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    HIT THIS POLL . . . . Please.

    THIS IS A HOT TOPIC DOWN UNDER.

    Were making inroads but not without much risistance. Its not a secret either, thats a media beatup. Haz.



    Secret government bid for school pistols
    by: Geoff Chambers and Kate Sikora From: The Daily Telegraph October 04, 2011 12:00AM

    TEENAGERS would be able to shoot guns during school hours under a secret plan hatched by the Education Department and powerful lobby groups.

    An internal department submission has revealed an advanced strategy to accommodate target shooting into extra-curricular programs at the state's 650 high schools.

    Result so far:

    Results: Today's poll
    Thanks for voting!

    Should teenage students be taught how to shoot?
    Yes, 38.6% (567 votes)

    No 61.4% (902 votes) Total votes: 1469


    Link to Daily Telegraph Poll.
    http://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/new...-1226157577500
    Last edited by Haz.; 10-03-2011 at 06:05 PM.
    When a criminal invades your home and has a gun and is trying to kill you, it would be reasonable to shoot back with your own gun.

    My Definition of Gun Control: The idea that dozens of people found dead in the Broadway Café, Tasmania, and many also seriously wounded, all while waiting for police, who were called to show up and protect them, is somehow morally superior to having several armed and therefore alive civilian's explaining to police how the attacker got that fatal bullet wound.

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    Voted. Although I don't think it should be up to the school; rather the parents. Then again, I have my idealist moments...

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    I voted yes. If everybody takes five seconds to vote we can turn this poll around easy!
    "When seconds count between living or dying, the police are only minutes away."

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    Haz, my friend, if you folks Downunder don't start teaching your kids to shoot, you're going to wind up with soldiers who can't hit a bull in the butt with a bass fiddle!!

    I saw this when I went through Basic Combat Training in this country fifty years ago. The boys who grew up with guns, mostly from the Southeastern U.S., were able to quickly adjust to the M1 Garand rifle. I grew to love that ugly, heavy, beautiful weapon. The boys who had never touched a gun in their lives and had been "brainwashed" into fearing firearms, most of them from the Northeastern U.S., couldn't hit the broad side of a barn!

    I do think that the parents should have the final say until the young person, male or female, is of a legal age.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PistolPackingMomma View Post
    Voted. Although I don't think it should be up to the school; rather the parents. Then again, I have my idealist moments...
    Hi PPM.

    It is up to the parents weather their child attends target shooting if this gets through. No one is forcing them to attend if they dont want to. Were trying to introduce rifelry and target shooting back into schools just as it was in most schools before the firearm ban. We now have two members in the parliment who are aligned with the Christian democrats and we hold the balance of power. The anties, particularly the Greens are ranting on talk back radio trying to stir up a wave of negatives suggesting we are raising future potential criminals?

    Cheers Haz.
    When a criminal invades your home and has a gun and is trying to kill you, it would be reasonable to shoot back with your own gun.

    My Definition of Gun Control: The idea that dozens of people found dead in the Broadway Café, Tasmania, and many also seriously wounded, all while waiting for police, who were called to show up and protect them, is somehow morally superior to having several armed and therefore alive civilian's explaining to police how the attacker got that fatal bullet wound.

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    Quote Originally Posted by thebigsd View Post
    I voted yes. If everybody takes five seconds to vote we can turn this poll around easy!
    Sure can. Thanks guys and gal's. Haz.
    When a criminal invades your home and has a gun and is trying to kill you, it would be reasonable to shoot back with your own gun.

    My Definition of Gun Control: The idea that dozens of people found dead in the Broadway Café, Tasmania, and many also seriously wounded, all while waiting for police, who were called to show up and protect them, is somehow morally superior to having several armed and therefore alive civilian's explaining to police how the attacker got that fatal bullet wound.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SFCRetired View Post
    Haz, my friend, if you folks Downunder don't start teaching your kids to shoot, you're going to wind up with soldiers who can't hit a bull in the butt with a bass fiddle!!

