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Posted: 10/23/2001 2:21:08 PM EDT
I have noticed that we have a few members from outside of US. What are the gun laws like, and general attitudes toward firearms in your countries? We are already very aware of situations in Canada and Australia (I think), but how's about Italy, Austria and Germany?
Link Posted: 10/23/2001 2:40:12 PM EDT
As you can see on the news header... Canada is now REFUNDING the money from those who have registered!! All $18 bucks of it.. This after spending 600 million on the program to date ( that is akin to the USA spending 6 billion!!) Needless to say their silly attempt is FALLING to pieces!! HA HA HA
Link Posted: 10/23/2001 2:45:47 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 10/23/2001 2:40:23 PM EDT by Striker]
Link Posted: 10/23/2001 2:47:58 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Stormbringer: As you can see on the news header... Canada is now REFUNDING the money from those who have registered!! All $18 bucks of it.. This after spending 600 million on the program to date ( that is akin to the USA spending 6 billion!!) Needless to say their silly attempt is FALLING to pieces!! HA HA HA
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$600 mil Canadian is more like 20 bucks US.... [:)]
Link Posted: 10/23/2001 3:15:59 PM EDT
Call them! 1800 731 4000. It's hilarious. No one answers. Press all the prompts you want, there's no one home. I must have tried a dozen times today. The recording identifies their 'peak hours' as 10 AM to 7PM. I usually contact my Member of Parliament when something federal is broken. Suggest you all do the same. [flame]
Link Posted: 10/23/2001 6:58:45 PM EDT
100' x 60' warehouse full of nothing but paperwork? LOL! What if, just hypothetically, that building were to mysteriously go up in flames? Do you think all the patriotic Canuck gun owners would agree to re-submit their paperwork? The refund thing is just cruel--trying to make heavy handed government appear kinder and gentler. Here's a quote for 'ya: "Government is not reason; it is not eloquence. It is force. Like fire, it is a dangerous servant and a fearful master." -- George Washington Oh, and other countries' gun laws, well they pretty much all suck, don't they? America just about stands alone in the civilized world in terms of RKBA. Every place else is heavily restricted, even Switzerland. Well, unless you are wealthy. Then you can do whatever you want in places like Mexico, Central & South America, etc.
Link Posted: 10/23/2001 7:51:24 PM EDT
Back to the original question. I dont know much about any European nations but I lived in South America (Bolivia) for 8 years while working for USAID. Well, to put it bluntly, there are no laws there. It shouldnt be surprising since this country is the source of most narcotics for the U.S. But back to your question, you could openly buy anything you could find. In which lies the trick. While I was there, I saw quite a few collections that would leave you amazed. Ak's for $50-75 (US$) FN-FAL for about the same. There were WWII weapons by the thousands, I mean MG-43, MG-34, STG-44's..you name it.
Link Posted: 10/23/2001 9:43:33 PM EDT
Where my Wife is from..owning a Gun is a Capital Offense.
Link Posted: 10/24/2001 4:45:28 AM EDT
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