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No broken windows in Vegas shooter’s room say Las Vegas police

from CLG News

LVMPD officer inside Paddock’s room: ‘We do not have a broken window’ –Apparently, the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department and FBI have some explaining to do after officers who breached the gunman’s room find no evidence of broken windows. | 02 May 2018 | Officer-worn body camera footage from the night of the 1 October massacre reveals no broken windows or curtains blowing in the wind inside Stephen Paddock’s 32nd-floor Mandalay Bay room, contradicting the official narrative. “We do not have a broken window,” one of the officers named Cory clearly states after making entry into room 32-135. “Standby, we’ve got curtains open on a window that’s not broken,” another voice can be heard saying in the video as officers frantically pull back the curtains. “It’s not, it’s not, it’s not [broken] — Corey it’s not,” one officer makes clear.

 

FBI agents were already at Luxor during the Las Vegas shooting –Two FBI agents were spotted entering the basement of the Luxor while the Las Vegas shooting was still active. What were these two agents doing there already? | 01 May 2018 | Two FBI agents were captured on video entering the basement of the Luxor during the 1 October massacre while the shooter was still active. what were these two FBI agents doing in the Luxor, and why did they enter the basement? At 1:39 into the following video, two FBI agents can be seen approaching the front desk before entering the basement in a fluid fashion.

 

Second Broward County Sheriff’s Deputy Dead After Questioning Parkland Shooting Official Narrative | 29 April 2018 | Marshall Peterson, a Broward County Deputy Sheriff who dared to question the official narrative surrounding the Parkland shooting, has been found dead under suspicious circumstances. He was 53. A 28-year veteran of the Broward Sheriff’s office, Deputy Peterson is the second Broward County Sheriff’s Deputy to be found dead in sudden and unexpected circumstances in the month following the Parkland massacre. Deputy Jason Fitzsimon, 42, was found dead on his sofa on April 1. Deputy Peterson is the second Broward County deputy to be found dead within a month. They were both in the prime of their lives and they died from unspecified, non-job related causes. Unless you count “questioning the official narrative surrounding a highly publicized school shooting” to be a job related cause of death… On April 1, Jason Fitzsimon was found dead on his sofa. According to police, the 42-year-old had been in excellent health prior to his untimely death.

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One Texas School Arms Teachers with Startling Success

You wouldn’t know it from all the hysteria surrounding President Trump’s suggestion that states should allow some teachers to carry concealed weapons in school, but some schools in America already allow teachers to carry.

Case in point: One school district in Texas has been arming teachers for years. The school even has signs outside warning any potential shooters that the school is NOT a gun-free zone and any potential shooters will be met with force there.

According to local parents interviewed by John Stossel, they love the policy and feel safer knowing that their children are protected by well-trained, armed teachers. The Texas school district purchases the sidearms for its teachers and provides first-rate training on how to use them. Everyone loves the program — except for potential school shooters.

Texas has about 200 schools where teachers are allowed to carry a concealed weapon. Compare that with New York, where the taxpayers spend hundreds of millions of dollars to surround schools with bored police officers. Talk about being a burden on society!

Even if a school shooting were to take place, we know after the Parkland, Florida massacre that police are likely to wait around outside as a shooting takes place. A police presence is no guarantee of safety, whereas an armed teacher is likely to defend herself and her students against an active shooter!

Check out John Stossel’s report on the use of concealed weapons in Texas schools, because it is truly an eye-opener. You won’t believe the many lies, distortions and myths that the media is perpetrating about President Trump on this issue.

Patsy Martin Bryant rots in jail while the Tasmanian Liberals promise to free-up gun laws

Author Keith Noble, of ‘Mass Murder; official killing in Tasmania’  has published the most complete record of the Port Arthur massacre scam available in the world today. Below Mr Noble gives an up-to-date analysis of the case.

