Originally Posted by jackeyjoe
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, 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
Haha it's quite alright. It's good to see someone passionate about it and that you don't want assault rifles because I'm the same I don't mind if you have a semi-automatic weapon as long as it isn't full auto, and are using it on a farm, or for a sport or a collector I don't mind. My Uncle has a farm in the midlands of Tasmania and he requires a gun as well and I have fired it myself and nothing quite equates to the sensation of firing a weapon.
I agree with you on a lot of points it's just that the one problem I have with guns in general is that people always find a way to get their hands on one, and sometimes they can be a bit unstable. Once they have the system down with stopping illegal trafficing of weapons I'll be happy but that will never be the case. There are some unstable individuals around Glenorchy (Known as the heavy bogan area of the south of tassie
) and they have somehow gotten access to these weapons and I have to becareful to look out for my family around those areas. For instance I don't let my niece go out to a friend's house out there without me
a little over protective? Maybe but my niece loves it and so does my sister.