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LATEST UPDATES FROM THE SHOOTERS UNION CAMPAIGNERS

Canberra shooters call for review of gun laws after rifle permit refused over ‘military-like’ appearance

Canberra shooting groups are calling for a change to ACT laws that allow firearm permits to be refused based on the appearance of a gun, rather than its function. A Canberra man this week had a permit refused for a large hunting rifle as it resembles a military weapon. The ACT Civil and Administrative Tribunal (ACAT) ruled the Barrett M98B ...

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Ozzie Reviews Interview with Shooters Union President

ABOUT OZZIE REVIEWS: Ozzie Reviews is an Australian YouTube channel dedicated to reviewing firearms and equipment that is available here in Australia. The idea behind the channel is to attract more and more law-abiding people to shooting and the enjoyment of the outdoors in general. I have had enough of the emotion based anti-gun agenda that punishes the law-abiding shooter ...

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Review of Firearms Act 1996

The government hasn’t outlawed sugar simply because it looks like cocaine, and if they were to do such a thing, most of us would agree that it is absolutely absurd. But, for the last sixteen years, guns which so much as LOOK like other guns have been banned, for no other reason than their appearance. The Firearms Act 1996 The Firearms Act 1996 ...

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Young Shooters: Shooters Union on Ch 7 Sunrise Program

Watch Shooters Union President, Graham Park discuss the issue of young shooters and why they should be trained in the proper supervision of handgun use from the age of 12. Video Transcription Samantha Armitage: Now, a new indoor gun range in Adelaide is causing controversy with critics concerned kids as young as 12 are being encouraged to shoot real guns. ...

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Category H: Licence Update

We continue our fight to restore the rights of Queensland farmers, who face being treated like criminals just for doing their jobs. Earlier this year Shooters Union became aware of a change in the treatment of farmers applying for renewals to their Category H (handgun) licences, which are used in primary industry. These are mostly for the humane destruction of feral animals or ...

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Fair Go for Farmers Rally

As you would be aware, AgForce has been fighting hard on your behalf against proposed changes to vegetation management laws. AgForce launched the ‘Fair Laws for Farmers’ campaign to give members an opportunity to get vocal in driving home the message that these ill-conceived laws will drive up food prices, shut down regional development and cost jobs. Protest rallies in ...

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Shooters Union responds to “Gun laws a credit to Australia where children don’t need to learn to shoot”

Did you see the op-ed piece written by Lauren Martyn­Jones.? It is titled, “Gun laws a credit to Australia where children don’t need to learn to shoot”. It was published on 17/7/2016 in the weekend edition of the Courier Mail. The article is best summed up by her statement, “There is something entirely incongruent in exposing children to deadly weapons ...

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New Australian Criminal Intelligence Commission Super agency to tackle Crime

Two government agencies responsible for criminal intelligence, national information-sharing and supporting law enforcement have merged to become the Australian Criminal Intelligence Commission (ACIC) as of July 1. The merger, which was first announced in November last year, means the Australian Crime Commission and CrimTrac now exist under the one super agency with investigative, research and information delivery functions. The ACIC ...

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The Federal Election Fallout

The numbers from the July 2 Federal Election are still trickling in, with close contests and possible recounts in many electorates preventing the official declaration of all results in a timely fashion. With the Coalition claiming victory as the count wraps up, the SSAA Legislative Action (SSAA-LA) department will continue to analyse the political outcome for our recreation and bring ...

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Canberra gunmaker GC Precision Development’s bid to make Victoria Police guns shut down

A Canberra gunmaker’s bid to make rifles for Victoria Police has been shut down in a situation he has labelled “absurd”. A specific ACT law, which does not exist in NSW, meant Gareth Crook was allowed to “possess” but not “use” silencers and folding stocks when making the rifles. It meant the stocks and silencers were “nothing more than paperweights”, ...

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