Is Australia, they love gun confiscation, “We need a new firearm buyback before there is another bloodbath” screams the headline from one Australian newspaper, yet an article from another paper admits the futility of such schemes.
February 10, 2007
A NETWORK of firearms dealers has rorted the $600 million national guns buyback scheme, and weapons supposedly destroyed years ago have resurfaced in criminal hands in NSW.
The Herald can reveal that at least two of the so-called “phantom guns” – both pistols written off by the Queensland Firearms Registry – have been fired at the scene of separate unsolved robberies in Sydney in the past six months. Police believe there are hundreds more like them.
The buyback scheme has been credited with removing about 650,000 firearms from the streets in the past 10 years. A newly elected John Howard staked his political future on forcing it through after the 1996 Port Arthur massacre. He still regards it as one his finest achievements.
But thousands of the guns were never destroyed. The man largely responsible for the rort is Frank Curr, a licensed firearms dealer and pawn shop owner from Wacol in Queensland.
Curr paraded as …read more
Source:: Selling the Second Amendment