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International Recognition for Shooters Union

NRA National Rifle Assoc

Shooters Union is an international affiliate of the United States NRA (National Rifle Association). This affiliation fits well with the Union’s main role to defend the rights of law abiding firearm owners within Queensland and the Nation. So what does that do for us here in Australia? Well, it gives us affiliation with the largest, most effective and most recognised shooting organisation in the world. It gives us access to information, training events and competition shoot formats, as well as alignment with many other international pro-firearms rights groups which are also affiliated to the NRA.

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What’s more important, Guns or People?

We are continually subjected to inflated newspaper claims that Howard’s ill-considered gun registration has done so much to reduce gun crime that we forget the other aspects to the 1996 gun laws, such as formalised gun safety courses which are a prerequisite to getting a gun licence, the police checks and built in restrictions on violent offenders obtaining a registered firearm. Dr. Samara McPhedran PhD, in one of her meticulously researched papers considers which part of the gun laws has had the most positive impact, the laws affecting guns, or the laws affecting people.

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SUA Respond to Gun-related Violence Senate Inquiry

SUA has been invited before the Senate Inquiry into Gun-Related Violence in Canberra. You will remember the long-winded-named Senate Inquiry into the ability of Australian law enforcement authorities to eliminate gun-related violence in the community? SUQ and SUA both put in submissions and as a result, SUA was invited to appear before the inquiry in Canberra. There were two other ...

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SUA President responds to Federal Senate Inquiry into Gun-Related Violence

Senate Inquiry into Gun-related Violence SUA PRESIDENT GRAHAM PARK’S OPENING STATEMENT Senators, Thank you for the invitation to participate. 18 years ago Australia began a huge social experiment. With the stated intent and hope that this experiment in highly restrictive laws would make Australia a safer country using the federally driven National Firearms Agreement (NFA). So began one of the ...

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Senate Enquiry into Semi-automatic Handgun Ban

The federal government has recently announced a Senate inquiry into “The ability of Australian law enforcement authorities to eliminate gun-related violence in the community” We consider this to potentially be the worst threat to firearm owners since the Howard government gun-grab. One of the terms of reference identifies “The effect banning semi-automatic handguns would have on the number of illegally ...

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