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LATEST UPDATES FROM THE SHOOTERS UNION CAMPAIGNERS

Tasmanian Government Backflip

Please read the following statement written by Shooters Union Tasmania’s president, Alistair Shephard. “On behalf of law abiding firearm owners across the state, we are very disappointed to learn today about the Liberal Government’s decision to backflip on its election promise to make common sense changes to Tasmania’s firearms legislation. However, we are not surprised. “This backflip proves that politicians ...

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Gun lobbyists fire up at Tasmanian doctors over opposition to reform

Shooters Union Tasmania has labelled comments from a coalition of health professionals against the state’s proposed gun reforms “ill-informed emotionally charged hearsay.” Medics for Gun Control last month launched a campaign against the Liberals planned changes. The group includes health professionals who responded to the 1996 Port Arthur Massacre. Shooters Union Tasmania president Alistair Shephard said doctors should leave recommendations on firearm ...

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Shooters union says doctors should stick to health issues

Shooters union has hit back at a group of health professionals urging the Government to maintain the state’s gun control laws, saying doctors should stick to what they know. Shooters Union Tasmania president Alistair Shephard labelled the Medics for Gun Control campaign “ill-informed emotionally charged hearsay”. “While I have the utmost respect for our doctors, this is not their area of ...

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Another CAT H win in QLD. WLB overturned once again

Lever v Queensland Police Service (Weapons Licensing Branch) [2018] QCAT 225 (10 July 2018) Last Updated: 26 July 2018 QUEENSLAND CIVIL AND  ADMINISTRATIVE TRIBUNAL   CITATION: Lever v Queensland Police Service (Weapons Licensing Branch) [2018] QCAT 225 PARTIES: JOHN CAMPBELL LEVER (applicant) v QUEENSLAND POLICE SERVICE (WEAPONS LICENSING BRANCH) (respondent) APPLICATION NO/S: GAR327-17 MATTER TYPE: General administrative review matters DELIVERED ON: ...

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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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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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