Wednesday, 20 May 2015

The Police Cant Protect You And They've Also Disarmed You

Speaks for itself

To me, one of the greatest travesties of our time is the belief that removing the means of self defence from the individual will create a safer society. 

The people that concocted these insane laws have effectively disarmed the citizens of Australia. They seem to be using a model of "what if" to create laws, rather than policy based on real word evidence.

Lets use pepper spray as an example.  As it now stands in Australia, it is highly illegal for a man or woman to carry a can of pepper spray for the purpose of self defence.  The reason why it is illegal? Because someone might misuse it on occasion.  No longer are we trusted to make decisions about our own personal security. We have been stripped of the ability to be in possession of a tool designed for self defence.

If you do decide to carry a knife, personal taser, pepper spray or mace for the purpose of self preservation, you are committing a criminal act, and you then become the criminal. Heaven help you. Self defence is not even classified as a genuine reason to be issued a firearms license because they don't want you to be able to protect the family home.

The question must be asked, is it acceptable to create paper criminals of normal law abiding citizens that wish to have the means to ensure one of their most fundamental human rights?

Article 12 Universal Declaration of Human Rights states:
No one shall be subjected to arbitrary interference with his privacy, family, home or correspondence, nor to attacks upon his honour and reputation. Everyone has the right to the protection of the law against such interference or attacks.
Is it a violation of Article 12 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights if a government outlaws the appropriate means of self defence?
In the event of assault, rape, armed robbery or other type of violent crime, the only people we can call to help us are the police forces controlled by the State Governments.  

One piece of information that you may find interesting is that the police themselves have admitted that they cant protect us.  They are only a reactionary force that generally only appear after a violent crime has been committed.

So knowing all this information, lets go back to the question of "Who is it that writes these laws?"

The Police. Yes that's correct.  The same Police that can't protect us, have made us even more vulnerable.

The Police write the laws, present it to the politicians, then the lying so called "representatives" sell it to the general public as getting tough on crime. Its actually the opposite, it makes the life of criminals easier. 

Ive commonly heard people say "It's better to be judged by twelve than carried by six." I tend to agree.

Why have we as citizens let it get this far? 

Wednesday, 13 May 2015

The Family That Shoots Together, Stays Together

When you think of Mothers day, most people would conjure images of breakfast in bed, gifts of chocolate and flowers, perhaps a nice lunch or dinner fully prepared by others where mum doesn't have to cook or clean.

Well some mums are different and like gifts that are a little out of the ordinary, such as the reactive steel target I wrote about in this previous blog post. So when two smiling children present a flipping target to their mother, it means we are heading for a trip to the range to test it out. 

The best range where we are always made to feel welcome is  80 kilometres* from home. It is by far the most relaxed place where the rules are always adhered to, everyone shoots in a very safe manner, but doesn't have the idiots with attitudes and ego's that are sometimes found at other ranges.  Ladies especially don't like being spoken to as if they are second class citizens.

Mrs Shell really enjoys the Savage .22lr that I purchased recently, so much so that she chose to leave her FN Trombone pump action at home. (Its got an intermittent feed issue that needs to be sorted - I'll fix it for her soon).

The flipping target at 25 yards proved to be quite a test for her in the beginning, but the more she shot, the more regular her hits were becoming.

Mrs Shell showing us her fine (shooting) form

 With Mrs Shell occupied with her new gift, it gave me the chance to test my latest purchase, A Ruger American Rimfire Compact in .17hmr.  Conditions were ordinary to say the least with the wing gusting up and down throughout the whole day. I was able to sort out the correct elevation for the little .17 and that was as good as I could manage.  The wind really knocks the little .17 calibre around.

A sport for everyone regardless of gender

A view downrange

I'd better mention the children, it was Mothers Day after all. Well they were happily playing in the large paddock behind the firing line. Its great to see my kids growing up around rifle ranges just as I did. Once its in the family, it becomes a tradition.

* 50 Miles for my American friends