Earliest gun laws or lack thereof

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Re: Earliest gun laws or lack thereof

Post by duncan61 » 09 Jul 2019, 8:30 pm

Drove from Townsville to Perth April 1983 and called in to a hardware store at Mt Isa and bought a Boito shotgun and a box of OO/SG off the shelf for personal protection no questions asked and then gave it to a buddy who had a licence when I arrived.Too easy.Rimfires and 12 bores were no issue back then
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Re: Earliest gun laws or lack thereof

Post by Ziad » 09 Jul 2019, 10:09 pm

Hmm I don't have such awesome stories seeing I was a wee twinkle in my parents eyes during the mid 70s.

But growing up I too knew where the old double barrel and its ammo was. He also had a revolver and later a pistol for personal protection, when put and about it was nearly always on his person. I was given a diana air rifle that was gutless to say, thus sorta lost any interest, but fud spend a plenty of time hunting sparrows.

But times have changed, now people are different this some types if rules are deliberately required..... not that many (dills) obey them.
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Re: Earliest gun laws or lack thereof

Post by Roo farmer » 09 Jul 2019, 11:08 pm

Stix wrote:How good was it eh...none of those blokes were shooters, they just had a rifle because it was what we were founded on, & mostly from our great grandfathers having to feed the mouths with bunny meat to ride the depression they had to endure...!!...

Could you imagine the average 27 y/o fella now having to go out & feed his family from hunted meat--because of necessity :o -- :unknown: --yea right...!!
...what...shoot a gun...no way... guns are dangerous...:


Everyone is complaining about how bad the drought is. But I don't know anyone eating rabbits. Very few willing to eat kangaroo even. Makes you wonder.
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