There's a poll up on the Liberal Party website calling for the introduction of CCW.
The idea proposed is:
Despite governments putting more and more police on the street in the CBD of melbourne and getting "tough" on crime, violence is still on the rise. Being under Common Law, Australians' rights are spelled out in the Magna Carta. One of the rights in the Magna Carta is self defense. In the U.S., carry concealed weapons permits have been successful in deterring criminal behaviour, and reducing crimes since potential victims are now able to defend themselves. Criminals think twice. The Liberals party should look at allowing law-abiding adults, with no criminal records the ability to carry concealed weapons in an effort to deter criminal behaviour.
Apparently "if this idea reaches 100 supporters, the relevant Shadow Parliamentary Secretary will post a response."
Oh, it's just got to 100 ... now, "If this idea reaches 500 supporters, the relevant Shadow Cabinet Minister will post a response."
Ohh, this could get interesting.
UPDATE: At the current time only 222 people have registered to 'support' the proposition. I am surprised. I would have thought that given the number of firearm owners in Australia more would have been willing to put their name to this proposal, if for no other reason than to remind the Liberal party that there are a lot of voters out there who are firearm owners.
Some commentors on another shooting site think that people might be scared that registering for the website is registering as a supporter of the Liberal party. Well, if they put forward this proposal as an election promise then they will have my support too.