AUSSIE GUN LAWS ARE TOUGH

Weekend Gold Coast Bulletin - - SPORT -

Q

What are you views on gun control – it’s ob­vi­ously a big is­sue in the US?

A

It is tough enough here in Aus­tralia. Full stop. See for your­self: be­fore even ap­ply­ing for the hand­gun li­cence and buy­ing an air pis­tol I must be a mem­ber of the pis­tol club for six months, at­tend a safety course and un­der­take a po­lice check. Then, I have to wait for six to eight months un­til the po­lice is­sue a li­cence – al­though of­fi­cially it should take 21 work­ing days – and an­other 30 days to get a per­mit to ac­quire a gun. Add to that the tak­ing of fin­ger­prints when I ap­plied for the first li­cence in Vic­to­ria in 2003. I’m sure that law- abid­ing mem­bers of gun clubs will never turn guns on an­other hu­man be­ing be­cause safety rules are im­printed into our brains, and they say that a pis­tol must be pointed to the pa­per tar­get only.

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