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New Gun Laws leave successful Ipswich Club in Limbo

THE competitive future of an internationally successful Ipswich club is in limbo under the revised 2017 National Firearm Agreement (NFA). That is the view of Ipswich Pistol Club committee member and licence firearm instructor Scott Geelan, who is keen to receive further clarification on how the agreement will affect shooting clubs. “There are so many grey areas,” Geelan said. “There ...

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Talking Point: Gun law reform soft on crime, hard on owners

WHEN someone proposes a solution to a problem that does not exist, you can suspect they have an agenda. The recent mail-out to Tasmania’s 38,000 shooters about the storage of firearms requirements fall into this category. Last year, the Department of Police, Fire and Emergency Management released the regulatory impact statement and draft regulations about the changes. The impact statement ...

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Tasmania Shooters and Fishers slam gun storage changes

Changes to firearms storage in Tasmania will not reduce crime, according to the Tasmanian Shooters and Fishers Party. Members of the party have spoken out against the changes, which are expected to come into effect in December. They are instead calling for tougher penalties for gun theft in the state. SFP Tasmania committee member Matthew Allen said the new regulations would ...

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Submission on Draft Firearms Regulations 2017 (Tasmania)

1. Introduction 1.1 The purpose of this document is to provide comment and information in relation to the Draft Firearms Amendment Regulations 2017 as it applies to Shooters Union members in Tasmania. 1.2 Author – Jan Linsley, Shooters Union Australia Inc 2. Intended Audience Legislation Development Review Services, Tasmanian Police The Honourable Rene Hidding – Minister for Police and Emergency ...

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Submission on Review of the Firearms Act 1996 – Schedule 1 (Tasmania)

1. Introduction 1.1 The purpose of this document is to provide comment and information in relation to the review of Schedule 1 as it applies to Shooters Union members in Tasmania. 1.2 Author – Jan Linsley, Shooters Union Australia Inc 2. Intended Audience Firearms Services -Tasmanian Police The Honourable Marinus Hidding – Minister for Police and Emergency Management. Members and ...

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