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NSW gun law changes close submissions Monday 31 July

                  There is nothing ‘illegal’ about these rather mundane rifles.

Monday 5.30pm 31 July 2017 no later than 5 pm is the closing of submissions to gun law changes projected to be introduced by September. This is nothing but smoke screen to cover the endemic daily shooting with illegal guns on the streets of NSW that authorities cannot control and will only affect  law abiding shooters.

THE REGULATORY IMPACT STATEMENT PROCESS

The Subordinate Legislation Act 1989 provides that regulations are to be automatically repealed five years after commencement. The repeal of the Firearms Regulation 2006 (FR) has been previously postponed and is now due to be repealed on 1 September 2017 unless remade. The Weapons Prohibition Regulation 2009 (WPR) is being remade at the same time on the basis that it closely mirrors the provisions in the FR.

The issues canvassed in this RIS do not represent the final Government position on the amendments, but provide an opportunity for discussion with firearms stakeholders, law enforcement agencies and the general community.

Comments should be directed to the RIS or the terms of the current Regulations.

The Government will use your submissions and feedback to develop a FR and WPR to meet the requirements of the Subordinate Legislation Act 1989.

To consider the public accept that “NSW Commissioner of Police” will have time to review moderation of the suggested changes left to a public servant with a rubber stamp who may have a personal agenda to maintain. This suggested change (below) is farcical draft regulation hinging on one person’s satisfaction;

13 (3) The Commissioner may refuse to issue a permit authorising the possession or use of a firearm if the Commissioner is satisfied that the applicant intends to possess or use the firearm for personal protection or the protection of any other person or for the protection of property.

Take this opportunity to suggest amendments, refute amendments by reading the draft regulation document like the one mentioned above.

More agenda driven changes:

Forcing all hunters and private landowners to supply private personal details to New South Wales Police before being allowed to hunt on private land (clause 32, 34 Draft Firearms Regulations 2017).

Refusing a firearms license or permit even if someone is innocent of an offence under the Firearms Act (clause 11, 23 Draft Firearms Regulations 2017).

Squeezing law-abiding firearms dealers out of business through further regulation and restriction (clause 41 Draft Firearms Regulations 2017).

Illegal firearms found in the hands of criminals

If enough submissions are made to this  disarmament driven draft, we the law abiding people are being hit rather than targeting the unlicensed shooters and guns used in daily shootings by totally out of control ethnic crime gangs with law enforcement having no impact on the street battlegrounds of NSW.

Make your submission before 5pm next Monday 31 July as we see mirroring Adolf Hitlers agenda that disarmed Germany to remove any threat from the people to this Nazi party dictatorship, not forgetting United Nations policies with which our governments have aligned that require confiscation of all firearms.

Links:

Firearms prohibition regulation main site

http://www.justice.nsw.gov.au/justicepolicy/Pages/lpclrd/lpclrd_consultation/proposed-firearms-and-weapons-prohibition-regulation-2017.aspx

The draft regulation

http://www.justice.nsw.gov.au/justicepolicy/Documents/firearms-weapons-prohibition-regulation-2017/firearms-regulation-2017-exposure-draft.pdf

Government impact statement

http://www.justice.nsw.gov.au/justicepolicy/Documents/firearms-weapons-prohibition-regulation-2017/regulatory-impact-statement-firearms-weapons-prohibition-regulation-2017.pdf

Submissions close at 5pm on Monday, 31 July 2017.

Submissions can be made by email or post. Email is preferred. Posted submissions must reach the Office for Police by the close of submission date.

Email: firearms@mpes.nsw.gov.au

Post:

Firearms Submissions

Office for Police, Department of Justice

GPO Box 5434

SYDNEY NSW 2001

 

How the left media and Marxist politicians have demonised firearms

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.

Goodyear Parramatta penalise employee over owning guns and having an irrational fear of firearms

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/

The nation is teetering on a powder keg of mistrust and discontent

From where does Keenan get authority to call in firearms?

