded.
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“However, 11 more attempted murders and 21 more other offences causing death were reported in 2012 than in 2011.”
Sexual offences against children, extortion, violent firearm offences and non-homicide offences causing death were among a handful violent crimes that increased
The number of terrorism-related offences, identity fraud incidents and arsons also rose last year.
Overall crime rates dipped in most provinces with the exception of New Brunswick and Prince Edward Island. Crime rates increased in the territories.
However, 11 more attempted murders and 21 more other offences causing death were reported in 2012 than in 2011
As for major cities, Kelowna, B.C., and Regina recorded the highest police reported crime rates, while Toronto and Quebec reported the lowest. The most violent cities were Winnipeg, Saskatoon and Thunder Bay, which also had the highest homicide rate.
Although crime rates have been falling for years, the federal government passed a controversial omnibus crime bill early last year. It set a number of mandatory minimum penalties for drug trafficking and sex crimes against children and got tough on pot producers, young offenders, Canadians imprisoned abroad seeking a transfer to a Canadian institution and ex-cons seeking a pardon.
The government also scrapped the controversial long gun registry last year.
Firearm licence holders still listed on the national ‘Crimtrac” data base
Queenslanders going for more gun licences, with 30 per cent increase in permits issued in past year
Photo: Sport shooting is becoming increasingly popular across Queensland. (ABC News: Elise Worthington)
More Queenslanders are applying for firearms licences, according to new figures obtained by the ABC.
Documents released under Right to Information laws showed a steady increase in gun permit applications with more than 170,124 individual licence holders currently in possession of 566,427 firearms across the state.
The figures also show there are 49 people – excluding police, military and dealers – with more than 100 firearms each, up from 32 people in 2013.
Last year the number of gun licence applications increased by 30 per cent with 45,870 permits issued.
Permits issued by year
· 2010: 30,442
· 2011: 30,962
· 2012: 34,791
· 2013: 45,870
· 2014 (To July): 24,793
Part of the sharp rise was due to the State Government’s three-month weapons amnesty early last year, which saw 6,500 previously unregistered guns licensed in 2013.
The Queensland president of the Sporting Shooters Association Australia, Geoff Jones, said the association had seen a surge in new members.
“There’s certainly a spike in interest and an awareness that this is actually a legitimate sport and we are not criminals,” he said.
“We’ve been more proactive in promoting the positive aspects of what we do and getting the message out there that the sport is incredibly safe.
“Even we are a little bit surprised by the steady increase … but we have no reason to believe it won’t continue.”
Safety course enrolments on the rise
You’ll never ever find a shooter in the hospital. In over 100 years no-one has been accidentally injured on a firing range.
Chris Ray, Queensland Military Rifle Club president
Queensland Military Rifle Club (QMRC) president Chris Ray said there had also been an increase in safety course enrolments.
“All of the classes are absolutely booked out. We can only handle about 30 to 35 [people], and month after month, week after week, all of the classes are booked out,” he said.
“The people coming in are mostly in their 20s and 30s. I think they’ve had enough of television and video games, and they’re looking for something a bit more realistic, a bit more traditional.
“Hunting and shooting is a traditional Australian cultural pursuit and I think they’re turning back to these things.”
Mr Ray said shooting was one of the safest sports in the country.
“If you go into hospitals on the weekend you’ll find plenty of footballers, tennis players, all sorts of sporting people who’ve had accidents and hurt themselves,” he said.
Sporting Shooters Association Australia Queensland members
· June 2010: 45,713
· June 2011: 47,183
· June 2012: 49,484
· June 2013: 52,642
· June 2014: 57,855
· July 2014: 58,104
“You’ll never ever find a shooter in the hospital. In over 100 years no-one has been accidentally injured on a firing range.”
QMRC captain Peter Richards said the amount of time since the Port Arthur Massacre might have also played a role in the surge of numbers.
“Since 1996 and the subsequent issues around firearm ownership I think people have realised that guns aren’t as dangerous as what they’re made out to be in the media, and that’s what’s bringing a lot of people back,” he said.
No reason for more than 100 guns: Gun Control Australia
Gun control advocates said there was something wrong with a system that allowed individuals to accumulate more than 100 weapons.
Gun Control Australia chair Samantha Lee said there was no reason why anyone should be in possession of so many weapons, and Queensland gun laws needed to change.
I can see no reason why someone should be able to accumulate so many firearms within the community.
