- Recent news reports from out of America's East Coast
of a "sniper" shooting unarmed people in Maryland and Virginia
caused me to take a second look at part of an article I'd written earlier
in 2000, about a "star" of the gun control network, Doctor Rebecca
Peters, who coincidentally went to Baltimore as soon as her task "down
under" was done.
In Australia the "gun control" compact deployed as a network
of NGOs, but also they were strategically grafted into our Administration
in the Attorney General and Justice Departments. Duncan Kerr (Labour) was
the Minister responsible for the Department of Justice who over saw the
appointment of one Daryl Smeaton, charged with the drafting of new gun
laws, for the States and Territories to enact - as early as November 1995.
The National Coalition for Gun Control (NCGC) was based in Sydney, but
had an important branch in Hobart, Tasmania, headed up there by lawyer
Roland Browne, while in Melbourne a "sister" organisation, the
Coalition for Gun Control (CGC) was run by John Bruce Crook. Prior to 1996,
Crook was involved in a defamation action in Melbourne, and in that trial
it was reported that none other than Daryl Smeaton presented the Court
with a supportive character reference for Crook. 1
But it was in Sydney where Rebecca Peters rose to prominence, arriving
in 1981, 'with a man she met travelling,' and apparently lived in Cairo
prior to her arrival. While Peters says "she decided" to settle
Down Under and become an "Australian citizen," I'm caused to
remember those famous words, 'In politics nothing happens by chance. If
it happens, it was meant to happen that way'. Apparently Rebecca was from
a young age, bent on saving the world.
Born in 1962, Peters grew up as a teenager in Costa Rica, the second of
six children in an American family. As her father worked for the American
Government there, 'half jokingly,' she suggested in an interview in Australia
he "probably worked for the CIA." At age 15 years while attending
an "alternative school" in Costa Rica, Peters was educated by
itinerant "young hippies". It was during this new-age education
she became "obsessed with changing the world."
In Sydney, Peters enrolled in a university in the faculty of Engineering
(possibly Macquarie), being just one of only two females in the course,
but in 1983 she dropped out. For a time Rebecca took a job as a researcher
and reporter with ABC Radio (known locally as the "Gay-BC"),
worked with Andrew Olle, but soon found the nature of journalism, 'too
In 1991 with a not-so-subtle agenda, Peters returned to university, enrolled
as a law student gaining her law degree, at the end of which, she produced
a thesis on 'tighter gun control'. This was the "centrepiece"
of an enormous folio of material she collected and wrote for her campaign
to remove loop-holes in existing gun laws in Australia. She promoted herself
as a 'multilingual middle-class lawyer' who was fanatical about "gun
- By `91 Peters was running the NCGC, rising fast to the
position of "chair", almost as quickly as the death rate climbed
with each incident of that new phenomenon to Australasia, the gun massacre.
Undoubtedly her success in this new global calling was to the delight of
her best friend the feminist activist Eva Cox and Peters' mentor Charles
Watson, Professor of Public Health at Wollongong University, who admired
her for her 'intellectual thoroughness.'
In a remarkably short time she quite brilliantly bull-dozed aside the entire
weak, (some treacherous), and fragmented firearm owner, sporting shooters'
groups, and almost surely was surprised by her success with the shooting
massacres producing a 'win-win sound-bite' for the minds and meek support
of the gullible Mums and Dads of Australia. Dunblane massacre occurred
on 13 March `96 and Port Arthur followed 46 days later. Then all the pieces
fell into place for Federal Attorney General, Daryl Williams, to implement
the gun-ban laws prepared and ready in November of 1995 by Daryl Smeaton.
Job done, it was off to the "Big Apple" for Peters.
- But a point to remember, while Rebecca Peters was "down-under",
6 shooting massacres occurred in Australia and New Zealand resulting in
76 deaths and 53 wounded people. In "gun control" here, Peters
was no doubt - numro uno. Curiously though since Peters left, the shooting
massacres have ceased! None in the last six years. And private firearms
In New York, Rebecca Peters hit the pavement 'running' and is immediately
associated with Desmond Riley of the Coalition to Stop Gun Violence - part
of the NAACP crowd involved in 'crafting a gun control strategy' for "curing
gun ownership" - their words.
