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Black market guns
4BC Breakfast: The recent gun violence in and around Brisbane could be blamed on illegal guns.
But why is there a rise in the black market for weapons?
Peter and Mary from 4BC Breakfast talk to Robert Nioa from the Firearm Dealers’ Association.
I had a collection of guns years ago and really enjoyed hunting and target shooting. I sold em all after Port Arthur and the new restrictions came in. I had semi autos as well and believed we'd be a safer and better society without them.
Now it seems people like me were duped because the country is awash with illegal arms. Like the "war on drugs" the powers that be do not have the stomach to seriously attack the problem.
This "wall of silence" BS trotted out by police commissioners is a lame excuse for a lack of proactive policing and coercive questioning of known criminals.Just me Wednesday 18 April, 2012 - 2:29 PM
For once I agree with you.CRY FREEDOM Wednesday 18 April, 2012 - 11:22 AM
Well Robert would like to sell more guns so he thinks the solution is to arm everyone. A better solution is a non-negotiable jail term for anyone caught with an illegal firearm.Bob Lord Wednesday 18 April, 2012 - 11:13 AM
As a legal firearms owner I was pleasantly surprised at the excellent interview conducted by Peter and Mary with Robert Nioa. One thing not mentioned was the revolving door policy that government currently has for persons convicted of illegal gun possession and use. The Courts impose ridiculously short sentences which see crims committing the same offences over and over.In response government targets innocent legal firearms owners with further restrictions. The recent formation of a special task force will assist but we really need realistic mandatory sentences (10 years?) to get offenders off the street. Pressure from the media for such reforms would go a long way towards reducing illegal gun possession and use.david Wednesday 18 April, 2012 - 11:02 AM