Category Archives: Gun Control Australia
A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.
The right to own and bear arms guaranteed by the 1689 Bill of Rights, has been trampled by Australian, egregious, corporate political parties over the past three decades aided and abetted by psyops such as Port Arthur that the Jew John Howard orchestrated with the help of the Jesuits and implemented by Israeli Secret Service Mossad and a small cadre of Australian elite troops.
National gun laws are coming, yet there is no Constitutional avenue that allows for federal gun laws to which the illegitimate National Cabinet agreed on Friday. Since when has the Commonwealth Constitution of Australia ever resonated with political parties except when convenient for example, to implement the black Voice?
The ALP has claimed it needs a referendum to get more Aboriginals into parliament, which is a ruse for the introduction of an Aboriginal treaty and ensuing sovereignty which would see every Australian become tenants of blackfellas who make up just 3.5 of a population of nearly 26 million.
When the states, without a referendum, can hand over firearms administration to the feds who needs a Constitution?
Aboriginal sovereignty would ensure all property owners would be forced to pay rent to a multitude of blackfella bureaucracies for ever more on top of the annual $35 billion taxpayer handout.
Fear was the only way in which Howard et al could get away with the Port Arthur sting, and the corrupt media’s bona fides really shone out during the Covid scamdemic introducing more fear, cowering the normies into getting a dangerous jab that Big Pharma now admits doesn’t work against a virus that doesn’t exist.
Australia, being a lawful political subdivision of the United States of America since at least 1966, https://cairnsnews.org/2023/01/30/petition-of-right-to-queen-elizabeth-to-restore-constitutional-government-in-australia-ignored-by-charles/ can have access to US courts where any intelligent Aussie could mount a challenge to restrictive gun policies under the Second Amendment Right to Keep and Bear Arms.
Cairns News will help with any publicity for anybody who steps up to run a challenge in the US Supreme Court.
From Jim O’Toole
Readers should be asking the Qld ALP what these checkpoints are to be used for. Gun confiscation is around the corner
Checkpoint Charlies are dotted throughout regional Queensland by the hundreds usually in a location near townships where it is impossible to drive around because of gullies or embankments. When these check points were being constructed new bitumen was put down for no apparent reason in most cases. The sign posts have quick release mechanisms to remove present speed signs to be replaced by checkpoint signs.
On Friday National Cabinet of nearly all Labor Premiers and a Labor Prime Minister will discuss tighter gun laws and their nationalisation in the wake of a psyop in south western Queensland on December 12 where six people died in an alleged shootout. It is all coming together more quickly as social media including Twitter beats these socialists at their own game and they realise they have to disarm as many as possible as soon as possible.
National gun laws will be the result of Friday’s meeting which by all indications will restrict the number of firearms held by an individual, probably to two or three. One centre fire, one rimfire and a shotgun and no more than 100 rounds of ammunition.
Like Western Australia last year, which developed the most recent blueprint for restricting gun ownership, reloading equipment will almost certainly be banned.
If SSAA members want to keep their guns and sport they had better get rid of the present hierarchy in the states and federally.
They are going to sell you out yet again. Pistol shooters will have no chance. They will be restricted to one centrefire and one rimfire it they are not totally banned.
Remember, Ian Leavers, the President of the Police Federation of Australia is also the Queensland Police Union president and has 66,000 members some of whom own guns privately.
Some police officers are calling for mandatory psychological testing of all registered shooters yet the Queensland ALP Corporation and the Police Union refuse to introduce mandatory drug and alcohol testing for officers before going on duty in deference to every other industrial workplace.
Leavers is claimed by some of his former members as a megalomaniac and is on the record telling ABC Radio several years ago “….the only people who should own guns are police.”