Gun Control Australia chairgirl Samantha Lee
“The way a person is allowed to get additional firearms is by showing that they need an additional firearm. It beggars belief as to why someone needs up to 10 or 100 firearms each,” she said.
“I can see no reason why someone should be able to accumulate so many firearms within the community.
“One has to note that these guns are then allowed to be stored in the home in a residential area.”
Ms Lee also criticised the Queensland Government’s decision to form a Ministerial Advisory Panel with the majority of members representing the gun lobby.
“This council membership is stacked of just pro-gun lobby members. It has no public health members, it has no domestic violence members, it has no members from the community who are concerned about firearms laws,” she said.
“It’s a bit like having tobacco company directors on a committee advising the government about tobacco.
“There’s a huge conflict of interest and unfortunately there’s a very cosy relationship in Queensland between the gun lobby and the Government.”
The Queensland Government said it was committed to cutting red tape for gun owners but had not watered down safety precautions.
Queensland Police Minister Jack Dempsey said the role of the panel was to discuss how “to reduce the red tape, delays and bureaucracy legitimate firearms users face when applying for a licence or new weapon”.
The Liberals hate firearms and have a short memory
The Liberals and Nationals (who are really Liberals in Akubras) hate firearms. The Queensland Liberals have introduced to Parliament the harshest gun laws in the country. But first they want any law abiding gun owner without a gun licence, to hand in any firearms for destruction. Police Minister Jack Dempsey always was a bit of a dreamer when he was a police officer.
They have a short memory.
Brisbane Times Photo by: Amy Remeikis – Premier Newman and Police Minister Dempsey
“Remember what happened to them last time they tried to disarm the people”?
It now seems the Liberals were complicit in the Port Arthur massacre. Certainly the evidence shows Jonnie Howard knew about the shooting plans before it happened. He has since been well informed about this psy-op but did nothing. Why was former army officer and Deputy Prime Minister John Anderson fired from his position overnight without any warning?
Why have some of the people died, namely Joe Vialls, who wrote damning books about the Port Arthur operation? The Tasmania gun dealer who spilt the beans on alleged shooter Martin Bryant’s inability to insert a magazine into an AR 10 rifle or his complete incompetence in handling the rifle, has been stripped of all his assets and drummed out of business by the Tasmania government.
U.S. reverses stance on treaty to regulate arms trade
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The United States reversed policy on Wednesday and said it would back launching talks on a treaty to regulate arms sales as long as the talks operated by consensus, a stance critics said gave every nation a veto.
The decision, announced in a statement released by the U.S. State
Department, overturns the position of former President George W. Bush’s administration, which had opposed such atreaty on the grounds that national controls were better.
On Wednesday Obama Took the First Major Step in a Plan to Ban All Firearms in the United States. The Obama administration intends to force gun control and a complete ban on all weapons for US citizens through the signing of international treaties withforeign nations. By signing international treaties on gun control, the Obama administration can use the US State Department to bypass the normal legislative process in Congress. Once the US Government signs these international treaties, all US citizens will be subject to those gun laws created by foreign governments. These are laws that have been developed and promoted by organizations such as the United Nationsand individuals such as George Soros and Michael Bloomberg. The laws are designed and intended to lead to the complete ban and confiscation of all firearms.
The Obama administration is attempting to use tactics and methods of gun control that will inflict major damage to our 2nd Amendment before US citizens even understand what has happened. Obama can appear before the public and tell them that he does not intend to pursue any legislation(in the United States) that will lead to new gun control laws, while cloaked in secrecy, his Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton is committing the US to international treaties and foreign gun control laws. Does that mean Obama is telling the truth? What it means is that there will be no publicized gun control debates in the media or votesin Congress. We will wake up one morning and find that the United States has signed a treaty that prohibits firearm and ammunition manufacturers from selling to the public. We will wake up another morning and find that the US has signed a treaty that prohibits any transfer of firearm ownership. And then, we will wake up yet another morning and find that the US has signed a treaty that requires US citizens to deliver any firearm they own to the local government collection and destruction center or face imprisonment.
This is not a joke nor a false warning. As sure as government healthcare will be forced on us by the Obama administration through whatever means necessary, so will gun control.
Please forward this message to others who may be concerned about the direction in which our country is headed.
We are being led like a lamb to the slaughter (Socialism/Dictatorship).
The Full Article Here: http://www.reuters.com/article/politicsNews/idUSTRE59E0Q920091015