In his witness statement given on 28APR1996, Peter David Crosswell (spelt Croswell in other places) states this in relation to the gunman who he saw up close in the Broad Arrow Café at the Port Arthur Historic Site: “I didn’t move but I could see his sandshoes across the floor.” Mr. Crosswell who was wounded in that café has the reputation of being a decent person – a truth teller, not a liar. He was one of several eyewitnesses who saw the gunman and who stated that person was not Martin Bryant. Note that the only eyewitness (James Clement Laycock) who personally knew Martin Bryant BEFORE the incident clearly states in his witness statement (10MAY1996) that the gunman he saw was not Martin Bryant.

Austrian author Keith Noble’s acclaimed work on the Port Arthur massacre which has left patsy Martin Bryant rotting in Tasmania’s Risdon jail.

The following is an extract from the book MASS MURDER: Official Killing in Tasmania, Australia (2nd edition; 2014; n.23, p.388): “At least two other witnesses have said the gunman was wearing a soft type of footwear commonly referred to as runners, trainers, or sandshoes. But it gets complicated when two facts are raised: i. The alleged gunman was said to have been wearing lace-up boots before the shooting on that Sunday (see Kessarios); and, ii. The alleged gunman was said to be wearing Blundstone-type* boots during the incident, at the tollbooth specifically. (see Rabe) So how could this be? If there was only one gunman, it means he must have put on three different types of footwear and one of those times must have been inside the yellow Volvo, between the parking lot and the tollbooth. Why? To create uncertainty perhaps. Or, were there two people the subject of these different footwear sightings? (* Quality boot made by Tasmanian company Blundstone which did not make runners/sandshoes/sneakers in and prior to 1996.)”

It is this type of evidence, given by many witnesses in their statements (see extracts in the book MASS MURDER), which confirms again and again that there is so much REASONABLE DOUBT associated with the case, that only unthinking sheeple, corrupt officials, and the complicit barristers (all of whom are officers of the court) in Tasmania say otherwise. And because there are so many truthful facts which disprove the allegations of the State, the innocent and retarded (IQ66) Martin Bryant was coerced and mentally tortured for over six months after which he repeated what the convicted criminal lawyer John Avery pressured him to say – then he was locked away FOREVER WITH NO TRIAL – repeat, FOREVER WITH NO TRIAL. Note that a hearing in a courthouse or anywhere else is not a trial. And also note that scum Avery was supposed to defend Martin Bryant. But all Avery did was pressure him relentlessly to repeat Avery’s plea of guilty. The truth is, Martin Bryant never had any ethical legal representation at any time and he was unable to engage another lawyer because the State had confiscated all his assets – his money and his home. That is what you are to accept as justice in Australia. The State accused innocent Martin Bryant of so much – yet, it was unwilling (and unable) to prove one single thing against him in a sound trial conducted by an ethical judge. Martin was the doomed PATSY.

There is no hard evidence proving Martin Bryant was the gunman or one of the gunmen. For example, not a single fingerprint was ever presented as proof of Martin Bryant’s involvement in the massacre. It is known with absolute certainty from the witness statements and from a police video that the gunman handled food-related things and a tray inside the café and that he left a video camera on a café table. All these things would have been covered with his fingerprints – obviously not Martin Bryant’s or we would have heard about them. The official narrative of the Port Arthur Massacre is grossly corrupt – in the Australian vernacular, it is complete bull! free pdf copies of the 694pp. book MASS MURDER: Official Killing in Tasmania, Australia (2nd edition 2014), of 20 YEARS CORRUPTION, DECEPTION, LIES, of CLASSIC KANGAROO COURT CASE, and of INTERNATIONAL MEDIA RELEASE (relates to that embalmer, ex-cop, and ex-senator Stephen Parry who has confirmed – in writing – prior knowledge of the massacre) are available from martinbryantisinnocent@gmail.com & bigwormbooks@gmx.net) There is no copyright on any of these documents.

Note: Now based in Austria, Mr Noble has written other books about government-sponsored murder including the disappearance of Peter Falconio near Barrow Creek in the Northern Territory in 2001. Bradley Murdoch was eventually convicted of Falconio’s murder. Keith Noble says the NT police grabbed Murdoch after a hopelessly compromised and bungled investigation including a dodgy statement from girlfriend Joanna Lees then charged him for the murder without ever finding a body.

