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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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Response to NT Acting Commission of Police

Acting Commissioner of Police Michael Murphy Northern Territory Police Via E-mail November 11, 2019 Dear Mr Murphy, I am writing to you as president of Shooters Union Australia on behalf of our members to seek clarification of a declaration you made on October 3, 2019 and Gazetted on November 6. In your Declaration, you declare that “declare all linear repeating ...

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NSW Firearms Registry Mailing Address Change

An update for our members and friends in NSW: We are advised that as part of a programme to centralise the NSW Police’s incoming mail, anything being posted to the Firearms Registry will now go via the police Document Transmission Centre in Parramatta. Effective now, the state firearms registry has updated its mailing address to: Firearms Registry Locked Bag 5102 ...

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Some delays to Queensland PTA processing expected

Shooters Union HQ have been advised by the Weapons Licensing Branch in Queensland that there may be a delay of a few days in processing Permits To Acquire (PTAs) for the next few months, while the branch undergoes some much-needed systems improvements and backlog clearance. We understand that for the next few months, PTA applications will be the subject of ...

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Toy gun ban LUDICROUS and must be rejected

MEDIA RELEASE Calls to restrict toy guns in Queensland are ludicrous and represent a thought bubble that needs to be popped immediately, the country’s pre-eminent pro-firearms peak body says. Police Minister Mark Ryan has stated he has raised the issue of restricting gel blasters – which are legally toys and incapable of hurting anyone – with the state’s Police Commissioner ...

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NSW Government intends to destroy irreplaceable ANZAC legacy

THE NSW State Government is openly disrespecting Australia’s heritage, military history and sacrifices, requiring one of Australia’s world-renowned museums to essentially destroy about 70 per cent of its collection. An amendment to the state’s already draconian firearms legislation was quietly signed off on in 2017, requiring museums to weld up all handguns, pump-action shotguns and self-loading and automatic firearms held ...

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Weapons Licencing Verification System online now

WEAPONS Licensing Branch have launched a helpful new online tool which instantly provides a validity report on a Queensland firearms licence. You can access the tool here The online licence verification tool allows a user to enter a firearms licence number and expiry date, and will confirm if it is still valid or has been suspended. While the new tool ...

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Congratulations to SFFP

Shooters Union would like to extend our congratulations to the Shooters, Fishers and Farmers Party (SFFP) on their outstanding results in the weekend’s NSW elections. The party has won three seats – Barwon, Murry and Orange – in the Lower House, and Upper House member Rob Borsak has retained his seat too. The geographic region covered by the SFFP seats ...

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