G-day mate. Glad you have come aboard. I read your PM on S&F this morning but couldn't reply. My PC's playing up. Did you read the article in the Australian Newspaper yesterday? They hammered Tony Abbot something fierce. Why, because he picked up a big dun and fired off a few buwwets whilst visiting the diggers in Afganistan. I posted the article here, "Whoneeds a Gun in Australia," and on S&F. Dont know if John let it through on S&F though, Im on Admin post review watch.
See you round mate, theres some great guys on this site and most of them think like you and me regarding firearms, self defence, and the use of them for self defence.