Category Archives: gun control
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The Subordinate Legislation Act 1989 provides that regulations are to be automatically repealed five years after commencement. The repeal of the Firearms Regulation 2006 (FR) has been previously postponed and is now due to be repealed on 1 September 2017 unless remade.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).
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.
Firearms prohibition regulation main site
The draft regulation
Government impact statement
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.
Office for Police, Department of Justice
GPO Box 5434
SYDNEY NSW 2001
Goodyear Tyres sack employee over irrational fear of guns
Typical police overreaction
A simple miscommunication cost David Waters, an award winning sporting shooter, his livelihood.
All because of an irrational fear of firearms in Australia.
David Waters worked for tyremaker Goodyear in Parramatta, New South Wales. Whilst working, he was contacted by a friend looking for advice about an accessory for a rifle. Unable to meet the friend that weekend, David Waters organised to meet his friend in the Goodyear parking lot during David’s lunch break. David assumed that the individual would bring only the rifle accessory to the meeting. However, in a simple case of miscommunication, she brought both the accessory and the rifle.
The parking lot was visible to the public, and police were alerted to the presence of the rifle. Sixteen police officers arrived at the scene.
David Waters did not break any laws and did not harm anyone. The only person adversely affected was David Waters. Waters was fired for jeopardizing the safety and security of his fellow employees and Goodyear assets.
This is a perfect example of how Australia’s fear of all things firearm related can lead to a man losing his livelihood over a simple miscommunication.
Senator Leyonhjelm was personally contacted by David Waters for help. He intervened with Goodyear in an effort to right this injustice, and raised the matter in parliament. You can watch Senator Leyonhjelm’s speech here In addition, Senator Leyonhjelm travelled to the USA and met with the NRA to outline Goodyear’s mistreatment of David Waters. The NRA subsequently wrote this article where they expressed their shock at how law-abiding firearm owners are treated in Australia.
Neither the NRA or the Liberal Democrats will take a backward step in protecting the rights of firearm owners. If you believe this is worthy of support, please consider joining the party or making a contribution. It will help ensure there are more Liberal Democrats in more parliaments.
Regards, Gabriel Buckley, National President Liberal Democrats http://www.ldp.org.au/
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.
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.’
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.
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.
“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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
Doctors kill 25,000 patients each year: guns kill 211
The Australian Medical Association, better known as the ‘medical mafia’ has stumbled into the firearms ownership minefield making erroneous and ignorant statements about a “real time national firearms register” that somehow would magically remove firearms from groups such as the Muslim bikies.
Opening his mouth before engaging his brain, AMA vice president Dr Tony Bartone told ABC news that a national register would be able to track guns from when they were imported or manufactured to when they were either crushed or exported.
The AMA wants to infect your children and yourselves with toxic vaccines on one hand, and on the other impose a national level of even more restrictive regulations curtailing your Bill of Rights guarantee to own a firearm.
Shooters should demand a register of dirty, toxic vaccines that have without any doubt as the empirical evidence shows, caused autism in 2 per cent of all vaccinated American children and killed many more across the world.
The Australian statistics are just as bad and have been published over the past few years in Cairns News.
Cairns News has championed the burgeoning anti-vax movement for years as more and more evidence comes across our desks revealing the long term damage caused by most vaccines.
We advise shooters with registered and unregistered firearms to tell the well-heeled medical mafia to go to hell.
Few people have an understanding that their trusted AMA members are ripping off patients and Medicare to the tune of $3 billion a year for practicing voodoo medicine and infecting thousands of babies and young children each year with toxic vaccines and drugs.
One disillusioned doctor told Cairns News the first thing medical students learn at medical school is how to suck up to big pharma and rip-off patients by rorting Medicare with bulk billing and exorbitant charges for mostly unnecessary surgeries and prescribing deadly narcotics when there are non-lethal and non-addictive natural remedies readily available.
Big pharma controls the medical mafia, so one can only speculate why this stupid doctor would be their mouthpiece on such a touchy subject.
