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LATEST UPDATES FROM THE SHOOTERS UNION CAMPAIGNERS

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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Broadcast Watchdog rules in favour of Shooters Union

One of our missions here at Shooters Union Australia is fighting anti-gun bias in the media (and elsewhere), and we’re delighted to share that we’ve had a significant win on that front – and set a precedent in the process. You may recall last year, Channel Nine ran a story on the Wedgetail WT-15-01 gun, a semi-automatic firearm based on ...

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Shooters Union expands into South Australia

WE are delighted to announce we have an official presence in South Australia now, with Peter Heggie – proprietor of The Gunnery firearms dealership and shooting range in Adelaide – coming on board as our official South Australian representative. Peter is passionate about standing up for shooters and making sure they are properly represented and looked after – both as ...

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Gun Control Australia Making up Issues Again

ONCE again, a major Australian media outlet is giving precious column inches to the inane thought bubbles of Gun Control Australia. The latest offender is Sydney’s The Daily Telegraph, which ran a story entitled “Guns Out For Schoolboys” on February 29. We’re not going to link to the story – we know that media metrics only record total clicks/visits to ...

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