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Drive by shootings incidents in Australia have risen by 41percent in the last two years...Your opinion?

Wanderer 2012/06/24 21:50:08
...Check the link...@ http://www.theaustralian.com.au/news/nation/drive-by-shooting...
....These events are becoming all to common.!!
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  • bman~AV... Wanderer 2012/07/01 08:49:31
    bman~AVA~BTTB
    +4
    At the moment that's what I'm also dealing with my friend. If I could own a pet then for sure I'd of already picked up another dog or even maybe a cat. They're fantastic pets for sure though. One day I'll get another one. I'd love to find another Husky.
  • Apache bman~AV... 2012/06/30 23:35:43
    Apache
    +6
    I will visit your America!!
    Yes, she must have been such a big part of your life & so regal looking:) I know we'll be with them again.
    Thankyou for the picture, I have a black Labrador tinged with blue heeler, incredibly loyal & a tad possessive of me..lolz.
  • bman~AV... Apache 2012/07/01 01:32:24
    bman~AVA~BTTB
    +5
    I hope you can indeed visit miss Apache. I think it would be a bit of a change for you. Yes, my dog was a real sweet animal. She pretty much loved everyone and always seemed sooo happy. I put in a response to my friend Wanderer so you can see how she died. Black labs are beautiful animals for sure. And for sure they are very loyal to their humans. It's probably a good thing your dog is a little possessive too. It can keep you safe or at least safer anyway. They're great animals. And they're a larger sized dog too so they're fun to wrestle with. I used to do that with my dog. (She was a Siberian Husky by the way) She sure did like to wrestle and go out for walks and all. I miss that kind of thing. Where I live at right now I can't have a pet.
  • Apache bman~AV... 2012/07/01 05:48:02
    Apache
    +6
    I trust my lab more than any human, amazing how animals give so much love & affection, unconditionally.
    You must miss the wrestling, I know I would.
    Try to keep a small part of America unchanged & I look forward to that trip...
  • bman~AV... Apache 2012/07/01 06:05:10 (edited)
    bman~AVA~BTTB
    +5
    Miss Apache, I can tell you this much. That lab of yours will be more devoted to you than any human ever will too. There's a joke I heard a long time ago that I like to tell. If you want to find out who is happier to see you, your dog or (in your case) your boyfriend or husband then lock them both in the trunk of your car for an hour. When you come back and open up your trunk then watch to see who's happiest to see you. Guaranteed it'll be the dog! LOL! But yes dogs are more loyal than humans by far. And yes, I sure do miss those walks and wrestling matches I had with my dog. Sigh. And I appreciate the memories you've helped me to bring back too sweet lady. Good memories all of them. I sure do hope you can make that trip one day. I know if I had the funds to do it then I'd come down your way to visit your country. I've always wanted to see Australia.
  • Charu ∞... bman~AV... 2013/01/19 04:07:04
    Charu ∞ijm♥∞
    +1
    and we are not going to let that happen are we B? ;)
  • bman~AV... Charu ∞... 2013/01/19 05:05:01
    bman~AVA~BTTB
    Good evening sweet lady. No, we can't allow it at all. :-)
  • Scream bman~AV... 2013/01/14 01:59:02
    Scream
    +2
    They're not. You can't have them for self-defense, but you can have one for other reasons.
  • bman~AV... Scream 2013/01/14 02:13:48
    bman~AVA~BTTB
    +2
    Interesting.
  • Mary Mary bman~AV... 2013/01/19 01:02:09
    Mary Mary
    +1
    Anyone can get a gun as long as they get it registered and have a licence
  • bman~AV... Mary Mary 2013/01/19 05:10:47
    bman~AVA~BTTB
    It sounds like it's pretty tough tho just the same. Out here you don't have to have a license to buy a firearm but any weapon you buy at a gun shop gets registered before you can take it home. Out here where I live you have to have a FOID(Firearm Owner Identification) card in order to buy any firearm or ammo. Even if you want to purchase black powder you have to show that card. Not all states are like that but here where I live it's mandatory.
  • kfallslady 2012/06/26 02:42:59
    kfallslady
    +4
    thats sad... I'd still own a gun!
  • Wanderer kfallslady 2012/06/26 07:22:31
    Wanderer
    +5
    At great expense I'm afraid,membership in a gun club,regular attendance,licencing (which is difficult to get) and apropriate storage with regular checks all cost money that regular people just cannot afford. That, or obtaining one illegally which could only make you a target for someone that wants it for their own purposes.
  • teckila 2012/06/25 18:43:27
    teckila
    +3
    Well so I wil delay my vacation for Australia. Mabe it is safer to go to Irak....
  • Wanderer teckila 2012/06/25 20:49:56
    Wanderer
    +4
    Hehe.! good luck with that :) Thanks for the comment teckila.!
