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LATEST UPDATES FROM THE SHOOTERS UNION CAMPAIGNERS

Adler ban triggers police forming policy, not legislators

Although it only hit the media in 2015, the Adler saga began a decade ago. Documents obtained under Freedom of Information show that as early as 2005, the Firearms and Weapons Policy Working Group – which is chaired by the federal Attorney-General’s Department and consists mainly of middle managers from state, territory, and federal police – drafted plans to make ...

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Will you stand & fight??

They’re at it again… It’s time to stand up & fight! This Friday our Premiers will vote on whether to ban lever action shotguns with greater than 5 shot capacity. This could very well be the thin edge of the wedge in regard to future firearm legislation. There are one million licensed firearm owners in Australia and every one of ...

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Insight into John Howard’s Gun Buy-Back

Watch the above excerpt from SBS Insight Program, Episode 8, 2016, please click on the play button on the video. To watch the full program, simply drag the red dot (time slider) to the left and press play. Here’s an transcription of the excerpt… [transcription starts 15: 17] Jenny Brockie:        Graham Park here with the Queensland Shooters’ Union and the ...

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Cost vs Results – Illegal Firearms

A recent response from the Attorney General’s department, in response to a letter sent to Justice Minister Keenan about the NFA review and the outcomes of the Martin Place Siege inquiry by a Shooters Union member, has shed light on some very interesting facts about the ongoing fight against illegal firearms in Australia. You can read the full letter from ...

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The SA Firearms Branch: a registry basket-case

If you want to know how bad a firearms registry can be, look at South Australia. In his most recent Annual Report to SA Parliament, Acting Police Ombudsman, Michael Grant, devoted more than two pages to a deplorable culture within the SA Firearms Branch which seems to be tolerated all the way up the chain, to the Chief Commissioner. His ...

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Your Sport is STILL Under Siege

Troy Grant

Outcomes from the Police Ministers meeting to review the NFA (National Firearms Agreement). With much thanks for the material sourced from CFCV (Combined Firearms Council Victoria) Australian Police Ministers from all states failed to reach agreement on two out of three federal government proposals at their recent meeting. Proposal #1: The most talked about was whether to reclassify our lever-actions.  ...

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Explainer: what is the Adler shotgun? And should restrictions on it be lifted?

The controversy whether Australia should allow the importation of the Adler A110 lever-action shotgun has certainly delivered some over-the-top political theatre. If you believe hyperventilating sectors of the media, the Adler is a newly invented death machine. If you believe some politicians’ rhetoric, allowing the Adler into the country dramatically waters down Australia’s 1996 gun laws. This sounds ominous. But ...

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Malcolm Turnbull won’t take David Leyonhjelm’s shotgun demand off negotiating table

Malcolm Turnbull declared a ban on a rapid-fire shotgun “set in stone” as he rejected Labor claims he was considering legalising it to get union-curbing legislation through the Senate. The Prime Minister was also rejecting a deal from Liberal Democrat crossbencher David Leyonhjelm, who wanted the ban on the Adler 110 lever-action shotgun, which can fire seven shots, lifted. In ...

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Labour takes aim at PM over gun laws

Opposition Leader Bill Shorten interrupted the usual business of parliament on Tuesday to move a motion noting the House of Representatives would never put Australians at risk by watering down gun laws. “That the prime minister is so wounded, so weak that he will do any deal to try and harm and destroy the representatives of working people,” he told ...

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Freedom of Disinformation: Queensland Police Service Weapons Licencing Branch Strike Again

A few days ago, we described how the Queensland Police Service Weapons Licensing Branch appears to frown on the occupational use of pistols by primary producers while the Queensland Police regularly euthanise animals with Glocks. It isn’t just the Police that frown.  The Police Minister has described farmers using pistols to deal with pests and stock as cowboys.  How did we get ...

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