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Some news from down under:

Gun owners to have storage facilities inspected
Thursday, 27 October 2005. 13:50 (AEST)
Western Queensland gun owners will face a safety audit to ensure their weapons are being stored correctly.

The six-month state-wide audit will see police make appointments with randomly selected licenced weapon holders to inspect their storage facilities.

Weapons licencing branch Inspector Mike Crowley says the move is all about positive re-inforcement.

"The legislation is very clear on how firearms are to be stored, and this is purely put in place to act as a safety guideline, for not only the individual but the community at large," he said.

"It's very important that people who have firearms secure them so they do not fall into the hands of inappropriate people or those people not authorised to possess them."

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Jim V ~> actually, that is a good idea. Not, of course, to attempt the creation of any equality between the public and law enforcement but, rather, to understand their rationale for how they store arms (in whatever manner they do). Their explanation may go some ways towards further exposing a dual standard.

jlang11 ~> if they could they would. :mummy:

I thought this commentary on the article was quite funny (hurts when I laugh?):

"It's very important that people who have firearms secure them so they cannot get to them quickly in an emergency. After all, criminals vote too, and they are good for the economy! Every time a burglar steals your TV set or your wife's jewelry, you go out and buy a new TV, or new jewelry, and that stimulates the economy. If your insurance won;t pay and you have to buy on credit, well, that's good for the banks. If we let citizens start shooting crooks breaking into their homes, why, think of all that lost economic stimulus! So what if your wife got raped because you couldn't get the gun safe door open quickly enough; you gotta start looking at the big picture here!"
 

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Klingon said:
You are kidding, right? Please tell me no one actually said that!
:biglaugh: sometimes satire is the best way to get a point across (could be same reason why John Stewart is a popular 'news' source).
 
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