By Dean Weingarten
Arizona -(Ammoland.com)- The Australian gun law requires two things that are often cited as “common sense” by those without an understanding of everyday gun use.
They are universal gun registration and “safe storage”. Both have been weaponized against gun owners in Australia. They are an object lesson of what to avoid for those fighting for the right to arms in America and elsewhere.
Registration does nothing to prevent crime. Both New Zealand and Canada had extensive gun registration schemes similar to Australia’s. Both concluded that gun registration is costly and not effective in preventing crime. Both repealed their gun registration schemes in favor of gun owner registration systems.
In the Canadian and New Zealand systems, once a gun owner is cleared to own guns, they can own guns without a problem. Guns can easily be transferred among legal gun owners and gun shops.
Pistols are restricted much more than long guns in all three countries.
In Canada, pistols have been registered for 80 years. In that period, there was only one ambiguous case where registration might have helped solve a crime.
In Australia, the registration system is dangerous and cumbersome for …Read the Rest