Goodyear Tyres sack employee over irrational fear of guns
Typical police overreaction
A simple miscommunication cost David Waters, an award winning sporting shooter, his livelihood.
All because of an irrational fear of firearms in Australia.
David Waters worked for tyremaker Goodyear in Parramatta, New South Wales. Whilst working, he was contacted by a friend looking for advice about an accessory for a rifle. Unable to meet the friend that weekend, David Waters organised to meet his friend in the Goodyear parking lot during David’s lunch break. David assumed that the individual would bring only the rifle accessory to the meeting. However, in a simple case of miscommunication, she brought both the accessory and the rifle.
The parking lot was visible to the public, and police were alerted to the presence of the rifle. Sixteen police officers arrived at the scene.
David Waters did not break any laws and did not harm anyone. The only person adversely affected was David Waters. Waters was fired for jeopardizing the safety and security of his fellow employees and Goodyear assets.
This is a perfect example of how Australia’s fear of all things firearm related can lead to a man losing his livelihood over a simple miscommunication.
Senator Leyonhjelm was personally contacted by David Waters for help. He intervened with Goodyear in an effort to right this injustice, and raised the matter in parliament. You can watch Senator Leyonhjelm’s speech here In addition, Senator Leyonhjelm travelled to the USA and met with the NRA to outline Goodyear’s mistreatment of David Waters. The NRA subsequently wrote this article where they expressed their shock at how law-abiding firearm owners are treated in Australia.
Neither the NRA or the Liberal Democrats will take a backward step in protecting the rights of firearm owners. If you believe this is worthy of support, please consider joining the party or making a contribution. It will help ensure there are more Liberal Democrats in more parliaments.
Regards, Gabriel Buckley, National President Liberal Democrats http://www.ldp.org.au/