Firearms licence applications and PTA’s a waste of scant police resources – unnecessary, unwieldy, unreliable and unworkable
Two Shooters Union executives recently attended a stakeholder meeting with the Queensland Police Weapons Licensing Branch and obtained some interesting statistics:
– There are approximately 215,850 licence holders in Queensland
– There are approximately 996,523 firearms registered in Queensland
– There are approximately 7,779 new firearms licence applications in the WLB system
– WLB are working seven days per week to process licences and PTAs
– Priority is being given to Occupational or Primary Producer licence applications
– All applications are being processed manually, ie an Authorised Officer must review and sign off on every licence and PTA application (even PTAs for Category A firearms)
– WLB are continuing to look for ways to improve internal systems to improve efficiency and speed up processing times
Shooters Union are thankful to Weapons Licensing Branch for the invitation to the meeting and their time in openly and honestly providing updates and answering questions from shooting organisation representatives.
We will continue to make representations to WLB regarding unacceptable processing delays and other issues affecting our members, but it is good to see genuine efforts being made on the WLB side to address the problem too. – contributed
Australian police are the opposite wanting to disarm the entire population
(Natural News) A growing group of sheriffs in Illinois are vowing not to enforce provisions of a new gun control law passed by the Democrat-controlled General Assembly and signed by Democratic Gov. J.B. Pritzker this week.
The statute, which is being heavily criticized as anti-Second Amendment and potentially unconstitutional, not only calls for banning new sales of so-called “assault weapons,” but while it allows current owners to keep the weapons they have, they must register them with the Illinois State Police, and that is where the sheriffs have drawn a line.
The Democrat-controlled state legislature imposed a ban on a variety of semiautomatic guns, magazines, and devices that allow a weapon to fire more quickly on Monday.
The Protecting Illinois Communities Act passed the Illinois Senate on Monday night by a vote margin of 34–20. The bill makes it illegal for Illinois residents to purchase, transfer, or manufacture “assault weapons” and extended magazines. According to the bill’s language, an “assault weapon” is a semiautomatic rifle that can accept a detachable magazine and has a pistol grip or thumbhole stock, a flash suppressor, a grenade launcher, a barrel shroud, or other characteristics.
“I’m signing this legislation tonight so it can take immediate effect,” Pritzker said in a press conference, local media reported on Tuesday.
In a letter posted to Facebook, Greene County Sheriff Rob McMillen wrote that he plans to follow his “morals, beliefs, and obligations concerning protecting the rights” of the citizens of his county.
These types of laws put law enforcement officers and prosecutors in a very precarious box, with us having to decide to not enforce laws that were passed by government bodies,” McMillen wrote. “But, as your Greene County Sheriff, I cannot sit back and let laws strip Greene County citizens of their constitutional rights, and not take a stance supporting the citizens against a government that wants to trample on their rights.”
Meanwhile, Iroquois County Sheriff Clinton J. Perzee noted in a letter of his own, “The right to keep and bear arms for defense of life, liberty and property is regarded as an inalienable right by the people. I, among many others, believe that HB 5471 is a clear violation of the 2nd Amendment to the U.S. Constitution.”
His letter followed a Dec. 13 vote by the Iroquois County Board implementing a measure that forbids the “use of county funds, appropriation, personnel, or property” to enforce the law, The Epoch Times noted further.
Perzee said that neither he nor his office will be checking to ensure that “lawful gun owners register their weapons with the State, nor will we be arresting or housing law abiding individuals that have been arrested solely with non-compliance of this Act.”
Clinton County Sheriff Dan Travous, Macoupin County Sheriff Shawn Kahl, and Monroe County Sheriff Neal Rohlfing all made similar statements and commitments to their residents.
Also, Madison County Sheriff Jeff Connor, in conjunction with the county’s State’s Attorney Tom Haine, noted in a joint statement that they expect the law will face legal challenges and “trust that this legislative overreach will not stand.”
“In the meantime, we remain focused on reducing violent crime,” their letter reads. “Therefore, pending further direction by the courts, the Madison County Sheriff’s Office will not expend its limited resources to check whether otherwise law-abiding gun owners have registered their weapons with the State, nor will the Madison County Sheriff’s Office be arresting or housing otherwise law-abiding individuals solely due to non-compliance with [the law].”
