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Community safety is being compromised as political elites and ideologues continue their war on licensed firearm owners, Katter’s Australian Party Leader and Traeger MP Robbie Katter has told the Queensland Parliament.
Mr Katter said he and his fellow KAP colleague’s offices had received an unprecedented number of complaints and pleas for assistance from the public following changes made the definition of “Fit and Proper Person” in December.
The new criteria, spawn out of the Queensland Audit Office’s review into the regulation of firearms in the state, now places greater scrutiny on an applicant’s traffic history, health status and ability to successfully participate in bureaucratic processes.
This includes broad and ambiguous questioning that can result in a rejected license if an applicant makes a mistake or accidentally omits personal information.
Mr Katter said while the Weapon’s Licencing Branch was part of the Queensland Police Service, it was the Labor State Government who had to take responsibility for the system.
He said their political obsession with punishing those with a genuine need for a gun was risking community safety.
“I would challenge anyone to name a group that is more discriminated against than licensed firearm owners, and these laws are not doing anything,” he said.
“After looking at the evidence, the only thing being achieved by all this effort from the Government is people like me and farmers are writing more letters regarding the constraints around us.
“We are not the problem; it is the illegal gun owners that the Government should be focusing on.”
Mr Katter said the decision-makers, including politicians and uniformed police from the Weapon’s Licencing Branch, were too far removed from the day-to-day reality of most licensed gun-users.
“These decisions are being made from an office from Brisbane but they have very real consequences for the people on the ground – there are people who need to use these things as tools,” he said.
“In most cases those deciding on applications do not even have a weapon’s licence, so outside of being a uniformed police officer they do not have any real-life experience with how this all operates in practice.
“The focus should always be on community safety, but this needs to be in terms of the evidence of where firearms are genuinely needed”.
The Traeger MP said the goal posts for weapon’s licence applicants were constantly being changed and were now essentially limitless.
“It used to be that five years was the limit where a person applying had to reveal anything on their record; now it is indefinite,” he said.
“A traffic offence from 20 years ago is now relevant and is counting against people.
“For those people who were getting their firearms licence, it is now either held up or they are just not getting it – all this thanks to a 20-year-old traffic offence that never counted before.
“It’s mischievous because the authorities already have all of that information, but they force people applying into admitting it.
“If they forget or make a mistake, they can be forced into a corner that results in the immediate rejection of their application through no genuine fault of their own.”
Mr Katter said while the current situation for licensed weapon-holders was dire, he’d had some preliminary and positive discussions with the State Government.
He said from these talks, there’d been an indication the Government was prepared to take action to restore some common sense to the system.
Labor is following the disarmament instructions from the communist-run United Nations
FIREARMS Licensing matters being appealed to the Queensland Civil Administration Tribunal (QCAT) have more then tripled this year alone, costing applicants and Queensland Police more than an estimated $4m in legal fees and expenses.
Research undertaken by Shooters Union Australia shows there are currently more than 500 firearms licensing matters before the tribunal as of March 2021 – compared to the approximately 200 in the entire period from 2009 to December 2020.
Shooters Union Australia president Graham Park said the situation was completely unprecedented and a number of the cases involved the organisation’s members.
“We’ve never seen anything like it, and it’s only getting worse,” he said.
“We have seen members having licence applications or renewals rejected for things which weren’t an issue even late last year, including one member who had had a Primary Producer’s licence for many years until Weapons Licensing suddenly decided they didn’t earn enough from the business and initially refused their renewal.
“The majority of issues we are helping our members with relate to licensing issues due to unrelated matters such as traffic offences, or historical misdemeanours with no relevance today.
Mr Park said Shooters Union research and analysis indicated the combined costs to applicants and Queensland Police Service was, conservatively, likely to be north of $4m this year alone.
“The solicitors representing our members advise us a fairly straightforward QCAT matter’s legal costs start at around $4000-$6000 for the applicant, and Weapons Licensing Branch’s costs would be at least that as well, since they have to pay lawyers too.
“Add in the various administrative costs for QCAT as well as the tribunal’s time and it is a truly worrying sum of money needlessly being spent because Weapons Licensing are choosing to make law-abiding firearms users lives difficult.”
He said the issue stemmed from a Queensland Audit Office report in Weapons Licensing Branch, which appeared to blame the state’s 200,000-plus law-abiding shooters for police administrative issues.
Mr Park said what was particularly frustrating was the apathy being shown by so many politicians to the whole situation.
“If the Department of Transport started refusing to renew driver’s licences because they didn’t think you needed a 4WD, or that you couldn’t be trusted with a car because you were in a pub fight as a teenager and made people spend millions of dollars fighting them in QCAT to get their driver’s licence, it’d be national news and the Minister for Main Roads and Transport would be facing calls to resign over the issue,” he said.
