heylinb4nz:DravidDavid: The whole hostage thing is obviously fake. The terrorists have guns. Guns are illegal in Australia, duh. Where is Jack Bauer when you need him anyway? [/s]
Jack Bauer would save the day :)
Guns are controlled in Aussie..more so since Port Arthur but still like NZ it isn't to hard to obtain one through illegal channels and in some cases legal channels via illegal means.
I've made suggestions to Police HQ in NZ on trying to plug some of those loopholes...but they don't seem interested....apparently they have plenty of smart people in Wellington already working on it...LOL. To busy keeping tabs on licensed owners to worry about the fact you can obtain an AR15 with 30 round mags with no licence whatsoever.
Duh! Police don't make laws - get it right.