Edwards County Sheriff Darby Boewe also took to social media with an almost identical vow not to enforce the law.
“Part of my duties that I accepted upon being sworn into office was to protect the rights provided to all of us, in the Constitution,” Boewe wrote on Facebook. “One of those rights enumerated is the right of the people to KEEP and BEAR ARMS provided under the 2nd Amendment. The right to keep and bear arms for defense of life, liberty and property is regarded as an inalienable right by the people.”
Logan County, Kankakee County, Piatt County, LaSalle County, Knox County, Pike County, Putnam County, St. Clair County, Union County, Wabash County, Woodford County, Williamson County, Wayne County, Shelby County, Ogle County, Jo Daviess County, and more posted similar letters.
A mother of two was murdered in a violent home invasion yesterday in the Moreton Bay region north east of Brisbane.
The 41-year-old woman, Emma Lovell, suffered fatal injuries, while 43-year-old Lee Lovell survived with non-life-threatening wounds.
As first respondents this couple had little chance of defending themselves but could have protected themselves if they had a firearm, a proposition that Queensland Police and the Labor Party rally against as more frequent home invasions and assaults occur on a daily basis throughout the state.
Whether the assailants are black or white the only way they will be deterred is by the possibility that the homeowner has a gun.
Queensland Police Union President Ian Leavers once stated on the ABC that the only people in this state who should own guns are the police.
The Corporate Queensland Police Service is an integral part of Queensland Labor Party Inc and are tied at the hip with policies that are not suitable for the good people of the sunshine state.
Now that the socialist Premier has handed over the state electoral roll to Konnech China there will be no chance of ever removing the corrupt ALP at the ballot box.
Two teenagers charged with woman’s murder:
by columnist Lyndesy Symonds
In the Official Conspiracy Theory of the Tara Siege, the Trains are being demonized as ‘conspiracy theorists’, ‘sovereign citizens’, gun nutters, bushies, CoVID Correctness resisters, anti-vaxxers, preppers, hard trainers and severe disciplinarians (bordering on abuse) of dogs and school children. I am waiting for the revelation that they also tortured small animals. Is there anything we can add to this picture of the population here being identified for demonisation and pending legislation.
Despite three sacrificial lambs and good guys in this burgeoning story, the Australian people have seen police CoVID enforcement in action. No matter how bad the Trains are made to look in the Official Conspiracy Theory, the police are never going to get back respect and compliance from the public that was once widespread. Too many people are becoming aware of the CoVID Regime in Australia.
Meanwhile the Official CoVID narrative and correctness continues to circle the drain. Nothing conceals the fact that the United [Communist] Nations CoVID Regime (all tiers of government) is running a depopulation operation with a bioweapon. Nothing conceals the fact that this is being enforced by police and mandated by the government / corporate sectors. The deaths of young police constables who may have even had idealistic ideas about what the police once stood for in terms of honourable service will not be able to redeem the Official Narrative.
And there is nothing in the Official Conspiracy Theory of the Tara Siege which has ruled out the involvement of Darker Forces than just the Qld. Police and ‘off gridders’ – an involvement that (being a conspiracy theorist) I strongly suspect.
Why would four officers be going out to a routine missing persons inquiry on a remote property inhabited by persons that no one knows anything about anyway? Look at Black / Diversity entitlement to crime in Qld. Through the roof stats. Your car is jacked, you are robbed in broad daylight. Good luck with getting the police to attend.
from Epoch Times
The Republican-led Texas legislature is addressing the twin issues of school safety and mass violence following the May 24 Uvalde school shooting. Committees of lawmakers are reviewing past legislative efforts, such as the Guardian and Marshal programs that allow teachers to carry firearms in the hope of preventing mass shootings at schools. School officials and firearm instructors in the Lone Star State say interest has risen sharply since the recent shooting.
