Australia’s national gun control group, Gun Control Australia (GCA), has its sights (obviously the metaphorical kind) set on a new ‘mass murder’ weapon which is soon to hit Australian gun dealers. The Turkish-made Adler shotgun is on its way to Australia after being imported by Robert Nioa, the son-in-law of independent federal MP Bob Katter, and members of GCA are not happy about it.

Based on GCA’s reaction, one can only deduce that the weapon is clearly being imported to only sell to murderers and serial killers, and the first in line to purchase this shotgun must be Australia’s most unstable, antisocial, sociopathic lunatics.

The slaughterous features of the shotgun are listed as its lever action, interchangeable chokes to facilitate varied shot patterns and user customization of cartridge choice depending on game, a smooth-cycling action, seven-shot tubular magazine, a soft ventilated recoil pad, positive handling as the result of its quality Turkish walnut and generously checkered grip panels, and reduced maintenance due to the hard chrome bore and chamber.

Besides maniacs and schiziods hell bent on mass murder, the shotgun is somehow being marketed to the obvious customers: farmers and recreational and professional hunters. Strangely enough, and contrary to GCA’s scare campaign, the shotgun actually has a place within these circles and professions. This shotgun will fill an important niche for these professionals, particularly in the space of vermin control where pests are spreading diseases and decimating crops at an unprecedented rate.