Australian Gun Law update as of the 17th of August 2015. Featuring contact details of Ministers and Politicians who support the rights of law-abiding gun owners and shooters.

Last week was a big week in Federal Parliament for the future of Australia’s gun laws. Industry have now been invited into the process to review the 1996 National Firearms Agreement, based on the recommendations of the Martin Place Siege Review. The Martin Place Siege Review calls on the Federal Government and all States and Territories to come to the table to work out how to simplify the regulation of the licensed firearms market and redeploy police resources to focus on illicit firearms.

In a perverse twist, there are a group of politicians and bureaucrats hell bent on opposing the reviews recommendation by proposing more not less restrictions on licensed firearms owners and ultimately starving front line police of the resources they need.

As parliament sits again this week, we have plenty of politicians to thank for their incredible efforts supporting the rights of licensed firearms owners, and we have a few politicians that need to be reminded that we are not going to sit quietly and watch them get a few cheap headlines at our expense.

Could you please take the time to email your thanks to the following members for their efforts in supporting us:

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To the Coalition members working tirelessly in the background to ensure licensed firearms owners, user groups and industry get a seat at the table and get their views heard:

Senator Bridget McKenzie
Senator Nigel Scullion
Hon John Cobb MP
Ross Vasta MP
Mark Coulton MP

To the MP’s that moved a motion of disallowance for the regulation to prohibit the import of the 7 shot Adler shotgun:

In the Upper House:
Senator David Leyonheljm
Senator Ricky Muir

In the Lower House:
Hon Bob Katter MP
Cathy McGowan AO, MP

To the Minister for Justice who has committed to personally chair monthly consultation with the recently formed Industry Reference Group comprising of Firearms Industry and user organisations:

Hon Michael Keenan MP

And to our State members of Parliament that have been working hard behind the scenes with State Governments around the country:

Shooters and Fishers Party:

Hon Robert Borsak MLC
Hon Robert Brown MLC
Jeff Bourman MLC
Daniel Young MLC
Hon Rick Mazza MLC

Katter’s Australian Party:

Robbie Katter MP
Shane Knuth

It was also revealed last week that the suspension of the import of the Adler 7 Shot Shotgun was instigated when every single State Police Minister personally requested that Minister Keenan suspend the importation of the firearm. None of the Ministers had sought any information about the firearm from industry, none of them had seen the gun and it has become apparent that their decision was based on the misguided belief that the firearm had some new technology that allowed the lever to operate faster than traditional lever action firearms. This has since been demonstrated to be untrue and exposed as a myth being peddled by the extremist group Gun Control Australia and the Greens.

Please let each Police Minister and their respective Premier know what you think about their personal request to suspend the import of Adler shotguns for licensed firearm owners:


Hon Jo-Ann Miller MP, Minister for Police Fire & Emergency Services,
Hon Annastacia Palaszczuk MP, Premier,


Hon Troy Grant MP, Minister for Justice & Police,
Hon Mike Baird MP, Premier,


Hon Peter Chandler, MLA, Minister for Police, Fire & Emergency Services,
Hon Adam Giles MLA, Chief Minister,


Hon Wade Noonan MP, Minister for Police,
Hon Daniel Andrews MP, Premier,


Hon Rene Hidding MP, Minister for Police & Emergency Management,
Hon Will Hodgman MP, Premier,


Hon Tony Piccolo, Minister for Police,
Hon Jay Weatherill, Premier,


Hon Liza Harvey MLA, Minister for Police,
Hon Colin Barnett MLA, Premier,


Joy Burch MLA, Minister for Police & Emergency Services,
Andrew Barr MLA , Chief Minister,
Please distribute this note to your contacts and encourage them to provide feedback to the members of parliament above, as well as to their own local State and Federal members of parliament.

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