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Police seek national crossbow banApril 13, 2003NSW Police Minister John Watkins will seek a national ban on all crossbows following an attack which seriously injured two schoolgirls near Port Stephens, north of Newcastle. A 16-year-old boy was charged with attempted murder over the April 3 incident at Salamander Bay's Tomaree High School, in which 16-year-old Tamara Sharp was shot through the chest with a crossbow bolt.The same bolt then struck Courtney Bennett, also 16, pinning her legs together.It was alleged in court that the boy bought the weapon from interstate.Mr Watkins said the incident had drawn attention to the problems of interstate and national controls. "Crossbows are killing machines - nothing else," he said."Trafficking in these weapons is as deadly as drugs or guns."(NSW has) the toughest laws and the longest list of banned weapons - but I want to ensure unscrupulous people can't take advantage of different interstate legislation."Mr Watkins said only NSW and the ACT banned all types of crossbow.In other jurisdictions, including Customs checks, pistol or concealable crossbows were banned, but larger, non-concealable models were not.Mr Watkins said he would seek the ban at next month's meeting of the Australasian Police Ministers Council (APMC).He said he would also ask the federal government to introduce laws making it illegal to buy, sell, carry or send crossbows from one state or territory to another."A uniform ban would mean less attempts to bring crossbows into Australia across the Customs barrier, and less crossbows available to be sent illegally into NSW from other states," Mr Watkins said."The AMPC's support will ensure we can effectively target anyone engaging in interstate trade who transports, sells or posts one of these weapons illegally into NSW." www.theaustralian.news.co...02,00.html
 

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ROFLMAO :rollin :rollin :lol :lol That has to be one of the best examples that gun control doesn't work and the ultra left wing will move on to other "killing machines". Cross bows then compound bows and then long bows. After that knifes, cause why would you need a bowie or a ka-bar if you can't hunt. Then those damn plastic sporks that you get at KFC in your meals. Then all cutlery cause soon all our food will come in small bite size pre cut portions cause knives can kill. Then may be we will all have to amputate our arms cause we can kill with them too. When does it end?:smokin "I can raise kids and still kick your *** in clays"
 

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hey goldenhunter don't laugh, we have a prime minister here who has stated on national TV that he hates gun's. he's set out to ban all weapons and uses this (the shooting) sort of thing as an excuse.also we are not aloud to carry any sort of knife in public at all.
 
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