    I saw this when I went through Basic Combat Training in this country fifty years ago. The boys who grew up with guns, mostly from the Southeastern U.S., were able to quickly adjust to the M1 Garand rifle. I grew to love that ugly, heavy, beautiful weapon. The boys who had never touched a gun in their lives and had been "brainwashed" into fearing firearms, most of them from the Northeastern U.S., couldn't hit the broad side of a barn!

    I do think that the parents should have the final say until the young person, male or female, is of a legal age.
    Hi mate.

    "Under the plans, the classes would be open to high school students aged over 12 who had been given permission by their parents."
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    Read More: http://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/new...-1226157577500

    That is the plan my friend. Only those who's parents give permission. My entire family has been exposed to firearms. My children and grand childern all hunt, fish, and some target shoot. They love the life. My elderst grandson often says, "This is better than hanging with the gang Pop!" Cheers, Haz.
    When a criminal invades your home and has a gun and is trying to kill you, it would be reasonable to shoot back with your own gun.

    My Definition of Gun Control: The idea that dozens of people found dead in the Broadway Café, Tasmania, and many also seriously wounded, all while waiting for police, who were called to show up and protect them, is somehow morally superior to having several armed and therefore alive civilian's explaining to police how the attacker got that fatal bullet wound.

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    Voted....

    Good luck Haz!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Haz. View Post
    Hi PPM.

    It is up to the parents weather their child attends target shooting if this gets through. No one is forcing them to attend if they dont want to. Were trying to introduce rifelry and target shooting back into schools just as it was in most schools before the firearm ban. We now have two members in the parliment who are aligned with the Christian democrats and we hold the balance of power. The anties, particularly the Greens are ranting on talk back radio trying to stir up a wave of negatives suggesting we are raising future potential criminals?

    Cheers Haz.
    I think it's great to teach kids shooting skills; I consider it an activity no different than football or archery. All I meant by my comment was that I think (ideally, if the world were populated by perfect parents) that they would teach their kids to shoot. Sadly, I know the world is not so. As for the anties, hopefully everyone will see the fallacy of their claims.

    I really hope y'all can get your rights restored. Keep up the good fight!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by PistolPackingMomma View Post
    I think it's great to teach kids shooting skills; I consider it an activity no different than football or archery. All I meant by my comment was that I think (ideally, if the world were populated by perfect parents) that they would teach their kids to shoot. Sadly, I know the world is not so. As for the anties, hopefully everyone will see the fallacy of their claims.

    I really hope y'all can get your rights restored. Keep up the good fight!!!
    Thanks PPM. I know what you meant. Were working on getting our rights restored. Should read some of the anties comments on the poll. Wow, "shooting not a sport" were raising potential killers, we dont want to be like America!" talk about brain washed?

    Sadly the no vote is still ahead at this time.

    Should teenage students be taught how to shoot?
    Yes. 39.36% (1362 votes)

    No. 60,64% 2098 votes.

    I'm very dissapointed in some of the hunting and shooters forums here. Hardly any votes from them. Very apathetic. Its no wonder we are loosing our rights!



    A big thank you to all members on this forum who voted and to those who may still vote before the poll closes! Regards, Haz.
    When a criminal invades your home and has a gun and is trying to kill you, it would be reasonable to shoot back with your own gun.

    My Definition of Gun Control: The idea that dozens of people found dead in the Broadway Café, Tasmania, and many also seriously wounded, all while waiting for police, who were called to show up and protect them, is somehow morally superior to having several armed and therefore alive civilian's explaining to police how the attacker got that fatal bullet wound.

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    Voted and tipped the "No"s off the 60%

    Yes40.09% (1499 votes)
    No59.91% (2240 votes
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    Any idea what the prevailing voter's thought is to deny this?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Badger Johnson View Post
    Any idea what the prevailing voter's thought is to deny this?
    My best guess is that ot has something to do with teaching children violence. You know the "logic", if we teach kids how to shoot then they will become murderers...
    "When seconds count between living or dying, the police are only minutes away."

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    Quote Originally Posted by Badger Johnson View Post
    Any idea what the prevailing voter's thought is to deny this?
    Here are the thirty one comments posted. Give you an idea of the mindset of some people regarding firearms. The paper wont print my comments. I tried. sent in two but to no avail! Comments 4, 9, 11 and similar are doozy's.