The number of Australian gun deaths has been declining since 1986 when 677 were recorded to 211 in 2015 (GunPolicy.org). This is in contrast to the thousands of patients doctors kill each year.
After all doctors kill more than 25,000 patients each year in Australia according to the medical industry expose, ‘Dead Doctors Don’t Lie’, the handbook about the medical mafia and available at most health shops.
This article by investigative author Keith Noble is by far the most up-to-date research ever done about the Port Arthur shooting massacre. It is now entirely evident this massacre was not carried out by an intellectually disabled 28 year old Martin Bryant in 1996. The shooting on the 28th April, 20 years ago was so obviously carried out perpetrators with the knowledge and assistance of various persons in the government of the day. There were at least two shooters with advanced firearms knowledge and the entire operation was meticulously planned. A totally compliant Murdoch and Fairfax media asked no pertinent questions and reported the incident as instructed by the special operations department. This reporter once was a war correspondent and the reporting of disinformation about the Port Arthur events as they unfurled reeked of a military media exercise.
The real shooters have been named in previous segments by this author yet the government remains tight lipped in the hope it will go away. Some investigators claim this fateful event started as a training exercise but turned into something much more sinister.
Keith Noble maintains Bryant has been moved into the open section of Risdon Prison in Tasmania as a precursor to his murder.
Cairnsnews has published several reports about similar ‘massacres’ in the United States that subsequent research revealed were exercises that included paid actors, planned by government . The evidence is overwhelming. The Sandy Hook school shootings have been extremely well researched and any school kid would soon discover this was well named as the Sandy Hoax massacre. It simply did not happen and was a training exercise again with paid actors. Read the evidence and demand your federal member of parliament initiate an inquest into the Port Arthur training exercise.
Sources within the Santa Monica police department claim that James Wesley Howell, an Indiana man who was caught with explosives and weapons on Sunday Morning, told the Santa Monica police that as many as five people were involved in planned attacks on gay communities in both Florida and California.
According to the LA Times, Santa Monica Police Chief Jacqueline Seabrooks initially said on Twitter that the 20-year-old Indiana man (James Howell) told one of her officers after he was arrested that he wanted “to harm the Gay Pride event.”
However, after the FBI quickly took over the case, a Santa Monica police spokesman Saul Rodriguez indicated that Seabrooks was mistaken and offered that the Santa Monica detectives who were working the case are “not aware of what the suspect’s intentions were at this point.”
The official version of this story released by the LA Times falsely claims that on early Sunday, Santa Monica police received a call about a suspected prowler who was knocking on a resident’s door and window about 5 a.m. in the 1700 block of 11th Street, Santa Monica police said.
Patrol officers responded and encountered Howell, who was sitting in a car registered in Indiana, police said. Officers inspected the car and found three assault rifles, high-capacity ammunition and a 5-gallon bucket containing “chemicals capable of forming an improvised explosive device,” police said.
A law enforcement source who spoke on condition of anonymity said the contents of the bucket included Tannerite, an ingredient that could be used to create pipe bombs.
The source, who was not authorized to speak publicly about the ongoing investigation, said authorities also found camouflage clothing in the car.
Los Angeles County sheriff’s officials said the suspect told police he was going to the Pride parade to look for a friend. Authorities were looking for that individual.
The real truth of the story was released to a former Los Angeles County prosecutor who works for Get Off the BS by two Santa Monica police officers that have been issued gag orders under threat of Federal prosecution for talking further talking about the incident.
According to two department sources, Howell called the Santa Monica police on Sunday morning claiming that he needed protection from the CIA. Howell further elaborated to the dispatcher stating that he “had been set up by the CIA – they are going to kill me.”
According to Howell, he was in LA to meet with another person in a collaborated attack on the gay communities in both Florida and Los Angeles.
Howell additionally stated that, “everything has gone south. Dan was gone when I got here. They killed the leader of the Florida attack this morning. They are going to kill me. I need protection.”
According to sources within the police department’s investigation Howell indicated to officers who first made contact with him that Howell claimed he was one of five people involved in a planned Sunday attack on both the east and west coasts.
