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Shooters Demand Government Immediately Lift Gun Shop Trade Restrictions in Qld

THE Queensland Government’s spiteful war on struggling businesses must end today, according to one of the country’s peak lobby groups. In March, the state’s Chief Health Officer issued an order closing every gun shop and armourer in the state as part of the COVID-19 response. Following intense pressure and from industry, agricultural and rural representatives, that was amended a few ...

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Letter to Mark Ryan on silencer petition response

The Hon. Mark Ryan MPQueensland Police MinisterVia e-mail to police@ministerial.qld.gov.au April 20, 2020 Dear Mr Ryan,We note your April 16, 2020 dated response to Petition 3282-20, in which you reject the plea of the petitioners to reclassify firearm sound suppressors (“silencers”) from Category R to Category A under the Weapons Categories Regulation 1997. We are concerned you have not given ...

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Victorian Police Minister called upon to resign in wake of ‘disgusting’ domestic violence comments

ONE of Australia’s most prominent pro-firearms organisations has called for Victorian Police Minister Lisa Neville to resign in the wake of disgusting, offensive and baseless comments implying licensed firearms owners were domestic violence offenders. Speaking at a televised press conference yesterday morning, Ms Neville openly declared the Victorian Government’s decision to halt the sale of ammunition and firearms parts to ...

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Letter to Dr Jeanette Young, Qld Chief Health Officer re closure of gun shops

Dr Jeanette YoungQueensland Chief Health OfficerVia E-mail March 28, 2020 Dear Dr Young, I write regarding the “Direction from Chief Health Officer in accordance with emergency powers arising from the declared public health emergency (No. 3)” issued by you March 27, 2020. As part of this direction, “Licensed armourers and licensed dealers as defined under the Weapons Act 1990” are declared ...

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Letter to QLD Premier regarding firearms as an essential business

The Hon. Annastacia Palaszczuk Premier of Queensland Via E-mail to thepremier@premiers.qld.gov.au March 28, 2020 Dear Ms Palaszczuk, I write regarding the “Direction from Chief Health Officer in accordance with emergency powers arising from the declared public health emergency (No. 3)” issued by the state’s Chief Medical Officer, Dr Jeanette Young, at 10:43pm on March 27, 2020. As part of this ...

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Letter to WA Police Commissioner Dawson regarding closure of gun shops

Christopher DawsonWA Police CommissionerVia E-mail March 27, 2020 Commissioner Dawson, I write regarding the “Closure of Gun Shops” direction issued by you today (March 27, 2020). To be frank, Commissioner, it is appalling and quite literally the sort of thing we would have expected in East Germany during the Cold War, not a state of Australia in 2020. How does ...

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Shooters Union expands into South Australia

WE are delighted to announce we have an official presence in South Australia now, with Peter Heggie – proprietor of The Gunnery firearms dealership and shooting range in Adelaide – coming on board as our official South Australian representative. Peter is passionate about standing up for shooters and making sure they are properly represented and looked after – both as ...

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Northern Territory Reverses A22R Reclassification

In a huge win for shooters, the NT News is reporting the Northern Territory Police Service has apparently agreed to reverse its recategorisation of the Savage A22R and Verney-Carron Speedline rifles. Late last year, the Acting NT Police Commissioner used his powers under the Territory’s Firearms Act to declare the guns were Category C and D respectively, effectively banning them. ...

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Writing Guide for NT Reclassification

As you may have heard, earlier this month the then-Acting NT Police Commissioner Michael Murphy unilaterally declared that “all linear repeating firearms with assisted ejection, chambered for rim fire ammunition, to be category C firearms” and “all linear repeating firearms with assisted ejection, chambered for centrefire ammunition, to be category D firearms,” under section 8(1) of the Firearms Act 1997. ...

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Shooters Appalled by Secret Gun Reclassification

**MEDIA RELEASE** Giving the Northern Territory Police Commissioner the power to unilaterally reclassify sporting firearms on a whim is literally the stuff of a police state, says one of the country’s leading pro-shooting organisations. Then-Acting Police Commissioner Michael Murphy declared in the NT Government Gazette earlier this month that “linear repeating firearms with assisted ejection” were reclassified from categories A ...

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