If you want to keep your guns you had better open, read and endorse this excellent Senate submission by the Firearm Owners Association of Australia and send it to the address below. Section 3 (below) from the submission clearly illustrates how the registration of individual firearms costs billions and is totally ineffective.
We strongly recommend Katters Australian Party Members make a public statement to remove the registration of individual guns. There are 600,000 recognised gun owners in Queensland and about another 100,000 unregistered gun owners. Repeal the costly registration of guns regulations. Win hundreds of thousands of voters.
Remember it is in the genes of the Liberal and Labor parties to instinctively hate firearms.
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3.As above the Customs and Police would be the most qualified and experienced to comment on
the operation and consequences of the illicit firearms trade. Intelligent people would realise and
understand that the States have created this illicit trade by improperly legislating on the law
abiding licencing and banning honest peoples access made firearms a commodity that prior to
this legislation was not a target for criminal activity. State registration of firearms and licensed
shooters has established a illegal trade in all States of those registration lists that are sold by
Police to criminals. This enable Criminals to pick out expensive and rare firearms to steal. This
is one of the reasons that the Canadian Federal Government publicly burnt the register that it had
spent two billions dollars composing. They also were brave enough to admit that during the ten
years since its inception, like Australia, it had not solved, or prevented, or saved a life, or brought
a criminal to justice.