    Read full story and comments :http://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/new...-1226157577500



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    Alastair of Newrybar Posted at 1:31 AM Today
    We had school army cadets from first year (year 8). If you were not a boy scout, parades were compulsory Monday and Friday after classes, until you left school. There were bivouacs twice a year for a week each during school holidays, during which arms training with live ammunition was inclusive. Didn't cause me, or anyone I know, to become a gun nut. The parades and discipline were beneficial as well.

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    Jeff of Sydney Posted at 1:38 AM Today
    Are you bloody serious??!! How about being taught driving lessons, or lessons on respect, accountability, responsibility and basic manners!!! How about lessons of life or financial survival in the world, there is so much more that should be on the list before stupid guns, that are supposed to mean nothing in our society, unless we are adopting another stupid USA amendment.

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    Nick Posted at 2:01 AM Today
    Teach them some responsibility when using firearms, rather than these 'shoot them up' video games that desensitise them to violence.

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    Greg Reynolds of Australia Posted at 2:06 AM Today
    And? What's wrong with that? Good to see paranoia is alive & well in our society. Watch all the 'Do Gooders' & fun police throw their arms in the air. Grow up!

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    Rose of Hunter Region Posted at 4:56 AM Today
    Gee, then we can have school massacres, just like America !!!!!

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    J Posted at 5:13 AM Today
    Target shooting is an olympic sport. I dont see the IOC dropping shooting from the list of events any time soon. Who knows we might win more medals in that! Its not like we're arming our kids. Guns are still illegal to possess otherwise and very hard to get in australia.

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    dee gee Posted at 7:00 AM Today
    Barry O'Farrell as lost control.

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    34 year old female hunter of Sydney Posted at 7:09 AM Today
    Before all the nay sayers start- outdoor education, which includes hunting, is an elective over in New Zealand. Anyone know if their per-capita rate for gun crime is better or worse than ours???The ability to hold a gun licence means you must have no convictions for a wide range of serious offences- it makes you conscious of the decisions you make, not a gun-totting red neck like many people seem to believe!! With the behaviour I see from many school children now days I believe a disciplined subject like this might just teach them some respect.

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    No chance in hell Posted at 7:11 AM Today
    There is no chance in hell i will let my son hold a gun or be allowed to shoot one. If my sons shool intrduced gun shooting i would pull him out immediatley. What is wrong withis government. This is not america.This is australia

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    Bob.H of Gosford Posted at 7:25 AM Today
    Shooting is an Olympic Sport. Surely our students deserve the opportunity to participate in all sports that are accepted at the Olympic level. Might I suggest that this has nothing to do with gun crime and that opposition is as ridiculous as opposing sex education in our schools so we can prevent teen pregnancy.

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    Baz Posted at 7:27 AM Today
    And no doubt next week the knife-throwing association will be introducing their sport into schools

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    not wanted Posted at 7:32 AM Today
    good one Barry, who's pandering to minorities now?

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    STEVEN MELLON of URUNGA NSW Posted at 7:32 AM Today
    Teaching kids to play with guns,this gov employs teachers with a gun mentality.If i wanted my kids to become simpletons,ican manage that myself,idont want overpaid PATHETIC teachers to brain wash the kids with gun games

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    Phil K of Dubbo. Posted at 7:44 AM Today
    Ok , it's not like you can just go and pick up a gun at school, I have no doubt there will be intesive training before they even get to toutch a firearm. And to learn firearms safety in a controled environment is a good idea, Not to mention the dangers of them aswell. Oh and the tumbnail is of a rifle not a pistol, just saying.

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    Deb of Sydney NSW Posted at 8:05 AM Today
    I am surprised there is lobbying for teaching shooting in schools in this day and age. I grew up in the country some 40 years ago, and nearly every country child knew how to shoot, but it was more of a 'need to have' basis ie. shooting excess numbers of pigs and roos, and killing old, maimed and sick animals. We all had fun target shooting old cans on fences after the work was done though! Those who want guns for illegal purposes will obtain and learn how to use them regardless of the introduction of shooting in schools (they seem to have been doing that since guns were introduced into Australia), and personally I can't see anything wrong with it, provided the classes are well thought out and manned thoroughly. If any of my children show an interest, they can do it. It is no more dangerous than rock climbing or crossing a street and my children have done both at school.