New poll: Trump here to stay much to the disgust of Hilary and the anti-gunners

from Horn News, by Frank Holmes

Donald Trump dropped a bombshell when he announced he will run for re-election almost three years before the election — but the voting group that will give him a second term will stun both liberals and the legacy media.

It’s been right there in the polls for everyone to see. But the media don’t report it. The Democrats are in denial. And the liberals hope they will just rub their eyes and it will all go away.

The secret to Trump’s victory could be just this simple: He’s more popular with minority voters than any Republican president has been in decades.

The surprising numbers are in two new polls that show Trump outshining Mitt Romney and the Bushes, and building an unstoppable coalition before the 2020 election.

Trump’s growing approval is confirmed by two separate polls conducted by CBS and the group Survey Monkey.

CBS finds 14% of black voters told liberal pollsters something they thought they’d never hear: “I am a Trump supporter.”

New polls reveal Donald Trump has increased support among blacks and Hispanics. The results show he will easily win the next election to the disappointment of the Republican fifth columnists

While not huge in total, it’s the proportions that matter. That number means Trump has already doubled his support among black voters since the 2016 election.

But even that massive success may be selling Trump short. According to Survey Monkey, almost one-in-four black men say they support President Trump.

That’s three-times more than voted for him in 2016… when he already won 25% more black votes than Romney and Paul Ryan did four years earlier.

Donald Trump’s popularity with black voters was big enough to rip the state of Florida away from Hillary Clinton and put it in his win column.

Moving toward 2020, Trump’s momentum is building – and it’s just the beginning.

Another 22% of black voters polled told CBS, “I am against Trump now, but could reconsider him if he does a good job.”

If Donald Trump wins 36% of the black vote, 2020 won’t be a landslide – it will be a bloodbath. The last Republican to come close to that level of popularity with black voters was Dwight Eisenhower in 1956.

Rich liberal politicians have played the race card for 60 years to keep African-Americans voting for Democrats. Trump’s breakout approval ratings show it’s not working anymore. The race card is maxed out – and not just for black voters.

In a twist that will take the media’s breath away, Trump’s approval rating with Hispanic men has only climbed since he took office.

This is the group Trump is supposed to “hate” the most – and they love him more every day.

The numbers are undeniable. Even though it has a silly name, Survey Monkey is one of the most comprehensive polls out there. It based its results on 605,172 interviews.

Their figures are rock-solid, just like Trump’s support.

The Fake News media have thrown everything at Donald Trump to make him look like the American version of Hitler. But the voters are seeing through it, and it’s not hard to figure out why.

Donald Trump is delivering. His tough America First policies help working people, whether they’re white, black, Hispanic, or any other ethnicity.

Black unemployment is lower than ever – a fact Democrats refused to applaud that at the State of the Union.

The Trump economy is so good that people who had to sit on the couch during the Obama years are finally able to get a job. The New York Times reported that number of “prime-age workers — those ages 25 to 54” who were employed “hit a seven-year high in December.”

And workers are seeing more money in their paychecks – and not just from bonuses and the tax cut. Wages are climbing faster than any time since 2009 – basically, faster than the entire Obama presidency.

Every worker benefits when wages rise. Black and Hispanic working men are all grateful for the red-hot economic growth.

Trump’s also winning minority voters’ respect by telling it like it is and keeping his campaign promises. Poll after poll shows that blacks support closing the border, because they – and immigrants who are here legally – have to compete with low-skill, low-wage illegal immigrants.

That’s been driving wages down for decades – and it’s coming to a crashing halt.

Trump’s toughness – and his decency – has won him the support of distinguished black leaders like Martin Luther King Jr.’s niece, Alveda King. She told Fox News, “I consider President Trump to be a leader” who sees all races as equal.

Unlike Barack Obama, when Donald Trump looks at people, he doesn’t see races. He doesn’t see voting blocs to be won.

Instead, he sees Americans who deserve all the help and support that the government can give them. Isn’t that what everybody should want from a leader?

— Frank Holmes is a reporter for The Horn News. He is a veteran journalist and an outspoken conservative that talks about the news that was in his weekly article, “On The Holmes Front.”