“That’s exactly what’s happening for law-abiding firearms users in Queensland and entirely too many people are just shrugging and saying ‘oh well’, and it’s simply not OK.
“Two MPs have already asked Questions On Notice in parliament about this issue so it’s not going away, and the sooner it gets sorted out, the better for everyone.”
NEARLY $10,000 has been spent by one Queensland shooting organisation in legal fights on behalf of its members following policy changes by the state’s Weapons Licensing Branch – and there’s no sign of that letting up anytime soon, either.
Following in the wake of a Question on Notice in Queensland Parliament from KAP Member for Hinchinbrook, Nick Dametto last week demanding an explanation for firearms licensing delays, cancellations and seizures, pre-eminent pro-shooting organisation Shooters Union Australia has waded into the fray.
Shooters Union Australia president Graham Park said the organisation had spent nearly $10,000 this year alone helping its members with Weapons Licensing issues.
“It’s completely unprecedented – we’ve dealt with more requests for legal help from our members in the past two months than we have in the past two years,” he said.
“It all stems from a deeply flawed Audit into Weapons Licensing, and in particular the auditors essentially not understanding what they were looking at and deciding, for some inexplicable reason, that law-abiding firearms users were the issue and not the incredibly outdated and not-fit-for-purpose systems in the state’s firearms registry.
“We’ve supported more than a dozen applications to the Queensland Civil Administration Tribunal (QCAT), covering everything from people having licences taken off them for speeding offences from decades ago, to primary producers who WLB deemed didn’t earn enough as a farmer to keep their licence.
“In a lot of cases, the situation is sorted out amicably before the QCAT hearing, but a number of cases have gone all the way with rulings in the shooter’s favour.
Mr Park said the situation now was simply chewing up vast sums of taxpayer’s money and administrative resources for no reason other than political appearances.
“Every dollar wasted by police justifying a pointless QCAT case because someone got busted smoking a marijuana joint in 1998 is a dollar that’s not being used to ensure frontline police and emergency services personnel have the equipment and resources they need to fight real and serious crimes like assault or robbery,” he said.
“What makes it worse is this problem could literally go away today if Weapons Licensing stopped actively looking for reasons to deny licenses to people, and went back to the way things were before the Audit when everything was working more or less satisfactorily.”
Mr Park welcomed Mr Dametto’s Question on Notice and said bureaucratic over-reach needed to be exposed and held to account.
“Imagine if the Department of Transport decided to refuse you a driver’s licence because of a decades old misdemeanour, or because you had dodgy mates, or because they decided you didn’t live far enough from your work to need a car – that’s pretty much exactly what happens to law-abiding shooters all the time,” he said.
“We are glad an MP is standing up for the constituents and saying ‘This is not OK’, and we are very much looking forward to the Police Minister’s reply when he provides it by March 29.”
Cairns News suggests you vent your anger on the Marxist-Leninst Gun Control Australia: https://www.guncontrolaustralia.org/
Contact Australia’s premier shooter’s body below which protects your inherent rights to own and bear arms:
Letter to the Editor
The Marxists of the Queensland Labor Party want your guns and many cops are in bed with them. Cairns News and other patriotic sites warned this would happen before the Queensland election last October.
If you have been prosecuted for drink driving in the past 30 or more years you will lose your gun licence when it comes up for renewal.
Speeding lately? Same thing if you get excess demerit points gone are your guns! Yelled at a neighbour for having a noisy party? Gone are your guns.
Had a fight with your missus or kids? Gone are your guns.
The Labor Party has allowed the drones of the Queensland Weapons Licensing Branch to decide who is a fit and proper person to own firearms regardless if you are a farmer or a baker.
Wait there’s more…. There is no appeal, or so the Weapons Branch believes. Gun owners had better prepare themselves for a Creepy Joe Biden style gun confiscation because the ALP supports Crime boss Biden and his Antifa Congressmen to a man, woman, transgender, dyke, poofter, neutered, lost….what other creatures are there?
The cops have a union leader goes by the name of Ian Leavers, naturally a copper, who believes only cops should own guns, certainly not the public.
But don’t despair, there is a solution. Gun owners silly enough to hand in their valuable guns and heirlooms to Jewish Johnnie deserved all they got, which wasn’t much for individual guns that would be worth a fortune today. Fortunately a lot of shooters did’nt hand in a thing.
