Goodbye .50cal...and what next?

Discussion in 'The Club House' started by zhuk, Dec 14, 2010.

  1. zhuk

    zhuk New Member

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    Well well. I wonder what clueless bureaucrat decided the firearms laws needed a bit of tweaking, all for our own good of course...


    From the 'Proposed amendments to the Firearms Importation Regime'





    Not only proposing a .50cal ban, but as a consultation paper seeking input as to which other military rounds should be considered. And who exactly is likely to be 'consulted'...wouldn't be the same Gun Control Australia who was instrumental in designing the 1996 laws, would it? :confused:



    "Calibres previously designed for military use"?

    Where is this likely to end? .223...308 etc


    Of course any chambering greater than .22 could be used to 'snipe' with.

    Note again the insinuation that these calibres need to be controilled lest they be used for "criminal or terrorist activities"....and by definition the only people who would be affected by these legislative changes would be the licensed, law-abiding shooter :rolleyes:


    Here we go again.
     
  2. amoroque

    amoroque New Member

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    You're exactly right in my opinion. Criminals will always find a way to get any firearm or caliber they want.
     

  3. doctherock

    doctherock New Member

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    What a load of tripe. They ban the weapons for you but the criminals get them and you in turn have no defense. I dont know what the hell the Australian and British government get together and smoke, most likely pole, but the laws are horse droppings. I feel for you man. You need to come stateside and get out of that communist country.
     
  4. zhuk

    zhuk New Member

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    Also might as well point out that .338 Lapua is on it's way out at a couple of Sydney ranges (never been legal at mine, as far as I know) and also in South Aust, as again that is being classified (or re-classified) as a "sniper" round.

    So this $8965 baby would be out

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    Wouldn't be surprised about the future chances for this Ruger .416 Hawkeye either

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  5. zhuk

    zhuk New Member

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    Hmm I didn't know this. From another forum, quoted directly:





    A joint decision to disarm us? Well, isn't that neighbourly of her :rolleyes:
     
  6. JTJ

    JTJ Well-Known Member Supporter

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    The 50BMG machine gun was designed for military use. The 50BMG rifle was designed for civilian use on extreme long range targets. The military found them useful and originally purchased them from civilian sources not military contractors.
     
  7. AusLach

    AusLach New Member

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    :mad::mad::mad:
    That is all I can physically manage to say at the moment... I'm so pi$$ed over this.