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04 June 2018: Katter’s Australian Party (KAP) today welcomed Senator Fraser Anning’s announcement that he will represent regional Queenslanders under the KAP banner in the Senate. Federal KAP leader Bob Katter and Senator Anning made the announcement during a story that aired on the ABC’s 7:30 program on Monday night.
Bob Katter, KAP Leader and Federal Member for Kennedy said his affiliation with the Senator spans generations.
“It’s fantastic news. We’re tribal, both our families were from Charters Towers before there was a Charters Towers. I have known Fraser a long time.
“Fraser is about development. I walked into his office and he was working on the revised Bradfield Scheme; so we were instantly blood brothers.
“We are both patriotic and know that if the country keeps bringing in 643,000 visa entrants then we will be bankrupt and there will be no jobs for Australians. It will push people onto welfare and we need to be able to support our retirees.”
Senator Anning has been a staunch advocate for regional Queensland in the Senate since his appointment in November 2017. Senator Anning says the KAP’s vision for Queensland and Australia aligns perfectly with his own and the decision came down to giving regional Queensland the strongest voice.
”KAP represents the traditional Australian values, commitment to infrastructure development and balanced, fiscally responsible government that I have supported since being sworn in.”
“I have known Bob for almost 40 years and we have a lot in common both personally and politically. Bob is the last cabinet minister from Sir Joh’s government still in office and founded KAP to carry on the late, Sir Joh’s legacy. As an old time National, KAP was the obvious home for me.
“Thirty years after the end of the Joh era, Queensland is in terrible shape. For thirty years there has been no real infrastructure investment other than Labor vanity projects in the South East corner.”
“As a Queensland Senator I am keen to fight and campaign for federal funds to allow for balanced development throughout the state and to ensure that crazy left-wing policies are stopped or reversed. KAP share this vision and have continue to work hard for regional Queenslanders.”
In the last Queensland Parliament for example, KAP prevented the livelihood-killing extreme Green Vegetation Management Laws being passed.”
“Coming on board with KAP, I will continue the hard work that Bob, Robbie, Shane and Nick already do in making sure that regional and rural Queenslanders get a fair go.”
“When regional Queensland prospers so does the whole state.”
The KAP has a proud history of uncompromising commitment to regional Australia. Party President Shane Paulger says Senator Anning’s decision to join the KAP is a reflection of the Party’s integrity and stability.
“As a Party, we’ve walked the hard road to earn our reputation for putting regional Australia first. Fraser’s decision to join KAP goes beyond an alignment of policy objectives; it reflects the effort of all our members and staff who have built a stable organisation on shared values and principles.
“Having Fraser on board is recognition of the Party’s integrity and it undoubtedly strengthens our position as the true advocates for regional Australia”
State KAP leader and member for Traeger Robbie Katter, says KAP has been able to strengthen its position in regional Queensland after years of neglect and broken promises by other parties. He welcomes Senator Anning and says it is a huge step forward for the Party.
“Regional Queenslanders have very little reason to trust major parties. They’ve been completely duplicitous in their representation and they’ve continually shown that they put regional Queenslanders behind people in the South East.
“The National Party no longer exists after being subsumed by the Libs and there’s no difference between Labor and the Greens. The KAP wants to expand its parliamentary representation to people across all of regional Queensland, and with Fraser coming on board it is a huge step toward that.”
KAP will continue to uphold traditional Australian values and pursue significant reforms that favour all Queenslanders.
KAP will ensure that the regional centres that drive the state receive the critically needed investment in transport, water and energy infrastructure that they have missed out on for so long.
When regional and rural Queensland prospers, so does the whole state.
Author Keith Noble, of ‘Mass Murder; official killing in Tasmania’ has published the most complete record of the Port Arthur massacre scam available in the world today. Below Mr Noble gives an up-to-date analysis of the case.
