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LATEST UPDATES FROM THE SHOOTERS UNION CAMPAIGNERS

It’s time to talk about Self-Defence

The important discussion about personal safety which has been reignited after tragic events in Melbourne has involved a lot of screeching and blaming, but not much in the way of practical solutions. Virtue signalling, being ‘woke’ online and blaming a specific group for the situation might win Internet Points, but it doesn’t provide a constructive solution to a real problem ...

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Overcoming objections to Public Hunting in Queensland State Forests

AS Queensland’s pre-eminent shooting representative body, Shooters Union is throwing its complete support behind the current petition to trial conservation hunting in state forests. Click here to sign the petition’ We know there is still some uncertainty around why people, especially those who don’t hunt, should support and sign the petition, so we have taken a moment to clarify a ...

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Air Rifles One Solution to Cane Toad Threat

A PROPOSAL by North Queensland MP Bob Katter to make air rifles more readily available and pay a 40c bounty per cane toad shot merits serious discussion, according to a prominent Australian shooting sports organisation. Shooters Union Australia is calling for low-powered air rifles to be removed from firearm classification and licensing requirements and make them available for purchase by ...

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Beware the NSW Fun Police

Owning a toy gun in New South Wales can get you thrown in jail for many years, in a situation Shooters Union has slammed as “mind-bogglingly stupid”. Gel Blasters – plastic toy guns that outwardly resemble actual firearms but fire small harmless soft gel pellets – have been classified as real firearms in NSW and possessing one without the appropriate ...

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State Forest Hunting Petition Support

ANYONE who has spent any time outside the city knows feral animals are a huge problem in Queensland. Rabbits, hares, foxes, wild dogs, kangaroos, deer and feral pigs – they are all at plague proportions and a constant threat to our farmer’s livelihoods, eating feed needed by cows, nibbling away on vegetables meant for your dinner table, digging up fences ...

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Why we should all become hunters…

WILD deer are emerging as a bigger menace than dingoes in Queensland with warnings they may spread deadly foot-and-mouth disease to the billion-dollar beef herd. There are at least 30,000 feral deer in Queensland, with landholders saying those numbers are vastly underestimated. As well as carrying contagious diseases and ticks into tick-free cattle zones, the deer are competing with livestock ...

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House of Assembly Select Committee on Firearms Legislation and Policy Transcript

PUBLIC THE HOUSE OF ASSEMBLY SELECT COMMITTEE ON FIREARMS LEGISLATION MET AT HENTY HOUSE, LAUNCESTON, ON MONDAY 3 DECEMBER 2018 Mr ALISTAIR SHEPHARD, PRESIDENT, SHOOTERS UNION TASMANIA, WAS CALLED, MADE THE STATUTORY DECLARATION AND WAS EXAMINED. CHAIR (Mr Shelton) – Welcome, Alistair. This is a public hearing and is being broadcast through the parliamentary website. I would like to reiterate ...

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Shooters defamed by outrageous family law proposals

We received this email from David Leyonhjelm from the Liberal Democrats. Click here to download the Review of the Family Law System Discussion paper. The relevant section is page 39, section 11: Information Sharing Shooters are the subject of very shabby treatment in this country. An interim report by the Australian Law Reform Commission into the family law system has suggested ...

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Firearm Prohibition Orders soar but gun crime remains stable

Firearm Prohibition Orders (FPOs) have exploded more than 650 per cent in the past three years but have had little discernible impact on gun offences, analysis of crime data reveals. It comes as the country’s peak anti-gun lobby, Gun Control Australia, fears the orders are being overused for “matters that have nothing to do with firearms”. The draconian laws allow ...

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