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“None are more hopelessly enslaved than those who falsely believe they are free. The truth has been kept from the depth of their minds by masters who rule them with lies. They feed them on falsehoods till wrongs look like right in their eyes.” ~ Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Traditionally, Almanacs were obtained for the New Year and fortold coming events, foretelling tides, by the movement of the moon and stars, they also used the stars foretelling peoples horoscopes. They were written by Old Moore, or Poor Richard, Pseudonym for Benjamin Franklin and some were ascribed to Father Time himself, so here is Ron Owen Almanac.
I have unfortunately been the prophet of doom in the past warning ceaselessly in the Magazine ‘Lock, Stock and Barrel’, of impending Gun Laws from 1981 until doom struck in 1997 and again with the pistol laws in 2004. You may remember my warnings about the loss of value in the Australian dollar and the forecast that prices on all shooting products would rise 40%. That has not completely come into full force as yet as many retailers such as Owen Guns purchased large amounts from wholesalers last year and are holding down prices.
Most of these firearms and scopes were imported by wholesalers over a year ago or were forward purchased with dollars at the old price. Still on some lines prices have gone up 30% during 2015 and are still climbing.
So my 2016 Almanac predicts that prices will keep rising, the worlds munition factories are booked out over 12 months ahead and are working three eight hour shifts a day producing ammunition for the American panic buying, due to the fear of the clear and present danger of Obama and the almost certain danger of Hillary Clinton. Contacts in the USA, explain that the Republicans will NOT nominate Trump as his independent finances make him un controllable, so he will stand independently splitting the right wing vote which will ensure victory for Hilary, or another Democrat nominee.
Besides, that doom filled prediction the rest of the worlds munitions factories are working flat out to supply the ever growing military orders. The orders for billions of rounds of ammunition for the impending conflagration between Iran, Saudi Arabia, Turkey, Russia and yes even China has troops fighting in Syria. There is the Spratly Islands dispute between China, Vietnam, Brunei, Indonesia and the Philippines. There is a hotly disputed Island between Japan and China that has caused shots to be fired and North and South Korea exist under a tenuous armistice which is only a truce, a state of War permanently exists. Due to the migration of a million Islamics into Europe, every man women and child in Europe who has a licence to buy firearms is buying everything that has not been sold already. They expect the migration of another 25 million people from the Middle East and Africa within the next few years. The speed of that migration will be dictated by the death and destruction delivered into the Islamic World from the west in Algeria, Libya, Egypt, to the East of Afghanistan and Pakistan. Turkey, Iran, Saudi Arabia, Yemen and even India will be involved. Russia is already involved in the Middle East and we have there involvement in the continuing Ukraine Civil War. Forget the ‘War on Terror” people the world over, in 2016, will wake up to the fact that World War Three began a few years ago, its just it has not been announced in the Daily News papers as yet.
Yes, 2016 is going to be a troubled year in many areas, to recap, Guns and Ammo prices are going to rise, we can look forwards to immense shortages, but worse than that, our Governments will use the impending war threats as excuses to remove more of our Rights and Freedoms. Not just in further impositions such as will be discussed in the April COAG meeting which intends to change the Category of Lever Actions, from A& B into Category C but much further security inflictions on how we keep or travel with our firearms, and as in World War Two total disarmament in Northern Australia and severe restrictions on ammunition held and how many rounds we can purchase.
They will blame internal threats, and external threats to bully the people to submit to personal tags, tracking our every movement. Well we allow them to put chips into our pet dogs, we will be told that ID cards can be forged and one chip, or tag in our bloodstream will make our bank cards un necessary. We already submit to constant surveillance cameras and recordings all in the name of better safety, you can be sure the Government will use the slightest threat to the zenith extent to gain further controls over its people.
