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OC Freedom

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If I remember correctly, his licenses were suspended for a short period of time, but they were reinstated and he kept all his guns.

This video was part of the reason for the suspension, I believe.

[video=youtube;3f7ENRikUqE]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3f7ENRikUqE[/video]
Thanks for the reply. So you can posses handguns at your home residence then?
 

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Thanks for the reply. So you can posses handguns at your home residence then?
Yes, you can. As I said earlier in the thread though, it's a hassle to get the license. In my suburb of 20-odd thousand people there's only around 600 legally registered firearms, and less than 50 of them are handguns. There's areas that are exceptions, of course, but overall legal handguns aren't common in households here.
 

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Yes, you can. As I said earlier in the thread though, it's a hassle to get the license. In my suburb of 20-odd thousand people there's only around 600 legally registered firearms, and less than 50 of them are handguns. There's areas that are exceptions, of course, but overall legal handguns aren't common in households here.
Thanks for the info.

So much for the days of Crocodile Dundee.
 

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Thanks for the info.

So much for the days of Crocodile Dundee.
You're welcome.

Honestly, handguns have never been overly popular here. Even back when you could own pretty much any type of long-arm, full-autos included, pistols were always subject to licensing and registration. I'm on my phone and don't have the data handy but if I remember correctly only around 2% of Australian households had legally registered pistols back when ownership peaked in the early 90's. There was some sort of CCW permit in place at one point too but it was pretty difficult to get approved for, from what I recall.
 
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You're welcome.

Honestly, handguns have never been overly popular here. Even back when you could own pretty much any type of long-arm, full-autos included, pistols were always subject to licensing and registration. I'm on my phone and don't have the data handy but if I remember correctly only around 2% of Australian households had legally registered pistols back when ownership peaked in the early 90's. There was some sort of CCW permit in place at one point too but it was pretty difficult to get approved for, from what I recall.

That's very interesting numbers. I can understand why pistol ownership is so low when you have stricter regulations, but I would think Australians would like to own handguns if they were no more regulated than rifles. This got me to start thinking about the rifle to pistol ratio for ownership in the USA. I think the best way to get an idea for that is to look at the firearm manufacturing data. I know for me personally that I lean more to owning more handguns than rifles, to a 60/40 split.

This link has a nice bar graph on firearm manufacturing data for pistol, revolvers, rifles, shotguns, and miscellaneous. Where the data is most likely worthless is when it comes to household ownership rates. When people get polled by phone and some stranger ask if you have guns, I can say personally that I will say no. I think that is what happens more often today than in the past for we are more sensitive to government intrusion than we used to be. I know other gun owners I have talked with have the same feeling as I, that no would be there response too.

https://www.npr.org/2016/01/05/462017461/guns-in-america-by-the-numbers
 

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That's very interesting numbers. I can understand why pistol ownership is so low when you have stricter regulations, but I would think Australians would like to own handguns if they were no more regulated than rifles. This got me to start thinking about the rifle to pistol ratio for ownership in the USA. I think the best way to get an idea for that is to look at the firearm manufacturing data. I know for me personally that I lean more to owning more handguns than rifles, to a 60/40 split.

This link has a nice bar graph on firearm manufacturing data for pistol, revolvers, rifles, shotguns, and miscellaneous. Where the data is most likely worthless is when it comes to household ownership rates. When people get polled by phone and some stranger ask if you have guns, I can say personally that I will say no. I think that is what happens more often today than in the past for we are more sensitive to government intrusion than we used to be. I know other gun owners I have talked with have the same feeling as I, that no would be there response too.

https://www.npr.org/2016/01/05/462017461/guns-in-america-by-the-numbers
I used to, but then there was that unfortunate boating accident at an uncharted location.
 
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