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LATEST UPDATES FROM THE SHOOTERS UNION CAMPAIGNERS

Vote Labor Last 2020

We have a very real chance at voting out the ALP in Queensland’s state election (set for October 31) – and we need every single one of you reading this to help make it happen. A story in The Australian on July 31st – “Popular Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk but poll party postponed” (paywalled)” – notes a Newspoll survey is ...

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Legal Win Proves Firearms Registries are Pointless

The legal victory of a Geelong gun dealer over improper record keeping charges throws the entire point of a firearms registry into question, says Australia’s pre-eminent pro-shooting organisation. The Outdoor Sportsman owner Rod Haugh fought a six-year legal battle with Victoria’s Firearms Licensing and Registration Division (LRD) after police raided his business over alleged paperwork and record keeping irregularities, seizing ...

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Hunters lose traction if Quadbike sales cease

FEDERAL Government legislation mandating roll-over safety bars in all new quad bikes from October next year could be the end of a vital piece of hunting and agricultural equipment in Australia, the country’s pre-eminent shooting group says. From October 2021, all quad bikes imported or sold new in Australia will, among other things, be required to have rollover bars installed, ...

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NAB apologises for gun shop closures

In completely non-COVID-19 related matters, we have had an extremely productive and open conversation with senior executives at National Australia Bank (NAB) – particularly their Customer Relations head and Business Banking head – regarding NAB’s closure of accounts at a number of firearm businesses recently. They have apologised unreservedly for the situation, and clarified it was a mistake affecting a ...

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Shooters Demand Government Immediately Lift Gun Shop Trade Restrictions in Qld

THE Queensland Government’s spiteful war on struggling businesses must end today, according to one of the country’s peak lobby groups. In March, the state’s Chief Health Officer issued an order closing every gun shop and armourer in the state as part of the COVID-19 response. Following intense pressure and from industry, agricultural and rural representatives, that was amended a few ...

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Letter to Mark Ryan on silencer petition response

The Hon. Mark Ryan MPQueensland Police MinisterVia e-mail to police@ministerial.qld.gov.au April 20, 2020 Dear Mr Ryan,We note your April 16, 2020 dated response to Petition 3282-20, in which you reject the plea of the petitioners to reclassify firearm sound suppressors (“silencers”) from Category R to Category A under the Weapons Categories Regulation 1997. We are concerned you have not given ...

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Victorian Police Minister called upon to resign in wake of ‘disgusting’ domestic violence comments

ONE of Australia’s most prominent pro-firearms organisations has called for Victorian Police Minister Lisa Neville to resign in the wake of disgusting, offensive and baseless comments implying licensed firearms owners were domestic violence offenders. Speaking at a televised press conference yesterday morning, Ms Neville openly declared the Victorian Government’s decision to halt the sale of ammunition and firearms parts to ...

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Letter to Dr Jeanette Young, Qld Chief Health Officer re closure of gun shops

Dr Jeanette YoungQueensland Chief Health OfficerVia E-mail March 28, 2020 Dear Dr Young, I write regarding the “Direction from Chief Health Officer in accordance with emergency powers arising from the declared public health emergency (No. 3)” issued by you March 27, 2020. As part of this direction, “Licensed armourers and licensed dealers as defined under the Weapons Act 1990” are declared ...

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Letter to QLD Premier regarding firearms as an essential business

The Hon. Annastacia Palaszczuk Premier of Queensland Via E-mail to thepremier@premiers.qld.gov.au March 28, 2020 Dear Ms Palaszczuk, I write regarding the “Direction from Chief Health Officer in accordance with emergency powers arising from the declared public health emergency (No. 3)” issued by the state’s Chief Medical Officer, Dr Jeanette Young, at 10:43pm on March 27, 2020. As part of this ...

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Letter to WA Police Commissioner Dawson regarding closure of gun shops

Christopher DawsonWA Police CommissionerVia E-mail March 27, 2020 Commissioner Dawson, I write regarding the “Closure of Gun Shops” direction issued by you today (March 27, 2020). To be frank, Commissioner, it is appalling and quite literally the sort of thing we would have expected in East Germany during the Cold War, not a state of Australia in 2020. How does ...

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