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I am a tax paying citizen whom works hard to put food on the table for my family and pay my taxes and my way to keep you in a job. I obey the law and honor the members of my family that have fought for this country to keep it safe and free. I have very little pleasures in life after my family apart from shooting. I obey the regulations and keep my firearms locked and safe at all times. I don’t have any objections to licencing and registration of my weapons, I even encourage it, because that is what they are…. weapons. But I object to being singled out or typecast as a criminal. Licence holders are not going to jeopardize their privilege to own a weapon by committing a criminal act. They cherish their privilege to own a weapon. During the buy back scheme in 1996, only the innocent and honest weapon owners were the ones who handed in their hard earned and sometimes prized rifles. All the rest were hidden and became illegal and often sold on the black market within the criminal element. Why are we still regarded as irresponsible or imbeciles just because we have a passion for guns. You give an irresponsible teenager a high powered vehicle to use on the road and this has the potential for more pain and suffering for more families yet it is classed as an accident when they kill. I would just like the gun community to be treated equally and with the same respect as everyone else whom are honest tax paying citizens. We all have the right to make our own choices as long as they do not jeopardize the life or well being of anyone else. Please consider this when changing legislation and we will consider your choices when we vote.

Freedom Does Not Come Free

I would like to ask as to why cat c firearms especially rim fire semi autos are not available to 98% of shooters. 22 rim fire semi auto are a usable tool and sporting item used in many countries including New Zealand, Canada and England. However in Australia with the most feral animal problems in the world refuses to trust its laws abiding. Being citizens. I would like to know why i served and fought for freedom but yet in Australia freedom is stripped. Fear of media and the minority has politicians scared. So i ask with out a political response. Give me a answer. Why are they not available. Cat c is extremely restricted yet there the types of firearms most needed. Freedom does not come free. And yet i think we as a nation have earned our right to have fun and enjoy our sport. These gun laws have gone to far. Restricting the laws abiding aids in nothing. I know that u will only look over me and my message will fall on death ears. That’s the issue. I’m part of my group vets for freedom here in Australia. Just in QLD, we are over 10.000 strong. And we all agree gun laws are excessive. 26th of march i have organized a march upon QLD parliament 10.000 vets are not happy. All media outlets know and have been emailed. Let see how we go. We are not asking much. Just to be trusted.

Adler recategorisation

Hi,

I’m writing to you, as I have done plenty of times and will not stop until our voices are heard.

I see that coag are meeting to discuss the category change of lever action shotguns, This is a croc, it’s a blatant attack on law abiding firearms owners and it is well and truly not called for.<br />

By making this decision to enforce a category change, you can bet that you are going to lose ALOT OF VOTES, people can see straight through this.

I am sick and tired of waking everyday to see just another thing the government is doing to take away things people actually enjoy.

Yes, I own firearms, no, I am not a gun toting “redneck”, I use my firearms in a very safe manner, just as was intended when the state government deemed me fit to own them.

I have people saying to me “if you’re tired of being attacked them sell your firearms and find a sport that everybody likes” now, how is that reasonable? I am a hard working, honest, father of two, I pay my taxes, don’t do anything wrong but yet why is the government making me feel like a criminal, it’s absolutely absurd!!

A vote yes, to ban the Adler is one less vote from me and every LAFO, there are over a million of us and we fight by voting.

Stop attacking us!!

COAG meeting this coming Friday

I am writing to you in the wake of recent news that Lever Action Shotguns are going to be reclassified, at the COAG meeting this coming Friday .

It has become obvious that QLD is in agreement with other states to go ahead with reclassification.

Could you please address the following points:

• What evidence was used for the basis of this decision? With all due respect, references to the Martin Pl Siege don’t cut it. An illegal, pump action shotgun, NOT a lever-action shotgun was used in this instance.

• Why is it that law abiding citizens are constantly used as scapegoats in regards to legislation? To deny this would, quite frankly, be a lie. We both know illegal firearms are the real issue here.

• Why weren’t relevant stakeholders properly consulted during NFA discussions? We keep getting told they were, they are saying they weren’t, something doesn’t add up here.