Howard’s gun laws created thousands of unregistered guns to control the streets

At a conference in the Whitehouse last week survivors and families of those students and teachers shot at the Parkland, Florida school were pushing Donald Trump to tighten up gun laws.

One student told the President that Australia’s gun laws were a model for the world. This poor fella had been seriously misinformed. A reader kindly prepared a timeline of gun related deaths across Australia AFTER PM Johnnie Howard and Deputy Tim Fischer’s stringent new gun laws came into effect. It speaks for itself and shows how misleading the Australian media can be.

Cairns News does not support individual gun registration because of its inaccuracy, enormous cost for little benefit and inconvenience for all gun owners.

Boycott these companies which do not support the right to own arms

Boycott these Democrat stooge companies

Oprah Winfrey anti-gun cheer leader

 

Oprah Winfrey and George Clooney, are cheer leaders for Obama’s offensive against guns

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Over the weekend, Delta and United Airlines – two of the three largest US-based airlines – said they would no longer offer discounted fares to NRA members to attend annual meetings. Both airlines asked the NRA to remove any references to their companies from its website.

Other companies joining the boycott included car rental brands Enterprise, National and Alamo, Avis, Budget and Hertz; First National Bank of Omaha; insurance firm Chubb; digital security firm Symantec; moving services Allied and North American Van Lines; hotel chains Wyndham and Best Western; and MetLife, which offered savings on home and car insurance to NRA members.

Over the weekend, David Hogg, one of the most prominent student activists and a survivor of the shooting, issued a warning to the pro-gun lobby via US morning TV: “You might as well stop now, because we will outlive you.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Avis, Budget, Hertz rent-a-car; Delta and United Airlines.

Meanwhile, the students’ movement is collecting millions of dollars from celebrities such as Oprah Winfrey and George Clooney, enjoy pro bono advertising from people in Hollywood and organisational know-how from groups including the Women’s March.

Corporate ties to the NRA aren’t the only elements undergoing scrutiny after the Valentine’s Day shooting.

Broward County Sheriff Scott Israel said he was investigating allegations that police officers who responded from nearby Coral Springs saw Broward County deputies waiting outside the building during the shooting – rather than rushing inside to apprehend the shooter and treat the wounded.

On Thursday, Broward County deputy Scot Peterson, who worked full-time as an armed officer inside the school, resigned because he waited outside.

Some have pointed to the alleged inaction of the local sheriff’s department as a critique of President Donald Trump’s call to arm more school teachers.

Mr Trump has promoted the idea of putting “gun-adept” teachers and staff in schools with concealed firearms to protect students. He has also called for giving bonuses to educators who volunteer to carry a firearm.

In his latest tweet he said: “Armed Educators (and trusted people who work within a school) love our students and will protect them. Very smart people. Must be firearms adept & have annual training. Should get yearly bonus. Shootings will not happen again – a big & very inexpensive deterrent. Up to States.”

Queensland farmers should stick to their guns fighting the ALP’s Weapons Branch

by Gil Hanrahan, editor-at-large

Queensland farmers want to stick to their guns but the Labor infested public service has refused several hundred handgun licence renewals over the past 18 months causing many cases of animal cruelty.

Farmers need handguns, which have been a part of their tools-of-trade since the first sheep and cattle were offloaded at Botany Bay in 1788.

Comrade Palaszczuk intends to give farmers a torrid time in the next parliament starting with handgun confiscation

But the socialist Queensland Labor Party is denying them a licence to carry one even if a farmer has been licenced for 20 or more years without incident or a change in circumstances.

Should a farmer find a cow with a dead calf stuck in its uterus while giving birth and the cow is on its last gasp after the crows have pecked out its eyes and those of the calf, he has no option but to kill the cow. How? He is 20 klms from the house and the nearest rifle because he is on a horse or motorbike.

He could cut the cow’s throat with a pocket knife, that is if he is still allowed to carry one.

The LNP Opposition in 2011 helped outlaw pocket knives by voting with the ALP to ban them. Agforce was dead quiet about this one.

 

Once  a farmer would take his revolver out of its holster and shoot the cow, being the most humane thing to do while appeasing the brain-dead Animals Australia and the RSPCA both of which refuse to provide midwives for Brahman cows.