In his witness statement given on 28APR1996, Peter David Crosswell (spelt Croswell in other places) states this in relation to the gunman who he saw up close in the Broad Arrow Café at the Port Arthur Historic Site: “I didn’t move but I could see his sandshoes across the floor.” Mr. Crosswell who was wounded in that café has the reputation of being a decent person – a truth teller, not a liar. He was one of several eyewitnesses who saw the gunman and who stated that person was not Martin Bryant. Note that the only eyewitness (James Clement Laycock) who personally knew Martin Bryant BEFORE the incident clearly states in his witness statement (10MAY1996) that the gunman he saw was not Martin Bryant.
The following is an extract from the book MASS MURDER: Official Killing in Tasmania, Australia (2nd edition; 2014; n.23, p.388): “At least two other witnesses have said the gunman was wearing a soft type of footwear commonly referred to as runners, trainers, or sandshoes. But it gets complicated when two facts are raised: i. The alleged gunman was said to have been wearing lace-up boots before the shooting on that Sunday (see Kessarios); and, ii. The alleged gunman was said to be wearing Blundstone-type* boots during the incident, at the tollbooth specifically. (see Rabe) So how could this be? If there was only one gunman, it means he must have put on three different types of footwear and one of those times must have been inside the yellow Volvo, between the parking lot and the tollbooth. Why? To create uncertainty perhaps. Or, were there two people the subject of these different footwear sightings? (* Quality boot made by Tasmanian company Blundstone which did not make runners/sandshoes/sneakers in and prior to 1996.)”
It is this type of evidence, given by many witnesses in their statements (see extracts in the book MASS MURDER), which confirms again and again that there is so much REASONABLE DOUBT associated with the case, that only unthinking sheeple, corrupt officials, and the complicit barristers (all of whom are officers of the court) in Tasmania say otherwise. And because there are so many truthful facts which disprove the allegations of the State, the innocent and retarded (IQ66) Martin Bryant was coerced and mentally tortured for over six months after which he repeated what the convicted criminal lawyer John Avery pressured him to say – then he was locked away FOREVER WITH NO TRIAL – repeat, FOREVER WITH NO TRIAL. Note that a hearing in a courthouse or anywhere else is not a trial. And also note that scum Avery was supposed to defend Martin Bryant. But all Avery did was pressure him relentlessly to repeat Avery’s plea of guilty. The truth is, Martin Bryant never had any ethical legal representation at any time and he was unable to engage another lawyer because the State had confiscated all his assets – his money and his home. That is what you are to accept as justice in Australia. The State accused innocent Martin Bryant of so much – yet, it was unwilling (and unable) to prove one single thing against him in a sound trial conducted by an ethical judge. Martin was the doomed PATSY.
There is no hard evidence proving Martin Bryant was the gunman or one of the gunmen. For example, not a single fingerprint was ever presented as proof of Martin Bryant’s involvement in the massacre. It is known with absolute certainty from the witness statements and from a police video that the gunman handled food-related things and a tray inside the café and that he left a video camera on a café table. All these things would have been covered with his fingerprints – obviously not Martin Bryant’s or we would have heard about them. The official narrative of the Port Arthur Massacre is grossly corrupt – in the Australian vernacular, it is complete bull! free pdf copies of the 694pp. book MASS MURDER: Official Killing in Tasmania, Australia (2nd edition 2014), of 20 YEARS CORRUPTION, DECEPTION, LIES, of CLASSIC KANGAROO COURT CASE, and of INTERNATIONAL MEDIA RELEASE (relates to that embalmer, ex-cop, and ex-senator Stephen Parry who has confirmed – in writing – prior knowledge of the massacre) are available from firstname.lastname@example.org & email@example.com) There is no copyright on any of these documents.
Note: Now based in Austria, Mr Noble has written other books about government-sponsored murder including the disappearance of Peter Falconio near Barrow Creek in the Northern Territory in 2001. Bradley Murdoch was eventually convicted of Falconio’s murder. Keith Noble says the NT police grabbed Murdoch after a hopelessly compromised and bungled investigation including a dodgy statement from girlfriend Joanna Lees then charged him for the murder without ever finding a body.
by investigative journalist and editor-at-large Gil Hanrahan
The ABC has been caught out acting as an agent of government perpetuating the lies and terrible media misinformation that surrounds the Port Arthur massacre where 35 people allegedly were killed by a lone shooter, Martin Bryant.
