Unplanned America: It turns out that America’s gun nuts are really hard to argue with
AS AUSTRALIANS it is safe to say we don’t always “get” or agree with gun laws in the United States. But actually visiting some of these gun-loving towns is like stepping onto another planet.
On a recent trip to the US while filming Unplanned America, we visited three groups of what some may call extreme gun nuts. And for a group of anti-gun Australians, we found them surprisingly hard to argue with.
The first place we visited was a Disneyland of violence that it was hard to believe actually existed. “Drive-A-Tank” is out in the middle of nowhere in freezing cold Kasota, Minnesota.
As you can guess by Drive-A-Tank’s name, it’s a warfare wonderland where the unlicensed and unqualified can remarkably drive a tank.
Owner Tony Borglum is the man responsible for giving this particular 35-year-old man his first ever gun to shoot. The fact that I was an armed violence virgin surprised Tony, given that he first owned a firearm as a young kid.
When I popped my cherry and shot the vintage “Sten” sub-machinegun, the rapid pop pop pop of the bullets down the indoor range was deeply satisfying and the action movie-loving eight-year-old boy inside me was in heaven. ...
We're being bombarded with this type of sh!t lately in time for the 20th anniversary of Port Arthur and a 'review' of the current gun laws. Sounds like we're going to screwed again.