As it is currently, we are taxed to pay for the armed security of our government, we have a two levelled society, those politicians, or public servants who have their own 24 hour armed security, or police who being exempt the Weapons Act can take their firearms home and defend their families. Even ex soldiers of many years service to their country have like the rest of us no rights to defend our selves or our families. Yet we pay our taxes for our politicians defence. We used to have Rights and Freedoms, we used to be able to defend our lives and the lives of our families, property rights were sacrosanct, for hundreds of years we could defend our homes and property and yet now the people we vote, and pay for, take by legislation all of our Rights and Freedoms with no regard, or regret.
If we have the Right to ‘Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness’ we have to ask, where do our Rights and Freedoms came from and does our elected politicians have the greater right to remove them?
Christians and believers in an all powerful being would naturally say that Rights are God given, and quote examples from the Holy Bible. Our American cousins might believe that their rights come from the Amendments to their Constitution. Naturalists might say we have natural Rights, that even animals have the right to defend themselves and the right to eat and enjoy the fruits of their labour, as a Bird might win a nut from a tree, the bird has a right to defend the nut and can eat the nut. Other, atheists such as myself would say that for hundreds of years my ancestors sacrificed life and limb, gambled everything they owned to fight for our Rights and Freedoms and once won, Rights should not be surrendered to bullies.
I believe that I have a debt to the men who fought to establish Common Law, to those who battled King John for Magna Carta and those who gambled their lives liberty and property to impose the British Bill of Rights on King James II. That debt can only be paid by leaving Rights and Freedoms to the young people who follow our generation.
Many Australian are unaware that we have a State and Federal Constitution and many other Constitutional documents such as Magna Carta and the Bill of Rights that are intended to defend our Rights from legislative incursion.
The men who wrote and enforced the Magna Carta (Bill of Rights) in 1215 created the first parliamentary government, so the Constitutional document listing those rights as the foundational document should be superior to the parliaments that it created? If not, parliament has no foundation, it has no place or power over us. In other words, all parliamentary government is constrained by our Constitutional documents (They are contracts, if parliament is in breach the house falls down, they have no further power over us). However, what we seem to have is no longer a Constitutional Monarchy, but a tyranny of the majority run by an oligarchy of elected officials. As long as a majority of them can agree on some legislation, it becomes the law of the land, regardless of whether or not it’s constitutional. Ask the following questions to yourselves and to your friends and if you should meet any campaigning politician’s ask them for answers.
Do we work for Parliament, or does Parliament work for us?
Who is the slave and who is the Master?
Questions to Provoke Thought and Action.
Personal liberty is the birthright of all persons and our Constitutional documents recognize that liberty is personal and cannot be sacrificed by a majority vote of representatives, but only by individual consent? What would change if powers given in our Constitutional documents no longer limited parliament but were actually used as a justification to extend parliamentary authority over every realm of human life? What if our Monarchs, first Minister in Australia, Prime Minister Turnbull made himself a Monarch? What if the Prime Minster assumed that everything he did was legal just because he has the numbers in the House of Parliament? What if he could interrupt your regularly scheduled radio and TV programming for a special message from him? What if he could declare war on his own? What if he could read your emails and your texts without a search warrant? What if the violation of the right to privacy is a gateway to all other government violations of personal liberty? What if the High Courts, Justices no longer looked to the Constitutional documents to determine the authority of a law, but rather simply to what other Justice’s who preceded them thought about it? What if the rights and principles guaranteed in the Constitutional documents were so ignored that our grandparents would think they were living in the old Soviet Union? What if the States were mere provinces of a totally nationalized and fully centralized government. What if the Constitution was amended stealthfully; not by Constitutional amendments dully ratified by the people in a referenda but by the constant and persistent expansion of the Government’s role in our lives? What if our parliaments decided that its own powers were above the Constitution? What if the Constitutional document were no longer the Supreme Law of the Land? What if you believed that our Constitutional documents represented the moral principles of our forefathers who valued our rights and freedoms at a higher in price than the parliament powers to interfere with them? What if those who wrote the Constitution believed that personal liberty is the default position and parliament power the exception? What if the Constitution means that our rights should be maximum and governments control minimum? What if the greatest right protected by the Constitution is the right to be left alone, the right to be oneself, the right to answer only to one’s own free will? What if our parliament is essentially the contradiction of that liberty?