- Shortly it was announced that Peters was awarded (if
you believe their own news releases, or if logic is your guide, rewarded
may be the more appropriate word), with a Senior Fellowship in March 1997
by the Soros Foundation's Open Institute funded Johns Hopkins Center for
Gun Policy and Research in Merryland. So the good citizens their should
perhaps keep her Australasian achievements in mind.
- In making application for her fellowship, Rebecca had
to 'submit a budget' for her envisioned work - forgive me from chuckling.
Can you imagine her difficult task here? Think of a big digit add lots
of zeros and voila - a budget!
- You may wish to drop a line to the Doctor so here is
her working address: The Center on Crime, Community and Culture, 400 West
59th Street, New York, NY10019. Or perhaps you may wish to forward a congratulatory
e-mail to < firstname.lastname@example.org >. Rebecca's doctorate included a
stipend incidentally of US$32,500 p.a., plus various expenses covered in
her 'budgeted' expenses, the lot bankrolled by the tax-exempt Soros Foundation.
Her citizenry disarmament program is far flung, and includes Australia,
New Zealand, the sub-continent, South America, Great Britain and Europe:
she's a true-blue "globalist". First on the list after jetting
out of Australia though, was her close involvement in organisation of the
'Million Mom March' and in reports of this event, her trademark outlandish
unsubstantiated claims regarding crimes, firearms and related deaths appeared
on cue. Easily destroyed later by reputable writers, but once the lie is
said, truth inevitably is the casualty. Before leaving Australia though,
her name was noted alongside that of her NCGC Hobart colleague (now chair
of NCGC), Roland Browne on a University Paper entitled, Australia's New
Gun Control Philosophy: Public Health is Paramount. 3
- But I find it remarkable, that even although in Australia
she'd been granted citizenship, Peters' American roots were emphasised.
Now in America, Dr Peters is always reported as being 'an Australian gun
control expert' - a weird twist don't you think.
- In America, the Million Mom March staged on Monday 15
May 1996, on the Mall in Washington, was in Australia lauded 'a raging
success'. But even with wall-to-wall major media publicity, numbers were
in fact a long way short of the hoped-for million. Hillary and Bill Clinton
were of course on tap for the regulation photo-shoot, not surprising really.
As it was reported that the rally was 'conceived by Donna Dees-Thomases',
supposedly just a concerned 'New Jersey housewife'. However it was reported
that in fact Dees-Thomases was a 'high-powered CBS publicist who at one
point worked for CBS anchor Dan Rather'. Even of more interest in this
same report was the claim that the lady 'is the sister-in-law of Susan
Thomases', who was lawyer, political advisor and confidant of Hillary Clinton,
the then First Lady. 4
- For Rebecca Peters, her 1996 schedule was quite hectic.
It was crunch year and on 13 March at Dunblane primary school in Scotland,
43-year-old Thomas Hamilton, shot dead 16, wounded 13 and then shot himself.
Fifteen of the sixteen dead, and ten of the thirteen wounded were all children.
Energetically publicised by their chums in the Media, Dunblane was in the
scheme of disarmament, the precursor to Port Arthur massacre in Tasmania,
Australia. At Port Arthur on 28 April 1996, 35 people died and 20 were
wounded in the first convoluted terrorist shooting massacre in this nation.
In the massacre, the murder of Nanette Mikac and her two daughters was
said by the CNN's John Raedler in the EMA papers to be the classic win-win,
sound bite. Raedler scurried down to Tasmania from Sydney to capture that
win-win, sound bite. I'm caused then to wonder how would uncivilized people
- However, in relation to both massacres it should be remembered
it was Rebecca Peters' colleague, Roland Browne, now chair of NCGC, who
predicted a shooting massacre in Tasmania in November of 1995, and quite
remarkably again made a repeated prediction on the "A Current Affair"
TV show, straight after Scotland's Dunblane Massacre. But then anti-gun
proponents in Australia seem to have this remarkable psychic skill. For
in Tasmania's capitol city Hobart after a Special Premier,s Conference
in relation to Gun Control held in December of 1987, NSW's then Premier,
- "No-gunsworth" Unsworth stated bluntly:
- "There will never be uniform gun laws in Australia
until we see a massacre in Tasmania."
