But yet again, no mention of why flintlock muzzle-loading pistols are on a restrictive H class licence?!!! Crooks don’t use these at all!!!
Firearms associations have failed Australian gun owners! We don’t ask much, we just want a fair go & sensible gun laws that DO NOT punish/penalise law abiding gun owners.
House Passes Concealed Carry Reciprocity If you travel the eastern seaboard with any regularity and you are a CCW permit holder then you are clapping. This is a big step in the right direction. If you have ever spent time moving around from Delaware to Pennsylvania you are clapping. This idea that each state can …
These government anti-self defence laws are wrong in every way & they need changing or scrapping. We should have a human right to take precautions to protect ourselves when we feel that we may be under threat. This woman seriously & genuinely felt that she was in some danger & took precautions. No one was harmed. Now her gun has been confiscated so she is no longer able to defend herself. DO YOU THINK THIS IS MORALLY RIGHT?
Gun Law Patterns No matter what you see on the headlines you must always consider the fact that there are forces rising against the second amendment. There is always a reason to get after someone’s guns. The barrage of active shooter situations does not help matters either. The emotional reaction of any human being, when …
This is why our anti-self defence laws need changing. We are not legally allowed to purchase or carry ANYTHING for self defence, no pepper sprays, no tasers, & no guns. HOW are we supposed to protect ourselves & our families?! This is not a one off, these home invasions, attacks, killings & rapes are happening all the time & more frequently. The police can’t protect us, and the government will NOT protect us or even give us the human right to protect ourselves.
Remember, when voting time comes, vote first for those that support the right to own guns for self defence, vote for pro gun candidates. Do NOT vote for the Liberals or Labor.
Right After Church Shooter Opened Fire, This Texan Did The UNTHINKABLE To Wipe Him Off Earth Images From: ABCNews What is happening to our fellow Americans? The question on all of our minds this morning after the terrible church shooting in Texas. How are we heading down these dark roads? What is happening in a …
Over the last few weeks we have all had to bear the ‘slings and arrows of outrageous fortune’. Besides being totally innocent, we as firearm owners were all found guilty of being complicit in the deaths of the concert goers in Las Vegas, to the extent that this tragedy was used to punish the innocent law abiding firearm owners of this state by the majority of the Queensland Parliament. (See Link
Today I thought I would write a guest post on a subject that I have normally avoided. That is firearms, gun control and protecting the Second Amendment. Now, the situation I am writing on currently applies only to California. So why do you care, if you don’t live in this left wing state run by crazies? If the left has its way, these new laws will spread to other areas.
If Hillary Clinton wins the White House, a radical left wing Supreme Court, that will impact future generations and may be irreversible, you should be concerned about what is happening in California. The new laws that have been passed here may be appearing in many of your states soon.
On July 1, six new gun control laws were signed by the governor, Jerry Brown. Then, a few days later, a seventh was signed. The following is a summary of the new laws — these aren’t proposals or bills waiting for debate. They are now LAWS in the State of California. The one good piece of news is that the people of California can, through the process of petitioning, force the Assembly to put these laws up for a vote.
SIGNED BOTH- Assembly Bill 1135 and Senate Bill 880 would make changes of monumental scale to California’s firearm laws by reclassifying hundreds of thousands of legally owned semi-automatic rifles as “assault weapons.” This legislation effectively outlaws magazine locking devices, more commonly known as “bullet buttons”. As of January 2017, all AR-type of firearms and even some hunting rifles will no longer be legally sold in the state. There is still a lot of confusion about the law. Depending on the way it is interpreted, it may even cover M1 carbines.
If you register your gun as an assault weapon, there are draconian limitations on how you own and transport the gun. You can never sell, give, lend, or trade an assault weapon to another person. Nor can you hand down an “assault weapon” to your spouse, children, or grandchildren. Upon your death, it is turned over to the state for destruction. If you move out of the state, you cannot move back into the state with your guns.
SIGNED Assembly Bill 1511 effectively ends the long-standing practice of temporarily loaning a firearm for lawful purposes. Under this legislation, the ability to loan a firearm to anyone other than a family member would now be prohibited unless conducted through a dealer, absent very narrow and limited exceptions. A simple loan to a trusted friend for a few days would take almost a month to complete, from loan to return. It now requires two background checks, two 10-day waiting periods, two fees and multiple trips to a gun dealer.
SIGNED – Assembly Bill 1695 creates a 10-year firearm prohibition for someone convicted of falsely reporting a lost or stolen firearm.
