Weapons Licensing Branch caught
falsifying their own records – and maybe yours too!
We all know that
WLB are the first to throw the book at you if you get something
wrong with your paperwork. It's Devil's Island for you if you
so much as spell your own name wrong.
But what about
the state of THEIR records? So who is to throw the book at WLB
when they breach that obscure bureaucratic commandment, – "Thou
shalt not bear false witness," ?
What happens if
our Sovereign Lord Protectors decide to concoct a false
transaction which places a weapon into YOUR possession?
it's all true, except the stuff which will identify the innocent
persons in the following transaction.
contacted a gentleman gun owner last week, advising that they
were following up on a Form 10 transaction which had occurred
more than a year earlier. The transaction involved, he was
told, his acquisition of a Category "R" weapon.
Category "R" weapon?", he enquired.
"R" weapon that was disposed to you by a Mr. Krupp." Mr.
Krupp is an honest, and therefore obscure Licensed Queensland
Let's call our
gentleman owner Mr. Muggins, shall we?
Muggins became concerned, for he had never owned such a weapon
as described. When he pressed WLB for further information and a
copy of the Form 10 perhaps, WLB refused to supply a copy.
However they did confirm that Mr. Muggins name and current
address appeared on the Form 10.
This made Mr.
Muggins even more alarmed, as his residential address was less
than 6 months old. How could he have lived there when the
transaction alleged by the Form 10 was over 12 months old?
rang Mr. Krupp, who had issued the Form 10. Mr. Krupp readily
confirmed confirmed that:
1. WLB had
contacted him lately, enquiring about a blank portion of a Form
10 concerning a transaction which had occurred more than a year
dealer advised WLB he could not supply the required information
with any degree of certainty or reliability;
No problem, say WLB.
Complete a Form 10 with Mr. Muggins name entered on it as the
person to whom the Category "R" was returned.
But I don't have his
details, Mr. Krupp says.
No worries, it's Muggins
with a double "G", and his Weapons Licence number is xyz and his
current address is zyx.
5. Oh, and
while you're at it, "backdate" the form to …..(a date more than
12 months ago).
It goes without
saying that Mr. Muggins is a credible chap, and never owned the
weapon now recorded to him.
What's all this
serious does it need to be before WLB decides that you, dear
reader, are an Enemy of the State? Just the cross of a "T", a
dot of an "I", and they'll be on your door with a Search Warrant
signed by a JP who still can't be identified…
It will be
interesting to see if the same level of self-investigation and
self-castigation will be suffered within the hallowed halls of
WLB as was meted out against against two outspoken dealers who
were alleged to have falsified their records, including Form
(Let's talk about this..)
ANOTHER LESSON IN THE MISUSE OF POLITICAL
The Australian Government does not
have the power to make gun laws, for good reason. The Constitution
says so. Gun laws are under the the jurisdiction of the six states
and the two territories. So what's a Federal Government going to do if
the states and territories ( being closer to the electorate's wishes)
don't follow its desires in respect of gun laws? It makes gun laws by
dressing them up in Customs clothes. It control's imports. It enforces
gun laws by targeting individuals in Customs prosecutions. If you
are looking for a practical example of the dishonesty of Governments,
then this is one of the best, for it is a lesson in using a valid head
of power to develop an unconstitutional outcome. That's an abuse in
anyone's language, and an unconstitutional abuse which will fool most of
the people most of the time. Clearly the fight against federal
villainy can't be effectively waged by several state-based organizations
each following their own agendas? But what's HACCA's reaction to
this? Don't hold your breath! If HACCA can't accept there's
a problem, then they can't take action against it. We should be looking
to replace them with a federal organization which does. Any
KISS ANOTHER WEAPONS CLASS GOODBYE!
A little canary tells me that there's a group of people meeting this
week here in the Smart State with a specific agenda to reduce your
ownership of firearms. No, they're not terrorists - well, not in
the way we know them. There is a Police Minister's Conference in
Brisbane this Wednesday, and their reported number one item on the
agenda is Pump Action and Lever Action Rifles and Hi-Capacity Magazines.
The Victorian Governments position is to BAN THE LOT
SIG-INT - NOT!
SOP for the QPS, if they are visiting your house on an operational
matter is to get a weapons check from their computer system in order
to be forewarned if your house is a weapons capable residence.
Sounds reasonable, until you find out how, in the days of the old
analog radios, this allowed anyone with a scanner to locate houses
where weapons were being lawfully kept.
Of course, scanning Police frequencies was unlawful but, DUH!
Theoretically, with today's digital radios, this source of SIG-INT
is now available only to the Police.
Bet they never let any law abiding types in on how all those years
their loose radio chatter made your residence the target for a
And don't start to wonder why you might have been given special
treatment on a routine traffic stop. They are forewarned if you are
a registered weapons owner who might well be expected to have a
weapon in your car. Be prepared for a full search!
Say it ain't so, fellows!
THE LAW - FROM PROTECTOR TO PERSECUTOR
The prohibition of alcohol in the USA during the 1930's was a graphic
demonstration of this effect. Public wowserism was allowed to dictate
laws that forbid the use of alcoholic refreshment. The result was a
corrupt and incompetent administration, an explosion in crime creating
powerful outlaws and an increase in imbibing. A source of state revenue
was lost, along with the control and scrutiny of the liquid being
consumed by the public.
The Weapons Act is an exercise in a similar notion, but with the
Australian Government having learned from the experience of the
Prohibition Effect to improve its efficiency. Wowserism, a long
respected institution in this country, is being extended to every facet
of human affairs. Thou shalt not be racist, sexist, bigoted, unfair,
display any quality of human frailty, real or imagined, or own weapons.
The inevitable result is an increase in the proscribed activity, the
complexity of the legislation, increased community costs, and the
serious erosion of authority as bureaucrats busily interfere more and
more in the daily conduct of people who had lived their lives, until
recently, with an appropriate respect for due authority.