By Marcus O’Dean
In a surprising development in Academia Land, a recent google search has revealed that the infamous Sydney University “academic”, Philip Alpers’ firearms news site has very recently had to close because of a lack of funding. I can hear the squeals of anguish emanating from their fellow travellers at Gun Control Australia, ie two hand wringers and a dog – pity any self-respecting dog who has to associate with ’em.
You may recall Mick Matheson’s series of blogs on the subject of Alpers using dodgy statistics and even dodgier conclusions and recommendations in his “papers” justifying increased restrictions on LAFOs in Australia. All the while, Alpers never completed an undergraduate degree anywhere and it is believed he never even enrolled in a university course – so that’s what “Adjunct” means.
One must ask why Alpers’ department has suffered such a reduction in resourcing and we can surmise and suppose, but for the present I am certain licensed and law-abiding shooters everywhere will raise a small cheer.