We don't have a monopoly on dumb politicians.
To go along with its arbitrary licensing regime, Australia also effectively prohibits civilians from owning several common categories of firearms. This includes semi-automatic rifles and semi-automatic and pump-action shotguns.
Given these restrictions, in recent years Australians have shown an interest in acquiring lever-action shotguns, which are not as heavily regulated as their semi-auto or pump-action counterparts. In 2015-16 this led to a controversy over the importation of the Adler Arms A-110, a 12-gauge lever-action shotgun.
Now isn't that a term to give gun owners nightmares?Shoebridge labeled the Verney—Carron lever-action rifle and shotgun “semi-semi-automatic” firearms.