SIGN UP FOR THE BREITBART EMAIL NEWSLETTER

Australian Cops Confiscate Crocodiles’ T-Shirt Launcher, Cite Gun-Control Rules

The police in Queensland, Australia, confiscated an air-powered T-shirt launcher from the Townsville Crocodiles, an Australian pro-basketball team, by claiming the popular device is a “category B weapon” that must be registered with the government.

The Crocodiles general manager, Rob Honan, said the Queensland Police “ballistics unit informed the venue that essentially it was a category B weapon and it needed to be handed in, otherwise people in possession of it would be prosecuted,” according to the Brisbane Times.

The Queensland Police explained that the T-shirt launcher must be licensed and registered to the user, and because of this, it also must be properly manufactured — it cannot be homemade. The police explicitly stated that such weapons “can only be manufactured by a licensed armorer.”

By applying the label of category B weapon to a PVC pipe which uses air pressure to launch t-shirts, authorities have placed the T-shirt launcher “in the same category as a single shot centre-fire rifle, a double barrel centre-fire rifle, a repeating centre-fire rifle, a break action shotgun and centre-fire rifle combination.”

The Townsville Crocodiles are now thinking about getting a slingshot with which to launch shirts into the crowd.

A better example of the insidious nature of gun control would be difficult — if not impossible — to find.

AWR Hawkins is the Second Amendment columnist for Breitbart News and political analyst for Armed American Radio. Follow him on Twitter: @AWRHawkins. Reach him directly at awrhawkins@breitbart.com.

P.S. DO YOU WANT MORE ARTICLES
LIKE THIS ONE DELIVERED RIGHT TO YOUR INBOX?
SIGN UP FOR THE DAILY BREITBART NEWSLETTER.


Comment count on this article reflects comments made on Breitbart.com and Facebook. Visit Breitbart's Facebook Page.

SIGN UP FOR THE OFFICIAL
BREITBART EMAIL NEWSLETTER

GET TODAY'S TOP NEWS DELIVERED RIGHT TO YOUR INBOX

I don't want to get today's top news.

x