Jeff Sellers owns ‘Schools on Target’, a company in Marble Falls, Texas, that trains teachers to carry firearms in schools. Since the school shooting, He said that he has added nine classes—double the number customarily held—for June through August.
“I’ve gotten an insane amount of calls,” Sellers said. “It hasn’t stopped. Ninety percent is because of Uvalde.”
Bryan Proctor, owner of ‘Go Strapped Firearms Training’ in Arlington, Texas, said much the same thing—that training requests for the Guardian program have skyrocketed.
“We’ve had about a 100 percent increase,” he said. “It’s been pretty dramatic. I’ve sent out over 20 proposals in the past week.”
Proctor said teachers want to protect their students and themselves, despite what people may be hearing from select voices in legacy media.
“What you’re seeing is a vocal minority,” Proctor said. Arming teachers isn’t about giving them something else to be responsible for—but instead giving them a tool as a last defense.
Elsewhere, state legislatures are investigating how to make schools safer and arm teachers.
Louisiana is currently looking at legislation similar to that of Texas, allowing teachers to carry guns in schools after receiving specialized training. Ohio’s latest bill aims to be less restrictive than the current law, which mandates 700 hours of police training and board approval before allowing teachers to be armed.
Republican governors Bill Lee of Tennessee and Ron DeSantis of Florida took action on school security this week. Lee signed an executive order on June 6 to ensure working safety protocols at schools, and to evaluate training for active shooter scenarios. DeSantis signed a school safety bill into law on June 7 that focuses on crisis intervention and training, and mental health awareness.
Meanwhile, teacher unions have nixed the idea and portrayed arming teachers as unpopular with educators. A 2018 Gallup poll found that 73 percent of teachers oppose the idea.
Meanwhile, policies to arm teachers in some form have widespread participation throughout the country amid the horror of gunmen targeting schools for mass shootings. The RAND Corporation reported in 2020 that 28 states permit armed teachers under some circumstances, while states such as Texas and Florida have passed laws encouraging the practice.
In North Florida, the principal at a private Christian school said he would like to see the program expanded to include private schools. The principal, who didn’t wish to be identified, said he added chain-link fencing around his school’s 40-acre perimeter and allowed just one-way traffic onto the campus, except during drop-off and pick-up times.
Cameras now monitor doors into buildings, and access is controlled remotely or with special key fobs. Classrooms stay locked throughout the day. But it’s not enough anymore, he said.
He asked for training under Florida’s school guardian program to protect his school’s 340 students, ranging from toddlers to high school seniors. He was denied because the program doesn’t extend to private schools.
Currently, it’s open to employees of public schools or charter schools who volunteer to serve as guardians and their official job duties. To qualify, they must pass psychological and drug screenings, and complete a 144-hour training course.
Sheriff’s offices in 45 of Florida’s 67 counties participate and receive funding to cover screening and training costs. And guardians receive a one-time bonus of $500 for serving in the program. Schools in districts can arrange to send employees for certification.
So the principal is now training on his own to become a licensed, armed security guard.
“It’s the only option,” he said. “Even before this last school shooting, I said, ‘I’ve got to go get this taken care of.’ So we’re doing it the right way.”
About a decade ago, Texas lawmakers created the school Marshal program, as a way for educators to carry weapons inside schools, and later initiated the Guardian program.
Under the Marshal program, school employees can carry a handgun on school premises after 80 hours of training. However, school marshals are restricted from carrying concealed firearms if they’re regularly in contact with students. Instead, the marshal can store a gun in a safe at the school. There are 62 school districts participating in this plan, according to the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement.
Gretchen Grigsby, director of government relations with the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement, told The Epoch Times that 30 individuals and nine new school districts have signed up for the Marshal program since the Uvalde shooting.
The Guardian program authorizes school boards to arm employees under the federal Gun-Free School Zones Act and the Texas Penal Code. After completing 16 hours of training, those employees may carry a concealed firearm in the presence of students. According to the Texas Association of School Boards, 389 districts reported using the Guardian plan as of May.
