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Old 10-05-2006, 12:52 AM
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I was listening to a US radio where a rep of their NRA was discussing a current defense and education of their rights to bear arms and the registration cards bit etc ... any case a caller mentioned that if you make a gun and have no intention of selling it - it's for personal use only - and it has no serial number - you can keep it un-rego'd.

Now knowing we live in the land of Noddy - a world where our government seeks to keep the populace helpless and defenseless and has convinced the general voting public that we aren't grown up enough to derserve them - I was wondering if there were any loop holes ( not bloody likely but still I can dream can't I? ) in OZ regarding home made guns of any type and rego.

My huge bug bear is that our government, post Port Arthur, then sought to destroy our National Reserve of 100,000 SLR's. In the case we might ever need to defend ourselves from malevolent parties either internal or external to our khaki continent they expect us to call 000 should the dung hit the proverbial fan! Having dealt with the NSW police living in Sydneys inner city, I can assure you they are next to useless in any case where immediate defense of your personal safety, liberty or property is an issue - they are great however at responding to your situation after you've been stabbed, shot, raped or murdered! Where would we be without em eh?

What continues to nag at me is this, what did destroying the National Reserve of weapons have to do with domestic gun control in the first place? Call me an alarmist, but I make NO aplogy for seeing a clear agenda to disarm the nation - for what purpose I have no idea ... but I have plenty of theories!

Gee ... was that a rant, a tirade, a diatribe? If it was I feel better. Somebody tell me I can make my own guns and keep them from the gun grabbers like the Yanks? Don't tell me ... the Kiwis can but we can't!

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Old 10-05-2006, 03:12 AM
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yep you can if you want to go to jail, otherwise. No. Thats a certainty in WA and as we have national gun laws.Ha ha. It will probably be the same in other states. Can't have a barrel or an action that isn't licenced here and I think that pretty much as it is not a complete firearm then it can't be licenced anyway.
The only exception to the laws over here used to be the full bore clubs. Which back when I was in the trade were pretty much open slather. They used to have a membership card and could just add rifles as they wanted only .308 and .303 also barrels and actions were covered.
Now don't go and get too excited as you could only use them for approved club shoots on approved ranges pretty much the same as handguns.
Not sure if this anomally still exists post Port Arthur.
By the way your aren't even supposed to do any of your own repairs. Need to be done by a licenced gunsmith and getting a gunsmithing licence is next to impossible.
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Old 10-05-2006, 03:17 AM
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I guess you could always just do it and never tell anybody eh Iwat ... I mean if you have the skills and you keep it in the shed ... who's to know? This is ofcourse purely hypothetical and totally unethical in a legal sense and nobody should do this quite obviously ... but y'know, you could.
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Old 10-05-2006, 04:43 AM
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At least in this country (US), making a gun isn't a no-no (so long as it's for your personal use and not for sale...then it's a commercial venture and is strictly regulated). Few make complete guns, a barrel blank is just so much easier and cheaper to buy than boring and rifling a cylinder of steel.

Proably many home hobby lathes, mills, etc. that could be turned to the trade in Austrailia's garages and basements....and i'd suspect at least a few of them already have been.
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Old 10-05-2006, 06:48 AM
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By the way your aren't even supposed to do any of your own repairs. Need to be done by a licenced gunsmith and getting a gunsmithing licence is next to impossible.
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Where in the rules does it say you cant do your own work?or is this just a WA issue?
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Old 10-05-2006, 07:48 AM
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How about your gunsmiths? Can they still build custom rifles or are they religated to just being repairmen for existing rifles?

Don't dispair there are loads of folks here in the US that want to take us down the same road. Canada just went through a Nataional registration that seems to have cost a bundle and doesn't seem to be working at all.

