If Concealed carry in Australia was legal, good or bad idea?

Discussion in 'Concealed Carrying & Personal Protection' started by adwye7, Sep 26, 2013.

  1. adwye7

    adwye7 New Member

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    Would it be good or bad? just curious on opinions. for me i wish you could, i would feel safer around my general area.
     

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  2. mountainman13

    mountainman13 New Member

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    Is open carry legal?
    I do consider concealed a better option but will take any form of carry over none.
     

  3. M605

    M605 New Member

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    100% yes. I think law abiding citizens should be able to "legally" conceal carry with the proper training in any country in any establishment. Statistics show an armed society is a safer society. JMHO YMMV
     
  4. Axxe55

    Axxe55 The Apocalypse Is Coming.....

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    with all the gun control aws and restrictions in place in your country, it's probably a moot point and more than likely will never happen.

    do i believe in CC or OC? quite so! i believe in every LAC being afforded the right and opportunity to defend themselves at all times.
     
  5. adwye7

    adwye7 New Member

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    Agreed, i wish these laws over here werent so difficult >.<
     
  6. winds-of-change

    winds-of-change The Balota's Staff Member

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    How could it be a bad thing?
     
  7. adwye7

    adwye7 New Member

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    There are some of those people whom believe that guns kill people, not people kill people, and they are the arrogant people running this country, controlling every little thing these days, its ridiculous over here.
     
  8. manta

    manta Well-Known Member Supporter

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    Do you live in a high crime area, crimes that would justify you using your firearm to shoot someone. Interesting question is a firearm for protecting someone or to make them feel safer. I feel perfectly safe not carrying a firearm.
     
  9. adwye7

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    Lets just say my local area is where you would see at least 5 things that would make u uncomfortable on a daily basis, i recently got jumped by 15 people for no reason at all. (keep in mind this didnt trigger me to think about carrying guns in auzzie, just always a thought) I generally would feel more comfortable knowing i am safe whenever i leave the place. Theres people who commit crimes out there and the only thing that deters them other than law enforcment would be people whom carry publicly in my opinion. therefore a lower crime rate
     
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  10. manta

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    If its like the UK I don't think carrying a firearm for self defense will happen, good idea or not. Is it lawful to carry pepper spray or a taser for example.
     
  11. orangello

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    I don't see why it would be a bad thing, unless you consider your fellow citizens to be unworthy of the natural right to an armed self defense.

    I seldom here of a legal concealed carry person murdering somebody with their carry gun. I'm sure it has happened, but I don't hear about it often and suspect the liberal U.S. media would be shouting it from on high were such to occur.


    I live in Mississippi in the Southern part of the U.S. This state recently clarified its open carry regulations to allow for open carry without a permit. MS has had "car carry" or concealed/unconcealed carry in resident's car, home, or business for many years (must be over 18 years old, "business" seems to refer to one owned by you); I don't hear about many problems with misuse of those firearms. MS also offers a concealed carry permit to carry a concealed firearm or a "enhanced" concealed carry permit with a training requirement and fewer restrictions on where the permit holder can go with their firearm. Both of my brothers-in-law have their enhanced permits and carry daily; neither has had to use their firearm on a person (one did for a snake the other day). I think they spent about $200 on their training class and photos and such for the permit and will have to renew it in a few years for another $100ish.

    The only people I can think of who don't have a firearm in their car would be my 70 year old parents. I keep a little lockbox cabled to my seat supports to hold my firearm while I go away from my car. I don't open carry myself, though I may in the future Open Carry my replica of an 1858 Remington revolver, cowboy style.



    The pepper spray or taser would be better than nothing, especially with a group attack; pepper spray can put a tight bunch of rowdy's in serious pain pretty quickly. I was sprayed at a concert years ago as a group in front of me tried to crash the gate, NOT fun.
     
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  12. winds-of-change

    winds-of-change The Balota's Staff Member

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    You seem in pretty good shape for recently being jumped by FIFTEEN people. Damn.
     
  13. adwye7

    adwye7 New Member

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    The thing is that we cannot even carry a tool with a blade without a reasonable excuse such as a job that has you carry it as a requirement, and no, we cant carry a tazer or pepper spray, we have nothing and there are many of us still whom have their rights taken from us. we barely have the freedom to to something without breaking some kind of law, and is it legal to carry a replica of a firearm over there?
     
  14. adwye7

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    Yeah lets say i got lucky, but i did break my nose, stitches in my lower lip, and alot of facial bruising at the time, it was thought that i may have had internal bleeding but for some reason that was never found out. i feel alright now though besides my back which hasnt stopped aching for ages.
     
  15. Axxe55

    Axxe55 The Apocalypse Is Coming.....

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    it may be legal to carry a replica, but probably not smart. kind of like if the BG calls your bluff! what then? well, you're probably going to end up dead or very hurt!
     
  16. orangello

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    Maybe you could get away with carrying a hefty walking stick?


    The replica I mentioned is a functioning black powder revolver that fires .44 caliber lead balls. I just think it would be more handsome to carry than the same old Glock, XD, or Beretta 92 everybody else has. http://www.pietta.us/products/Muzzleloadinguns/Remington/index.html


    edit* the only time I currently use the OC law is when I fuel up my car; I like the fuel at a gas station in a not-great area.
     
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  17. manta

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    Are you sure you don't live in the UK sounds very similar to here. You will probably find the same problem as here, most people have no interest in firearms. So there is little pressure on the government when they put in place strict firearms laws.
     
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  18. adwye7

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    Good to be different once in a while, and no deff not uk. australia is prob one of the most strict countries around
     
  19. nchunt101

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    Why would you carry a replica??? Good way to get killed IMHO---Get a big stick
     
  20. nchunt101

    nchunt101 New Member

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    Marlin Man Down Under? I think so.