- Port Arthur massacre was the catalyst for subsequent
reciprocal visits across the globe by some of those closely involved with
victims of both shooting murders. But with Peters in America, in the, Washington
Mall, just 9 weeks after Dunblane massacre, three mothers; Kareen Turner,
Alison Crozier and Karen Scott, who each lost a daughter in the Dunblane
murders, featured in the Million Mom March. Now while we all probably sympathise
with their personal loss of young innocent children, in Washington they
marched along smiling and waving. I wonder who paid for their return flight
to America and similarly other flights to Australia, and conversely the
Port Arthur survivors to Dunblane? Dr Peters also flew to Dunblane in August
of 1996 'to deliver messages from Port Arthur survivors' it was reported
at the time.
- The network of Peters' and her NGO's the global Gun Control
Network, are well funded and conveniently placed, as the synonym suggest
- outside of governmental restraints. I would be astonished if it was proven
her Australian network had not received a generous helping of Institute
hand-outs to disarm our good people in 1991- 1996. To example the extent
of these amassed fortunes, one such "funder", the Joyce Foundation,
was reported as granting between 1993 and 1997, some $13.2 m, for distribution
among 55 'gun control' organisations. John Hopkins is bank-rolled to sustain
disarmament battle by such "funders" as the California Wellness
Foundation (CWF), Gerorge Soros' Open Society Institute and the Public
Welfare Foundation, just three of the well-endowed tax-exempt funders supporting
the global gun-grabbers. George Soros, Open Society Institute funds gun
control networks on a national scale across America, but indeed globally,
in 33 countries. One should be surprised if Australia didn't figure high
on this list. Open Society also gave the Violence Policy Center $1.2 million
in 1997 to expand its anti-gun efforts. 5
- Like Joyce, CWF treats gun violence as a public health
problem that requires government regulation just as Peters did in Australia.
Sadly every good citizen Peters disarms effectively produces one more potential
victim of criminal misdeeds, a point obviously not overlooked by her. As
it was observed by the then leader of the Australian Democrats, Cheryl
Kernot, that Peters always went out of her way to keep a discreet distance
from victims of gun crime, as she was 'sensitive to the emotional implication.'
6 I wonder if disarmed potential victims ever crossed her mind while accepting
her Human Rights award from Dame Roma Mitchell? As I mentioned Peters went
to John Hopkins University in Baltimore, Maryland, and first to their Violence
Policy Center. Interestingly, my investigations show Rebecca's doctorate
is somewhat tainted, as if such principals would matter to Dr Rebecca.
- Back in August of 1987, John Hopkins University was heavily
involved in promoting food irradiation, even although the process was banned
by the West German Government in 1958, and the American FDA in 1968. But
not to be deterred John Hopkins organised a forum to promote publicly a
'balanced view' with 20 guest speakers. However the seminar had to abandoned,
when speaker number 20 exposed the other 19 speakers not only heavily biased
to promote this disposal system for nuclear waste as "safe" with
all of them involved heavily in the nuclear industry.
- It should come as no surprise to learn that John Hopkins
in 1986, received funding of a reported $317m American "defence dollars"!
What level of "Arms and Military" funding does John Hopkins receive
today that in any way assists the works of Dr Peters and her 'arms-grabbing'
- Now returning to the scene in New South Wales for a moment.
Before Rebecca Peters flew out to her allotted 'battle ground' in America,
she had one important task to complete here. The Parliaments of Australia
are legislatures with limited powers. They are not supreme. The right to
keep and bear arms and use them is a right beyond the powers of Parliament.
Six hundred years ago people didn't trust government, and it would appear
nothing has changed. So armed Government willing to use force - legitimised
by Doctor Peters and her network - are in truth, hell-bent on closing that
"loop-hole" in gun laws which are basic individual freedoms that
with "clubs" they are intent on closing! This single fact assured
that there would inevitably be a legal challenge mounted by some section
of our citizenry that would surely win in the courts.
- So in New South Wales, as the Government proclaimed "gun
buy-back," began to effect the citizens a previously formed Concerned
Citizens Association in the Hunter Valley, sought legal opinion as to how
best to mount a case against government to have this iniquitous "law"
- The global "gun control" network had no intention
of suffering such a set back. Its network tentacles obviously penetrated
the very fabric of society at many different levels. Peters and company
certainly had a very effective "grape vine" network.
