“Secret” Police Review of ALL Queensland firearm regulations under way for the past year!

URGENT ACTION NEEDED! As many of you know, over the past year the Queensland government has refused to have any engagement whatsoever with the firearms community, despite significant ongoing efforts by our representatives to build a relationship and engage in open communication. In the past 48 hours a Shooters Union researcher reviewing parliamentary records has found a clear admission of what we believed (but ...

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Let Our Elected Reps Know That We Support Them When They Support Us!

Shooters Union has developed a new way to let your elected representatives know exactly how your feel about the current climate regarding firearms legislation.  Download the pledge card by clicking the link below, print it, fill it out, create a postcard from it and send it to your local members at both state and federal levels. It is sure to send them a clear message that you will not accept any changes to firearms legislation. Click here to get yours now.

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Reclassification of your Guns is Looming!

We understand that state and territory Police Ministers are being canvassed right now for their support to reclassify certain firearms from Category A to Cat B and Cat D. If your firearm is reclassified to Cat D you will be forced to surrender it and there will be no compensation.We believe this final request for support from the Ministers is as a result of the volume of mail etc various MPs’ offices have been receiving about this assault on your rights as law abiding firearms owners and users. They are getting nervous – we are having an effect.

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Are your guns at risk of being reclassified?

firearm reclassification alert

We have just been advised that Federal Justice Minister, Michael Keenan, has advised the National Firearms Weapons and Policy Working Group (NFWPWG) to recommend to state and territory Police Ministers that all lever action shotguns with a magazine capacity greater than 5 rounds, be re-classified to Cat D.There has been much talk about the Adler shotgun being “new technology” and as such very dangerous, requiring a classification which severely restricts its availability to Australian licenced shooters, be they sporting or occupational. Of course, nothing could be further from the truth.

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An open letter to the legal firearm owners of Queensland

police minister

After months of unanswered letters etc from the QLD firearms community, QLD Police Minister Jo-Ann Miller met today with Robbie Katter MP (KAP Member for Mt Isa) and Shane Knuth MP (KAP Member for Dalrymple), who were kind enough to invite representatives from the firearms community along to that meeting. I especially acknowledge Mr Katter for the work he put into arranging the meeting.As some of you may be aware, since Labor came to power, the Ministerial Firearms Advisory Panel has not met or received any advice (until recently) about how the new Minister wanted to engage.

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SMH: Teddy bear hides firearms and ammunition

Teddy bear hides firearms and ammunition

Police raided a unit in Turella, in Sydney's south, on Thursday and discovered two Glock pistols hidden inside a large teddy bear.The alleged owner, 23 year-old Imad Warwar, was charged with eight firearm offences including two counts of unauthorised possession of a pistol and two counts of not keeping firearms safe.Detectives from the Firearms Squad raided Mr Warwar's unit at 7am, also seizing cash and paperwork. Footage shows an officer sizing up the large, fluffy brown bear in the corner, conspicuously seated beside a television in the sparse room.

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Garry Breitkreutz MP: Gun Registries are an enormous waste of money!

Garry Breitkreutz

On Thursday the 13th of August about 100 responsible firearm owners gathered to hear prominent gun law researcher, Dr Samara McPhedran and Canadian MP, Garry Breitkreutz discuss their views on firearm reform, gun registries, gun violence, public safety and the political wrangling that surrounds these issues. Garry Breitkreutz led the campaign to have the Canadian long-arms registry dismantled.

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Shooters Union Seeks to Educate

Shooters Union

On the 13th of August 2015, Shooters Union Queensland hosted a dinner with Guest Speakers, Dr Samara McPhedran and Canadian MP Garry Breitkreutz and Entertainer Steve Lee. This is the wrap up video of the event - enjoy.

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Senator Leyonhjelm lets loose on Anti-Gun Nuts!

Senator David Leyonhjelm

Watch Senator David Leyonhjelm's speech to Parliament regarding the inquiry into illicit firearms, the Adler lever action shotgun ban, and the other restrictions being placed on law abiding firearm owners. Also available to read is the full speech transcript. Law abiding Firearm owners are not happy. They are sick of being treated as criminals in waiting. They are not happy the government is proposing to impose yet more constraints on law-abiding sporting shooters.

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What are the FWPWG & the NFA… and what are they up to!

National firearms agreement

Since 2005, the Firearms and Weapons Policy Working Group (FWPWG) – consisting of bureaucrats from government departments and police services in all jurisdictions – has been pushing for more restrictions on legal firearms ownership in Australia. Particular attention has been given to shifting pump action rifles and lever action firearms into Categories C or D, and introducing far more severe limits on magazine capacity, as well as making it easier for bureaucrats to prohibit firearms they simply do not like the appearance of.

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