Join Date: Apr 2004
Location: , Nth Queensland, Australia
Getting in deeper!!!
Yep, very aware of the Coastal fortifications and OPs along the Aussie coast, including the Southern States built in the 1800s to the 1940s to repel any Russian, Chinese Japanese etc invasion (which never occurred).
My comments relate to the lack of a formal Australian Constitutional requirement to maintain a civil Militia (SELF ARMED) should Oz ever had been invaded. I'm not aware of this requirement (but happy for someone to correct my Aussie history knowledge).
As we didn't have this need, there is historically no requirement for Mr Smith in Urban Sydney to own a Martini-Henry rifle (unless a registered sporting or Hunting Shooter), much less carry a concealed weapon. No matter what idiots make the evening news, I don't for a second believe that Australia is that violent a place, and it's certainly not my experience. If you want to find trouble, its easy to do, but it's just as easy to live with no fear for the vast majority of the population. That being said, there's always the exceptional Oxygen Thieve out there plotting away.
I'm really choosing my words here Pap, as from previous experience of the net over 15 years, you don't talk Politics, Religion, and Gun Laws (especially the latter!) for risk of some very aggressive replies.
Re Judges, your right, they are on another planet, and so very out of step in general with the community expectations.
I'm off back down the creek to work on my non functioning irrigation line. Now there's a piece of equipment I would quite happy empty a mag into!
Best wishes all.
Last edited by baytown; Sep 11th, 2009 at 9:05 pm.