• Why do the likes of Gun Control Australia, and the Alannah and Madeline Foundation, who have no idea on the subject of firearms, have so much sway in regards to policy decisions? A bit like asking a plumber a question on an electrical issue.

In closing, I would like to make it crystal clear that I won’t be voting for any party that endorses this decision, and will be encouraging my vast network of contacts to do the same.

Thank you for your time.

Regards

Adler Recategorisation

I’m writing to you, as I have done plenty of times and will not stop until our voices are heard.

I see that coag are meeting to discuss the category change of lever action shotguns, this is a croc, it’s a blatant attack on law abiding firearms owners and it is well and truly not called for.

By making this decision to enforce a category change, you can bet that you are going to lose ALOT OF VOTES, people can see straight through this.

I am sick and tired of waking every day to see just another thing the government is doing to take away things people actually enjoy.

Yes, I own firearms, no, I am not a gun toting “redneck”, I use my firearms in a very safe manner, just as was intended when the state government deemed me fit to own them.

I have people saying to me “if you’re tired of being attacked them sell your firearms and find a sport that everybody likes” now, how is that reasonable? I am a hardworking, honest, father of two, I pay my taxes, don’t do anything wrong but yet why is the government making me feel like a criminal, it’s absolutely absurd!!

A vote yes, to ban the Adler is one less vote from me and every LAFO, there are over a million of us and we fight by voting.

Stop attacking us!!

Reclassification of the Adler A110 Lever Action Shotgun

I am writing to you to express my utter disapproval of the Australian Government in allowing the debacle surrounding Adler lever action shotgun to go this far. The classification review of the Adler from the start of the importation ban until now is making Australia the laughing stock of western nations of the world. The media is now reporting the rumour that the NSW Cabinet together with other states and territories are now in favour of moving the version of the Adler with a seven round magazine capacity to Category D at the December COAG meeting.

This is totally absurd and goes way too far and will open a Pandora’s box of future complications within Australia’s gun laws as gun after gun is then emotionally targeted for ban and confiscation. I use the words ban and confiscation as this is what category D amounts to. I have experienced the highly restrictive nature of Australia’s current gun laws as I have tried repeatedly for the last two and a half years to obtain a Category C firearm licence for feral pest management primary production purposes. I am a fit and proper person to own, use and store Category C firearms at home for other purposes yet can’t obtain one of the most readily available firearms worldwide.

It certainly appears that horrific events carried out by a number of criminals in Australia have led to knee jerk responses guised as “advice” that seemingly have been planned for years now in secret by a “working group” of bureaucrats.

–             The discussion in Australia in relation to firearms in recent times has been categorised by misunderstanding, misinformation and an emotional conversation which is not necessarily based in facts. The government reaction to the import of lever action shotguns has not been well considered and lacks any logical, evidence based approach.

 

Here are some facts:

  • The Adler A110 is no different than any other lever action firearm originally designed in 1887.
  • There is no record of a crime ever being committed in Australia with a lever action firearm
  • The Adler A110, if shortened as desired by criminals, would become useless due to its design
  • There are many, many other firearms legally available in Australia with a magazine capacity higher than five shots all of which pose no bigger threat to public safety than any other firearm.
  •  The criminal who carried out the Lindt Café siege was unlicensed and used an unregistered and already highly restricted Category C/D Pump Action shot.
  •  Why are you not focussing your leadership efforts and tax payer funds on dealing with criminals as we continue to see illegal guns being imported or manufactured in clandestine operations
  •  There are 1.9 million licence records and over 5 million firearms in Australia according to the 2014 -2015 Crimtrac Annual report.
  •  Could you please answer the following questions for me:
  • How will further laws or restrictions, which only impact on licenced firearms owners, have any impact on criminal activity?

What research or fact based evidence is able to be provided that the 1996 NFA classification, or any subsequent 2016/2017 reclassification of various firearms will provide any increase to public safety in Australia?

How much does it cost to administer Australia’s state based firearms registry’s which are clearly not effectively adding to public safety and actually represent a high risk of data being accessed for criminal purposes.

I request that you provide me with a written response that answers the above questions and concerns rather than sending me the same generic response I am receiving from the majority of politicians I write to.

