Sharing my unseemly joy

Discussion in 'The Club House' started by zhuk, Aug 7, 2009.

  1. zhuk

    zhuk New Member

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    Hey gotta share this with you guys - as I KNOW you'll be able to appreciate it (instead of having people look at you like you have two heads lol)

    I got my firearms licence applications approved today :D Woohoo! Went down to the Motor Registry, got (not too bad, for once) pics taken, all done & dusted.

    I am now the proud posessor of 2 (count 'em, 2) Firearms Licences!

    A [rimfire]/B [centrefire] = longarms and

    H = handgun

    Both for target shooting only, of course :p


    after almost 4 months of bureaucratic paper-shuffling. I am truly amazed and incredibly stoked. Since I had to admit to a brief sojurn in *cough* mental hospital - OK it was 21 years ago! - but since our Martin-Bryant-inspired laws, well I wasn't very hopeful.

    Bloody glad I was wrong there :)


    And yes, the longarms licence may well only be for single-shot bolt actions, but I don't care lol
     
  2. stalkingbear

    stalkingbear Active Member

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    Congrats Zhuk! I can't imagine living under such opression. I didn't realize things were THAT bad down under. We're in for the gun rights fight of our lives soon here in the USA.
     

  3. Gojubrian

    Gojubrian New Member

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    You poor guy. Just think how esthatic you would be if you lived in the southern U.S. !!! You'd probably faint!!!

    WHAT? I can get a 1911 AND an AR-15 in the same day!!!??!!??!! :eek:

    :D
     
  4. zhuk

    zhuk New Member

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    Well god forbid you should ever get to the stage we are...not that our laws were ever as relaxed as the US in the first place...but we did lose semi-autos back in '96. All I can say is FIGHT THA POWER!


    /picks self up off floor, lol

    Ha next you'll be telling me I could throw in an AK, just for good measure :p


    (no, don't tell me....I don't wanna know! [lalalalalalala /blocks ears])


    Thanks for helping me celebrate guys. I KNEW you'd understand :D
     
  5. cpttango30

    cpttango30 New Member

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    Glad to see you lasted through all the crap. I think they put most of it there to discourage people from jumping through all the hoops because your knees start to hurt after a while of jumping and then getting down on them to well I will stop there.

    I would love to buy a country and make it a law that everyone had to CCW while out of the house.
     
  6. IGETEVEN

    IGETEVEN New Member

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    Congrats Zhuk, I am glad you finally got that damn license. I know you have been chomping at the bit waiting for it's arrival. :D

    Jack
     
  7. LegatoRedrivers

    LegatoRedrivers New Member

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    Congrats! I wish you a long future of enjoyable (and responsible) firearms ownership.

    You jumped through all their hoops, now go have a plink and enjoy yourself. :D
     
  8. Gojubrian

    Gojubrian New Member

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    Seriously, if I had to go through all that crap just to get aa bolt rifle I'd probably just lose interest.

    Sheesh! :eek:
     
  9. LegatoRedrivers

    LegatoRedrivers New Member

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    I'm sure that's exactly what the issuing body is counting on, too...
     
  10. orangello

    orangello New Member

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    Congratulations! Have you gone to some sites like Gunbroker & such to drool yet? IIRC, you were wondering about a lefty bolt gun at one point; i wish you could order one from a US interweb site. There was a .22 cz something or other on another forum for the longest time, honestly not sure it ever sold.

    You should plink some beer/soda cans for old time's sake. 12 oz cans, none of those giant Fosters cans :rolleyes: .
     
  11. spittinfire

    spittinfire New Member Supporter

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    congradulations!! So what are you eyeing now that you're all legal?!?!

    Are there laws on how you store your weapons?
     
  12. Benning Boy

    Benning Boy New Member

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    My question as well. Any restrictions on ammo amounts, do you get to keep them on your premises, that sort of thing.
     
  13. Caliche

    Caliche New Member

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    Is that the type of license in OZ that requires you to store your weapons at the range you belong to as well as purchase your ammo from them?

    I think I read that those are the requirements for the target license, and that if you have proof of land and need for a firearm they issue a different one. More of a management/hunting license.

    Are they still limiting you to one firearm per caliber?

    I'm sure that I am not current on the laws, just wondering how it works down there also.
     
  14. Dillinger

    Dillinger New Member

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    Congratulations Zhuk!! That is great news.

    Anyone else think we need to adopt both Zhuk and Asmel?? These poor guys are living in worse occupied Terror-Tory than we are and they seem like such gun enthusiasts....

    It just isn't fair....:eek:

    JD
     
  15. CA357

    CA357 New Member Supporter

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    Congratulations. :D
     
  16. Benning Boy

    Benning Boy New Member

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    What are Asmel's restrictions? I thought I read that he could get guns, but they were ridiculously expensive.
     
  17. Dillinger

    Dillinger New Member

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    Dude. He lives in Venzeula. Chavez is ripping his country apart. He had never shot a 1911 before he went to Cane's house.

    That poor guy is living in the next evolution of our current road to Socialism right now and he DEFINITELY wants out....
     
  18. robocop10mm

    robocop10mm Lifetime Supporting Member Lifetime Supporter

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    Australia probably blocks gun broker from the internet access. Zhuk probably has to go to Indonesia to post on this forum. We don't have restrictions like this (YET) because they have not pacified the populace enough to prevent an all out armed insurrection if they were to try.
     
  19. dunerunner

    dunerunner New Member

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    Congratulations Zhuk, what an ordeal!! And yes, you COULD throw in an AK just for extra measure!! :D
     
  20. Franciscomv

    Franciscomv New Member

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    Congratulations! I know how irritating it is to go through a maze of red tape to get your guns. In Argentina we even need to get mental heatlh certificate from a psychiatrist before we can apply for our fire arm permits (permits to own, not to carry).

    In order to carry a gun or buy semiautomatic rifles with removable magazines, or anything in .50 call or larger, you need a special government issued authorization, which is impossible to get unless you've got some well placed acquaintances.

    And, to make matters worse we've got to pay for every sodding piece of paper we submit.