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|06-29-2003, 08:10 AM||#1|
Join Date: May 2003
Senat Ok's Handgun Buyback
Stupidity at it's best. First of all the money the government is using to buy back these inanimate object criminals use to harm people with is THEIR money to begin with. So, if they pay $350 to buy a Ruger P-89, then the government gives them $150 of their own money back, they've paid $200 for
Wow, what a briliant pan to stop crime.....oh, I forgot the other two gun
bans didn't prevent the criminal from doing what they did. Maybe if they
pass enough laws, criminals might not break one.
>Subject: Senate OK's handgun buy-back
>Date: Sat, 28 Jun 2003 13:29:27 EDT
>Senate OK's handgun buy-back
>By Peter Jean
>The Government's $87 million buy-back of newly outlawed handguns was
>given the go ahead by the Senate to begin next week.
>The states and territories agreed to tighten gun laws after two people were
>shot dead at Monash University in October last year.The states will ban a
>of small handguns, handguns with a calibre above .38 and those with a
>magazine capacity exceeding 10 rounds.The Federal Government has agreed to
>around two thirds of the cost of compensating the owners of banned
>Minster Chris Ellison said the states would ban more than 4000 types of
>"This change is the most significant reform in relation to hand gun law in
>this country," Senator Ellison told parliament."What we have to do is
>balance between public safety and the legitimate interests of legitimate
>sporting shooters, and we've done that."Brian Greig (AD, WA) said the new
>control measures did not go far enough because a range of handguns had been
>excluded from the bans."The whole exercise is very little than an expensive
>relations stunt by the government which, at the very best, will remove one
>five handguns from the community," he said.Len Harris (PHON, Qld) said
>totalitarian regimes, such as the former Soviet Union, had used gun control
>oppress their populations."In every form, anti-gun legislation has helped
>to work against innocent people," Senator Harris said."Disarmed people
>the criminal's prey and the bully's play thing."The buy-back will begin on
>July 1, except in NSW and South Australia where it is unclear when it will
>begin.Labor Justice spokesman Daryl Melham said the government had failed
>how the buy-back would work."The community is in the dark about how this
>buy-back scheme will work on the ground," he said in a statement.
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