Take a close note of the Orange NSW election results as if you proceed to reclassify the Adler A110 to Category C/D you will experience this result repeatedly across Queensland and the rest of Australia when it’s estimated 1 Million plus firearms licence holders unite together with their families and friends to send you a loud and clear message.

Many thought Brexit would not happen…it did.

Many doubted Trump would become president… he will soon be.

Australian politicians have stopped listening to those that put them in power and if you don’t start to wake up and start a conversation with your constituents, you will be in for a rude awakening at the next state and federal elections. You will certainly not receive my vote or that of those that I have the ability to educate or influence on these issues.

I believe that Dr Samara McPhedran of Griffith University is correct in her article that explains that the regulation of people who can meet the definition of a “fit and proper” person should be the focus when considering the effectiveness of Australia’s gun laws as opposed to always focussing on the categorisation and effective ban of certain types of firearms. Source: https://theconversation.com/regulating-people-not-just-guns-might-explain-australias-decline-in-mass-shootings-44770

I very much value having the freedom to enjoy the lawful use of firearms for my occupation, recreational, hunting and sporting purposes and I resent my good standing reputation in the community being tarnished and somehow linked to unlicensed criminal activities carried out with unregistered firearms.

I will continue to ensure that my vote at future elections only goes to those members who I am certain will actually represent my values and ensure Australia once again can be a free country where its citizens who are responsible and upstanding members are rewarded, not punished while those members who will actually take action against criminals and address the actual issues at hand.

I urge you to reject any attempt to reclassify lever action shotguns into a higher category at this Fridays COAG meeting. Any further mistreatment of licenced firearms owners will trigger huge political consequences.

COAG meeting this coming Friday

I am writing to you in the wake of recent news that Lever Action Shotguns are going to be reclassified, at the COAG meeting this coming Friday.

It has become obvious that QLD is in agreement with other states to go ahead with reclassification.

Could you please address the following points:

  • What evidence was used for the basis of this decision? With all due respect, references to the Martin Pl Siege don’t cut it. An illegal, pump action shotgun, NOT a lever-action shotgun was used in this instance.
  • Why is it that law abiding citizens are constantly used as scapegoats in regards to legislation? To deny this would, quite frankly, be a lie. We both know illegal firearms are the real issue here.
  • Why weren’t relevant stakeholders properly consulted during NFA discussions? We keep getting told they were, they are saying they weren’t, something doesn’t add up here.
  • Why do the likes of Gun Control Australia, and the Alannah and Madeline Foundation, who have no idea on the subject of firearms, have so much sway in regards to policy decisions? A bit like asking a plumber a question on an electrical issue.

In closing, I would like to make it crystal clear that I won’t be voting for any party that endorses this decision, and will be encouraging my vast network of contacts to do the same.

Thank you for your time.

Regards

COAG and Firearms Laws/Classification

I write with deep concern as to the issue of firearms categorisation including that of lever action shotguns. Firearms laws should be made on logic and evidence, not with scaremongering and blatant untruths that we have seen from politicians and the media of late. One of the recommendations from the Lindt Cafe siege was to simplify firearms regulations, what has been advocated is the exact opposite, recategorising perfectly legal firearms that are only owned by licensed, law abiding people will have zero effect on crime. This also shows that people affecting legislation have no idea about firearm function or even the current laws. This issue will affect how I and others I know vote in upcoming elections, if you support further pointless restrictions, you will not have our support.

Reclassification of the Adler A110 lever action shotgun Send Your Views Now to Politicians

I am writing to you to express my utter disapproval of the Australian Government in allowing the debacle surrounding Adler lever action shotgun to go this far. The classification review of the Adler from the start of the importation ban until now is making Australia the laughing stock of western nations of the world. The media is now reporting the rumour that the NSW Cabinet together with other states and territories are now in favour of moving the version of the Adler with a seven round magazine capacity to Category D at the December COAG meeting. 

This is totally absurd and goes way too far and will open a Pandora’s box of future complications within Australia’s gun laws as gun after gun is then emotionally targeted for ban and confiscation. I use the words ban and confiscation as this is what category D amounts to. I have experienced the highly restrictive nature of Australia’s current gun laws as I have tried repeatedly for the last two and a half years to obtain a Category C firearm licence for feral pest management primary production purposes. I am a fit and proper person to own, use and store Category C firearms at home for other purposes yet can’t obtain one of the most readily available firearms worldwide.