Perhaps some of our Canadian members can update us on what finally shook out there.
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Old 10-05-2006, 05:32 PM
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I guess you could always just do it and never tell anybody eh Iwat ... I mean if you have the skills and you keep it in the shed ... who's to know? This is ofcourse purely hypothetical and totally unethical in a legal sense and nobody should do this quite obviously ... but y'know, you could.
Yes you could. But if you get caught you'll lose all your other firearms as well.
Not much point if you have to keep it hidden away.
I don't know how it works on the east coast but over here you have to have a licence for a particular calibre to be able to buy ammunition for it. This extends to empty brass as well as projectiles.
Thats the legal side, but then if you have already gone illegal building it I spose the other niceties of the law wont worry you anyway. Fabricating a barrel from scratch might be a bit tricky unless you opt for smooth bore.
Of course the other option is to just buy an unlicenced firearm.


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Proably many home hobby lathes, mills, etc. that could be turned to the trade in Austrailia's garages and basements....and i'd suspect at least a few of them already have been.)

No doubt about it and I personally know of some who have. Also know of a couple who got caught.
I just wouldn't want to risk my other guns.
Wharf'
It may just be a WA issue but I would check out your states firearms legislation in detail. Not just the personal licencing section. How do you get on over that side as far as cross bows are concerned? Overhere they are restricted.
faucettb,
Its fine for gunsmiths to build custom firearms.
I think the pressure will come on even more over your way after the tragic events of the last couple of weeks.

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Old 10-05-2006, 06:34 PM
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Well, it's all for yourown good, and isn't life much more peaceful now....at least that's what I'm told by the powers that be.
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Old 10-05-2006, 06:41 PM
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Ribbonstone ...

Yeah what with your Bill of rights being totally destroyed as we speak and the fact Bush just killed Habaes Corpus - your 2nd Ammendment is sinking like the Titanic! Nice also that Bush has decided he can declare ANYONE an enemy combatant and therefore a terrorist who can then be held indefinately and without trial by peers in detention camps forever! They say this doesn't effect U.S citizens and this is sneaky because when they declare you an enemy combatant they strip you of your U.S citizenship.

Yeehaww ... the ride of the Neo Cons - or should I say Nazis?

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Old 10-05-2006, 06:59 PM
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Guess my only hope is to become rich enough...at least in this country (and i suspect in every country) past a certain level of wealth (and perhaps with the right politcal contibutions) you become privialged enough that the rules no longer apply.

Not much chance of Bill Gates type wealth sudenly decending on me...eventaully will have a camp number tatooed to my arm and be marched off to the ovens.
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Old 10-05-2006, 07:32 PM
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Hi Bob:- The Canadian experience has been a disaster for everyone, shooter or not. We finally got rid of the Liberal government and a Conservative govt. took power with a minority of seats. There were enough Liberal members of parliament from rural areas that were tired of fighting this issue at every election to go in with the conservatives and dump the whole scheme. Then a maniac shot up a school and that was all she wrote for the forseeable future. If we can reelect the Cons with a majority govt. the legislation will be gone in a flash We just keep fighting.--Cariboo
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Old 10-10-2006, 11:16 AM
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Tikirocker -

Be careful of posting political views on this board.

Discussing firearms and their related regulations in different counties is fine - we all need as much insight as possible on one another's laws.

Keep your personal opinions to yourself or be prepared to be banned.

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Old 10-11-2006, 01:10 AM
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Tikirocker -

Be careful of posting political views on this board.

Discussing firearms and their related regulations in different counties is fine - we all need as much insight as possible on one another's laws.

Keep your personal opinions to yourself or be prepared to be banned.

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Actually nothing I said was untrue and therefore nothing to do with MY politics but rather unassailable facts. The Bill of rights in the US has been overturned and Habaes Corpus has indeed just been sent out the airlock - it is what it is - politics aside. Why would my stating facts be a call for banning? Or is this just an extention of the destruction of freedom of speech
online which simply mirrors my observation of this reality in the US?
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Old 10-11-2006, 09:47 AM
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Tikirocker -

Your challenge has been accepted and you are hereby banned from posting on the board for a 30 day period.
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Old 10-13-2006, 09:26 PM
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hey guys,
im not really sure what is happening in the states at the moment.
kdub can you please fill me in on what tikirocker was talking bout. i just read the posts briefly and i havent heard anything on the news bout anything. whats happening with your 2nd amendment (is that the right to bear arms?)?
your help would be most appreciated and im sure the other aussies would be keen to find out what the latest goss from our US counterparts is.
i might go and see if i can rustle up some info from other posts in a few US sections.
cheers, and happy hunting boys.
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Old 10-13-2006, 09:38 PM
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The 2nd Amendment is alive and well. This being an election year, all the anti's are laying low and have made no new proposals - the last election, they had their heads handed to them.