I have followed Cairns News for the past eight or nine years so readers would be aware of retired policeman David Walter’s efforts to unravel socialist Peter Beattie’s rewrite of the Queensland Constitution in 2001. He removed the Crown just as the Marxist and closeted gay Fabius Maximus Gough Whitlam did in 1974….only the Queen didn’t go along with his unlawful revised Royal Styles and Titles Act in which Gough Whitless said she was now the Queen of Australia.
There is no such thing. There have been cases in the past few months where Magistrates in summary jurisdiction operating under Admiralty law have thrown out police prosecutions for a range of matters. Because the police do not have the lawful ability to prosecute anybody other than a political party member or a member of Queensland’s 250,000 bureaucracy.
Hang onto your guns, lose them if necessary but never give them up to the Communists of George Street Brisbane or those at 6 Macquarie St, Sydney. You will need them soon.
from J Bell, Tweed Heads
Editor: This letter has been edited.
AN E-mail bungle by Queensland Police has exposed the personal details of hundreds of the
state’s licensed firearm owners, sparking security concerns being raised by one of
Queensland’s peak pro-shooting organisations.
A police officer in the Moreton Police District, encompassing parts of the Moreton Bay
region, sent an e-mail to more than 350 licensed gun owners on Wednesday, advising them
to ensure their firearms security was in order following a series of break-ins in the region.
However, the sender did not hide the recipient’s e-mail addresses, meaning every single
person who received the e-mail also received the names and e-mail addresses of the other
Shooters Union Queensland president Graham Park said while it might sound like a
harmless error of the type anyone could make, it could have extremely serious
“Thanks to this error, the details of several hundred licensed gun owners have been
exposed including their names and e-mail addresses,” he said.
“It might not sound like much, but that alone is enough for someone with criminal intent to
start piecing together the location of hundreds of firearms in the area.”
Moreton District Officer Superintendent John Hallam said investigations showed human error was the cause of the breach of more than 1,200 email addresses.
“The email address of the licensed weapon holders was placed in the ‘to’ line of the email as opposed to the blind copy line,” he said.
“It was an honest mistake — there’s been nothing to indicate the officer did it for any other reason.
“The officer did endeavour to recall the email as soon as she realised what the error was but unfortunately that was unsuccessful.”
Mr Hallam acknowledged the concern from the shooting community.
“I accept that the error is unacceptable. I understand how it occurred but it is unacceptable,” he said.
“I understand there is a level of concern amongst the people that their personal details have been sent out.
“What was sent out was their email address and their email address only and it went to other licensed weapons holders.”
Shooters Union president Graham Park said the error cast more doubt on the firearm registry system in Queensland.
“This system is supposed to be a highly secure system,” he said.
Mr Park said while gun owners were, by legislation and their nature, among the very most
trustworthy and law-abiding people in the community, an additional concern was how the
information came to be mishandled in the first place.
“It seems a lot like all these e-mail addresses were somehow put in a spreadsheet or text
document or something like that, then copied into an e-mail address field,” he said.
“The fact there’s an option in the firearms management software to mass-extract e-mail
addresses is a gigantic security flaw that raises extremely serious questions about the
integrity of the firearms registry system in Queensland as a whole.
“What other data can be pulled out easily and transferred elsewhere?”
Shooters Union Australia has contacted the Police Minister requesting the situation be resolved – not just with an apology and a shrug, but a commitment to fix the issues and
ensure affected shooters are protected and compensated if they suffer any adverse affects
from the breach.
“The irony is one of the advice items from the police to licence-holders in the e-mail was
‘Don’t make it public knowledge that you possess firearms’,” Mr Park said.
“That’s now off the table for those several hundred gun owners, all because of a situation
outside their control and which shouldn’t have happened in the first place.”
from Beaudesert Times
A BOONAH business owner is furious after being notified that the National Australia Bank no longer wants to handle her account.
Smiffy’s Guns & Ammo, which says it has been trading in Boonah for several years without incident, received a letter from the bank dated January 29 informing them that the bank had chosen to cease providing them with banking services as a result of reviews into “the risks associated with providing banking services to customers involved in certain industries”.
NAB was contacted but would not go into any detail about what the risks might be.
“We don’t discuss the details of individual customers’ banking,” a NAB spokesperson said.
“When making decisions about the banking services we provide, NAB considers a number of factors including legislative requirements, our risk appetite and the materiality of environmental, social and governance issues.”
Owner Anita Smith said she was “gobsmacked” by the decision, which has forced her to find an inconvenient workaround to make certain deposits into the business account and created more headaches she does not need as a local business owner.
Ms Smith said she only opened the letter last month.
“I saw it when I was going through my monthly statements,” she said.
“They had given me 45 days until my account would be closed.”