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    Gaz of Wide Bay Posted at 8:06 AM Today
    Not a good idea. If this becomes the case then give everyone back their guns. We will probably need them.

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    BannedRightWingNutJob Posted at 8:07 AM Today
    OMG - can you imagine training students to become snipers here in Oz ???? Don't they get enough experience in drive-bys in the south-western suburbs (Guilford, Lakemba, Bankstown etc) !!!!

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    Houses are sitting ducks Posted at 8:08 AM Today
    Just don't teach them at Merrylands, Granville and Lakembe. They already get enough practice shooting houses.

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    Neil Smith of Kiama Posted at 8:15 AM Today
    It is all about curiosity as kids see them in movies etc.So let them have a shot if they are around trained people and I would say a lot would say is that it after firing 1 shot.Better to satisfier there curiosity that way then some child ending up dead by shooting them self all there friend by accident.

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    jas QLD of QLD Posted at 8:18 AM Today
    Makes perfect sence i grew up clay bird shooting at my school great fun. Good life skills as well. You learn to respect the weapon trust the weapon its a very safe sport.

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    Nicholas of Sydney Posted at 8:18 AM Today
    Surely the days of referring to shooting as a 'sport' are long gone. Guns are designed for one thing: to kill. Reducing pests and feral animals is a legitimate use but it's not a 'sport' in the traditional sense. This is a desperate attempt by the Shooters party to widen its user base and the last thing Australia should become is more like America where every man, woman and child has a gun so they can 'protect' themselves and their families. But how many of them legitimately use their guns each year to do so? A hell of a lot less than the number that are used to kill or injure innocent civilians, that's for sure. Leave the shooting to our military, law enforcement, security and famers.

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    TC of Newcastle Posted at 8:19 AM Today
    I love the way the media jumps on these topics. Kids have been doing archery for sport for centuries and what about all the gold medals for shooting from in the olympics. Properly supervised it could have a very positive outcome for our already messed up youth, These kids can and probably will get their hands on a gun anyway so why not train them to have a healthy respect for the operational laws of the weapon. Any parent knows the more you keep something away from them the more they want it. The way some of these clowns carry on it's as if they think the kids will be bringing them in their back packs.

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    Befuddled of Sydney Posted at 8:29 AM Today
    This is by far the most idiotic thing I have ever heard. Children do not need to have guns thrust into their hands. Will that enhance a resume? Wake up and smell the sh*t that this country is quickly becoming.

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    Laurel of Sydney Posted at 8:30 AM Today
    Just look at all the "No" votes. Next they'll be saying the Army shouldn't be taught to shoot.

    Comment 24 of 31

    Kat of Minto Heights Posted at 8:36 AM Today
    The Shooters Party and the Christian Democrates are proving to be just as bad as the Greens and Independents in Federal politics. They are holding the state to ransom, just like their federal counter parts. This is absolutely appalling. The people of this state said they wanted the problems that the last 16 years of hard Labor created fixed, but these bastards are too intent on feathering their own nests and keeping the government busy with their own agenda's rather than puting their energy towards fixing the state. Nobody should ever, never, ever vote for these fringe parties, independents or anything green again. Bastards!

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    Jay Dubb of The Burbs Posted at 8:36 AM Today
    I voted yes because it is closest to my belief although I think "allowed to choose" would be a better phrase than "taught" implying it would be compulsory, shooting, like any sport, doesn't suit everyone.

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    sicco of Australia Posted at 8:39 AM Today
    Families who want their children to use guns can join shooting clubs on their own time. The US experience shows that when guns are available, they are the preferred method of suicide - it is irresponsible to suggest that guns should be made more accessible to teenagers. The NSW Department of Education should not encourage children to accept guns as ordinary sporting equipment. The NSW Government should not formulate policy based on the anti-social Fishers and Shooters Party agenda.

