A heads-up from the SSAA Know thine enemy - and the utter sh*te he propagates. GunControl Australia, an organisation not renowned for rational thought, who were instrumental in getting in Howard's ear when the 'Great Crackdown of 1996' was enacted. They serve up gems like these: We too could be like America! Gulp! the-sporting-shooters-association-ssaa-and-the-eleven-to-one-gamble/ Like I said...logic is not their strong suit lol Then, this ground-breaking solution: Where are all the Non-killing Guns? Posted on July 6, 2009 In his President message for October 2007, the SSAA National President, Bob Green, complained about Gun Control Australia saying that “Teaching a child to shoot is teaching a child to kill”. Guns are designed to fire or propel high-speed projectiles. These so-called bullets are, in the vast majority of cases, designed to kill something or to be used to practice for the killing process. Shooters may have noticed that you don’t need to take a safety training course when you buy a tennis racquet, and the racquet does not have to be registered with the police. The reason is that, unlike guns, tennis racquets are not designed to kill. Gun laws are based on this fundamental fact. Hunting is the most common reason that people give in order to qualify to own a gun. The law throughout Australia allows appropriate licence holders to hunt-to-kill various species at various times. Whilst this is often done for pleasure, hunters may be encouraged to do this with government bounties if excess numbers of a certain animal is considered to have occurred. Whether shooting is the best way to reduce feral animal numbers may be debated, but it is understandable that shooters would claim to be of service to the community when they reduce such numbers. For the most part, handguns are fundamentally designed to threaten, injure or kill other humans, or to practice for that. Why then should people query a statement such as: “Teaching a child to shoot is teaching a child to kill”, because that is exactly what the great majority of guns are designed to do. Where is the much sought-after magazine which only advertises non-killing guns (NKguns) and non-killing gun events? Gun Control Australia would like to see a new type of gun, the NKgun. We are examining the possibility of awarding a $1000 prize for the best design of such a gun that is shown to us before the 31 December 2009. The essence of NKguns is that (to those so oriented) they give the satisfaction of ‘killing’ some living thing without actually doing any damage to that thing. The hope of the Gun Control Australia committee is that those shooters who at present have no choice but use Kguns for personal satisfaction will transfer their allegiance to NKguns We wonder if the National President of the SSAA will be one of those people. Where are all the Non-killing Guns? - Gun Control Australia And THIS is just priceless... A NEW SHOOTERS OATH Posted on January 22, 2008 To start 2008, and in the interest of reducing gun fatalities and injuries, GCA proposes that all gun owners be required to formally make this commitment when sitting for their Shooters Licence. A NEW SHOOTERS OATH I AM AWARE THAT GUNS FIRE HIGH SPEED PROJECTILES WHICH ARE DESIGNED TO KILL. IN EXERCISING THE PRIVILEGE TO OWN GUNS, I THEREFORE ACCEPT THAT SOME GUNS IN A COMMUNITY COULD BE USED TO KILL INNOCENT PEOPLE. I WILL DO EVERYING POSSIBLE TO PREVENT THIS HAPPENING. Signed………………………………….Name………………………………………….. OH, NO....no shooters are aware of this I'm sure. Being the trained killers and proto-psychopaths we are, lol. And, strangely enough the vast majority of "guns in a community used to kill innocent people" are in fact wielded by criminals who aren't very keen to become legally licensed. Hey who woulda thought?