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TRENDING ON SHOOTERS UNION: REGIONAL ISSUES

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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Category H: Licence Update

We continue our fight to restore the rights of Queensland farmers, who face being treated like criminals just for doing their jobs. Earlier this year Shooters Union became aware of a change in the treatment of farmers applying for renewals to their Category H (handgun) licences, which are used in primary industry. These are mostly for the humane destruction of feral animals or ...

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Does rural Australia have a gun problem?

The recent multiple homicide in a small Victorian township, coming barely a month after a mass shooting in rural New South Wales, may give the impression that firearm-related murders in rural Australia are rampant. It would be easy to attribute this to higher density of gun ownership in country areas relative to cities, particularly where farming is a dominant industry and ...

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Wild dogs kill 1000 sheep on Traprock property

TRAPROCK wool grower Sandy Smith says wild dogs have killed about $100,000 worth of sheep on his property Allendale at Gore in the past 12 months. The loss comes despite the destruction of 14 of the canine menaces in past 12 months. “At $100 a head including the wool that will not be shorn, the loss of 1000 sheep is obviously a very significant cost and one that cannot be sustained,” Mr Smith ...

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Handgun use is still needed by primary producers

PRIMARY producers lobbied hard in the 60’s and again in the 90’s for handguns to be legally used for their work. With a lot of consultation, the allowance for category H handguns to be used was not put out there on a whim or done lightly, it was done because of the need. There was a need then and Agforce ...

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