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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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Does rural Australia have a gun problem?

The recent multiple homicide in a small Victorian township, coming barely a month after a mass shooting in rural New South Wales, may give the impression that firearm-related murders in rural Australia are rampant. It would be easy to attribute this to higher density of gun ownership in country areas relative to cities, particularly where farming is a dominant industry and ...

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Wild dogs kill 1000 sheep on Traprock property

TRAPROCK wool grower Sandy Smith says wild dogs have killed about $100,000 worth of sheep on his property Allendale at Gore in the past 12 months. The loss comes despite the destruction of 14 of the canine menaces in past 12 months. “At $100 a head including the wool that will not be shorn, the loss of 1000 sheep is obviously a very significant cost and one that cannot be sustained,” Mr Smith ...

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Power Princess’ Mary firing a rifle

  ‘If that was a politician she’d be run out of town!’ Tensions run high on Today as Karl blasts Lisa’s ‘double standards’ over gun laws after she praises ‘Power Princess’ Mary firing a rifle Today show co-hosts Karl and Lisa have argued over Princess Mary The Danish Princess was pictured using a gun in an army drill on Monday ...

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Handgun use is still needed by primary producers

PRIMARY producers lobbied hard in the 60’s and again in the 90’s for handguns to be legally used for their work. With a lot of consultation, the allowance for category H handguns to be used was not put out there on a whim or done lightly, it was done because of the need. There was a need then and Agforce ...

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Time for serious thought

First they came for the military type semi-autos but that didn’t affect me because I didn’t need them… Then they came for all semi-auto centrefire and rimfire rifles and even shotguns in 1996, but that didn’t affect me either as I was happy to hunt with my old Winchester 30-30, so I remained silent… Then they came for the handguns ...

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May is Domestic Violence Prevention Month

Domestic violence is an important community issue, affecting men and women across our state. This month, to raise awareness for domestic violence prevention, we are presenting a two-part article to provide our members with more resources about domestic violence, including what services are available to support you and your family as well as information on your rights as a responsible ...

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Gun control laws – the biggest con job in our nation’s history

Article written by: Carlo Di Falco Tasmanian Mercury May 6, 2016 12:01am This year marked the 20th anniversary of the Port Arthur tragedy, and the same prohibitionist groups have been exploiting this as they have for the past two decades. The Port Arthur tragedy is not now mentioned without referring to banning the Adler lever-action shotgun. While no one denies what ...

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“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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