What if you needed a license from the government to speak, to assemble or to protest against the government? What if the government didn’t like what you planned to say and so it didn’t give you the license? What if the right of law abiding firearm owners to defend their families and homes, their property only applied to government employees! What if parliament considered the police an adequate dispenser of justice and removed your recourse to a Trial by Jury and the Rule of Law? What if the Police looked and acted like troops and you couldn’t distinguish the military from the police?
What if parliament could remove your rights and titles to real estate property? What if parliament could legislate to remove you from your businesses and places of work with no compensation. What if the parliament could send Police to your homes and remove legally owned property from law abiding citizens who had done no wrong. What if Police could write out their own search warrants in defiance of the our Constitutional documents? What if parliament could continue prosecuting you, in its courts until it got the verdict it wanted? What if the parliament could force you to testify against yourself, simply by labelling you a ‘domestic terrorist’! What if the government could torture you until you said what the parliament wanted to hear? What if the parliament allowed your children to be tortured so they could get to your property? What if Police, Judges and lawyers intimidated juries into convicting the innocent? Would it be a cruel joke to call a country like that a ‘Free’ country? What if those who love power defeat those who love liberty in a parliamentary election? What if there is no one left to enforce the Constitution against those in power?
What if every parliamentary witch hunt never stops until it finds or creates a witch? What if every government inquisition never stops until it finds or creates a heretic? What if government does create modern-day witches and heretics and then arrests them and seeks credit for keeping us safe from them? What if they never posed any threat? What if we fall for this?
What if half the people in prison had never harmed anyone except the government? What if the whole purpose of the Constitution is to limit the government, not to unleash it? What if the people had no rights except those that parliament chose to allow? What if our elected officials didn’t really ‘live among us’ but instead all had their hearts and homes in specially guarded compounds. If it was proved that taxation was really theft, and un constitutional would you still pay it? What if voting didn’t mean anything anymore because both political parties stand for one Big Government? What if parliament could write any law, regulate any behaviour and tax any event and all Constitutional protections were meaningless. What if you knew that parliament had slowly engineered the removal of all of our Constitution protections. What if all of the above has already happened? What if all this is happening right under our noses? What if you could love your country but despise what parliaments have done to it? What if , to love your country, you had to change or abolish it? What if I am RIGHT, and what if the parliament is WRONG? What if it is dangerous to be RIGHT when the parliament is WRONG. What if a parliament that rejects its own Constitution was to be rejected by the people? Is it better to live as a slave, or to suffer fighting for FREEDOM? What if Australia greatest hour of danger is right NOW? What do we do about it?
WHY OWEN GUNS does not have SHOPPING BASKETS?? But has CONTACT MAIL ORDER Instead.
Mail order , in the Firearm industry has been getting a bad reputation of late, besides the Asia off shore internet mail order houses selling Fake Branded Rifle scopes with clear plastic instead of glass lenses, reticule adjusters that don’t work, but have a red and green illuminated cross hair, all with quality Brand names on the packaging, we have on shore Australian internet sites that offer you human service we encourage our mail order customers to make prior contact, to confirm that we have, just the stock you require, and you know exactly how much the freight component will cost you. It only takes a quick call to 07 54825070 or 0754824099 in shop hours 9 am to 5 pm on weekdays and 9am to 4pm on Saturdays, or fax to 07 54824718 with your credit card details, or email email@example.com emails and fax will be confirmed with freight component before dispatch. We want to encourage contact between our staff and customers, we want to make friends with our customers, some of who have been customers for over 40 years. If we fail, we want to know about it, so we can remedy it. Contact is the only way for lasting customer friendships to exist. TO ORDER. Details should include Name of card, ie Visa or Mastercard. Name on Card. Number on Card, Expiry Date of Card, 3 secret numbers on the rear of the card. Your home phone or mobile number. How you want it sent to you, ie mail or road freight. The address you want it sent to. Describe which item you want to purchase. On our website we also have shooting articles and important firearm information for the gun enthusiast. New firearm related material is being added every day. Any Inquiries on any products phone 07 54824099 or 07 54825070 or email firstname.lastname@example.org Owen Guns have always tried to give the best advice and the best price for the best quality to their customers.