It certainly appears that horrific events carried out by a number of criminals in Australia have led to knee jerk responses guised as “advice” that seemingly have been planned for years now in secret by a “working group” of bureaucrats.

– The discussion in Australia in relation to firearms in recent times has been categorised by misunderstanding, misinformation and an emotional conversation which is not necessarily based in facts. The government reaction to the import of lever action shotguns has not been well considered and lacks any logical, evidence based approach.

Here are some facts:

– The Adler A110 is no different than any other lever action firearm originally designed in 1887. 

– There is no record of a crime ever being committed in Australia with a lever action firearm

– The Adler A110, if shortened as desired by criminals, would become useless due to its design

– There are many, many other firearms legally available in Australia with a magazine capacity higher than five shots all of which pose no bigger threat to public safety than any other firearm.

– The criminal who carried out the Lindt Café siege was unlicensed and used an unregistered and already highly restricted Category C/D Pump Action shotgun

– Why are you not focussing your leadership efforts and tax payer funds on dealing with criminals as we continue to see illegal guns being imported or manufactured in clandestine operations

– There are 1.9 million licence records and over 5 million firearms in Australia according to the 2014 -2015 Crimtrac Annual report.

Could you please answer the following questions for me:

– How will further laws or restrictions, which only impact on licenced firearms owners, have any impact on criminal activity?

– What research or fact based evidence is able to be provided that the 1996 NFA classification, or any subsequent 2016/2017 reclassification of various firearms will provide any increase to public safety in Australia?

– How much does it cost to administer Australia’s state based firearms registry’s which are clearly not effectively adding to public safety and actually represent a high risk of data being accessed for criminal purposes. 

I request that you provide me with a written response that answers the above questions and concerns rather than sending me the same generic response I am receiving from the majority of politicians I write to.

Take a close note of the Orange NSW election results as if you proceed to reclassify the Adler A110 to Category C/D you will experience this result repeatedly across Queensland and the rest of Australia when it’s estimated 1 Million plus firearms licence holders unite together with their families and friends to send you a loud and clear message.

Many thought Brexit would not happen…it did.

Many doubted Trump would become president… he will soon be.

Australian politicians have stopped listening to those that put them in power and if you don’t start to wake up and start a conversation with your constituents, you will be in for a rude awakening at the next state and federal elections. You will certainly not receive my vote or that of those that I have the ability to educate or influence on these issues.

I believe that Dr Samara McPhedran of Griffith University is correct in her article that explains that the regulation of people who can meet the definition of a “fit and proper” person should be the focus when considering the effectiveness of Australia’s gun laws as opposed to always focussing on the categorisation and effective ban of certain types of firearms. Source: https://theconversation.com/regulating-people-not-just-guns-might-explain-australias-decline-in-mass-shootings-44770

I very much value having the freedom to enjoy the lawful use of firearms for my occupation, recreational, hunting and sporting purposes and I resent my good standing reputation in the community being tarnished and somehow linked to unlicensed criminal activities carried out with unregistered firearms.

I will continue to ensure that my vote at future elections only goes to those members who I am certain will actually represent my values and ensure Australia once again can be a free country where its citizens who are responsible and upstanding members are rewarded, not punished while those members who will actually take action against criminals and address the actual issues at hand.

I urge you to reject any attempt to reclassify lever action shotguns into a higher category at this Fridays COAG meeting. Any further mistreatment of licenced firearms owners will trigger huge political consequences.

Derryn Hinch – Would You Reconsider Your Stance on Firearms?

I write to you concerned that important decisions being made on the topic of gun control (specifically the Adler) is being made on misinformation, media hysteria and non -factual comments made by the anti- gun lobby and media.

I urge you to make decisions based upon facts.

As a registered gun owner, It upsets me to be treated like a criminal by uninformed media and politicians.

I am all for tougher laws for people who carry illegal firearms and support harsh penalties for these criminals. However, law abiding firearms owners do not deserve to be treated unfairly.

The Adler A110 does not use new technology.

The Lever Action Shotgun has been categorised as Cat. A since the 1996 reform.

I hope you make the correct decisions.