Ms Smith said she was so shocked by the move, she posted a comment on Facebook which gained traction when it was shared to the Aussie Reviews page.
“It did get a reaction and last time I checked it had been shared 359 times,” she said.
Smiffy’s Guns & Ammo chose NAB about 18 months ago as they were one of the few banks with a physical branch in Boonah, and Ms Smith said they had never had any issues with the bank or its staff before.
“We can’t use a local bank because of what business we are, yet we can legally operate in the town just as they can. It’s ridiculous,” she said.
She said she shouldn’t have to resort to workarounds to make business deposits and was not at all happy with her highly regulated and secure business being deemed a banking risk when that clearly wasn’t true.
“I am making a formal complaint to NAB about this. It’s totally unacceptable,” she said.
Shooters Union Australia president Graham Park slammed NAB’s decision, calling it abhorrent virtue-signalling which directly harmed rural communities, made it harder for farmers to protect their crops, and penalised people taking part in a popular, safe, and highly regulated sport.
“There are literally millions of law-abiding firearms users in Australia, all of whom have undergone extensive background checks to get their licences,” he said.
“Gun dealers are subject to even further checks, security requirements, and safety standards -there is no risk whatsoever in providing gun shops with merchant banking facilities.”
Editor: Cairnsnews recommends closing your account with the Nab and Grab if you own a firearm or you don’t like human trafficking.
Civil disobedience took on a new meaning in Virginia, US yesterday, as many thousands of gun rights supporters took to the street in defiance of the Virginia Governor’s edict to drastically tighten up gun laws and ban armed civilians from demonstrating in the streets.
Police stood on helplessly as Second Amendment rights proponents filled the streets, where numerous armed militia members carrying semi-automatic military rifles goaded Virginia law enforcement to “bring it on.”
Naturally Australian gun owners would not ever have the balls to stage a similar show of force after being dumbed-down by their collective soft-cock shooting bodies, the party duopoly and the left media which have rolled over with each and every tightening of gun laws since the false flag Port Arthur massacre in 1996.
Cairnsnews stands shoulder to shoulder with our American brothers on the inalienable right of freemen to carry and bear arms.
Witnesses in the El Paso shooting reported seeing 3 or 4 masked shooters wearing all-black and one reported killed by police
It has many similarities to alleged New Zealand shooting
El Paso Shooter’s Father Was a Therapist Tied to John of God
by Alexandra Bruce
The two mass-shooters from this past weekend are being grossly misrepresented by the Fake News to push an anti-Trump agenda, in tones that can only be described as incitement to civil war. The press has lied to us so much over the past few years that there is no reason to believe anything they’re reporting about these mass-shooting events, especially with so many details coming out that contradict the scripted narrative that “white supremacy” is the greatest threat to the US.
Dozens of Antifa members following and followed by 24-year-old Ohio shooter, Connor Betts are mass-deleting their social media accounts as I write this but I got a look at some before Betts’ Twitter account was taken down. Betts clearly expressed that he was a Satanist who hated Trump, hated ICE, supported (Marxist) Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren and he specified his gender pronouns as “he/him”. Last June, he tweeted, “I want socialism, and I’ll not wait for the idiots to finally come round to understanding”. Nowhere to be seen was anything about white supremacy. One of his shooting victims was his own sister. How Betts is being spun as a “white supremacist” and being blamed on Trump by the Democrats and the Fake News truly beggars belief.
Witnesses in the El Paso shooting reported seeing 3 or 4 masked shooters wearing all-black. Besides the one suspect apprehended, a second suspect was reported killed by the police to the DC Examiner’s Anna Giaritelli. Despite this, the Fake News quickly propagated a classic Lone Nut narrative about 21-year-old Patrick Crusius, while officials refuse to release any of the numerous security camera videos.
As seen in this video, Crusius’ Instagram account reveals him to be a Far-Left Progressive who is “Pro-LGBTQ+, Pro-immigrants, Universal healthcare for all, Free college, Agnostic, and
The “manifesto” published to 8Chan and attributed to Crusius has NOT been linked to any online account belonging to him and the authorities have wavered as to its authenticity. But before any confirmation was made, the Fake News reported that the manifesto and its anti-immigrant, anti-race-mixing views were his, even though manifesto’s ideology is 180º opposed to that on Crusius’ Instagram account. The MyLife account of his mother, Lori Lynn Crusius is still up and she self-reports to be Hispanic-American.
The creator of this video, my new favorite YouTube channel, Where We Go 1 We Go All (WWG1WGA), also shows us video of Crusius’ father, Bryan Crusius, a recovering addict and a psychologist who specializes in child psychology.
