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Vote Labor Last 2020

We have a very real chance at voting out the ALP in Queensland’s state election (set for October 31) – and we need every single one of you reading this to help make it happen. A story in The Australian on July 31st – “Popular Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk but poll party postponed” (paywalled)” – notes a Newspoll survey is ...

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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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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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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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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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Hunters Voices are too loud to ignore

IGNORE the voices of Queensland shooters and hunters at your peril come election time. That’s the message from Queensland shooting peak bodyShooters Union to the major parties following the closure of a hugely successful petition on the State Government website calling for a trial of hunting in State Forests. More than 16,000 people signed the petition, which officially closed yesterday, ...

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Overcoming objections to Public Hunting in Queensland State Forests

AS Queensland’s pre-eminent shooting representative body, Shooters Union is throwing its complete support behind the current petition to trial conservation hunting in state forests. Click here to sign the petition’ We know there is still some uncertainty around why people, especially those who don’t hunt, should support and sign the petition, so we have taken a moment to clarify a ...

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