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Complacency the loose cannon in firearm safety rules

Can you name the four basic rules of firearm safety? Before you’re tempted to read ahead, I’ll bet most of us can trot out the first two – treat all guns as if they’re loaded, and never point your weapon at anything you don’t want hurt. They’re familiar refrains from our childhood – dads instructing the younger generation to assume there’s always ...

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Toy guns, superhero costumes and even LEGO could be banned from childcare centres as experts claim they encourage violent behaviour

Children are being banned from playing with toy weapons at childcare centres Crackdown comes due to fears fake guns could encourage violent behaviour Psychologists say there is no evidence that toy guns lead to violent conduct Children may be banned from playing with toy guns, fake plastic swords and even Lego due to fears they encourage violent behaviour. Games such ...

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Have you ever wondered how often you should clean your rimfire rifle?

There are differing opinions about rimfire rifles, though most experts agree on how often you should clean a centrefire. Match winning rimfire scores are produced by individual shooters whose cleaning practices vary widely. We recently came across an article about cleaning a rimfire rifle and how it can affect accuracy. The article appeared in the NRA publication, American Rifleman, in ...

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How Bore Cleaning Affects Accuracy

From the June 1965 issue of American Rifleman, an article about cleaning the bore of a smallbore rifle and how it can affect accuracy. By L.F. Moore. Cleaning the bore The frequency of cleaning the bore of the smallbore rifle varies widely among shooters, and match-winning scores are produced by individuals whose cleaning practices differ greatly. Until 1937 several brands of smallbore ...

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Liberals’ gun policy labelled a ‘rush job’ after critical Tasmania Police report revealed

The ABC can reveal a report from Tasmania Police to the Liberal Government found its policy to water down firearm laws risked breaching the National Firearms Agreement, with none of the commitments costed or funding identified. The report, obtained through a Right to Information request, was prepared in March by an “officer” of Tasmania Police, whose identity has not been ...

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IBAC raid uncovers ‘illegal firearms’ at high-ranking cop’s home

EXCLUSIVE Neil Mitchell believes a high-ranking police officer has been suspended for allegedly possessing illegal firearms. Sources told 3AW Mornings the superintendent’s house was raided, and that a pistol and rifle were found. “I am told neither was registered,” Neil Mitchell said. “And I’m told the superintendent does not have a gun licence.” 3AW Mornings believes the raid was organised ...

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‘Alpha Addy’ is the next shooting sensation and ‘NRA darling’ as YouTube, Instagram and Facebook profiles grow

“AS LONG as you’re out of the stroller and can show that you can handle firearms safely then there really is no age limit for them.” Addysson “Addy” Soltau is nine years old. She is pictured in a lot of bright colours, notably pink and purple, her long, blonde hair usually in pigtails or a plait underneath her bright pink ...

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We have expanded into Tasmania!

The Shooters Union movement has long had members in all states in Australia, plus a few overseas.  We’ve had numerous requests to formally establish ourselves interstate, so after careful consideration of the best mechanism to do that, Shooters Union Australia is now a company, and we have established  Shooters Union Tasmania Pty Ltd. Whilst the formalities to restructure are still ...

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Firearm regulations around mental health challenging practitioners in rural areas

A regulation that requires people wishing to receive psychological counselling to relinquish their weapons licence and firearms is proving to be a harmful barrier to rural people seeking help, according to agencies working in western Queensland. The concern was raised with federal ministers, Matt Canavan and David Littleproud, at a public forum in Longreach recently. Peter Whip, the chairman of ...

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