While Democrats are calling for gun control, people such as Sellers reiterate that the only thing that can stop a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun. He said that the first few minutes of an active shooter situation are critical, and arming teachers could save lives.
“In active shooting incidents, time is everything,” Sellers said. “No gun control law is going to stop evil from conducting evil acts.”
Madalyn Maresh is an assistant superintendent at the Edna Independent School District, a rural 3A district northeast of Victoria, Texas. She told The Epoch Times that her district reopened the application process for the Guardian program at her school in response to the Uvalde shooting.
“The day I reopened it, I got two applications immediately,” she said. In the three years since the program became operational, she gets between three to 10 volunteers per year. Without guns for protection, teachers are forced to use their own bodies to shield students from an active shooter, she said.
“You’ve got to find what fits your community. We got zero pushback on it—our community embraces it,” Maresh said.
Kyle Collier, police chief for the City View Independent School District in Wichita Falls, Texas, said an additional four or five teachers have volunteered since the Uvalde shooting.
Nanette Holt contributed to this report.
by the Epoch Times and Cairns News
The US Supreme Court voted 6–3 on June 23 to strike down New York state’s draconian concealed carry gun permitting system on constitutional grounds, recognizing for the first time a constitutional right to carry firearms in public for self-defense.
This judgement removes any hope of Marxist President Joe Biden and his Democrat colleagues of taking guns from law-abiding American citizens. It also has ramifications for Australia’s much maligned gun owners who have been pilloried by the ABC, Labor Party-Green junta and the Liberal Party simply for owning a firearm.
Australian courts now must take heed of the inalienable right of freemen to own and carry a firearm for their inherent right of self defence.
The ruling is a sweeping victory for Second Amendment gun ownership rights and may help to undo restrictive gun control laws outside New York state, possibly including so-called red flag laws, which allow the confiscation of guns in certain circumstances with limited due process.
The Second Amendment states: “A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.”
The Supreme Court has been strengthening Second Amendment protections in recent years, and observers have said that the court’s six-member conservative supermajority could help expand gun ownership protections. In District of Columbia v. Heller (2008), the Supreme Court held that the Second Amendment protects “the individual right to possess and carry weapons in case of confrontation,” and in McDonald v. City of Chicago (2010), it held that this right “is fully applicable to the States.”
The ruling comes amid rising crime rates, activist demands to defund police departments, and a Biden administration push to strengthen gun control policies. A legislative package, introduced in the wake of a series of high-profile mass shootings, is moving forward in Congress.
Wayne LaPierre, executive vice president of the National Rifle Association (NRA) hailed the decision, calling it a “watershed win for good men and women all across America” and taking credit for the victory after “a decades-long fight the NRA has led.”
“The right to self-defense and to defend your family and loved ones should not end at your home,” LaPierre said.
President Joe Biden condemned the new ruling, which he said “contradicts both common sense and the Constitution and should deeply trouble us all.”
“I call on Americans across the country to make their voices heard on gun safety. Lives are on the line,” Biden said.
The Empire State’s gun permit law, as with laws in seven other states, generally requires an applicant to demonstrate “proper cause” in order to obtain a license to carry a concealed handgun in public.
New York makes it a crime to possess a firearm without a license, whether inside or outside the home. An individual who wants to carry a firearm outside his home may obtain an unrestricted license to “have and carry” a concealed “pistol or revolver” if he can prove that “proper cause exists” for doing so, according to state law. An applicant satisfies the “proper cause” requirement only if he can “demonstrate a special need for self-protection distinguishable from that of the general community,” according to a 1980 ruling by the Supreme Court of New York in Klenosky v. New York City Police Department.
The specific issue before the court was whether the state’s denial of the petitioning individuals’ applications for concealed carry licenses for self-defense violates the U.S. Constitution.
