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LATEST UPDATES FROM THE SHOOTERS UNION CAMPAIGNERS

Shooters Union attend Parliamentary Friends of Shooting Re-Launch

SHOOTERS Union Australia vice president David Brown headed to Canberra a few weeks ago to attend the re-launch of the Parliamentary Friends of Shooting group. The event, supported by our friends at SIFA, was also attended by the Australian Clay Target Association, Field and Game Australia, the SSAA, and, of course, Shooters Union Australia. The Parliamentary Friends of Shooting group ...

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Response to NT Acting Commission of Police

Acting Commissioner of Police Michael Murphy Northern Territory Police Via E-mail November 11, 2019 Dear Mr Murphy, I am writing to you as president of Shooters Union Australia on behalf of our members to seek clarification of a declaration you made on October 3, 2019 and Gazetted on November 6. In your Declaration, you declare that “declare all linear repeating ...

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NSW Firearms Registry Mailing Address Change

An update for our members and friends in NSW: We are advised that as part of a programme to centralise the NSW Police’s incoming mail, anything being posted to the Firearms Registry will now go via the police Document Transmission Centre in Parramatta. Effective now, the state firearms registry has updated its mailing address to: Firearms Registry Locked Bag 5102 ...

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Cash Restriction Plan WILL affect Shooters

PLANS by the Federal Government to ban cash purchases of more than $10,000 are potentially the start of a slippery slope towards restricting law-abiding shooter’s ability to buy firearms, ammunition and accessories. The Government quietly tabled the Currency (Restrictions on the Use of Cash) Bill 2019 recently, which would make it a criminal offence to buy (or accept payment) in ...

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ABC Surprise Us With Positive Shooting-Related Story

It’s not often we find the ABC on the side of law-abiding firearms users, but today is one of those days. Following the release of the Economic and Social Impacts of Recreational Hunting and Shooting report (commissioned by the Commonwealth Government Department of Health) Australia’s national media outlets took very different tacks on the report’s contents and conclusions – which ...

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Home affairs responds to Shooters Union Letter

You might recall a few weeks ago we wrote to Home Affairs Minister, Peter Dutton, expressing our high levels of concern over Australian Border Force reclassifying the Berkia ‘Black Ops’ shotgun due to an alleged resemblance to the M-16 assault rifle. We can now report the Hon. Jason Wood MP, Assistant Minister for Customs, Community Safety and Multicultural Affairs – ...

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A snapshot of good news from Shooters Union

WE at Shooters Union HQ have always prided ourselves on proactively representing and lobbying for the interests of our members and law-abiding firearms users across Australia. That work takes a lot of forms – everything from media liaison to social media engagement to lobbying MPs – and while a lot of what we do has to stay on the QT ...

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Fear mongering media at it again

ANOTHER day, another media outlet writing fear-mongering stories about sporting firearms. This time, the offender is none other than the Daily Mail, who have taken aim at the Verney-Carron Speedline rifle. https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-7370191/How-deadly-rifle-fire-six-shots-three- seconds-exploiting-Australias-tough-gun-laws.html There’s some real howlers in the story – “Military-style ammunition,” describing the gun as “Semi-Semi-Automatic”, and extensive comment from GCA & Friends – but it also utterly ...

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