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Medics for Gun Control submission lacks insight and sense of firearm legislation

By Shooters Union Tasmania President Alistair Shephard Medics for Gun Control (MGC) has called on the Tasmanian Government to make changes to the state’s gun laws, and the proposed amendments show a distinct lack of understanding when it comes to firearm legislation in Tasmania, and the country. The organisation recommended abolishing the “loophole” that breaches the National Firearms Agreement (NFA), ...

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Fallow deer hunting not a plan, just an election promise to recreational hunters: Tas Conservation Trust

The Director of the Tasmanian Conservation Trust says the government’s plan to allow recreational hunters to shoot fallow deer is not a comprehensive management plan, and constitutes nothing more than an election promise. Peter McGlone says Parks and Wildlife aren’t being funded to properly manage the program, which could see hunters allowed into the the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area ...

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Tasmanian Government Backflip

Please read the following statement written by Shooters Union Tasmania’s president, Alistair Shephard. “On behalf of law abiding firearm owners across the state, we are very disappointed to learn today about the Liberal Government’s decision to backflip on its election promise to make common sense changes to Tasmania’s firearms legislation. However, we are not surprised. “This backflip proves that politicians ...

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Gun lobbyists fire up at Tasmanian doctors over opposition to reform

Shooters Union Tasmania has labelled comments from a coalition of health professionals against the state’s proposed gun reforms “ill-informed emotionally charged hearsay.” Medics for Gun Control last month launched a campaign against the Liberals planned changes. The group includes health professionals who responded to the 1996 Port Arthur Massacre. Shooters Union Tasmania president Alistair Shephard said doctors should leave recommendations on firearm ...

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Shooters union says doctors should stick to health issues

Shooters union has hit back at a group of health professionals urging the Government to maintain the state’s gun control laws, saying doctors should stick to what they know. Shooters Union Tasmania president Alistair Shephard labelled the Medics for Gun Control campaign “ill-informed emotionally charged hearsay”. “While I have the utmost respect for our doctors, this is not their area of ...

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Liberals’ gun policy labelled a ‘rush job’ after critical Tasmania Police report revealed

The ABC can reveal a report from Tasmania Police to the Liberal Government found its policy to water down firearm laws risked breaching the National Firearms Agreement, with none of the commitments costed or funding identified. The report, obtained through a Right to Information request, was prepared in March by an “officer” of Tasmania Police, whose identity has not been ...

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We have expanded into Tasmania!

The Shooters Union movement has long had members in all states in Australia, plus a few overseas.  We’ve had numerous requests to formally establish ourselves interstate, so after careful consideration of the best mechanism to do that, Shooters Union Australia is now a company, and we have established  Shooters Union Tasmania Pty Ltd. Whilst the formalities to restructure are still ...

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Shooters Union Tasmania and Victoria ramp up.

Shooters Union are pleased to announce that firearm owners will soon have a Tasmanian and Victorian branch. Such a move has been a lengthy and time consuming one but SU believes their expansion into the south eastern states will herald more positive gun law changes in the near future for all firearms owners. Shooters Union’s Senior Media Manager met with ...

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