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    Aaaaaaah America!

    Gene Cafe Coffee Roaster $850 - Free Beans Free Freight
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    Gives bit of a twist to the idea of going out for a shot......... or two!
    ;-D

    Daily Coffee News by Roast Magazine – Leave Your Guns at the Door, says Starbucks CEO Schultz

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    StarChars new position is nothing more than a publicity stunt to appease the anti-gun forces. The policy will not be posted on the stores entrances and it won't be enforced. Carriers are simply being requested via a press release not to carry at the stores, not being told they can't. As usual this whole thing just shows that StarChar doesn't give a ratsa$$ about anything but their profits.


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    Aaaaaaaah America. ;-D

    Wasn't really posting for the content.......... just the pic!

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    Quote Originally Posted by chokkidog View Post
    Anyone wanna be a barista?
    Gives bit of a twist to the idea of going out for a shot......... or two!
    ;-D

    Daily Coffee News by Roast Magazine Leave Your Guns at the Door, says Starbucks CEO Schultz
    Hi chokkidog

    Forget about open carry, when I lived in Colorado they requested those with "concealed carry permits" (i.e. lawfully hidden guns) not to take their weapons into courthouses and police stations because the state gov had just failed (in time, not in voting %ge) to pass the proposed law banning their entry into such places... Even the local Jeffco courthouses attempt to install metal detectors was legally blocked via a case at the same courthouse. Totally crazy.

    Gotta love Oz.


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    I just want to throw out there for consideration the fact that gun owners and pro-gun activists are not synonymous.

    Pro-gun/anti-gun, the lobby groups are as f'n crazy as each other.

    Speaking as an Australian gun-owner emigrating to the US, Australia has a lot of apparent benefits and lack of craziness over the US, but our gun laws have failings I'd consider equal to many in the US; primarily the emotional basis for much legislation.

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    Hi Dragunov21

    "gun owners and pro-gun activists are not synonymous": This farm boy totally agrees with that! Learnt to shoot before I could walk (like most in Riverina @ the time). Nothing against people that know what they are doing having a gun.

    However anyone in Colorado at the time could get a concealed carry permit by applying, not having a criminal record, not being certified crazy and then not killing anyone / doing anything monumentally stupid for a 11 day cooling off / waiting period. The cost was miniscule ($5 or $10?). No assessment as to whether they could even aim the thing (or even hold it properly to fire it, understand recoil etc. etc.).

    The thought of a "pile of dudes packing open carry guns" in a courthouse / police station is one thing, having them concealed and being totally ignorant in their use... I should mention my local library in Jeffco was called Columbine: perhaps you have heard of it? The school & community libraries are actually the same building, complete with a dozen or so bullet holes from a few years back. At least they were crap shots... (some of the bullet holes are quite high up the walls: obvious recoil snafu's).

    May the next shot you encounter be coffee.


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    Not to take this tooo far off topic, but I completely agree with compulsory training.

    CCWs are an interesting one; it's a bit like the old saying "the only ones fit to rule are those who don't seek to". I can see plenty of benefit to CCW or at least enough of a lack of detriment to the public interest to consider them, but it appears that the are equally attractive to people for whom fierarms are a tool and way of life as well as people who are essentially either living in fear (and clueless) or looking for an excuse to play hero (and the last thing a society needs is a bunch of itchy trigger-fingers looking for an opportunity to shine).

    The cops are bad enough as it is...

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    Big weapons bust up here in Central Queensland.
    300 assorted items - long & short - incl military & sporting - on a rural property inhabited by an older bloke & his two sons in their 40s.
    Plus 4 tons of ammunition.
    Did not appear to be 'survivalists' but Police gave no indication (at this stage) of whether there was anything more sinister going on.
    I think I read that there were 50 Glock pistols alone, so one does wonder why a collector would want that many.
    Police mentioned a value 'estimate' of $2M.
    Maybe looking for a private army to sell them to.

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    Probably just had problems with the wild pigs, mate.....or maybe there were too many road signs still in good condition.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rocky View Post
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    50 Glock pistols alone
    Maybe they can tick off some of the ones they lost from that QLDPOL armoury raid now...

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    Ha! Shock! Reading Friday's Courier Mail - just found out who the offenders were. He used to take me to Sunday school when I was a little kid.
    Their father & mother were very close family friends of my parents. Very decent people - successful in business and prominent in community work.
    The son (the one in the frame) was the black sheep of the family.
    In retrospect it is looking like they may have been operating as an illegal arms dealer.
    There is a huge amount of firearms stolen in Queensland every year and they all end up somewhere before being moved on to (mostly) criminal/fringe elements.
    Who'd a thunk it!



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