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Tikka T3 $945. Layby $990. Stainless, or laminated, or walnut phone for the best price.
Zastava CZ M22 Package Deal includes Burris 3-9×40 Scope and Mounts $460. plus freight. Any Inquiries on any products phone 07 54824099 or 07 54825070 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
NEW FIREARM SHOWROOM. CALL IN AND VIEW OUR DISPLAY OF 450 (plus) FIREARMS, (OPENING Soon a new Gunroom that will increase our total retail size to 540 sq metres and put 3000 plus firearms on display)
Owen Guns at Gympie have our own Gun Shows permanently so please call in to see us. For a look at some at our other gun rooms please click on the link below. http://www.owenguns.com/gympie-shop/gun-rooms/ All the prices in the shop, or online are the same. Of course online you have to pay post, or freight. So save money and call in, all are welcome.
SOLD OUT OF SCOPE & MOUNT PACKAGE DEALS, but lots of other scope alternatives.
The JW 15 sometimes known as the Chinese Brno, the Norinco or the Puma. The best value .22 Rifle on the market. $195 Synthetic or Wood. As many of you are aware, the Jain Wia Model 15, or JW 15 Norinco, or JW Puma is a copy of the old bolt action Model 1 BRNO. It has been on the market for years and has a well earned reputation as a reliable accurate work horse. Basically the rifle is simple, it has a simple but large bolt, that has diametrically opposed double locking lugs, (not just locking on the bolt handle) which has the advantage of safer lock up behind the cartridge and broader locking surfaces that resist head space wear, as a high point on a single locking lug can quickly wear and the shooter will experience cartridge rims blowing out due to the excess headspace. It has a simple 5 round magazine which is steel and a steel magazine holder, all features that are sometimes missing on firearms that cost $1000 or more. They have simple trigger system almost identical to the Brno Model 1 that we all had no problem adjusting in the 1960s. The wooden stock is not walnut, it’s just a simple stock made of some unspecified Chinese wood, which has properties similar to Walnut. Rough on the inside but these day have an attractive oil finished on the outside, blink the eye and it looks like a CZ American Classic without the price tag. The action at first is not silky smooth like a Tikka, its a little gritty, but plenty of use, or take off the sharp edges with a fine wet and dry paper and it soon smooths down into a nice action. The same goes for the trigger as it is no frills, just require a little TLC on the adjustment and it always works. Forget the safety catch, you would need to be a Russian weightlifter, or a Japanese Sumo wrestler to get it on and off, but all rifles are safe if the bolt is open and deadly dangerous when closed. No safety ever should be trusted, the bolt is much more visible and can be much easily visually checked by all present. My old JW Norinco is primarily a rabbit rifle. Countless rabbits have been sent to the happy hunting ground, and in the early 1990s I did get a AAA second in the Metallic Silhouettes Nationals and State Champions with it. In essence this is what the JW 15 is built for, it’s a hunting tool that is reliable and solidly built which can be used at the range for plinking and starting on the competition circuits. My JW is also accurate, at 100 metres using Eley Club, I can get a 5 shot group in less than an inch. I have seen it out shoot many more expensive rifles at the range. It is one of the rifles that I will never sell as it has earned my faith and trust in all of the endeavours I have asked for it, and will continue to do so for many years to come. Also at $195. they are the best value .22lr on the Australian market. So do yourself a favour and go get yourself one or two, you will be pleasantly surprised. Ron
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Please Sign the Petition to Protect your Firearm Rights. This one is one is on the Queensland Government page and will be tabled in Parliament at the end of February 2016. Please Hurry.