  • Mary Mary teckila 2013/01/19 05:14:09
    Mary Mary
    I was thinking the same thing about my American trip, it seems safer in Iraq than the US.
  • ImageBandit ~ American Patriot 2012/06/25 14:25:14
    ImageBandit ~ American Patriot
    +5
    but but - guns are illegal in australia - you cannot own one at all so how are there shootings? - must be a misprint - everyone follows the rules dont they? LOL
  • Wanderer ImageBa... 2012/06/25 20:47:59
    Wanderer
    +5
    It's illegal guns that are the problem and the Australian convict streak is wide and long, it appears that rules are only made to be broken. Thanks for the comment Image Bandit.!
  • ImageBa... Wanderer 2012/06/26 02:22:18 (edited)
    ImageBandit ~ American Patriot
    +4
    you are right - and when they outlaw our guns there will be 700,000 outlaws that wont give up their guns - right now they are called solid citizens
  • kfallslady ImageBa... 2012/06/27 18:13:21
    kfallslady
    +5
    Yes Sir!
  • ImageBa... kfallslady 2012/06/27 18:14:35
  • Wanderer ImageBa... 2012/06/28 01:49:14
    Wanderer
    +5
    I hope that doesn't happen.
  • ImageBa... Wanderer 2012/06/28 02:04:11
    ImageBandit ~ American Patriot
    +3
    me too
  • bman~AV... ImageBa... 2012/06/30 00:00:30
    bman~AVA~BTTB
    +3
    Agreed my friend!
  • ImageBa... bman~AV... 2012/06/30 00:13:17
  • bman~AV... ImageBa... 2012/06/30 00:15:08
  • Mary Mary ImageBa... 2013/01/19 00:59:23
    Mary Mary
    +1
    Guns aren't illegal in Australia you only need a licence
  • Mary Mary ImageBa... 2013/01/19 05:16:01
    Mary Mary
    +1
    Anyone can get a gun in Australia as long as its licenced and registered and kept locked away. In 54 years I've never needed to even see a real gun let alone own one. I don't even lock my doors
  • Philo® ~PWCM~JLA ✩ 2012/06/25 13:51:21
    Philo® ~PWCM~JLA ✩
    +4
    American values coming to the outback!
  • Wanderer Philo® ... 2012/06/25 20:40:50
    Wanderer
    +5
    Strange world huh.!! Thanks for your comment Philo.!
  • Running with ✄ 2012/06/25 13:30:22 (edited)
    Running with ✄
    +3
    Strict gun control seems to be working Lol
  • Wanderer Running... 2012/06/25 20:37:25 (edited)
    Wanderer
    +4
    Hmm! yeah...working right into the hands of the gangs! lol Thanks for your comment Meh.!
  • sglmom 2012/06/25 01:46:19
    sglmom
    +4
    Unfortunately ..
    Gun Laws are meaningless to the criminal element ..
    and with a rise in ILLEGAL Drugs .. Drug Running ..
    and a definite decline .. moral decay ..
    (so many monsters running around on two legs)
    There's a lot of INNOCENTS who are murdered, harmed ..
    all because they were in the WRONG PLACE .. at the wrong time.
  • Wanderer sglmom 2012/06/25 05:22:30
    Wanderer
    +5
    They do seem to run to a different set of rules than most of us...monsters is just one word to describe them. I can think of a few more but would risk deactivation if I placed them here...I can only hope the same as everybody that it comes to an end soon and that the authoritys will deal with it.
    Thanks for the comment sglmon.!.
  • Dagon 2012/06/24 23:48:28
  • Wanderer Dagon 2012/06/25 01:25:33
    Wanderer
    +5
    I can't help but think that things would only become far worse if that happened there are very few bystanders being involved so far but those numbers would undoubtably increase if 'shootouts' become more common.
  • Dagon Wanderer 2012/06/25 02:30:22
  • Wanderer Dagon 2012/06/25 05:15:38
    Wanderer
    +6
    I think it's a mixed bag, there's a biker war happening and they quite often make the news with their attacks on each other but I don't believe it's only them causing the problem, there's a great deal of drug related crime happening here as well and it's becoming increasingly worse.
    They seem to be fighting for territory and giving ''payback'' for the ripoffs that happen all to often when involved with such things.
    The people involved in the shootings don't appear to be interested in robbing peoples homes...at least not yet.
    I fear for the safety of anyone trying to invade my home...I'm more than prepared for that even without a gun...and when the home invasion's are made they generally pick on the old and frail. One was in the news just today and the victims were 66 and 90 years old...a woman and her mother.
  • Dagon Wanderer 2012/06/25 15:27:05
  • Wanderer Dagon 2012/06/25 20:34:42
    Wanderer
    +5
    No guns at all...and with an undermanned overworked Police force it must be partytime in the gang world.!

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