One of your members objected to the way the US government is handling the terrorist situation and the alleged terrorists in general. This is delving into political matters not gun or hunting related.

His comment comparing the US government to Nazis was greatly unappreciated.

When cautioned on such topics, he chose to become belligerent and questioned the non-politics framework of the board.

He has been banned from posting for a period of 30 days of the ban notification. If such attacks or postings continue when the ban expires, it will become permanent.

We, as moderators, try to give everyone enough slack to post on the board about guns and hunting activities so that a little leeway can be allowed. Calling our present administration Nazis is a step beyond.

Thanks to all for understanding our desire to keep the board pointed in the right direction.

Additional: I failed to answer your question on loss of gun rights as alluded to by the poster.

No, we haven't lost any rights. Conversely, states are tightening up on law enforcement agencies attempting to disarm the public, as was done in New Orleans following the Katrina floods there last year. The Federal Congress is considering a bill that would make such actions illegal, also.

Many states, mine included, have passed Hunter Harassment legislation that makes it illegal to bother hunters in the field while hunting. Some animal rights groups have actively followed hunters around banging on utinsels, honking air horns, vandalizing hunter's vehicles, etc.

We have actually gained in the gun rights issue since last year.
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Old 10-14-2006, 04:25 PM
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Politics is a touchy subject.I dont like discusing it much,gets way to heated.Some people are VERY passionate on their own veiws and can not see any other angles.But this is life,there will always be emotional people who have their say no matter who it insults.

Kdub,i didnt know you had greenies like ours over there.There was a roo cull done down here in canberra last year near the googong dam.The poor buggers were starving to death.The pro shooters went in,but the local news had squarked about it and the greenies were out in force.The greenies were going into the exclusion zone and picking up dead roos,mostly of small size and bringing them out for the cameras to see.Some of them even took some roos to the local govt offices.After the cull had been completed,the greenies had went off there nuts and wanted to erect a plaque in memory of the roos that were lost.Personaly i see these people with a healthy dislike.It would give me the ##### to have people follow me around banging pans,no just people following me would do it.like the old saying goes mate,whats the difference between a hunter and non hunter?the hunter doesnt care if you dont hunt.
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Old 10-18-2006, 12:50 AM
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fellas,
thanks for the info kdub.
yeah i understand politics can get a bit heated.
yeah not bothered by someone who DOESNT hunt personally. their loss or gain, whatever just leave me be when im chasing those bunnies please.
happy hunting boys.
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Actually nothing I said was untrue and therefore nothing to do with MY politics but rather unassailable facts. The Bill of rights in the US has been overturned and Habaes Corpus has indeed just been sent out the airlock - it is what it is - politics aside. Why would my stating facts be a call for banning? Or is this just an extention of the destruction of freedom of speech
online which simply mirrors my observation of this reality in the US?

EXACTLY!!!!!!!!

kdub YOU ARE A TOOL

funny how you could have your say on the topic but you ban him for doing the same

no wonder this forum is about as active as dead pig

& YOU CAN BAN ME ASWELL CAUSE I WONT BE RETURNING

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Old 10-25-2006, 01:42 PM
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EXACTLY!!!!!!!!

kdub YOU ARE A TOOL

funny how you could have your say on the topic but you ban him for doing the same

no wonder this forum is about as active as dead pig

& YOU CAN BAN ME ASWELL CAUSE I WONT BE RETURNING

What the matter mate,missing AHN are you?
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