Respondent Kevin Bruen heads the New York State Police. Founded in 1871, the lead petitioner, the New York State Rifle and Pistol Association, describes itself as “the state’s largest and nation’s oldest firearms advocacy organization,” and as the official NRA-affiliated state association in New York.
The majority opinion (pdf) was written by Justice Clarence Thomas, who declared that New York’s proper-cause requirement violates the 14th Amendment by preventing law-abiding citizens with ordinary self-defense needs from exercising their Second Amendment right to keep and bear arms in public for self-defense.
“Because the State of New York issues public-carry licenses only when an applicant demonstrates a special need for self-defense, we conclude that the State’s licensing regime violates the Constitution,” Thomas wrote, before quoting Konigsberg v. State Bar of California (1961).
“In keeping with Heller, we hold that when the Second Amendment’s plain text covers an individual’s conduct, the Constitution presumptively protects that conduct. To justify its regulation, the government … must demonstrate that the regulation is consistent with this Nation’s historical tradition of firearm regulation. Only if a firearm regulation is consistent with this Nation’s historical tradition may a court conclude that the individual’s conduct falls outside the Second Amendment’s ‘unqualified command.’”
It makes no sense to deny Americans the ability to defend themselves outside their homes, he said.
“To confine the right to ‘bear’ arms to the home would nullify half of the Second Amendment’s operative protections. Moreover, confining the right to ‘bear’ arms to the home would make little sense given that self-defense is ‘the central component of the [Second Amendment] right itself,’” Thomas wrote, quoting the Heller opinion.
“After all, the Second Amendment guarantees an ‘individual right to possess and carry weapons in case of confrontation,’ and confrontation can surely take place outside the home. … Many Americans hazard greater danger outside the home than in it.”
In a concurring opinion, Justice Samuel Alito wrote that in 1791 when the Second Amendment was adopted, “there were no police departments, and many families lived alone on isolated farms or on the frontiers. If these people were attacked, they were on their own. It is hard to imagine the furor that would have erupted if the Federal Government and the States had tried to take away the guns that these people needed for protection. Today, unfortunately, many Americans have good reason to fear that they will be victimized if they are unable to protect themselves. And today, no less than in 1791, the Second Amendment guarantees their [rights].”
Justice Stephen Breyer wrote a dissenting opinion, which Justices Sonia Sotomayor and Elena Kagan joined.
“In 2020, 45,222 Americans were killed by firearms. Since the start of this year (2022), there have been 277 reported mass shootings—an average of more than one per day. Gun violence has now surpassed motor vehicle crashes as the leading cause of death among children and adolescents. Many States have tried to address some of the dangers of gun violence just described by passing laws that limit, in various ways, who may purchase, carry, or use firearms of different kinds. The Court today severely burdens States’ efforts to do so.”
West Australian police just can’t help themselves. While we know WA, like its Victoria counterpart has become a communist enclave both led by megalomaniacs they have been conditioned by socialist main stream media to hate guns.
Like Queensland the unintelligent WA cops think only they should own and carry firearms. Communist Premier Mark McGowan invited the CCP to build a large military-styled airstrip in the desert ostensibly to service their extensive mining interests.
It is just a hop, skip and a jump from a CCP aircraft carrier in the Indian Ocean for Chinese military aircraft to land and commence their planned Australian offensive.
It seems the cops are of the same ilk as their beloved Premier. They will soon find out their .40 calibre Glock pistols will be as useful as an air rifle when the Chinese troops come knocking on their doors.
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.
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.
Brave mum snatches her kids from Uvalde school while gunman still firing – gets threats from inactive cops
Suspected psyops just like Sandy Hook
This recent shooting of a madman has not been widely reported anywhere. A woman bystander thankfully armed with a concealable firearm shoots a lunatic with an AR15 before he can do much damage to a crowd of people.
This incident echoes President Donald Trump’s recent advice that teachers should all take firearms training and be armed in school.
“How do you take down a bad guy with a gun?” Trump asked.
“By a good guy with a gun,” he replied.