WITH the NSW election coming up on March 23, it has become clear there are two staunchly pro-gun parties contesting the election in the Upper House:
- THE LIBERAL DEMOCRATIC PARTY (LDP) – led by former Senator David Leyonhjelm.
- THE SHOOTERS FISHERS AND FARMERS PARTY (SFFP), led by sitting upper house MP Rob Borsak. Both these parties have the Shooters Union ‘headstamp of approval’ and we are advising all shooters, gun owners, friends and supporters in NSW to vote for the LDP and SFFP in the Upper House.
LIBERAL DEMOCRATIC PARTY are in GROUP O on the Ballot paper
SHOOTERS, FISHERS AND FARMERS PARTY are in GROUP A on the Ballot paper.
NSW has OPTIONAL PREFERENTIAL VOTING. This means you only need to number the parties you wish to vote for.
VOTE ABOVE THE LINE AND MAKE SURE YOU NUMBER THE LDP and SFFP PARTIES WITH YOUR No. 1 and No. 2 VOTES. If you wish to put SFFP in vote 1 and LDP in vote 2 that is absolutely fine; go right ahead.
You may then vote for as many other parties as you like win whichever order you like, but you do not have to – just make sure you vote 1 and 2 for the LDP and SFFP.
You do not need to keep numbering boxes if you run out of parties you like. If you decide to number every box above the line, PUT THE GREENS AND THE ANIMAL JUSTICE PARTY IN THE LAST TWO PLACES.
Unless you are particularly well informed, we would suggest NOT voting below the line – there are more than 345 individual candidates on the ballot and most of them are not openly supportive of firearms the way the LDP and SFFP are.
Authorised by Peter Whelan, Shooters Union New South Wales Inc, PO Box 246, Glenorie, NSW 2157
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