OK for Victoria Police to lose 100,000 firearms and OK to bash and pepper spray Covid protesters?

from National Shooting Council

Liberal Democrat Victoria MP Tim Quilty, has put the spotlight on Victoria’s firearm registry once again, after it was revealed that 100,000 guns simply went “missing”, raising serious questions about how it is run.

Mr Quilty, a licensed shooter and proud NSC Member, has been probing the operations of the Registry through questions in Parliament to the police minister for nearly a year.

Ministers’ pushback on transparency

The government of communist Dan Andrews has taken a strong dislike to the questions. 

Every time Mr Quilty has asked questions, he has been ridiculed, berated, and attacked in the house by Andrew’s government ministers, Gayle Tierney and Jaala Pulford.

Tim Quilty MP widening cracks in Firearms Registry

Tierney represents Police Minister Lisa Neville (as Neville sits in the lower house).  Her attacks on Tim have increased in their ferocity and nature every time he raised LRD matters.

It is clear from the government responses that it is becoming increasingly uncomfortable on the matter. It is also clear the government doesn’t want to see cracks appear in the registry, in an election year.

Registry faces heat

Thanks to Tim’s efforts, it has been confirmed that the registry does have 100,000 guns missing. 

The police and government have attempted to “bat this off” by blaming discrepancies in the old firearms database that they stopped using in 1996 when it was replaced by the current Licensing and Registration System.

On the 6th April 2022 Tim asked whether there were 100,000 missing guns, and what was being done about the matter. He also asked if VicPol did in fact hold a firearm dealers licence, and if so if it was bound by the same laws as other Victorian Firearms dealers.

On the 6th May 2022 Tim received a written response from Lisa Neville. The link for Tim’s questions and Neville’s answers can be seen by clicking here.

Apart from confirming the missing guns, the responses reveald that “Operation Ravelings” reviewed 60,000 firearms records held by registry without explaining what was found.  The responses also confirmed VicPol holds a firearms dealers licence and that it:

“is required to meet its licence requirements within accordance with the Firearms Act 1996.”

The way VicPol treats dealers for any offences is well known.

Dealers who lose a firearm or who have discrepancies in their records have their licences suspended/cancelled, lose their businesses and are prosecuted – but the registry does not apply the same rules to itself.

There have been a number of high-profile cases where VicPol was forced to admit it was wrong. 

The most recent being the case of Rod Haugh from the Outdoor Sportsman in Geelong who was able to clear his name after a six-year legal battle that cost him his health and a fortune on legal fees.

On Wednesday, 25th May 2022 Tim asked more questions in Parliament about the “missing” guns.

Instead of answering the question, Labor MP Gayle Tierney attempted to divert the house’s attention by referring to the USA primary school shooting days earlier. The link to what Tim said can be seen by clicking here or simply watch it here.

This time Tim dropped a bomb on the government. He revealed that he was in possession of a Victoria Police Affidavit (a sworn statement) signed by a senior LRD officer that attempted to explain the disappearance of seized guns and gun parts as having been “inadvertently” destroyed.

The officer involved, Senior Sergeant Andrew Armstrong (right), is the firearms portfolio holder at the LRD and has been since mid-2014.

Armstrong had his Affidavit witnessed by his immediate subordinate officer, Sergeant Paul Connor and made the claim that the firearms destroyed were of no monetary value.

These revelations show that the Victorian registry is a basket case and how its seems to operate as a law unto itself. The NSC eagerly awaits the government’s response to Tim’s questions, and predict a lot more is likely to be revealed in the fullness of time.

Full credit to Tim Quilty for having the guts to pursue this matter when others wouldn’t. In fact he’s the only MP in the Victorian Parliament who has shooters’ interest at heart.

One thing that is clear is that the government has a lot of questions to answer. In particular, it needs to explain the documented links between it and senior VicPol force command members

Even former VicPol Chief Commissioner Kel Glare publicly described current force command with “an old proverb that says ‘the fish goes rotten from the head’”.

Ironically the NSW government has just announced a review into the operations of its own registry.  Yet it’s a move that is unlikely to be copied by the Victorian Government.

Editor: It should also hold a judicial inquiry into the atrocious conduct of police officers both government and private mercenaries when confronting tens of thousands of protesters in Melbourne last year.

About Editor, cairnsnews

One of the few patriots left who understands the system and how it has been totally subverted under every citizen's nose. If we can help to turn it around we will, otherwise our children will have nothing. Our investigations show there is no 'government' of the people for the people of Australia. The removal of the Crown from Australian Parliaments, followed by the incorporation of Parliaments aided by the Australia Act 1987 has left us with corporate government with policies not laws, that apply only to members of political parties and the public service. There is no law, other than the Common Law. This fact will be borne out in the near future as numerous legal challenges in place now, come to a head soon.

Posted on June 7, 2022, in gun control, Gun Control Australia, guns, Victoria and tagged , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 6 Comments.

  1. Right on that one Ted. Been going on for decades. Two former coppers we know each had more than 300 guns
    in their collections. They were reasonable men, just avid collectors. Ed

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  2. No sensible person would think the firearms have been destroyed. They’re in the homes of cops, crims and pollies.

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  3. You’re kidding!!??
    Still guns going missing from Victorian Police; even after the Port Arthur ‘massacre’ with one of the guns used that came from the Victorian Police all those years ago?? CHAOS is at it again! GET SMART!

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  4. All this of course hides the simple fact that the private corporation, what calls itself “the Victorian government” has no business having a firearm register, seizing Citizens weapons, issuing licenses or holding weapons belonging to anyone.

    Our Bill of Rights of 1889 guarantee the RIGHT of all Protestant subjects of the Crown to KEEP and bear weapons “for the defence of their Households And The Realm”. The state may require Catholic and all heathen dwelling within The Realm to obtain permission.
    This legal binding Constitutional RIGHT made both the Pope and Karl Marx sick to their back teeth as it still does today with the criminals who work for the one world treason agenda.
    This reason and the Rothschilds wanting to seize the land held by Her Majesty for security on our massive borrowings is what drives the Republican cause. Funded by the big end of town and promoted by bankers, wankers ,Marxists and the gullible.

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  5. Fiona Reynolds

    Thank you Cairns News for your mighty stance of late in tackling all the thorny issues. If only more media outlets had the same gutsy fortitude.

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