WWG1WGA gets into many other interesting details about these mass shootings and Bill Cooper’s 1991 prediction that these events would be deliberately staged in order to make the public beg to repeal the Second Amendment.
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from our American cousins
As Australia legally is the 51st State of America perhaps we can get a shooter too?
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31 states have agreed to accept this permit so far (it’s simply the closest and easiest path to a semi-nationally recognized permit that’s available right now).
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As such, you’ll need to download your online certificate today… especially since tomorrow this fast-track site could be shut down for good.
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‘They that take the sword shall perish by the sword’
Speaking following reports of multiple shootings at two Mosques in New Zealand earlier today, Senator Fraser Anning has responded with strong condemnation.
“I am utterly opposed to any form of violence within our community, and I totally condemn the actions of the gunman,” he said.
“However, whilst this kind of violent vigilantism can never be justified, what it highlights is the growing fear within our community, both in Australia and New Zealand, of the increasing Muslim presence.”
“As always, left-wing politicians and the media will rush to claim that the causes of today’s shootings lie with gun laws or those who hold nationalist views but this is all clichéd nonsense.”
“The real cause of bloodshed on New Zealand streets today is the immigration program which allowed Muslim fanatics to migrate to New Zealand in the first place.”
“Let us be clear, while Muslims may have been the victims today, usually they are the
perpetrators. World-wide, Muslims are killing people in the name of their faith on an
“The entire religion of Islam is simply the violent ideology of a sixth century despot
masquerading as a religious leader, which justifies endless war against anyone who
opposes it and calls for the murder of unbelievers and apostates.”
“The truth is that Islam is not like any other faith. It is the religious equivalent of fascism. And just because the followers of this savage belief were not the killers in this instance, does not make them blameless.”
“As we read in Matthew 26:52, ‘all they that take the sword, shall perish by the sword’ and those who follow a violent religion that calls on them to murder us, cannot be too surprised when someone takes them at their word and responds in kind,” Senator Anning concluded.
Not mentioned in mainstream US media
You didn’t see this one in the mainstream media because the man at the center of this report was not wearing a MAGA(Make America Great Again -Trump) hat, but we’re going to show it to you anyway.
According to reports, Charles Landeros, a man linked to the ANTIFA-related “Community Armed Self Defense” group, was involved in a custody dispute at Cascade Middle School in Eugene, Oregon. When police showed up to escort the man off campus, law enforcement body cam videos show he went completely nuts and attempted to evade them.
As officers became more aggressive in forcing him out of the school, Landeros reaches for a concealed handgun (visible for a short moment in his right hand, as body cam video below shows).
The situation immediately goes from bad to worse for Landeros, as police reach for their own weapons and fire back.
Landeros was shot and killed in the doorway area of the school.
According to The Daily Emerald, Landeros led a student protest at Oregon University in 2017 and was a member of left-leaning activists groups.
About an hour before the shooting Landeros reportedly posted a threatening comment on Facebook:
About an hour before the shooting, Perlow said, someone tipped the police department that a Facebook account with the name “Charlie Landeros” had commented “Death to all pigs” in a comment section of the post. The police department’s social media manager attempted to locate the comment but both it and the “Charlie Landeros” Facebook account had been deactivated or deleted.
It’s not clear if Landeros was one of the members of ANTIFA groups preparing for armed confrontation as noted previously:
by Alex Bruce
The FBI announced ‘case closed’ this past Tuesday on the October 2017 Las Vegas shooting, which left 58 people dead and over 800 injured. They produced a 3-page report that did not identify a motive or establish any forensic connection between the alleged weapons and any of the victims. Indeed, there has been no forensic proof presented by either the Las Vegas police or the FBI that the alleged killer Stephen Paddock was, in fact the killer. (identical modus operandi to Port Arthur)
Noticeably missing from the report was any discussion of alleged killer Stephen Paddock’s chest wound or any evidence that the window in room 35-135 was broken before or during the attack.
Over 100 FBI agents were brought in from around the country to produce this 3-page report, that was even less detailed than the report produced by the Las Vegas Metro Police Department, which wrapped up its own investigation last August. Special Agent Aaron Rouse in charge of the Las Vegas Division of the FBI made a televised statement laden with comforting neurolinguistic programming phrases intended to reassure listeners but peppered with strange slips.
YouTuber John E. Hoover, whose channel has been dedicated solely to this historic case takes Rouse to task for the many questions that remain unanswered, such as the three helicopters seen on FlightRadar24 flying overhead of the attacks, not accounted for and not belonging to either the LVMPD or the two known services that fly out of the nearby airport. Hoover asks whether the time has come for a Congressional inquiry.
Running Time: 20 mins