WA Police Commissioner
March 27, 2020
I write regarding the “Closure of
Gun Shops” direction issued by you today (March 27, 2020).
To be frank, Commissioner, it is
appalling and quite literally the sort of thing we would have expected in East
Germany during the Cold War, not a state of Australia in 2020.
How does closing legitimate
business which can only be patronised by people with a firearms licence (not an
easy thing to get, especially in WA) “ensure public safety during the state of
What specific threat are you
protecting the public from?
The economic costs from this are
potentially incalculable. Every single one of those gun shops had employees
with bills to pay, rent or mortgage obligations to meet, and family members
relying on them.
Simply put: Why are you
destroying an industry and inflicting so much stress and hardship on the most
law-abiding sector (licensed firearm owners) in the community?
I urge you to revoke the Closure
Of Gun Shops direction with the greatest possible haste.
President, Shooters Union Australia
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