    Comment 27 of 31

    G.Gibson of Sydney Posted at 8:45 AM Today
    Too much violence in youth these days to allow them access to guns.

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    George Posted at 8:47 AM Today
    How can it be a "Secret Plan" if its was on public record since last October??

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    Geoff Hills of Hills Posted at 8:57 AM Today
    Agree, its a pity that they haven't introduced compulsory driving lessons as well. Bad driving kills more of our youngsters than bullets.

    Comment 30 of 31

    Simon of Sydney Posted at 8:57 AM Today
    The US gun culture introduced into my kid's school in a dirty deal by politicians? What a good idea! This useless O'Farrell mob need to be kicked out of power right now. Or maybe they could be used as their own clay pigeons.

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    When a criminal invades your home and has a gun and is trying to kill you, it would be reasonable to shoot back with your own gun.

    My Definition of Gun Control: The idea that dozens of people found dead in the Broadway Café, Tasmania, and many also seriously wounded, all while waiting for police, who were called to show up and protect them, is somehow morally superior to having several armed and therefore alive civilian's explaining to police how the attacker got that fatal bullet wound.

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    I dont know if this interview was ever carried out or not! It was posted and reported several times Down Under when the introduction of firearms training for youths was being discussed at an earlier time.

    For those that don't know him, Major General Peter Cosgrove is an "Australian treasure!"

    General Cosgrove was allegedly interviewed on the radio recently. You'll love his reply to the lady who interviewed him concerning guns and children. Regardless of how you feel about gun laws you gotta love this! This is one of the best comeback lines of all time. It is a portion of an ABC interview between a female broadcaster and General Cosgrove who was about to sponsor a Boy Scout Troop visiting his military headquarters.

    FEMALE INTERVIEWER:
    So, General Cosgrove, what things are you going to teach these young boys when they visit your base?

    GENERAL COSGROVE:
    We're going to teach them climbing, canoeing, archery and shooting.

    FEMALE INTERVIEWER:
    Shooting! That's a bit irresponsible, isn't it?

    GENERAL COSGROVE:
    I don't see why, they'll be properly supervised on the rifle range.

    FEMALE INTERVIEWER:
    Don't you admit that this is a terribly dangerous activity to be teaching children?

    GENERAL COSGROVE:
    I don't see how. We will be teaching them proper rifle discipline before they even touch a firearm.

    FEMALE INTERVIEWER:
    But you're equipping them to become violent killers.

    GENERAL COSGROVE:
    Well, Ma'am, you're equipped to be a prostitute, but you're not one, are you?

    The radio went silent and the interview ended.

    Whether the alleged remark was made or not, it did not in my mind cast General Cosgrove in a bad light.
    If anything, it showed the General as a realist and a quick thinker. The remark was not sexist; it merely high-lights the FLAW in the logic that teaching someone how to handle a firearm makes them violent killers. I wish there were more such brilliant counter-arguments to the flawed logic heard in a lot of today's politically-correct sentiments.
    When a criminal invades your home and has a gun and is trying to kill you, it would be reasonable to shoot back with your own gun.

    My Definition of Gun Control: The idea that dozens of people found dead in the Broadway Café, Tasmania, and many also seriously wounded, all while waiting for police, who were called to show up and protect them, is somehow morally superior to having several armed and therefore alive civilian's explaining to police how the attacker got that fatal bullet wound.

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    Its now 3.09 pm. Just did a check on some of the sites I placed the poll. No wonder I often feel like tossing in the towel. This just shows the lack of interest and lathargy of the majority of Australian hunters and fishers. Result of one site I posted this poll Down Under this morning at 9am.

    HIT THIS POLL . . .
    by Hazard on Tue Oct 04, 2011 9:16 am in Announcements:

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    I'm sick and tired of this! They deserve to have their remaining firearms stripped from them the lazy dead beats! They whine and winge about the tight gun laws and do absolutly nothing to help themselves. Not even bother to vote on a poll like this? No wonder the anties get all the attention. Sorry for the vent! Cheers Haz.

