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LATEST UPDATES FROM THE SHOOTERS UNION CAMPAIGNERS

Medics for Gun Control submission lacks insight and sense of firearm legislation

By Shooters Union Tasmania President Alistair Shephard Medics for Gun Control (MGC) has called on the Tasmanian Government to make changes to the state’s gun laws, and the proposed amendments show a distinct lack of understanding when it comes to firearm legislation in Tasmania, and the country. The organisation recommended abolishing the “loophole” that breaches the National Firearms Agreement (NFA), ...

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Criminologist says knives becoming number one weapon in homocides

KNIVES have become the number one weapon for murder in Australia, outstripping firearms and the use of sheer physical force. Criminologist Dr Samara McPhedran from Griffith University’s Violence Research and Prevention Program said knives were the most commonly used weapon in homicide cases in Australia. “It would be fair to say knives are now more prevalent,” she said. Dr McPhedran ...

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Waves Ep 198. Gun Politics in Australia

Video Published by The Unshackled: The ABC’s Four Corners program aired an episode last Monday night hyping up a big new power gun lobby in Australia. It portrayed Australian gun owners and sporting shooters desiring to protect their rights as a sinister development which will lead to US style mass shootings. But what is the truth about Australian gun politics ...

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Get Up Exposed! Who are they?

Are they independent, unaligned and grassroots, as they claim? GetUp says: “The GetUp movement is powered by the values and hopes of everyday people. By combining the power of one million members, movement partners and a central team of expert strategists, we do whatever it takes to make an extraordinary impact.   GetUp members come from every walk of life, coming ...

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GetUp’s charity status deleted

GetUp has removed any suggestion it operates as a charity in a reworking of the left-leaning campaign group’s constitution. A swag of amendments to GetUp’s internal management rules appear to be part of resistance to efforts by Liberal senator Eric Abetz and other government MPs to end its independent legal status. Senator Abetz is pushing to have GetUp formally recognised ...

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Have you opted out of My Health Record yet?

There are growing concerns about who will have access to My Health Record and it seems certain that government agencies will be able to source personal information. This includes Weapons Licensing Branch. We know of one dealer who reported to police that he had had a heart attack. As a response, all his licences were suspended, pending his provision of ...

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Sticking to your guns with David Lyonhjelm

Senator Lyonhjelm has arguably done more for shooters in Australia than any other politician. He is a founding member of Shooters Union NSW and is an enthusiastic supporter of target shooting and hunting. His facebook page gives some background into his aspirations for Australia: My Australian dream… SENATOR DAVID LEYONHJELM·WEDNESDAY, 10 JANUARY 2018 I dream of a country in which ...

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PETITION: Proposed 3-year trial of conservation hunting in Queensland State Forests

Eligibility – Queensland citizens Principal Petitioner: Daniel Boniface 31 Rubicon Crescent KURABY QLD 4112 Total Signatures – 6836 Sponsoring Member: Mr Nick Dametto MP Posting Date: 4/09/2018 Closing Date: 24/02/2019  Share this E-Petition  Sign this E-Petition TO: The Honourable the Speaker and Members of the Legislative Assembly of Queensland Queensland citizens draws to the attention of the House the absence of legislation allowing for ...

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Launch of the Australian Gun Safety Alliance

EMBARGOED until 12.01am, Thursday, 20 September 2018 WHAT:               Launch of the Australian Gun Safety Alliance WHEN:               Thursday, 20 September 2018 WHERE:            Senate courtyard TIME:                  9.30am SPEAKERS: ·         The Hon Andrew Leigh MP, Co-chair Parliamentary Friends of Gun Control ·         John Alexander, MP Co-chair Parliamentary Friends of Gun Control ·         Walter Mikac, Founding Patron of the Alannah & Madeline Foundation ·         Terry Slevin, CEO, Public Health Association of Australia ·         Lesley ...

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As GCA continues to decline in relevancy their dirty tactics are exposed

On Thursday 20 September, as the “Australian Gun Safety Alliance” launch was failing to get any media attention whatsoever, right on cue The Guardian tried to help them along with a breathless article under the headline “Gun lobby accused of dirty tactics after anti-gun group’s Twitter account hacked”. The article was based purely on claims made by Gun Control Australia ...

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