Sorry Motti, didn't understand what you were saying! [e digicons][/e]
And in their infinite wisdom, the Aust govt made many rulings as far as gun ownership goes. To own a gun you must get a firarms licence, to do that you either have to be a secuirty guard, who's employer has submitted to the police that you require a weapon on the job. A rural land owner producing goods (a Primary Producer), so you can take care of your land (pigs, rabbits and the like). Or, if you join a Gun/Shooting club, but then you "must" attend the club once a week (or month IDK), with documentation to prove it.
Even then, the gun must be stored in a safe (there is a min weight) and it must be bolted to concrete. the ammo must not be keeped with the weapon, oh, and the police can make a surprise inspection at your house to see if your complying with all that. And that is for is pistols and single shot (low power) rifles. I think the primary producers can have shot guns, but just standard single or double barrels. If it's an automatic weapon, illegal, no matter of licence will help you.
So to buy a 9mm Glock, which i looked into for home defense, i had to join a gun club, even though iv'e held a Security License for over 12 years with an impeccable work record, i'd have to install a safe and have it bolted to concrete, which is a problem, the house is not on a slab, so id have to put it out in my shed, and then make sure i attend the gun club once a week/month, and then i might be able to buy it for around $1100.
Or, like most Australians do, or those i know with guns at least, i can go to any number of people and spend about $600 and get a blackmarket 9mm with a box of ammo.
And they wonder here why the black market is so huge, and that there are many, many robberies at gun point.
So if i wake up to an intruder in my house with a knife say, instead of owning his ass by pulling out my 9mm, i get to fight him with my baseball bat.
Try doing that in the states (the south especially if Hollywood is to be believed) and see how far ya get!!!