Cloud Basher wrote:Here in Australia we are having the “Million March”, where firearm owners across the country are being encouraged to buy a million firearms in the morning the if March. Mainly to show pollies the power of firearm owners across the country.
This is the first I'd heard of this - you can tell I dont bother with Australian forums
Appears to have been an idea on facebook and grown a following in NSW https://www.facebook.com/buymoreguns/
One Million More March
January 17 at 4:46pm ·
Australia's Law Abiding Firearm Owners have dedicated March, 2018 as they month they target 1,000,000 additional firearm purchases.
The objective of 'One Million More March' is to encourage Australia's Law Abiding Firearm Owners to collectively purchase ONE MILLION MORE firearms during the month of March, 2018.
'One Million More March' is about Australian Law Abiding Firearm Owners taking charge of their passion and telling their elected representatives that they reject the 2017 Firearm Regulations and no amount of regulation or legislation will dampen their resolve to participate in the shooting sports.
'One Million More March' will see participating firearms retailers, an wholesalers, across the country offering incentives on New and Used firearms so dig deep, save your smokes & grog money and buy a new or quality used firearm during 'One Million More March'.
'One Million More March' will also see Australia's leading hunting and shooting organisations promoting and supporting this campaign.
How to get involved?
Buy a firearm for yourself, buy a firearm for your partner, buy a firearm for your children or buy a firearm for your grandchildren during March 2018.
Introduce a new shooter to the sport during March 2018.
Make sure you spread the word about 'One Million More March' to your hunting and shooting mates.
Encourage your local firearms dealer to get involved.
Tell your local hunting & shooting club about the campaign and get them supporting it.
This campaign is being run by Law Abiding Firearm Owners for Law Abiding Firearm Owners..........it's OUR campaign.
Get involved and make it a success!
For information on 'One Million More March' email firstname.lastname@example.org or
Supporters of #onemillionmoremarch are:
Retail - New South Wales
Thornton Hunting and Outdoors, Newcastle
Safari Firearms, Bexley
Yass Outdoor Sports, Yass
South West Shooting Supplies, Boorowa
Young Guns and Ammo, Young
Riverina Hunting and Fishing, Griffith
Field and Stream Australia, BOWRAL
Abelas Gunshop, Campbelltown
Goulburn Tackle World, Goulburn
Cowboy Guns and Gear - Cowra
Horsley Park Gunshop - Horsley Park
Razorback Sports - North Richmond
Bankstown Gunshop - Bankstown
Victoria - Victoria
Gun Emporium, Tullamarine
Buloke Firearms, Donald
Wholesale - National
Alcock and Pierce
Firearm Owners United
NSW Federation of Hunting Clubs
An interesting strategy and here's hoping the organisers and spokespeople have the knowledge and ability to point out that:
Police data show steady increases in the number of people licensed to own firearms as well as the number of firearms legally owned. But despite growing levels of gun ownership, there have been ongoing declines in firearm homicides in Australia. The downward trend emerged in the 1970s and has continued to the present.
This suggests that, in Australia, more guns do not mean more gun-related murders.
from https://theconversation.com/imported-fa ... ates-48741