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I have never left the states but would like to start leaning more about what the rest of the world has to offer. I am a married man with two children and looking at AUS at the moment. Cant wait to dig in and learn more about this from real people and not just a website. This can seem overwhelming when the computer will not talk back : )
 

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I will start off by saying that AUS would be my first choice. But after spending a few hours looking online I wonder about the crime. The GOV took everyones guns causing taxpayers to pay 500 million to destroy them and the crime rate went up cause criminals never turned them in. Any truth to that?

In my state we seem to have less restrictions on auto's. So up to this point I can only assume that my dirty hot rod would not be allowed. It has no reticulation system now, and also no catalytic converters. I call it dirty cause it is. It stinks. When sitting at a intersection most people roll the windows up :D. Its been my project for 10 years so its like my baby now.

That should be good for now. I love target shooting and I love my hot rod but it would be helpful to know if they are out of the question or not. Thanks.
 

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Hi FedUp, you can search for a Wikipedia article entitled "Gun Politics in Australia" for a good chunk of information. I can't post the link 'cause I'm too new to these forums. I think the information you've mentioned about crime rates rising after the gun buyback can be found in the "Statements by organisations" section of the article, and is shown to have been an unsubstantiated and possibly falsified statement released by the NRA (ie it isn't true). Gun-related violence has been on the decline in Australia for a few decades, now. As for general crime rates, try googling "national crime statistics bureau of australia" to see how they're doing. I find Australia to be a very safe place to live, despite all the Australian movies I've seen about crocodiles and crazies in the top end eating backpackers.

There seem to be a lot of shooting clubs here if you're interested in shooting for sport, you won't be forced to give it up, but gun control is tight in Australia so you'll have to keep that in mind. I can't tell you much about automobile regulations in Australia as I don't own a car yet, but registration/insurance costs are very low compared to those in Canada (which I think are higher than the US). If you google "motor vehicle emissions australia" you'll find quite a few handy links. Each state has its own standards for testing so it depends where you think you'd like to go.
 

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I will start off by saying that AUS would be my first choice. But after spending a few hours looking online I wonder about the crime. The GOV took everyones guns causing taxpayers to pay 500 million to destroy them and the crime rate went up cause criminals never turned them in. Any truth to that?
I think you have to believe what you think is right, some say there are bogus results and others say its true. its hard to believe whats written sometimes on the net.

In my state we seem to have less restrictions on auto's. So up to this point I can only assume that my dirty hot rod would not be allowed. It has no reticulation system now, and also no catalytic converters. I call it dirty cause it is. It stinks. When sitting at a intersection most people roll the windows up :D. Its been my project for 10 years so its like my baby now.

That should be good for now. I love target shooting and I love my hot rod but it would be helpful to know if they are out of the question or not. Thanks.
LOL i dont think your stinky hot rod would be allowed into Australia and to be honest if its that bad that people roll up the window im surprised its allowed on the road lol dont you guys have road testing each year on cars. I know the love of a car i have an old Daewoo racer and although she has fantastic clean engine and exhaust system she is rusting a little after 14 years, she too is not allowed into Ausie, i am going to miss her, she will wrapped in cotton wool and put to sleep in the garage when i leave Malta in a couple of weeks.

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Car registration is expensive in New South Wales and you need a mechanical inspection every year. You don't see hot rods on the street here, the police can impound your car if you are caught doing anything really bad or defect it if they deem it mechanically unsound. Gun laws are very restrictive compared to the USA. You must have a safe for your gun and another safe for your ammo and the police will come to your house to check that you are complying with that.

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