For 22 years the ABC and other mainstream media have been paramount in manipulating the true story of Port Arthur, how a drill turned into a massacre which has been covered up at the highest levels of government.
This week the Tasmania Liberal Party Government, in election mode, announced it will free up the stringent provisions of the state’s firearms laws enacted by all states after the Port Arthur event in 1996.
The Liberals have proposed changes to gun laws which would give farm workers and sporting shooters greater access to category C weapons, including pump-action shotguns, self-loading rifles and silencers.
The usual cries of horror by the media and now a survivor of the shooting, are screaming foul that the laws should not be tampered with and left alone.
The excerpt below from an ABC news transcript released on March 2, 2018, clearly shows how a manipulative journalist, Fiona Blackwood, has inferred Port Arthur victim Peter Croswell was shot by Martin Bryant.
“…survivor Peter Crosswell said he would be devastated if Tasmania’s gun laws were weakened in any way.
Mr Crosswell was shot by Martin Bryant while lying on the ground trying to protect two women.
He was one of the few people to survive the shooting massacre inside the Broad Arrow Cafe at the convict-era tourism site at Port Arthur in 1996, later being awarded a bravery medal for his actions.
“After Port Arthur, there was a lot of work put in by a lot of people, a lot of people were in a great deal of pain then, to get these gun laws in place,” Mr Croswell said….”
Nowhere in the ABC article was Mr Croswell directly quoted as saying Martin Bryant shot him.
Thanks to expatriate Australian, now Austrian-based investigative journalist and author Keith Noble, his hallmark work MASS MURDER: Official Killing in Tasmania, Australia (2nd edition; 2014) reveals a great deal about the massacre the Federal Government would not like published in the news media.
Indeed on April 28,1996, the same day he was shot Mr Croswell was shown a number of photos including one of Martin Bryant and in his statement told police:
WITNESS: CROSSWELL, Peter David
DATE: 28 April 1996 (same day as incident)
CONCERNS: “At this point a male person stood up. He yelled out something like ‘No No Not Here.’ I then saw the gunman shoot this guy in the head.” &
“I didn’t move but I could see his sandshoes across the floor.” &“I then saw a yellow car of some description leave the car park.”
WITNESS: CROSSWELL, Peter David
DATE: 1 July 1996 (63 days after incident)
CONCERNS: “…long shoulder length blonde hair.” &
“I do however remember that he was carrying a long bag when he came into the restaurant. The bag appeared to be heavy.” &
“I have been shown a photograph identification board by Detective GHEDINI which consisted of thirty (30) photo graphs of male persons. I am unable to identify any of these males as being responsible for the shootings in side the Broad Arrow Café.”
A footnote by author Keith Noble identifies the man who stood up in the Broad Arrow café when the shooting started:
“This witness(Peter Crosswell) was wounded inside the café. To his credit and that of witnesses Pamelia (sic) Law and Thelma Walker who were with Crosswell, none of them identified Martin Bryant as the gunman. It would have been easy for them to say it was Martin. They all saw the gunman, but they all stated the truth – they did not see Martin Bryant. Thank you. The person this witness saw get shot inside the cafe, the person who called out “No No Not Here,” is believed to be Anthony Nightingale, a suspected intelligence agent. (see INDEX)”
The news clip from ABC archives shows Mr Croswell in hospital, but his narrative does not mention Martin Bryant.
This is the depth of depravity into which our mainstream media will prostitute themselves to keep the real truth from the public.
We could make excuses for the ABC journalist as she would have been a young girl at the time of Port Arthur, however she was either under instruction or had not bothered to do any basic research about the events of that fateful day at one of Tasmania’s iconic convict outposts.