Howell stated that he was suppose to “hook up” late Saturday night with his contact in LA who was suppose to have more weapons and chemicals to mix with the Tannerite he was in possession of.
“When I got here, Dan was gone. I went to his apartment and he had cleared out….I tried calling him but he never answered me,” said Howell.
When questioned about the other four people involved in the plot, Howell was only familiar with the first names of three of the alleged suspects, naming his contact in LA – Dan and two of the three contacts in Florida, Omar and Brandy
Speaking of the suspect killed in the Pulse Bar massacre in Florida, Howell stated, “Omar was not suppose to be killed. They lied to us – Omar and Brandy were suppose to get away.”
When Howell was questioned about how he and his conspirators knew each other, he said that,
“We were all familiar with each other through an online fundamental Islamic knowledge seminary course – we were recruited through the course and trained together at a camp in Virginia – we were taught how to shoot and make bombs – everyone knew their part – something went wrong….”
Before the officers could further question Howell, agents working for the Los Angeles office of the FBI quickly swept in and took over the case. Santa Monica detectives were never allowed to talk with Howell.
In summary, it appears that Howell was on his way to “hook up” with another conspirator (Dan) to set off explosives and shoot people at the gay pride parade in Hollywood California on Sunday.
Finding his contact missing when he got to LA and having heard that Omar Matteen had been killed by a FBI SWAT teem in Orlando, Howell determined he had been double crossed by the CIA and feared for his own life.
Howell was taken in to custody by the FBI before Santa Monica police officers could further question him about the motives behind killing gay people on both coasts of the US on Sunday.
However, in absence of further information and or anyone who will officially go on the record, there is no doubt that the America public is not being told the truth about the Orlando Florida shooting and the arrest of Howell on Sunday.
It is a shame that the Fed’s got to the Santa Monica police chief on Sunday before she was silenced, however we are very thankful that at least two officers have risked their jobs and freedom to reveal what she would of most likely Tweeted had the Fed’s not got to her.
This is Brenda Corpian reporting live from Beverly Hills, CA. for Get Off The BS.Authors Comments:
The official story released by the LA Times would not have held up for long with most people. It will most likely either disappear or be amended by the Times.
The mainstream medias version of the police showing up to a Santa Monica apartment because someone in the neighborhood allegedly claimed that a person was “knocking on a neighbors door and windows” is almost comical.
When they added the police found the suspect at the scene and discovered weapons and explosives in his car, I almost peed myself laughing.
I use to live in Santa Monica. The likelihood of the police showing up to the apartment over a suspected prowler call within 2 hours, is about one in ten million.
However, for argument sakes let us assume that the police hurried right over to the apartment and found Howell there. (LMAO)
The likelihood that Howell drove all the way from Indiana to California to be found by the Santa Monica police with explosives, ammunition, and assault rifles in plain view in his car is about one in ten trillion.
Would you like to make odds that it was just a “coincidence” as the mainstream media reports, that Howell armed to the teeth with assault rifles and explosives, was on his way to a gay pride parade the same day as the massacre in Florida?
Folks, for those who know me, you know that I don’t make up stories. Everything I have written is true. However, for those of you who don’t know me, please use your common sense in this matter – the mainstream media and the fed’s are lying in this matter – there is no way that Howell’s arrest and the shooting in Orlando Florida is a coincidence.
Everyone would be well advised to hide your weapons before the Fed’s come knocking at your door to take them.
Shortly after the posting of this story, USA News shed light on the Online Islamic Fundamental course Howell spoke of.
Omar Mateen Did Not Act Alone! Proof of False Flag Conspiracy
The Father of the Orlando Shooter Recently Visited Congress, State Department, Writes Open Letters To President Obama
He laughed as he shot us‘: Sole survivor of 30 hiding in gay club bathroom reveals how he was hit four times but escaped by climbing over friends’ bodies
Links between Shooting events. All CIA patsies.
Omar Mateen: Orlando gunman was familiar face at club, performer says
Trump Right Again Omar Matteens’ Wife Had Prior Knowledge Of Orlando Massacre
FBI Introduced Florida Shooter to “Informants”
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.