Originally Posted by G. Callen
If Labour had kept Rudd in they would've won the election. Sure they would've lost a few seats but they still would've won. He kept us out of the reccession for crying out loud. He only would've had to say that and he would've still got the votes, but Labour always does this to them self and destroys each other from within vying for power why the Liberals just watch and wait to be re-elected.
I completely agree, we could learn a lot from New Zealand. A few friends and I were even thinking about moving over there... but costs and we've got a really nice place on the beach... that we're going to have to leave in 6 months from bloody land lord. But everything but the unrescrited gun laws I'm fine with, just when guns are brought into the equation I want them out immediately.
If only the libs had one, then this mess wouldn't have mattered, it was so close too
I was thinking about going to uni there for a while, but their courses differ a fair bit, and the cost of colleges and flights is pretty expensive. Cheaper to just stay in toowoomba
Most people seem to be frightened of more unrestrictive gun laws (note the more, not unrestrictive), I think they just need to be handled differently. I did an assignment on gun laws a while ago and simply having a test from a physiologist when going for your gun license (and having another one every 5 years or so) to make sure you are stable would be the best bet(as well as the usual background checks and such). Restricting what you can buy isn't as smart as it sounds, in fact it can make things worse (people turn to illegal arms which fund other illegal activities). I've been shooting since I was young and its a very fun sport(shooting anything loud will guarantee a smile
), and should be supported by our government, not hindered as it has been time and time again (not asking for assault rifles, only civilian semi-autos, semi automatic pistols preferably being able to use in self defence situations and semi-auto and pump action shotguns
I went a bit overboard with the gun laws stuff but I'm a bit passionate about it you see, maybe I should move to NZ