We send this Bulletin to over 9000 licensed firearm owners, many pass it on to other shooters and all of them have friends and family in Queensland who could be asked to sign this petition yet only 2212 have signed the petition to the Queensland Parliament, which states.
“Your petitioners, therefore, request the House to make no further impositions on licensed firearm owners and leave all categories the same.”
If it only has this number when it closes on the 29th February 2016, then when the Government makes the decision with COAG (Federal and State Ministers) in April that decision will be based on their assumption that only 2212 firearm owners in Queensland care. This will result on further impositions on your rights and freedoms. Please sign today and pass this link to all your friends and family.
P.S. the Nov 5th Meeting of COAG was only adjourned from 5th November 2015 to April 2016. If you are going to Act you have to do it today, putting things off for tomorrow ensures that it never happens.
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Remington Model 7600 Pump Action .308 w 22 inch barrel. $1350. Any Inquiries on any products phone 07 54824099 or 07 54825070 or email email@example.com
These Rifles are now in Stock as of Nov 2015
Mossberg Maverick Rifles, made in the USA, only in .270 and 30-06 great Deer rifles, Weaver Scope bases included, Scopes and rings of your choice at the extra dollars. First in with the dollars will be the beneficiaries. Phone 0754825070 with your credit card details. We can only hold this deal until these last 5 rifles are sold.
Gun Books Make Great Presents, Are Easy To Post and with years of use and enjoyment. Our Best Selling Book is Australian written and produced with the Australian Shooting conditions in mind “The Range Officer Handbook” pay by Pay Pal see Bulletin Special Announcement Page CLICK HERE As already purchased by members of all Shooting Organisations. Some have even bought two copies one for home and one to take to the club. See Book Reviews by Nick Harvey in Sporting Shooters and Guns Australia in our new Gun Book Category.
“It’s a week since I received a copy of “Range Officers Hand Book” and since that time I am nearly at the half way mark. I’m amazed at the at the number of subjects you have covered making it one of the most informative books to be added to my collection. It must have taken you a considerable amount of time and experience to publish the book with information not available in other popular Gunsmith manuals. I would recommend the book to “Range Officers” and anyone interested in the sport of target shooting and hunting.” Regards Gene M Cornford P.O.Box 288, Kaeo 0448 N.Z. Firearms Gunsmith, Dip M.G.S +Member of American Gunsmithing Assoc. The Range Officers Handbook is an encyclopaedia or omnibus of firearms and ammunition and the use of them, it has:- • 90 pages of Information for Range Officers, • 239 pages on Coaching to Win, • 110 pages on Air Rifle History &Training, • 33 pages on hitting Clay Targets, • 34 pages on Reloading Ammunition, • 6 page of Contents, • 18 pages of Index, • 38 pages of Old into New, ( Chronological History of Firearms) • 23 pages of Glossary of Terminology on Firearms and Optics • Over 1000 drawings and photographs. • Over 530 pages in a A4 stitched colour hardback., Some, hopefully will read it cover to cover, others will pick a heading out of the Contents pages and read a chapter or two, but no matter how much you know about shooting, reference material is always needed, as even people who rate as genius cannot retain everything. The real ability is being able to find out quickly and easily. You can check that you have the correct terminology, in the Glossary, check the Index and go straight to the right page. This book can be used as an information tool for a lifetime of shooting. $75 Signed by the author (state who you would like it dedicated to) plus $10 postage Australia wide. The Range Officers Handbook pay by Pay Pal see Bulletin Special Announcement Page Click Here
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Sling Shots were seen in use on the Streets of Bangkok in 2010. If you cannot get a firearm seems as though these are the next best thing to take on the M16 opposition. Even though they lost the battle for the streets they won points for bravery. These have an internal magazine for quick loading, Powerful Red Rubbers. Extra effective using round lead musket balls for ammo.
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