NOTE: Cairns News does not in any way suggest Peter David Croswell is involved in a cover-up of the actual events at Port Arthur, then or now. Major amendments to Australia’s costly, unworkable and ineffective gun laws are long overdue consequently the Cairns News editorial board wishes the Tasmania Liberal Party all the best for the election and sincerely hopes it can retain government. Read our archives for more in-depth investigations of this tragic event. There you will discover a photograph and the names of the real shooters, as well as the true reason why the President of the Australian senate was forced to quit Parliament last year.
This is the link to the current ABC story: http://www.abc.net.au/news/2018-03-02/port-arthur-survivor-plea-over-tasmanian-liberals-gun-laws/9503356
National Firearms Amnesty a waste of resources
The results of the amnesty were nothing out of the box with not many semi-auto and automatic firearms handed in.
Of the overall 57,324 recorded, one third were destroyed and the balance was registered in various states and returned to the owners.
As we have stated many times in the past it is a fallacy to claim registered guns help solve crime. They don’t and there are no authentic studies or figures to say this helps to track gun crime.
There are probably over 1.5 million .22 calibre rifles registered across the nation and another 200,000 that are not registered. How does this make the unregistered guns illegal?
Thousands of unregistered motor vehicles sit in yards and paddocks across Australia. Does that make them illegal?
People have been conditioned into thinking because a firearm sits in a cupboard for years waiting for a need on a rainy day then these guns are illegal?
Wakey wakey they are no more illegal than the cars even if we had legitimate government.
Nearly 2900 handguns were handed in plus a nice little rocket launcher, recovered from a dump, no doubt having its origins with army ordinance. It found its way to the crusher.
Only 2500 semi-automatic firearms were handed in.
New South Wales received the highest number of firearms at 24,831, followed by Queensland on 16,375. Victorians handed in 9,175 guns.
Federal Minister for Law Enforcement Angus Taylor said the weapons were no longer on the “grey market”, which refers to guns that are not registered and not in the hands of criminals.
This Minister has no idea what he is talking about. He thinks criminals might get their hands on these guns. There would be none to hand in if this were the case.
You only made more criminals out of law abiding citizens who foolishly handed them in Mr Taylor.
When these gun owners became ‘licenced’ all of their personal details were entered into the federal Crim Trac records along with tens of thousands of real criminals who, incidentally, have not handed in their guns.
So-called government is criminally stupid.
Senator David Leyonhjelm, an avid shooter and gun advocate, does not think it has achieved much at all.
“We know it makes no difference to anything that really matters,” Senator Leyonhjelm said.
“The Government says its taking guns off the street. The guns that it gets in an amnesty were never on the street. They’re grandpa’s old guns. They were in the back of a cupboard or wardrobe in a ceiling somewhere. They were never going to be used in a crime.”
These ancient guns were handed in. It is impossible to source ammo for any of these antique guns.
- Norinco SKK semi-automatic rifle (the remaining 900,000 are buried)
- A WWII Russian PPSH submachine gun
- Martini Henry rifle circa 1873
- Spandau MG08 heavy machine gun(should be given to a RSL club)
- Beaumont Adams Revolver circa 1856
- A homemade machine gun
Turnbull well knows Australians will not tolerate any more harsh gun laws. He is keeping out of the US situation. For once a smart move in spite of the horrible school shootings.
by Gil Hanrahan
Malcolm Turncoat says Australian gun laws work. He is such an idiot he has no idea armed crime escalated dramatically after we lost our guns in 1997 and began the arduous and often inaccurate task of individual gun registration. Industry estimated there were more than 1 million Chinese SKK and SKS semi auto 7.62x39mm assault rifles imported into Australia between the early 80’s and the 90’s. In 1997, although the figures were not officially released, industry was able to determine that approximately 19,000 military semi-auto rifles were handed in across the country, which includes SKK’s. There is much anecdotal evidence over the years to suggest the remainder of these firearms went underground. However a number reportedly went to Papua New Guinea in the guns for drugs trade, some went with Air America (CIA) from Australian airports to Ibero Americas as cargo with their drugs.