The Federal Government is terrified of internal security assessments warning the nation is teetering on a powder keg of mistrust and discontent over Muslim immigrants and mendacious politicians implementing policies in unison with the largely despised United Nations.

Domestic intelligence has warned the now unraveling corporate system of government, surreptitiously introduced first by Whitlam and continued by successive governments could dissolve from civil unrest into civil war.

Federal Justice Minister, Michael Keenan, a Liberal, wants to deprive law abiding gun owners of unregistered firearms

Any casual observer of social media would discover that all governments are held in contempt by a majority of Australians.

The Federal Cabinet is desperate to disarm law-abiding citizens who hold unregistered firearms for many reasons. The main theme found throughout social media and alternative news sites is a distrust of government and more expected violence by Islamists which have infiltrated communities throughout Australia.

As depicted in the lauded 1984 film of doomsday preppers, ‘Red Dawn’ starring Patrick Swazye, when the Russians and Cubans invade rural American towns, their first ploy is to round up and incarcerate gun owners, found from searching firearms registration records.

One reader, a member of the firearms industry, has told Cairns News an estimated one million or  more unregistered firearms are held nationwide by the public,  which is in fear of losing easily traceable registered firearms when the ‘shit hits the fan.’

Chinese SKK semi-auto 7.62x39mm carbine. Industry sources claim nearly one million were imported but reportedly only 4000 were handed in to be crushed in 1996. There are few reports of these carbines being used in crime

Between the seventies and early nineties the industry estimates more than one million Chinese semi-auto SKK and SKS combat carbines were imported. At the 1996 amnesty, only a reported 4000 of these military styled weapons were handed in for crushing. One does not have to be an Einstein to work out the fate of the remaining 996,000, he said.

“The police and military will seize all registered firearms from licensed gun owners across the nation when the trouble starts, leaving the public completely at the mercy of the government,” the industry member said.

“This is why people will hide them, especially ex-military members seeing what happens to a disarmed population when the invaders have all the guns.

“If the government thinks normal people will hand in their guns they are dreaming.”

Another report from a NSW investigator, who wishes to remain anonymous, says that in NSW during the 1996 amnesty, a pistol club and several rifle ranges reported that people of Muslim or similar ethnic appearance toured gun clubs buying whatever firearms they could get their hands on, rather than shooters handing them in for destruction.

Homes of licensed gun owners in NSW were accurately targeted by thieves stealing dozens of pistols and rifles several years ago. Gun club members said many homes in close-together suburbs were raided by thieves who stole their locked up guns. The clubs complained that the NSW firearms registry records had been hacked or deliberately given to thieves. No action was ever taken by authorities.

The Liberal/ALP/Greens Party disarmament

While terrorists continue to kill Australians on home soil, the gun-hating Liberal Party wants to completely disarm 25 million responsible citizens by crushing their firearms and leaving them at the mercy of those who have guns. The criminal element in the ethnic ghettos of Sydney and Melbourne will never voluntarily hand in their firearms.

The 1996 gun buy back saw 660,959 firearms handed in for destruction. Not all were crushed. The government is “dreaming” if it thinks it will get a similar result in the 2017 proposed amnesty, says an industry source

Those who will keep guns include police and the military. Today a lot of law-abiding citizens actually fear the government which wants to leave us defenceless against the estimated 120,000 Islamic ‘refugees’ who entered the country by air during the Rudd/Gillard/Rudd regime.

It has been acknowledged by security agencies, with the exception of the head of ASIO, that a large number of single males who entered Australia posing as refugees, were between the ages of 16 and35,  just the right age to qualify for military service.

Many of these immigrants have had military training in the countries from which they claimed to have fled. Right amongst us now exists a potential fifth column of fighters. Stashes of firearms have already been found in Australian mosques, no doubt many more exist.

Justice Minister Michael Keenan should be targeting firearms held by ethnic groups and actually allowing responsible citizens to carry arms for their self-protection. But Section 18c of the Anti-discrimination Act won’t allow the government to target criminal gangs by ethnicity. Interestingly Keenan was one of the ‘wet’ Liberals who did not support amending this offensive section.

