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TRENDING ON SHOOTERS UNION: REGIONAL ISSUES

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The rise of 3D printed guns in Australia. 3D printers and guns keep turning up in police raids. Australia’s gun enthusiasts aren’t particularly enthused about 3D printed plastic guns. “Any experienced shooter is likely to say – no thanks, I like these five fingers. And two eyes!” said Graham Park, president of the Shooters Union, which represents around 200,000 of ...

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NSW: Calling for volunteer non-commercial kangaroo shooters

Kangaroo management: Changes to non-commercial landholder licences and shooter requirements Effective from Wednesday the 8th of August 2018, the NSW Government has made changes to landholder licences to harm kangaroos to reduce populations as part of a package of drought relief measures. Experienced shooters with a current Firearms Licence and suitable firearms are invited to list their details on the Local Land Services ...

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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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Shooters dispute science behind magpie geese bag limits, reduced season

Northern Territory magpie goose hunters have rallied at a Darwin firing range to protest against reduced bag limits and a shorter season, a decision they say is taking an unfair aim at hunters. NT Field and Game spokesman Bart Irwin told the crowd hunting was not the problem and the science behind the decision should be questioned. “The Government continues ...

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Rob Katter is alarmed at news emerging of changes to the National Firearms Agreement

A recent assertion by Police Minister Mark Ryan that the Palaszczuk government was firmly committed to the National Firearms Agreement (NFA) developed by John Howard after the Port Arthur tragedy 21 years ago, has been challenged by Mount Isa MP Rob Katter. Queensland Katter’s Australia Party leader, Mr Katter said neither that statement nor the comment made by the Minister ...

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A must see for shooters

Any shooter who is between meaningful relationships and with nothing better to do is well advised to travel to Gympie to be gob smacked by Ron’s new Owen Guns museum which is the largest gun museum in the southern hemisphere. If you’re passing through the town, don’t miss it. You walk through his shop, which is always full of good ...

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Freedom of Disinformation: Queensland Police Service Weapons Licencing Branch Strike Again

A few days ago, we described how the Queensland Police Service Weapons Licensing Branch appears to frown on the occupational use of pistols by primary producers while the Queensland Police regularly euthanise animals with Glocks. It isn’t just the Police that frown.  The Police Minister has described farmers using pistols to deal with pests and stock as cowboys.  How did we get ...

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Category H, Farmers & the Humane Euthanization of Animals

Working livestock on a large property can be a hard way to make a living.  Thick scrub, rough terrain, long distances and wandering animals (wanted and unwanted) are a reality of life.  Often enough, farmers, pest controllers and animal handlers need a compact, light, reliable repeating firearm to deal with the challenges of sick livestock and packs of feral pests. ...

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Weapons forum exclusion forces firearms dealers into strike action

Queensland’s licensed firearm dealers have voted to ‘strike’, and force police to shoulder the processing of up to 20,000 firearm transfers a year, over what they see as a blank refusal by the state government to consult with industry about excessive red tape and regulations. The dealers say they are fed up with bearing the cost and responsibility of regulations they have no ...

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