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    Hit this poll . . . .
    Secret government bid for school pistols by: Geoff Chambers and Kate Sikora From: The Daily Telegraph October 04, 2011 12:00AM TEENAGERS would...
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    ONE VOTE? I'm sick and tired of this, I'm done! Haz.
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    When a criminal invades your home and has a gun and is trying to kill you, it would be reasonable to shoot back with your own gun.

    My Definition of Gun Control: The idea that dozens of people found dead in the Broadway Café, Tasmania, and many also seriously wounded, all while waiting for police, who were called to show up and protect them, is somehow morally superior to having several armed and therefore alive civilian's explaining to police how the attacker got that fatal bullet wound.

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    It's up to 43% pro-education,
    57% pro-ignorance.
    And it's only been about 6 hours since you posted it here.
    Don't throw in the towel yet!

    I've tried to post a couple comments, but the first isn't showing up & the second I keep getting a "server error" so it won't even send to them for censorship.
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    Hard to believe some of these comments coming from Aussies. Ennyhoo... I voted 'Yes'. The Yes is leading at present.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SFCRetired View Post
    Haz, my friend, if you folks Downunder don't start teaching your kids to shoot, you're going to wind up with soldiers who can't hit a bull in the butt with a bass fiddle!!

    I saw this when I went through Basic Combat Training in this country fifty years ago. The boys who grew up with guns, mostly from the Southeastern U.S., were able to quickly adjust to the M1 Garand rifle. I grew to love that ugly, heavy, beautiful weapon. The boys who had never touched a gun in their lives and had been "brainwashed" into fearing firearms, most of them from the Northeastern U.S., couldn't hit the broad side of a barn!

    I do think that the parents should have the final say until the young person, male or female, is of a legal age.
    I agree with you 100%. I was brought up with guns. I shot on a HS rifle team. I carried a .22 rifle on buses and subways along with a brick of .22 ammo. Nobody bothered me or any of my friends who did the same. We traveled by bus to other schools along with our rifles and ammo. When I was in the Army I qualified as Expert with the M-1 Garand. Bob.

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    Hi. After many calls last night to friends, relatives, and posting on several boards down under I retired disapointed and seriously thinking about giving up. I wake up this morning, check the poll and am surprised to see this:


    Results: Today's poll
    Thanks for voting!

    Should teenage students be taught how to shoot?

    Yes. 55.14% (4169 votes).

    No. 44.86% (3392 votes).

    Total votes: 7561.

    It seems some shooters and firearms enthusiests have stirred over night and voted. This has been topic of conversation on talkback radio because of all the criminal shooting in our capital cities and also in the papers. I'm surprised with the low 4.169 votes.




    Thanks to all who voted! Cheers Haz.
    When a criminal invades your home and has a gun and is trying to kill you, it would be reasonable to shoot back with your own gun.

    My Definition of Gun Control: The idea that dozens of people found dead in the Broadway Café, Tasmania, and many also seriously wounded, all while waiting for police, who were called to show up and protect them, is somehow morally superior to having several armed and therefore alive civilian's explaining to police how the attacker got that fatal bullet wound.

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    I know were not alone in this and it probably happens in the USA as well. I notice time and again, all the Greens and the anties who freaked out over the Shooters Party being an alleged ONE policy party, which is interested in shooters and nothing else, and blasting it for holding the balance of power and allegedly forcing the introduction of target shooting as a sport in schools, have all gone dead silent regarding this story this morning? Not one word, not one comment? Neither in readers comments in papers, or on talk back radio, in fact radio is compleatly silent regarding this issue? Haz.
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    Story in this mornings paper!

    Shooters take aim at power sell-off.

    SHOOTERS Party MPs are threatening to block Barry O'Farrell's electricity privatisation plan because it would make a "very lazy Premier even lazier".

    The men who hold the balance of power in the upper house said their first instinct was to scupper the sell-off and they would only consider backing it if it could raise $50 billion, workers' jobs were protected and power prices were not affected.

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    http://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/new...-1226158486033


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    Talk back radio, Silent?