High profile politicians such as Senator David Leyonhjelm and Bob Katter have demanded law abiding citizens be able to carry firearms for their self-defence.

Instead the arm draggers of the LNP/ALP/Greens nexus want to leave us defenceless against Muslim infiltrators and other armed criminals who will never give up their guns.

Crime in Victoria this year increased 10.2 per cent and a spate of home invasions and car-jackings has left police extremely worried.

Public concerns have also been raised about gangs of migrant(Muslim) teens, with reports some parents are sending their teenage children back to countries like Sudan to break the spiral of offending.

Victoria Assistant Commissioner Stephen Leane told reporters on Wednesday teenagers from a range of backgrounds were committing home invasions and car-jackings.

Victoria Police Assistant Commissioner Stephen Leane describes the ethnic crime wave as the ‘United Nations.’ Fearful home owners are buying bats for protection from home invasion

“It’s the United Nations — we’re seeing a cross group of offenders who are stealing cars in that way,” he said.

It is believed people in areas suffering from violence and crime are buying bats to arm themselves.

Mr Leane told 3AW they weren’t using the words home invasion or carjacking two years ago and the community had a right to be concerned.

“I understand the nature of fear in our community and for many it’s real for those who have been victimised by those offenders who have come into their house, probably the first time they’ve ever had to call the police,” he said.

“The issue around whether you think a baseball bat and your expertise will defend you in those circumstances, I’m not sure even I could defend myself against a gang that wanted to break into my house.”

As crime statistics reveal, potentially armed citizens are a threat to any criminal or terrorist.

The dumbed-down Liberals and the ALP with their equally irresponsible bureaucracy have some esoteric belief the police will save the public from being shot by a terrorist or a home invader. The families of those killed at the Lindt Cafe in Sydney would disagree.

The Lindt saga would not have got off the ground if just one patron had a legal .22 pistol in their handbag or pocket.

Why doesn’t Mr Keenan look at the avalanche of evidence that has surfaced since the Port Arthur training exercise revealing some of the alleged victims did not exist, or the numerous other anomalies proving Martin Bryant was not present at Port Arthur when the shooting took place at the Broad Arrow Café.

Mr Keenan should ask his colleague, the Liberal President of the senate and former Tasmania police officer, Stephen Parry for confirmation of these facts. Mr Parry was smack in the middle of the Port Arthur training exercise and has subsequently admitted as much in a speech to the Undertakers and Embalmers Association.

In 2016 Parry was outed by Austrian author and forensic investigator, Dr Keith Noble, for his part in the official training exercise cum massacre cover-up.

The Islamists and the crooks know we can’t fight back, unlike our American cousins, who repel fire with fire. Now Australia has assumed the official status of the 51st State of the United States, every responsible citizen should have the option of concealed carry.

Knives now are the preferred weapon in homicides. Minister Keenan soon will have the nation eating with chopsticks

It has been announced that the homicide rate has substantially fallen in Australia and the weapon used by criminals in 37 per cent of cases is a knife.

If Minister Keenan has his way, soon you will be eating your food with chopsticks.

Lindt Café: a carousel of catastrophe

Recent comments from the Coroner exposed gaping flaws in police capability

by Gil Hanrahan in Sydney

Any ten year old kid who has fired a .177 Daisy air rifle would know that low velocity lead pellets do not fragment nor in most instances, ricochet.

Police at the Lindt Café siege in 2014 should have possessed the same knowledge. Supposedly trained SWAT policemen too should have known this basic ballistic tenet.

More revelations about the police blunders were aired during the recent Coroners report into the deaths of Tori Johnson and Katrina Dawson.

NSW SWAT policemen about to storm the Lindt Café where Muslim terrorist Man Monis held 18 hostages in 2014

One unit threw flash grenades about the foyer before entering the café, thus blinding and deafening themselves before getting into the café.

The shooter at Port Arthur obviously was not in the same situation. He wore ear plugs or he would have had concussion from the firearm muzzle energy and excruciating noise of repeated firing in a confined space.

