Australia Bans Gun for Looking Scary
Many Americans praise Australia for its "sophisticated" gun policies (see Australia’s Gun Ban Results in More Guns Than Ever... New Findings). The ones where law-abiding gun owners are forced to give up their rights and property. All so criminals can have free reign over defenseless victims, courtesy of illegal weapons.
Australia is advertising its stupidity to the world once more. They just placed a ban on this bolt action rifle in the video below. Their reasoning: it looks scary. Too "assaulty."
The Australian Border Force is giving owners of Riverman rifles 30 days to turn in their operator-assisted firearms as they look too much like banned weapons.
The “bungled buyback” could cost tax payers down under as much as $1 million Australian (about $790,000 US).
The two-page letter sent to Riverman owners officials state that the reclassification “has been made due to the firearm being substantially the same in appearance as a fully automatic firearm, specifically the Stoner CQB Mod 2 rifle.”
To reiterate, Australia previously approved this weapon. Now they've changed their minds in PMSing wombat fashion. Perhaps, once officials saw the gun up close, they shat their pants in fear. Far too spoopy.
The mechanics of the gun doesn't actually violate any of Australia's rules. The appearance is problematic because it's part-black, cold, hardened metal. Sounds a lot like discrimination. Someone call the NAACP!
Look, if the land down under wants to get rid of all that which is frightening, fine. Here are a few other things that should be banned for looking scary:
- Giant centipede. Nobody NEEDS that many legs. Get out of here with that sh*t.
- STD ridden koalas. Also STD ridden Aussies.
- Bull shark. It's a shark. I rest my case.
- Famous Australian actress, Nicole Kidman. Freshly Botoxed. Sans makeup.
This is why we civilians like to curb governing bodies from continuously overreaching into our lives and telling us what we can and can't own (see Hawaiian Police Want People Who Smoke Weed to Hand Over Their Guns).
Our story here is a perfect example of government screwery. Firstly, Australians are largely limited in what they can defend themselves with -- boomerangs. Slingshots. The bolas.
So their officials approve this gun, citizens drop thousands of dollars on said gun, then the government changes its mind. Whoopsie! They'll be taking that back now.
No word yet on whether these poor chumps will be reimbursed. Chalk it up to a learning experience. They should just be thankful Australia is enriching its citizens' lives with such safety measures. You're welcome, peasants.
Heads up, America. This is the future gun control advocates want for our nation.