In The Land Down Under, they are apparently changing the laws (again) to essentially ban the use of handguns in rural areas. The reason for the title of this post comes from what is possibly the most unique scenario for use of a defensive handgun that I have heard…well…uh…ever.
He says he’s had to use one to protect a worker being chased by a feral camel.
“In a case like that you know, what are we going to do? Just watch somebody get hunted by a bloody bull camel and do bugger-all about it?”, he says.
Despite what the naysayers go on about how handguns have no sporting use, or practical use, we all know that’s not true. In the States, a powerful handgun can be quite practical for ranchers who may have to have one hand on the reins, hikers, etc. Apparently in Australia, you also need one for defense against feral camels.
Which of course leads to my final question – what caliber for a feral camel? It’s a big, tough animal, and I can’t think that you’d get good results with anything less than a .44 Magnum or hot .45 Colt +P loads.