The police blundered into the cafe, one on top of the other falling about in the dark, waving around and blazing their H & K .223 high velocity assault rifles at an indistinguishable target.

Travelling at 3300 feet per second these 55 grain projectiles are lethal if they directly hit a target or if a bullet hits a hard wall and ricochets or fragments.

The officer who actually hit the gunman fired 17 rounds in three seconds clearly demonstrating he had not been trained to shoot in a confined space, tactical response situation.

Another officer was actually wounded by shrapnel from either his own or his partner’s firearm.

Hostages Katrina Johnson and Tori Johnson could have been saved

The young barrister, Katrina Dawson, did not have a chance. Of course bullet fragments had to go somewhere and they did, killing an innocent young mother with shrapnel.

Commissioner Scipione was not about to allow the highly trained army anti- terrorist unit that was on standby, poised and ready to move from Holdsworthy Army Base, to take out the terrorist. This would look bad for the cops.

This error of judgement by a Police Commissioner who went home to bed for the night while 10 highly distressed innocent café patrons and eight staff cowered under the mad terrorist’s shotgun, left command of the siege to the totally hopeless and inept Assistant Commissioner Catherine Burns.

Assistant Commissioner Catherine Burns, inept and unable to make a decision

For this the families of the two murdered hostages and NSW should be thankful. Commissioner Andrew Scipione has retired will not again be at the helm of another disaster, and nor should his Commander Jenkins.

Café manager Tori Johnson died needlessly at the muzzle of  mad Man Monis’ 12 gauge shotgun.

The army anti-terrorist unit would have stormed the café within an hour of assessing the siege situation. Tori and Katrina would not have died.

Only two officers were needed to enter the café through each door. Armed with HK MP5 assault rifles chambered in 9mm calibre, these lower velocity, copper jacketed lead projectiles travelling at 1300 fps do not fragment, rarely ricochet and are effective at close range.

The snipers had a chance to take out Man Monis on several occasions by firing through a plate glass window.

Who knows what firearms the snipers had that night. They should have been armed with a minimum .30 calibre sniper rifle such as a 7mm Remington Magnum or a .300 Winchester Magnum, highly effective sniper rifles at any distance.

If they had been properly trained they would have used 150 grain armour piercing, boat tailed projectiles that could have punched a hole through plate glass or even medium armoured glass at the close range they were offered.
There would have been little collateral damage.

Instead no sniper fired a shot. The mad Islamic terrorist might have had a bomb in his back pack but If they had shot him in the head at 50 metres through the glass, the bomb factor would have been irrelevant.

The police protect their own and for the new Commissioner, Mick Fuller, interviewed on Four Corners, it was obviously extremely hard for him make his best admission, “we could have gone in earlier.”

Well Commissioner, where was your apology to the Dawson and Johnson families?

The people of Inner Sydney can be thankful there was not more than one terrorist.

 

Government announces massive facial recognition ID scheme immediately after Brighton shooting scam

The Federal Government will soon finalise the complete and ultimate facial recognition records for all Australian citizens.

And Pauline Hanson wants a national ID Card?

A national data base of passport, driver, gun owner and high risk equipment operator licence photos will be kept for access by just whom remains unknown.

Big brother is watching your every move

Federal and State police, immigration officers and Border Force will have access, but it seems more clandestine bodies will get their hands on your complete identity.

ASIO, ASIS and reciprocal overseas spy agencies will also have access to all of your personal data.

It should be noted that Australia has arrangements with some rather dubious nations for exchanging the personal information of all our citizens.

CCTV footage as depicted in US television shows such as NCIS Los Angeles will end up in captured data as supposedly trained facial recognition experts scan your face while you browse the shopping mall, fuel your car at the service station or sit on a park bench.

Highly sophisticated infa-red cameras in police cars record your every move online

Queensland Traffic Police and their contractors have had this technology for three years, photographing you in your car every time you pass a highway patrol vehicle or stationary camera car, storing your image and that of passengers, vehicle description, direction, time and date of travel.

