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An open letter to Mark Ryan, Police Minister

Dear Minister, On behalf of the more than 200,000 law abiding firearms owners in Queensland, Shooters Union Queensland has written this open letter to you to highlight the concerns of the firearms community that a recent statement by you in Parliament was both incorrect and misleading.   We are posting this letter on our website and social media sites as ...

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LNP finally goes over the edge. Gel blasters today, NERF tomorrow?

Letter from Shooters Union President, Graham Park In the midst of a terrible drought across Queensland affecting their core support base as well as the massive social and business issues facing every Queenslander, Liberal National Party Queensland leader Deb Frecklington found a REALLY big issue for the state. She wants to BAN toy guns, yes you got it right, the ...

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Our Farmers Need You!

We are recruiting volunteers to form flying squads to operate in the St George Dirrinbandi Thallon Nindygully Bollon areas for eight/nine weeks from the 24th of September. We are asking that you volunteer one or two weeks of your time during the period 24th September to the end of November. These times will be rostered so we can have a ...

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Another CAT H win in QLD. WLB overturned once again

Lever v Queensland Police Service (Weapons Licensing Branch) [2018] QCAT 225 (10 July 2018) Last Updated: 26 July 2018 QUEENSLAND CIVIL AND  ADMINISTRATIVE TRIBUNAL   CITATION: Lever v Queensland Police Service (Weapons Licensing Branch) [2018] QCAT 225 PARTIES: JOHN CAMPBELL LEVER (applicant) v QUEENSLAND POLICE SERVICE (WEAPONS LICENSING BRANCH) (respondent) APPLICATION NO/S: GAR327-17 MATTER TYPE: General administrative review matters DELIVERED ON: ...

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Firearm regulations around mental health challenging practitioners in rural areas

A regulation that requires people wishing to receive psychological counselling to relinquish their weapons licence and firearms is proving to be a harmful barrier to rural people seeking help, according to agencies working in western Queensland. The concern was raised with federal ministers, Matt Canavan and David Littleproud, at a public forum in Longreach recently. Peter Whip, the chairman of ...

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Weapons Licensing – Information Sheet for Cat H Occupational or Primary Producers Licence

Good afternoon, For your information and the information of your customers and clients,  Weapons Licensing has released an Information Sheet to for applicants to consider, when applying for, or to renew a concealable Occupational or Primary Producers Licence (Cat H). The Information Sheet can be found on the front page of our website at the following link: https://www.police.qld.gov.au/programs/weaponslicensing/ If you ...

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Barrel Lengths Gone

Shooters Union play a pivotal role as weapons licensing revoke barrel length requirements for Cat H Club Letters. Shooters Union have again proved their ever growing ability to effect change over the last few months as discussions over barrel length requirements for Cat H Club Letters have taken place. Queensland Weapons licensing (QWL) have revoked the recently applied requirements for ...

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Do we feel lucky, George? No, but we feel plastic outrage

Yesterday we lost our minds when George Christensen uploaded a questionable image to Facebook. While it was a silly thing to do, our reaction didn’t fit. You have to hand it to “colourful” Queensland MPs. They have a remarkable knack for self-promotion by manipulating the Twitterati into manufactured outrage, as the outcry over George Christensen’s gun-toting Facebook photos proves. Christensen has been ...

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Guns drawn over ammunition limits as police warn of ‘negative publicity’

QUEENSLAND police have warned the State Government that imposing limits on ammunition sales could lead to “negative publicity” – a claim that has frustrated anti-gun advocates, who say police have allowed economics to drive gun-control policy. The State Government is yet to introduce limits on the sale of ammunition, despite agreeing to do so in the latest National Firearms Agreement ...

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Response to: Police Minister Mark Ryan

Recently Police Minister Mark Ryan uploaded onto his Facebook page, a heavily edited version of a video that I moderated in March last year. The edited video is a clear attempt at scare-mongering and playing politics with Tim Mander. In his comments that accompany the video, he manages to denigrate all Queensland licensed shooters, as well as a decent politician ...

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