There are a number of alternatives for hard-pressed farmers such as buying one of many anecdotal ‘hot’ handguns available on the black market or to inadvertently misplace the licenced pistol, which happens on occasion.

Katters Australia Party State leader Robbie Katter says he will step up the pressure on the Labor Party when Parliament resumes to force the ALP Marxists to instruct the Weapons Branch to renew all licences for farmers.Police Minister Comrade Ryan like his predecessor Captain Bill Byrne has a generational hatred of farmers as this new parliament will reveal.

The Qld Weapons Licencing Branch is refusing handgun licence renewals for farmers falsely claiming they have no need. The ALP infested-Administrative Tribunals Commission is backing the misleading interpretations of regulations by police. Soon only police will carry handguns.

There is palpable union and Labor animosity towards those on the land producing clean and green food for Queenslanders, which unfortunately includes the Labor Party. Agriculture will be in for a torrid time unless the KAP cross-bench can hold them at bay.

The ALP is skating on climate-changing, thin ice even though it has a two seat majority, thanks to an abundance of vote fraud and the ethnic welfare vote. Before the new parliament sits, the Member for Mulgrave and former Treasurer Curtis Pitt is about to be hauled before the powerful Ethics Committee after the LNP alleged he misled the last parliament by pushing through a sweetheart deal for the Tram and Bus Union. Pitt’s fate is up in the air.

Another alternative is for farmers to launch a Federal Court class action to lay bare the unlawful Australia Act 1986 and the alterations to the Queensland Constitution in 2001 by the political miscreant, Peter Beattie without a referendum.

Has anyone noticed since 2001 how Beattie, Bligh, Newman and Palaszczuk refer to “my government’. Does anyone remember giving the ‘government’ to an individual?

Beattie removed the Queen and installed the Premier as the new head of State for the corporate, Socialist Republic of Queensland.The legal mechanism used by the malcontent Beattie can be found in the record of proceedings in the Cairns Magistrates Court: Queensland Police  –v- Walter, 2016, QP1700886562 QPS.

If farmers could actually band together for the common good just for once, the Federal Court would have little alternative but to find there is no criminal law in Queensland applying to those citizens outside of the political parties, just the common law which exists across the nation.

 

Gangs of black African savages rape and pillage Melbourne suburbia

Coming soon to a suburb near you, compliments of the UN, Labor/Greens and Liberals

from The Age

A 59-year-old woman attacked and held hostage in a home by up to a dozen African youths has lost the main connection to her husband who is in intensive care after a Christmas Eve heart attack.

A relative of the woman said she was grabbed, beaten, and forced to give up the code to her iPad after the youths smashed into the home in Hillside, in Melbourne’s west.

As the woman’s husband is in intensive care, she can only visit him for short periods and uses the iPad to keep in contact with him.

Just before 11.30pm Thursday, the woman went to let a pet dog out into the backyard, through a large double-glass door. When she pulled up the blinds, she was confronted with between eight and 12 youths of African appearance leaping over the pool fence toward her.

“So she ran. This window is double-glazed, and they’ve just smashed right through it,” said relative Paul.

“So she nearly made it to the front door, she tripped over our dog. But one got through this part of the window and grabbed her, smacked her in the mouth. Apparently he then opened the front door and there was another one.”

She was house-sitting for relatives Samantha and her husband Paul while they were away on holiday, they told The Age on Friday.

The woman was held hostage in her front room as the gang rampaged through the house, stealing an Xbox, shoes, and Christmas money one of the couple’s young children had collected before stealing their car. They smashed several walls and a television.

“Her husband had a heart attack Christmas Eve, and he’s in intensive care,” Paul said.

“She begged them not to take her iPad because that’s her connection to her husband.”

After the youths left, the woman staggered out of the house and contacted neighbours, who eventually called Paul and Samantha. The couple spent Friday mopping up a trail of blood and blocking over the smashed glass door.

“These cops I spoke to this morning, they are frustrated,” Samantha said.

“I said ‘I feel sorry for you guys, you do all the hard work, and it gets to the next level, and there is no consequences’.”

She said the police officers agreed with her.

