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Ooh-Aah2 BS: Self-Defense In The UK (81* d) RE: BS: Self-Defense In The UK 15 Nov 04

I don't think that those who come from a gun carrying culture realise how insane, how frightning and how unneccessary guns are to those of us who don't - speaking as an Australian resident. About the only worthwhile thing our present PM has done was a tough set of anti-gun laws in the wake of the frightful Port Arthur massacre here in Tasmania - 35 dead - try doing that with a bow and arrow. Though he spends most of his existence kissing American backsides this was one occasion when John Howard put his foot down and said, in effect: NO. We are NOT going to end up like America - we are NOT going down that road. The support from the Australian public was inspiring and overwhelming.

Guns are for farmers, soldiers, and the police, and , I suppose, the sad people who find killing things for fun enjoyable. As Ben Elton said, there should only be one question asked by the police for those wanting powerful weapons:

    Q: Do you want a gun?
    A: Yes.
    Well you bloody well can't have one!

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