Many thousands have been buried or securely stashed away across Australia. Anecdotal evidence would suggest these SKK’s and any other secreted guns will re-appear when corporate government finally collapses(not far away) or should Indonesia get any ideas of territorial expansion to the south.
Cairns News has sent Donald Trump a brief about the Port Arthur scam, which eerily, has striking, parallels to the last week’s Florida school shootings. Student eye-witnesses reported at least two shooters and one girl interviewed by local television said there were three shooters and that she walked down a corridor when evacuating the school with the alleged shooter Nicholas Cruz, who did not have any guns with him.
Make what you like from these interviews but the student narrative is diametrically opposed to the official version. Even Trump in his first tweet was wary of crisis actors who follow these alleged massacres from site to site.
Australians were disarmed on a terrible lie, but most Yanks and the gutsy National Rifle Association will never fall for it. What a crying shame we don’t have any shooters’ representative bodies in Australia with any guts at all! Only the Shooters and Fishermens political party comes close but has backed away on gun registration.
Katters Australian Party has not wavered over the past five years in its fight to dismantle individual firearm registration, which it says is too costly, somewhat inaccurate and ineffective and ties up too many operational police officers.
Footnote: We apologise we used the Queensland figure of 4000 handed in instead of the 19,000 handed in nationally.
By Aaron Kesel
Port Arthur parallells
Anytime a shooting happens, it’s a tragic event whether it was a false flag or a legitimate mass shooting by a lunatic; but just because people died doesn’t mean we shouldn’t question the veracity of the events reported. Here are 5 reasons why you should question the recent shooting and remain vigilant.
- There was a drill planned the day of the shooting.
Coincidentally, earlier on the day of the shooting, teachers at the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School were told there would soon be a ‘code red’ or ‘lockdown’ drill, to practice their response to an immediate threat, Miami Herald reported.
- The shooter claims he heard “demonic voices.”
The shooter Nikolas Cruz is claiming to have heard “demonic voices,” like previous mass shooting suspects – Sirhan Sirhan, Unabomber Ted Kaczynski, David Chapman, Jared Loughner, Aaron Alexis or any of the other shooters who heard strange voices before carrying out their acts of horror, according to Daily Mail. (See this writer’s article: “I HEAR VOICES: MKUltra? A Worrying Trend Of Mass Shooting Suspects Throughout History Before Committing Horrific Murders.”)
- The shooter arrived in an Uber and left the scene blending into the crowd then peacefully surrendered.
Cruz, who is alleged to suffer from autism, depression and other significant psychological problems according to his legal team, arrived at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in an Uber ride. He then opened fire at the school, shooting into rooms 1215, 1216, 1214 … he then went back into 1216, 1215 and then to 1213 according to his arrest affidavit.
“The suspect then took the west stairwell to the second floor and shot one victim in room 1234 on the second floor. The suspect then took the east stairwell to the third floor … he then dropped his rifle and backpack containing extra ammunition and ran down the stairs … exiting building 12 and ran toward the tennis courts,” the affidavit continued.
“The suspect then arrived at a Walmart store and bought a drink at the Subway and left the Walmart on foot.”
According to the police timeline, he arrived at Walmart at 2:50 p.m.
“The suspect then arrived at a McDonald’s and sat down for a short period of time around 3:01 p.m. and he left on foot.”
“At 3:41 p.m., 40 minutes after leaving McDonald’s, the suspect was detained at 4700 Wyndham Lakes Drive in Coral Springs, by an officer with the Coconut Creek Police Department,” Sheriff Israel concluded.
Cruz was expelled from the school last year after students said he got into a fight with his ex-girlfriend’s new boyfriend and was caught with bullets in his backpack.
- Witnesses claim multiple gunmen, while the media and police report a lone wolf narrative.
Three witnesses claim that there were multiple shooters, while one account is less detailed and based on meeting the shooter in the hallway and hearing gunshots ringing out. Another account of the shooting details multiple shooters where the woman states, “there were three shooters that’s what I heard … I saw some other kid and he was wearing some type of thing.”