“I just don’t know how they can bluntly come into people’s homes and grab onto things that aren’t even theirs. They don’t realise the impact they have on your spirit and the way you feel. I feel unsafe, I feel scared for my kids.”

The Age understands police have taken CCTV footage from a nearby house, as well as fingerprints from the crime scene.

The attack was part of a violent crime spree in Melbourne’s west, including home invasions and assaults, that police described as “thuggish and abhorrent”.

The number of young men involved is yet to be determined.  Victoria Police Commander for the north west metro region Russell Barrett said at a media conference on Friday, but all the victims had told police the offenders were of “African appearance”.

Commander Barrett said it was too early to determine whether the violence was linked to the same group of young offenders, however, it is likely they were given the crimes were committed within a few kilometres of each other.

A Melbourne father belted black African home invaders with a baseball bat to keep them out of his home(above) on Coleridge Drive, Delahey after they made death threats.  Son, 18, gives chase in car but the thugs ran too many red lights for a pursuit to keep up. See comment at end of story. Photo: Paul Jeffers

A second home invasion took place just about 12.45am on Friday in Coleridge Drive, Delahey.

An 18-year-old victim of the home invasion said he was returning home from work about 12.45am when he found three young men attempting to smash their way through his front door as he pulled into the driveway.

He said the men were able to break the glass panel next to the door before his dad heard them and armed himself with a baseball bat inside.

“He just started hitting their hands with the baseball bat so they couldn’t undo the lock,” he said. “But as soon as I got there, they saw the headlights of the car, and they just started running I think they thought I was the cops or something.”

The father, also who did not want to be indentified, said one of the men managed to get into the house through the garage door and stole a mobile phone that was on the floor in the living room before fleeing.

He said another two men who were trying to smash their way through the front door were screaming “come out here, we’re going to kill you”.

“My wife was already in bed and she didn’t know what was happening,” he said. “I thought they were going to kill me, I just kept hitting them with the bat then my son got home. We feel really scared to be here now.”

The teenager said his 25-year-old brother and mother were also inside during the attack and the family would be installing security cameras this weekend.

“We’re all pretty shaken up and tired,” he said. “It’s made us feel like we aren’t even safe in our own home.”

The teenager said the three young men fled into a getaway car.

He pulled out of the driveway and chased after them.

“I wanted to get a car registration number or something I could tell police,” he said. “But they were driving so fast and running red lights, I couldn’t catch them.”

Other residents in Coleridge Drive say they’re living in fear, with cars and houses regularly broken into.

One resident, Samuel Momo, said his family no longer parked their cars on the street after his dad’s car was broken into a number of times last year.

Mr Momo said he wasn’t shocked by the latest home invasion in his neighbourhood.

“There was a gun shooting across the road from our house a few years back,” Mr Momo said.

“It’s almost like the norm here. I don’t think it’s a recent thing either, there’s always been a fair bit of crime. We keep the house locked up at night. Even if it’s a hot night, we might open a window to let a bit of air in but we turn off all the lights so nobody can see in.”

Another resident said he stepped out the front of his house last week to see his mum’s car has been “kicked in”.

“The windscreen was smashed, there was glass everywhere,” he said. “It’s a pretty common occurrence. At one stage it was happening (to cars in the street) about twice a week. Other times cars speeding down the street have ploughed straight into houses.”

The man who has lived in the neighbourhood  for seven years said while he felt there had always been an element of crime in the area, he had noticed an increased presence of teenagers on the streets at night in recent months.

“I see mobs of youth walking down the street at night a lot,” he said. “Sometimes they’re not doing anything too suss from what I can see, but they’re always loud and they walk together in big groups which would be intimidating for anyone walking down the street.”

Another resident who also did not want to be named said she never opened her windows or doors and kept her car inside her garage at all times.

“To be honest I don’t feel safe to do that anymore,” she said.

“It used to be such a lovely area but you hear things and you see things on the news and the paranoia and fear grows. When the police knocked on my door this morning to tell me about what happened down the street I thought “here we go again.”

Comment: This is a political problem initiated by the political party duopoly. Until you start demanding these worthless thugs be deported or executed you will have to put up with the problem.

