Australian gun laws amended to allow bodyguards
New South Wales had to amend its gun laws to allow VP Dick Cheney to bring armed Secret Servicemen.
i'm disgusted that they actually did it. if they absolutely must have such oppressive laws, then they should also, at very least, have had the integrity and moral courage to tell Cheney to either disarm or stay out.
Posted by: Nomen Nescio at February 21, 2007 10:37 AM
One of the (few sane) commenters on that story claims that a similar exclusion was hurried through for Pres. Clinton during one of his 'round-the-world tours.
(I assume that this past effort had a sunset clause or limited-term-of-effect rule.)
I wonder where we could find that earlier order.
Posted by: karrde at February 22, 2007 01:35 PM
I would like an address so I can see if they will afford me the same courtesy.
Posted by: straightarrow at February 23, 2007 05:31 PM
I guess armed guards are only for "important" people and not us proles, eh?
Posted by: Jonas Salk at February 26, 2007 11:24 PM