It always amazes me how revealing some governments are. The first indication of pending problems seems to be the centralized governments distrust of an armed citizenry.
Criminality issues are the common rallying cry for those governments creating such restrictive firearms rules, but the reality is they fear their own citizens ability to fight back against a potentially repressive and restrictive government...
Aussies are a very strong, proud and independent people. If it can happen there it can certainly happen here. I have to wonder if a huge underground trade and market exists to effectively circumvent these repressive rules. I also have to wonder how simple day to day selling and trading can function among gun enthusiasts in Australia..
Can anyone imagine the uproar these laws and rules would create in the USA if our government attempted to impose them tomorrow?