Monday, April 10, 2006

Gun-Free Australia Means REALLY High Prices for....Guns!

The Marquette Warrior (no irony here) gives us the following from Down Under:

Police Minister Judy Spence assured Parliament this week that tough laws had brought gun crime under control.

However, Opposition Leader Lawrence Springborg, leading criminologist Paul Wilson, retired hero policeman John “Bluey” O’Gorman, legal gun dealers and even an ex-bank robber have confirmed the illegal trade is thriving.

Yet an underworld source who contacted The Sunday Mail said “guns are everywhere” in a flourishing black market.“Buying a firearm is as easy as buying a packet of cigarettes if you have the right connections,” the source said.“You can get anything you want. The new laws didn’t change anything except push them further underground.”

The unnamed source said a Glock 19 pistol could be bought in Brisbane for $2500. The Sunday Mail was sent a photograph of the weapon.

Here in the USA, a new Glock 19 sells for $529.00, full list. Personally, I prefer the H&K...

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