SIGNED – Senate Bill 1235 places unjustified and burdensome restrictions on the purchase of ammunition and requires IDs and background checks for ammunition purchases. This requires a state-wide database to track such purchases. This law goes into effect in 2019. It permits the state to monitor the types of ammunition you buy, thereby identifying whether you have firearms that are not registered. It would be a crime to import ammunition from another state.
SIGNED – Senate Bill 1446 bans the simple possession of ammunition feeding devices/magazines that are capable of holding more than 10 cartridges. Even the ones that are currently grandfather in would have to be turned in or destroyed.
SIGNED – Assembly Bill 857 requires serialization and registration of virtually every firearm possessed in the State. It requires anyone who manufactures or assembles a homemade firearm to first apply for a unique serial number or other marking from the state Department of Justice, which must then be affixed to the weapon. In 2014, Brown vetoed a similar bill by Senate President Pro Tem Kevin de León, stating, “I appreciate the author’s concerns about gun violence, but I can’t see how adding a serial number to a homemade gun would significantly advance public safety.”
Here’s what California residents can do
Under California law, if we collect 365,880 signatures on all seven petitions, the laws will be placed on hold and brought up for vote in 2018. This gives us time to campaign and educate the voters, so that we can block these laws from taking effect.
Currently thousands of volunteers are collecting signatures on all seven petitions, and it is looking like we have a good chance. The signatures have to be turned in by September 28, 2016. California is being run into the ground by power-mad, anti-gun Democrats, but the fact remains that it is one of our most populous states and home to tens of millions of gun owners.
Calguns and the NRA are among the groups that are helping to support this effort. Unfortunately, we are not receiving any support from three large sporting goods chains that sell firearms. They are blocking us from collecting signatures at their locations. In case you want to express your feeling to them or boycott their stores, they are Dicks Sporting Goods, Big Five and Sportsman’s Warehouse.
If you are registered to vote in California, I urge you to find a copy of the petitions and sign them. Non-residents can also help with financial support. Donations can be made to www.vetogunmageddon.org. Help us stop this attack on the 2nd Amendment because it won’t stop here. The anti-gun groups have been planning draconian laws like this for decades.
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Well I guess all you gun owners better go out & purchase a bow, because if we can not be bothered to support each other in fighting gun control then we ARE GOING TO LOSE OUR GUNS!
I posted this petition about a month or so ago, & last time I looked, all I had was 262 signatures!!! 262; how many gun owners are there in Australia?
I advertised this petition on gun forums on Facebook, & on popular media outlets on the net, & 262 signatures is all I got. If this is any indication of how much we care about keeping our guns, then we are already lost. Oh but I forgot, SHE’LL BE RIGHT MATE!
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President of the New England Colonial Living History Group.
You have a right to defend your home and family from force and violence. Self-defense laws have become complex and can be very different from one jurisdiction to the next. You should know a few things about your rights to home defense.
There must be an immediate threat in order to claim self-defense. This means the threat is right in front of you and is more than likely going to affect you soon. This is important because self-defense no longer applies if the situation ends or the aggressor leaves.
Reasonable Fear of Harm
You must also have a reasonable fear of harm to exercise your rights to home defense. This means that a reasonable person should be able determine that you were more than likely going to be harmed. This is in place to ensure that irrational responses like shooting a delivery person cannot be counted as self-defense.
If you do take action, then you are allowed only to use the level of force that is being employed against you. This means you cannot use lethal force against someone who did nothing but reach for your body. Responding proportionally is difficult to judge in the heat of the moment. If you face criminal charges, a Keyser defense attorney in Minnesota recommends discussing your options with a lawyer.
Your Duty to Retreat in Some States
Some states make it your duty to try to retreat from any situation before violence occurs. You cannot claim any self-defense in these jurisdictions unless you can show that you tried to retreat and avoid conflict first. If home defense is important to you, then check if you have a duty to retreat in your area.
Trying To Standing Your Ground
Some states have stand your ground laws that negate the duty to retreat. This means you can act in self-defense without trying to avoid the conflict first. Proportional response still applies and lethal force is not part of stand your ground in some states.
The Castle Doctrine
The final right is called the Castle Doctrine. This allows you to use lethal force if someone has illegally entered your home. The exact situation and laws in your state will dictate the circumstances under which you can use the Castle Doctrine to explain your self-defense.
It is important to act with care when faced with a home defense situation. Know the law and try to contact the authorities immediately if you feel threatened in or around your home.
Anita is a freelance writer from Denver, CO. She enjoys writing about home, family, business and finance. A mother of two, she enjoys spending time with her family and reading a good book when she isn’t writing.