The police cars have infa-red ability and can photograph the driver and all passengers in the car as you pass. By then your number plate will have been read by the on-board computer and sent online to the huge data bank in Roma Street Police HQ and another massive data bank held by the Main Roads Department.

Every occupant of your car can be photographed by patrol cars and recorded online with the Face Identification Service

Soon after the facial images of the car occupants will be sent to the national Face Identification Service.

Nearly 80 per cent of people over 16 hold a drivers licence and 55 per cent have a passport. More than 600,000 citizens have a photographic gun licence in Queensland.

Justice Minister Michael Keenan told News Corp that passport photos would be accessed in the coming months and drivers licences would be tapped into after ongoing discussions with the states were finalised.

The Face Identification Service will match a photo of an unknown person against multiple government records to help establish their identity.

“These biometric services will change the face of crime fighting in Australia,” Mr Keenan, a Liberal, said.

The final piece of the identity jigsaw is about to come into place. Tasmania MP Andrew Wilkie has warned Australia will become the police state, test case for the final solution.

The advice of Sydney security expert Mike Petersen: Do not vote at any election. If everybody does this the government will fail and the people can lawfully take control, elect their own representatives and return to Constitutional rule.

If this happened in Australia there would have been a lot of dead people

Police in Arlington, TX are praising the swift action of a concealed carry permit holder who stepped up to eliminate a threat in a local restaurant Wednesday night.

Authorities say the gunman walked into Zona Caliente, in the 6500 block of South Cooper Street, about 6:15 p.m. and fatally shot 37-year-old Cesar Perez of Duncanville, the bar’s manager, Arlington police spokesman Christopher Cook said.

Authorities later found two loaded guns and two knives on the gunman, Jones, Cook said.

“We do believe he had the capacity to do much greater harm,” Cook said.

Restaurant patrons praised the swift actons of an armed citizen dining with his wife.

Witnesses told police the gunman entered the establishment and immediately began yelling incoherently at patrons.

“People didn’t know who he was yelling at,” Cook said.

Those same witnesses saw Perez trying to have a conversation with the man to calm him down before he was shot and killed.

That’s when a patron with a concealed carry permit told his wife to get down as he drew his weapon and eliminated the gunman, preventing further loss of life.

“After he was struck once, the suspect started shooting at the front door,” Cook told the Arlington Voice. “We know people were trying to escape, but we’re not sure if he was just trying to harm others.”

Cook said the customer, who was dining with his wife, “prevented further loss of life.”

The customer, who has not been identified, was carrying a handgun under the Texas concealed handgun license program, Cook later confirmed.

“We’re treating the good guy as sort of a hero,” Cook said.

In a statement, Arlington PD said: “This customer was armed with a handgun and engaged the shooter by firing his weapon towards the suspect, striking him. The suspect was pronounced deceased at the scene. It is too early to determine a motive or whether the suspect knew the employee.”

Police confirm there were over a dozen patrons and a handful of staff in the Zona Caliente at the time of the shooting. One person was injured by glass as they were exiting the building following the incident, but thanks to the swift actions of a good guy with a gun, no further loss of life or injuries were reported.  from Bearing Arms

Bob Katter delivers the peoples voice

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Our Investigation continues to expose Port Arthur

martin-bryant-colFor over a decade our sosnews investigators continue turning over rocks under which government rely on to cover facts under the guise of conspiracy theory maintaining guilt of Martin Bryant conducting the April 1996 mass shootings in Tasmania.

Like DNA opening old and cold police cases investigation to reveal new evidence, technology also is revealing new evidence.

A few questions to consider: Surviving victims and families of the deceased still demanding a coronial inquiry John Howard quashed – Police evidence and very selective interviews are more than suspect – No police presence at Port Arthur for hours – Bryant is frightened with automatic guns, is left handed, with the shooter confirmed as right handed – IQ of a child Bryant is painted as an extraordinary marksman with exceptional ability military experts dismiss.

You can only hide for so long then a net of factual information closes around the fictional source.

