The aim of practical politics is to keep the populace alarmed, and clamouring for safety, by menacing it with an endless series of hobgoblins, all of them imaginary. - H.L. Mencken
I have heard Tony Abbott, on numerous occasions, touting the Howard Government's draconian, victim disarmament gun confiscations as wonderful achievements.
Recently he has also railed against illegally imported guns used in crime. Well perhaps if the Australian people were not coerced out of owning a gun for the purpose of protecting their families and businesses, the criminals would think twice before doing what they do.
A well-armed population of morally sound citizens, is not a healthy environment for crime.
It appears though, that both the major parties want the criminals to have the guns, and the law-abiding citizen disarmed. That is, after all, the real effect of gun control.
People need to start realising that the Liberal Party will not save them from Labor-Green totalitarianism.
This is a party who has appointed leaders like ETS-obsessive Malcolm Turnbull, "Red Ted" Baillieu and Barry O'Farrell, who just gave away $15 million to fund the "arts" ... i.e. people dressing in pink and putting rubbish bins on their heads.
The Liberals exist simply to provide the Australian people with a feckless and impotent vehicle of disatisfaction with Labor's extreme statism.