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    Again, heres the final result in the D.T. of yesterdays poll;


    Should teenage students be taught how to shoot?
    Yes. 56.19% (4359 votes).

    No. 43.81% (3399 votes) Total votes: 7758

    4359 For.
    3399 Against.

    Sorry whining, anties, missed out by 960 votes!

    Thank you all who voted Haz.
    When a criminal invades your home and has a gun and is trying to kill you, it would be reasonable to shoot back with your own gun.

    My Definition of Gun Control: The idea that dozens of people found dead in the Broadway Café, Tasmania, and many also seriously wounded, all while waiting for police, who were called to show up and protect them, is somehow morally superior to having several armed and therefore alive civilian's explaining to police how the attacker got that fatal bullet wound.

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    Still strong for the "Yes" crowd.

    Should teenage students be taught how to shoot?
    Yes

    56.41%
    (4406 votes) No

    43.59%
    (3404 votes) Total votes: 7810
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    A story similar to the one with the General and the Female interviewer, just for yucks.

    We had a 'headhunter' come into the department to try to convince the employees that they should be happy with 'meets expectations' rather than 'exceeds expectations' which a LOT of people were getting. We had a world class hospital, so it makes sense the employees were exceeding and exceptional but the State had run low on money.

    I raised my hand and said 'forget the money, the raises, we want our ratings to stay high, we work hard, how do you think the Hospital got their world class rating'. They couldn't do that because the State was being obstinate, giving more money if you were, in fact, exceptional. People don't work for money, just as soldiers don't kill for their commanders, they kill the enemy to save their buddies.

    The headhunter wasn't having it. She says, 'meets expectations' is fine.

    So I said, 'Ok, next time you prepare a great meal for your husband, have him tell you that it meets expectations. He'll be eating at McDonalds next meal'. Everyone hooted and clapped and whistled and the headhunter turned red. Oh yes she reported me to the head honcho, but he couldn't do anything, though he did bring it up feebly when they tried to fire me 12 weeks before being vested. The BIG boss liked me so that didn't happen, lol.
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    As to the topic, the kind of kids who would get the training are not the kids who go out and commit mayhem, imo.
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    Because I dont any more no one else should either?

    The John Laws talk back radio program. John Laws has listeners across Australia and across the world via the internet. He was a former Jackeroo and shooter in his younger days.

    Here is just another of the biased and uneducated views spewed by people who have no idea what the Shooters and Fishers Party is about and what its policies are.

    John Laws as usual, in answer to an elderly gentleman refering to the Shooters and Fishers Party's intention to re introduce Shooting as a sport into schools, and adding this was a crazy idea! Laws'y couldn't help himself. As well as stating, "It ain't gonna happen," He also said, "Theres a few Crazies in the Shooters and Fishers Party as well!"

    And he calls himself an unbiased radio announcer! He used to hunt and shoot and I personally know a politician who regularly hunted with him, who revealed to me that John Laws owned more guns than one could poke a stick at. He no longer hunts or shoots because of old age and other comittments so he seems to have adopted the idea that no one else from now on should either!

    Cheers Haz.
    When a criminal invades your home and has a gun and is trying to kill you, it would be reasonable to shoot back with your own gun.

    My Definition of Gun Control: The idea that dozens of people found dead in the Broadway Café, Tasmania, and many also seriously wounded, all while waiting for police, who were called to show up and protect them, is somehow morally superior to having several armed and therefore alive civilian's explaining to police how the attacker got that fatal bullet wound.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Haz. View Post
    And heres the result on another shooters and fishers forum Down Under......

    Hit this poll . . . .
    Secret government bid for school pistols by: Geoff Chambers and Kate Sikora From: The Daily Telegraph October 04, 2011 12:00AM TEENAGERS would...
    Started by Hazard, 6 Hours Ago 09:00am
    Replies: 1
    Views: 11

    ONE VOTE? I'm sick and tired of this, I'm done! Haz.
    Just because there's only one reply doesn't mean people reading the thread didn't go vote. I hit the votes on a lot of the polls linked to around here, but I won't necessarily write a reply in the thread.

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