The political party corporations will not allow you, as the first respondent to protect yourself by any means. Cairns News suggests you join a rifle or pistol club, buy a shotgun and arm yourselves in readiness. There will be no worthwhile help from police or the judicial system under present arrangements.

Port Arthur cover-up videos are required viewing

A series of videos compiled by www.sosnews.org we have selected evidence to the people of Australia that the Port Arthur shooting was not cut and dried as your government would have we the people believe. To suggest mentally challenged   Martin Bryant with very low IQ, and the intellect of a nine year old child could out shoot any trained military marksmen alone raises a false flag. Further , one of hundreds of pertinent questions must be – “how did Bryant manage this alleged skill and accuracy as a left handed person when witnesses inside the cafe collectively state the shooter was right handed?

Click here to view video collection

 

LNP and Labor vote together to outlaw harmless Adler shotgun

October, 2017 – The LNP tonight backed Jackie Trad’s stricter Queensland gun control laws, with both parties displaying their willingness to work together to successfully attack the rights of law-abiding firearm owners.

The major party duopoly voted down a KAP Disallowance motion, ensuring more irrational changes will be made to the National Firearms Agreement (NFA).

KAP members Robbie Katter and Shane Knuth commended LNP Member for Gympie, Tony Perrett for crossing the floor to vote for KAP’s disallowance motion and for putting his constituents before his party.

The Liberal and Labor Parties voted together(not unusual) to place the lever action Adler shotgun in category ‘C’ making the many thousands of guns held legitimately by licenced shooters illegal.

After a debate characterised by mudslinging and misdirection the LNP sided with the Government to vote down the KAP motion moved by Robbie Katter resulting in Queensland now having gun laws which go far beyond those put in place by John Howard.

When debating the motion, Robbie urged all members of the house to look past the fear and emotion of the issue to ensure our laws are based on evidence and fairness.

“The changes to the NFA have absolutely no empirical or practical justification.

“Unfortunately these laws only punish people who do the right thing while doing nothing to address community safety,’’ Robbie said.

Member of Dalrymple Shane Knuth said if the State Government was serious about community safety it would look at measures which crackdown on gun crime, including a permanent amnesty, real time licence verification and better mail and customs screening to stop illegal weapons entering the country.

“The aim of the KAP disallowance motion was to remove the additional regulations imposed by Labor, resulting in tougher gun control laws,’’ Mr Knuth said.

“The LNP had the chance to block these tougher gun controls but chose to support Labor, even though they had been telling constituents they would champion law-abiding gun owners.’’

The LNP attempted to shift the blame to the State Government and the KAP for their decision to support the irrational NFA changes, however it was clear to all observers this was a weak attempt to move the focus away from their attack on law-abiding gun owners and the division within their own party.

“We will always support measures that make the community safer however, good policy needs to be based on evidence and not emotion,’’ Mr Knuth said.

Leader of the Opposition, Tim Nicholls quoted support for John Howard’s gun laws as the rationale. However, the new regulations significantly strengthen John Howard’s laws and they have been made without sufficient consultation with shooters.

The major aspects of the regulations which strengthen John Howard’s laws include:

– A reclassification of lever action shotguns to Category D, which is the same category as AK-47s and AR-15s, while pump action shotguns with the same capacity are classified in Category C.

– Serious questions around changes to the definition of lawful modification which could have the effect of making any type of weapon that has been modified by a licence shooter illegal. This has potential to make hundreds of thousands weapons illegal.

– If weapons are now deemed illegal they need to be handed back. With no compensation scheme in place this is perhaps the biggest injustice in the new laws.

Robbie Katter talks about a number of changes that could be brought in to improve community safety.

“There are a number of things that could be done to improve community safety including a permanent amnesty, a real time licence verification system, better screening of packages coming in from overseas and redirecting resources from persecution of law abiding shooters to fighting gun crime.

“According to a report by the auditor general, Customs only screens 25% of consignments, whereas previously all international mail coming into Australia was scanned. That equates to just 46 million scans, resulting in 67,123 prohibited items being seized. On those calculations, a further 201,369 prohibited items were let into the country,” Robbie said.

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