I am writing to you in the wake of recent news that Lever Action Shotguns are going to be reclassified, at the COAG meeting this coming Friday.
It has become obvious that QLD is in agreement with other states to go ahead with reclassification.
Could you please address the following points:
- What evidence was used for the basis of this decision? With all due respect, references to the Martin Pl Siege don’t cut it. An illegal, pump action shotgun, NOT a lever-action shotgun was used in this instance.
- Why is it that law abiding citizens are constantly used as scapegoats in regards to legislation? To deny this would, quite frankly, be a lie. We both know illegal firearms are the real issue here.
- Why weren’t relevant stakeholders properly consulted during NFA discussions? We keep getting told they were, they are saying they weren’t, something doesn’t add up here.
- Why do the likes of Gun Control Australia, and the Alannah and Madeline Foundation, who have no idea on the subject of firearms, have so much sway in regards to policy decisions? A bit like asking a plumber a question on an electrical issue.
In closing, I would like to make it crystal clear that I won’t be voting for any party that endorses this decision, and will be encouraging my vast network of contacts to do the same.
Thank you for your time.