This video is a further piece of information emerging from the silent abyss.

 

COAG has no lawful authority over the states or the Commonwealth of Australia to ban a firearm

Where are the Liberals ?

KAP state crossbenchers Rob Katter and Shane Knuth have slammed the Council of Australian Governments (COAG) resolution to tighten restrictions on lever-action shotguns.

COAG today agreed to reclassify lever action shotguns with capacity of greater than five rounds into category D, and lever action guns with a capacity of less than five rounds into category B.

Both were previously available to gun owners with a category A licence.

“The Queensland government’s support to move the five shot to category B and the seven shot to category D is a knee-jerk reaction,” Member for Mount Isa Rob Katter said.

“We, like many legal firearm owners are entirely disappointed at the emotional stance the government has taken on this issue.

“Lever-action shotguns are widely used, and any reclassification may trigger a taxpayer funded buy-back, which is simply not in the interest of Queenslanders,” he said.

Mr Katter, who yesterday warned that any legislation would have trouble gaining passage through parliament, has repeated the KAP’s stance against the move.

“The premier should expect a hostile parliament when trying to enforce any amendments to the National Firearms Agreement through the house,” he said. “It is now up to the LNP and other crossbenchers to show resolve and support the KAP’s position to stop the arbitrary reclassification of lever-action shotguns.”

KAP state crossbenchers Rob Katter and Shane Knuth have slammed the Council of Australian Governments (COAG) resolution to tighten restrictions on lever-action shotguns.

COAG today agreed to reclassify lever action shotguns with capacity of greater than five rounds into category D, and lever action guns with a capacity of less than five rounds into category B.

Both were previously available to gun owners with a category A licence.

“The Queensland government’s support to move the five shot to category B and the seven shot to category D is a knee-jerk reaction,” Member for Mount Isa Rob Katter said.

“We, like many legal firearm owners are entirely disappointed at the emotional stance the government has taken on this issue.

“Lever-action shotguns are widely used, and any reclassification may trigger a taxpayer funded buy-back, which is simply not in the interest of Queenslanders,” he said.

Mr Katter, who yesterday warned that any legislation would have trouble gaining passage through parliament, has repeated the KAP’s stance against the move.

“The premier should expect a hostile parliament when trying to enforce any amendments to the National Firearms Agreement through the house,” he said. “It is now up to the LNP and other crossbenchers to show resolve and support the KAP’s position to stop the arbitrary reclassification of lever-action shotguns.”

KAP state crossbenchers Rob Katter and Shane Knuth have slammed the Council of Australian Governments (COAG) resolution to tighten restrictions on lever-action shotguns.

COAG today agreed to reclassify lever action shotguns with capacity of greater than five rounds into category D, and lever action guns with a capacity of less than five rounds into category B.

Both were previously available to gun owners with a category A licence.

“The Queensland government’s support to move the five shot to category B and the seven shot to category D is a knee-jerk reaction,” Member for Mount Isa Rob Katter said.

“We, like many legal firearm owners are entirely disappointed at the emotional stance the government has taken on this issue.

“Lever-action shotguns are widely used, and any reclassification may trigger a taxpayer funded buy-back, which is simply not in the interest of Queenslanders,” he said.

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Rob Katter and Shane Knuth have warned the State (fascist) Government to leave the Adler fiasco alone

State KAP crossbenchers Rob Katter and Shane Knuth [pictured] have warned premier Annastacia Palaszczuk to expect a hostile parliament when trying to enforce any amendments to the National Firearms Agreement through the parliament next year.

Mr Katter, who yesterday warned that any legislation would have trouble gaining passage through parliament, has repeated the KAP’s stance against the move.

“The premier should expect a hostile parliament when trying to enforce any amendments to the National Firearms Agreement through the house,” he said. “It is now up to the LNP and other crossbenchers to show resolve and support the KAP’s position to stop the arbitrary reclassification of lever-action shotguns.”

The Adler shotgun was at the centre of debate on weapons reclassification at COAG today.