- The legal advice was no sooner prepared and delivered
to the client Association, than word was received by the Association's
executive that Peters - remember in her own estimation a "middle class"
lawyer, a very junior solicitor - had already been given an audience before
the autocratic NSW Bar Association, a quite extraordinary accomplishment
- I have learned that it was directly as a result of Rebecca
Peters addressing that eminent group of staid gentlemen which caused them
to immediately pass a motion which effectively bound them, that should
a legal challenge be launched against the 1996 gun law changes in Australia,
the Bar Association would mount a strong campaign to defeat such a legal
challenge and apparently "free legal services" were promised
to aid in defeating any such challenge, which is perhaps why in the courts
of Australia, survivors of the Port Arthur massacre seeking redress have
a devil's own job in getting their case to Court.
- When Port Arthur and its "fruit" are considered
alongside what has occurred especially in Canada what is building - fast
- just south of the border should cause all Americans a deal of concern.
In Canada a not-so-discreet Canadian Liberal Party Senator, Sharon Carstairs
let the cat out of the bag some time back with her witnessed as pointing
out before the Community Legal Education Association, that the new gun
law is the lynchpin in her party's plan to "socially re-engineer Canada".
- Her revelation prompted journalist Lorne Gunter of the
Edmonton Journal, to write, "The Liberals believe [the draconian gun
law] would re-engineer Canada, and especially male gun owners, making its
citizens more docile." Continuing he wrote, "When lawmakers trample
centuries-old liberties without an overwhelming social good, in return
then respect for the law dies and the rule of law along with it."
- As I edited this article, news came to hand that a tenth
victim had been shot and killed in Washington. On the same television news
I saw were 10 people were killed and 34 injured in a 24-plus vehicle pile-up
on Interstate 13, near Milwaukee: they died a grizzly, fiery death - but
to a wider public such incidents are fill-in news items. They cause no
widespread trauma, certainly nothing equivalent in any way to a win-win
sound bite such as results from the gross uncertainty of the Washington
sniper. Just the same as the Port Arthur massacre. Those who employ Hegelian
dialectics against their fellow man for political gain play trauma as a
finely tuned tool, to control a nation, just as 9/11 did to many nations.
Trauma is an extraordinarily efficient agent, deployed to deliver control
to the State through voluntary surrender by the people of their inalienable
rights and freedoms.
- Is it too hard to look at history? Not so long ago the
Tavistock guru's Aldous Huxley and Timothy Leary under the wing of Capitol
International Airways (CIA), created the first "somatotomic serial
killer" Charles Manson. Hence the spate of earlier school yard shootings
in America, and this latest sniper program prompts me to quote the following
for your consideration:
- "In a quite almost invisible way, OSS-CIA assessment
methods transformed our basic notions about human nature. Thirteen million
youths were screened, selected, trained in complex skills, behaviour-modified
by means of psychological techniques. In the future, both war and peace
were to be based on our knowledge of the brain. Intelligence became the
key to survival in the future. Psychology became the new science of human
engineering." end quote. 10
- This morning's latest "breaking news" of the
huge bomb detonated in the Bali township of Kuta resulting in upwards of
184 killed and 'hundreds' more wounded reminds me of the above article.
Official reports here are suspect to say the least. After the Port Arthur
Massacre, how can any Australian trust our present crop of politicians.
For in the scheme of gun control delivered by politicians, I must remind
you: there is no trigger guard or safety-catch on politicians.
But of one point I can be certain; Dr Peters has not deserted her latest
field of operations, Baltimore and the District of Columbia, and the gun
control network is not going away either. So, in these uncertain times
it is Okay to be unarmed, but if you love freedom with a passion - should
you be so reckless as to allow yourself to be disarmed?
- Sporting Shooters Association of Australia, Press Release
- Fairfax - GOOD WEEKEND, 5 April 1997 "In The Firing
Line" by Sonya Voumard
- ISSN 1443-8607 Vol 1 Number 2 Nov. 2000.
- American Rifleman - by Daniel T. McElrath, July 2000
- Various Internet sites re Soros and "Gun Control"
advocate posted articles
- Fairfax - GOOD WEEKEND, 5 April 1997 "In The Firing
Line" by Sonya Voumard
- Murder By Injection by Eustace Mullins 1988, p.224
- American NRA's ILA article, "Canada: where registration
equals confiscation" American Rifleman, March 2001, p.67-69.
- Serial Killers Part II, by Carol Greene and David Hammer
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