Insanity also inhabits the southern hemisphere.
A quick note for the confused mother: guns are not illegal in Oz. They're heavily regulated and controlled, but not illegal.
Locals take aim at gun shop
The owner of a proposed gun shop in Roseville Chase insists his business will not attract criminals, despite strong controversy surrounding it.
A sporting goods shop, which will specialise in shooting equipment, was approved by Ku-ring-gai Council last month without public exhibition.
Since the shop was approved, residents and politicians have opposed locating an ammunitions shop in a suburban area.
The proposal has also angered parents from a nearby preschool, who fear the shop will attract undesirables.
Despite the anxious response from residents, store owner Andrew Peter said his business was aimed at target and hunting shooters who lived locally.
"The whole reason for opening the business in this area is because there are a lot of shooters in the Northern Suburbs. There are probably hundreds, if not thousands," Mr Peter said
Some of the nearby gun clubs include the St Ives Pistol Club and rifle clubs at Terrey Hills and Manly.
Mr Peter, a member of the Malabar Rifle Club, said members of gun clubs were "doctors, lawyers, dentists and bakers".
Ku-ring-gai Council approved the DA because it complied with state and council regulations.
Under firearms laws, Mr Peter can only sell guns to licence holders who have undergone a criminal check.
He said the shop - expected to open in six weeks - would stock rifles, shotguns, ammunition and accessories.
Security at the shop would be inspected by police, Mr Peter said, and would include CCTV, back-to-base alarms, grilled windows and a time delay safe.
A concerned resident and parent from the KU Chase Pre-school, who wanted to be known only as Jacquie, said the neighbourhood shopping centre had a history of robberies because a methadone clinic operated there 10 years ago.
Another parent from the childcare centre, who did not want to be named, said she feared the gun shop would attract hold-ups.
"I teach my children that guns are illegal and now there is going to be a gun shop at the end of the street," she said.
Davidson MP Jonathan O'Dea called on the State Government to set up tighter controls on the location of shops that sell guns and ammunition. Mr O'Dea has organised a residents' survey and a public meeting on the matter.