In early November, an opposition disallowance motion regarding firearm dealership regulations was successfully passed through parliament with the support of Mr Katter and Mr Knuth, bringing about a defeat of a proposed government change.

Member for Dalrymple Shane Knuth said law-abiding firearm owners already have strong control measures in place.

“We need to be worrying about illegal importation of firearms, not restricting existing classifications further,” Mr Knuth said. “I have no doubt this will become a controversial issue when it enters state parliament.”

Earlier this week, in an opinion piece published by the Queensland Country Life, the president of the Firearms Dealers Association of Queensland, Rob Nioa, together with Graham Park, president of Shooters Union Queensland, warned that “a vote to ban and confiscate legal firearms from licensed farmers and sporting shooters would almost certainly spell the end of her (Premier Palaszczuk’s) minority government and cement control of the next state parliament to One Nation and the Katter Australia Party (KAP)”.

Mr Nioa, Australia’s biggest gun dealer and Rob Katter’s brother-in-law, has imported over 22,000 Adler shotguns into Australia.

The Adler shotgun was at the centre of debate on weapons reclassification at COAG today.

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The Adler lever action shotgun, a rather safe firearm

Lever action firearms have been in use since the 1870’s and as far as Cairns News is aware have never been used in any massacre or have been the subject of any ban by governments. If any readers have ever experienced a firearm being used without a human pointing it, please let us know.

ALP still trying to disarm Qld farmers

Bill Byrne Police Minister

Bolshevik Bill Byrne alias Bolshevik Buffalo Bill the former army officer turned Labor politician wants to disarm law abiding farmers who use revolvers. He should tell us more about the possums he used to shoot in the ceiling of his house in town with a .22 rifle. Why penalise farmers for your indiscretions Buffalo Bill? Why not tell us about the Browning 9mm semi-automatic pistol you carried while in the army? That was your profession just the same as farmers need to carry a sidearm because it is their profession. Keep your hatred of farmers to yourself!

PRODUCERS ARE NOT “LONE COWBOYS” SAYS KAP

Rural property owners and hand gun users have been labelled “lone cowboys,” by Police Minister Bill Byrne in Parliament today.

The statement was made when the Minister was questioned by Member for Mt Isa Rob Katter, as to why the licenses and renewals for Category H weapons are being consistently denied.

Disregarding the safety of property owners when travelling via bike or horse, the Minister stated he simply did not accept the idea that a pistol was a legitimate agricultural tool.

“The idea of the lone cowboy, with the pistol strapped to the hip as an effective weapon in an agricultural application simply doesn’t cut it with me,” the Minister said.

“The core argument that a concealable pistol, Glock or any equivalent type of weapon is going to be a preferable agricultural weapon, for application in the agricultural sector is not a viable argument to make,” he said.

Mr Katter said he was extremely concerned to hear the statements from the Minister responsible for gun regulation.

“The Minister clearly does not appreciate the reasons for pistol use or have any concern for landowners on isolated rural properties,” Mr Katter said.

“To simply deny licenses because of personal beliefs is shocking, and highly irresponsible,” he said.

Mr Katter said many graziers had expressed their concern about safety when travelling with a cumbersome rifle, and frequently used a pistol especially when dealing with feral animals at close range.

“It is not uncommon for producers working alone in remote areas to check stock water while in the vicinity of wild dogs, this is a very compromising position,” Mr Katter said.

“Pistols have long been a tool within Australia, the suggestion that pistol use in outback pastoral Australia is not a legitimate agricultural tool is outrageous.”

“These statements are unfair on lawful producers who rely on these tools in remote areas,” he said.

Member for Dalrymple Shane Knuth said he has heard from many people were also bewildered that their licenses had not been renewed.

“I’ve received complaints from responsible firearm owners who have had their applications rejected,” Mr Knuth said.

“I struggle to see how a producer using a handgun in thick country on dying cattle and feral animals isn’t appropriate agricultural use,” he said.

KAP will continue to fight vehemently for the rights of firearm owners in rural and regional Queensland.

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