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Selling imitation firearms at his local market

Post by kritch » 05 Nov 2013, 7:16 am

Just reading this one on Nine news

Police arrested a man, 57, after seizing almost 70 banned or controlled weapons from a stall at the Sunbury market on Saturday afternoon.

Seven imitation firearms, lock knives, butterfly knives and Rambo-style knives were among the stash.

The man, from Essendon, is expected to be charged on summons with firearm and weapon offences.


Guys got some stones thinking he could just unpack a stall at his local market and sell imitation firearms and butterfly knives.

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No more details on the story... Wonder how long his stall lasted?
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Post by Seik » 05 Nov 2013, 8:55 am

Don't know how fussed I am about restricting imitation firearms as they obviously can any shoot...

-10 points for thinking you'd just lay out a collection of butterfly knives with no consequences though :roll:
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Post by Norton » 05 Nov 2013, 12:39 pm

Waiting for some journalist to write an some BS article now about this on "Guns being sold in the streets!"

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Post by Fry » 05 Nov 2013, 1:30 pm

Norton wrote:Guns being sold in the streets!


"Weapons".

Gotta have the word "weapons" in it so it's as inflammatory as possible.
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Post by BBJ » 05 Nov 2013, 1:34 pm

70 confiscated though... Quite a spread.

He was game.
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Post by hrrl » 07 Nov 2013, 8:10 am

He's 57.

Still used to the 'good old days' before all the restrictions we have now.
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Post by whert » 07 Nov 2013, 9:51 am

Ah the good old days.

When LAFO's weren't all treated like criminals waiting to happen.
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Post by Aster » 07 Nov 2013, 10:06 am

Not something I've done myself, but I've been told stories of blokes getting on the bus or the train with a 22 over the shoulder when off to shoot some feral cats in the burbs or city parks.

Bus driver didn't bat an eye lid.

You'd get about 500 metres these days I reckon.
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Post by Harper » 07 Nov 2013, 11:19 am

Aster wrote:Not something I've done myself, but I've been told stories of blokes getting on the bus or the train with a 22 over the shoulder when off to shoot some feral cats in the burbs or city parks.


Some guy got pulled up for this a few months ago didn't he?

He was on the train with a rifle in a duffel bag or something and the end of it was sticking out under seat.

Transit cops picked him up quick smart.
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Post by Sakoh » 07 Nov 2013, 11:26 am

whert wrote:Ah the good old days.


Before my time too.

Never got to play with the semi-auto's :(
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Post by Norton » 07 Nov 2013, 11:28 am

This topic is starting to get a bit of a "The South will rise again!" feel to it :lol:
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Post by Warrigul » 07 Nov 2013, 11:36 am

Aster wrote:Not something I've done myself, but I've been told stories of blokes getting on the bus or the train with a 22 over the shoulder when off to shoot some feral cats in the burbs or city parks.

Bus driver didn't bat an eye lid.

You'd get about 500 metres these days I reckon.



If you would even get 500meters........

Hell, it was only in the early eighties as a 13 year old that I used to take dads shotgun down off the wall and a handfull of cartridges and walk down the road and to the local beach to shoot rabbits out the back of the sand dunes. I was only stopped twice, once being by a cop who took my address and wanted to know if dad knew I had his gun (the cop followed up on it later but at the time let me walk home with the rabbits and gun) and another time by a greyhound trainer who bought the half a dozen rabbits I had then and there on the spot.

Totally different world indeed.
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Post by Boatman » 07 Nov 2013, 12:05 pm

Warrigul wrote:I was only stopped twice, once being by a cop who took my address and wanted to know if dad knew I had his gun (the cop followed up on it later but at the time let me walk home with the rabbits and gun)


No benefit of a doubt given these days.

Even if everything's in order half of them would still give you a once over like you're doing something wrong.
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Post by Bourt » 07 Nov 2013, 12:11 pm

Warrigul wrote:Totally different world indeed.


'96 is when it all went down hill.

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Post by Warrigul » 07 Nov 2013, 1:21 pm

Bourt wrote:
Warrigul wrote:Totally different world indeed.


'96 is when it all went down hill.

Like everything in life, one loon ruins it for everyone.


And the majority to go along with the insanity that follows, sheeple panicking in a paddock......................

Honestly I can see nothing wrong morally with selling imitation firearms or even butterfly knives, the relevent acts make posession or even sale of them illegal and we need to comply with those acts but in reality 99.9999% of them will sit in cupboards and do nothing more offensive than be looked at.

I bet more kitchen knives cause injury this year than any type of butterfly/flick/ whatever you want to name.

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Post by butiwanna » 07 Nov 2013, 3:11 pm

Warrigul wrote:I bet more kitchen knives cause injury this year than any type of butterfly/flick/ whatever you want to name.


You used to be able to use them for fishing didn't you? Because of having to handle it with one hand?

Even that's no good now I think.

As if you going on a fishing trip is a fake, and it's an elaborate ruse to get up to no good with a butterfly knife in the middle of nowhere...
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Post by Old Fart » 10 Nov 2013, 4:31 pm

butiwanna wrote:You used to be able to use them for fishing didn't you? Because of having to handle it with one hand?

Even that's no good now I think.


I think that was the lawyers favourite reason. Not sure if it was ever a law.
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