Wednesday, September 29, 2004

The Dark Continent

Looks like South Africa has taken some draconian steps to insure that their citizens have no safeguard against thugs, either of the street variety or the government kind.

"Industry experts said not one legal firearm had been sold in South Africa in the past two months and proficiency certificates (which are called for under the new law) have been issued to only eight people in this time."

The other thing that is bewildering, is that hunting is such a giant money-maker over there. The cash that hunters bring into southern countries is unbelievable. I have a buddy who went to Zimbabwe last year. Took down some weird looking animals whose names I can't pronounce. The only way for a foreigner to access any of the southern countries is through the airport in South Africa. It is the only country in the area that has a modern, commercial airport that accepts international flights. Check this nugget:

"These people are now forced to fill out lengthy documents at the airport and the firearms of many have been confiscated, as they did not comply with the new legislation.
"Up to 55% of hunters are from the United States where firearm legislation is virtually absent.
"The new law is putting a lot of pressure on our industry, because hunters feel it is now too difficult to bring weapons in.
"It is going to have a big impact on the next hunting season," he said, adding that only next year would they know exactly how many hunters had decided to go elsewhere. "

Again, any regulation inevitably leads to confiscation. The mere graft these people collect from the hunting industry is unbelievable. But subjugating a people is always more important than an economy that's shitty to begin with.

Whole article:,,2-7-1442_1595913,00.html

Here's another fun one, but not for the faint of heart. If you want to see what happens to unarmed people in the southern part of the continent, check out the photo gallery at this site (once again, I stress, this is very graphic shit; No Kids:

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