5. The shooting is being used to take away our freedoms.
The fifth – and possibly the most important reason – the shooter allegedly posted on some random YouTube channel that he was about to carry out the disgusting mass murder, which the YouTube channel owner Ben Bennight then reported to the FBI and YouTube.
“I’m going to be a professional school shooter,” A YouTube user named Nikolas Cruz commented on a video on Sept. 24, 2017.
As a result of this, the county sheriff Scott Israel in charge of investigating the mass school shooting in Parkland, Florida, pleaded with lawmakers on Thursday to give police and doctors more power to involuntarily hospitalize people for psychiatric evaluation over posts on social media that are deemed “violent and threatening.”
The Deep State has taken down the eyewitness reports of students claiming there were 3 shooters. We will attempt to recover it.
“If they see something on social media, if they see graphic pictures of rifles and blood and gore and guns and bombs, if they see something, horrific language, if they see a person talking about ‘I want to grow up to be a serial killer,” Israel said.
Then there are the consistent calls to ban guns and dismantle the Second Amendment’s right to bear arms … like banning firearms, a tool used to aggress or defend is going to do anything. One could argue that if someone in that school had a firearm the damage done could have been minimized.
In some US states selected teachers at various schools are armed and there is a permanent armed security guard presence.
by Gil Hanrahan, editor-at-large
Queensland farmers want to stick to their guns but the Labor infested public service has refused several hundred handgun licence renewals over the past 18 months causing many cases of animal cruelty.
Farmers need handguns, which have been a part of their tools-of-trade since the first sheep and cattle were offloaded at Botany Bay in 1788.
But the socialist Queensland Labor Party is denying them a licence to carry one even if a farmer has been licenced for 20 or more years without incident or a change in circumstances.
Should a farmer find a cow with a dead calf stuck in its uterus while giving birth and the cow is on its last gasp after the crows have pecked out its eyes and those of the calf, he has no option but to kill the cow. How? He is 20 klms from the house and the nearest rifle because he is on a horse or motorbike.
He could cut the cow’s throat with a pocket knife, that is if he is still allowed to carry one.
The LNP Opposition in 2011 helped outlaw pocket knives by voting with the ALP to ban them. Agforce was dead quiet about this one.
Once a farmer would take his revolver out of its holster and shoot the cow, being the most humane thing to do while appeasing the brain-dead Animals Australia and the RSPCA both of which refuse to provide midwives for Brahman cows.
There are a number of alternatives for hard-pressed farmers such as buying one of many anecdotal ‘hot’ handguns available on the black market or to inadvertently misplace the licenced pistol, which happens on occasion.
Katters Australia Party State leader Robbie Katter says he will step up the pressure on the Labor Party when Parliament resumes to force the ALP Marxists to instruct the Weapons Branch to renew all licences for farmers.Police Minister Comrade Ryan like his predecessor Captain Bill Byrne has a generational hatred of farmers as this new parliament will reveal.
There is palpable union and Labor animosity towards those on the land producing clean and green food for Queenslanders, which unfortunately includes the Labor Party. Agriculture will be in for a torrid time unless the KAP cross-bench can hold them at bay.
The ALP is skating on climate-changing, thin ice even though it has a two seat majority, thanks to an abundance of vote fraud and the ethnic welfare vote. Before the new parliament sits, the Member for Mulgrave and former Treasurer Curtis Pitt is about to be hauled before the powerful Ethics Committee after the LNP alleged he misled the last parliament by pushing through a sweetheart deal for the Tram and Bus Union. Pitt’s fate is up in the air.
Another alternative is for farmers to launch a Federal Court class action to lay bare the unlawful Australia Act 1986 and the alterations to the Queensland Constitution in 2001 by the political miscreant, Peter Beattie without a referendum.
Has anyone noticed since 2001 how Beattie, Bligh, Newman and Palaszczuk refer to “my government’. Does anyone remember giving the ‘government’ to an individual?
Beattie removed the Queen and installed the Premier as the new head of State for the corporate, Socialist Republic of Queensland.The legal mechanism used by the malcontent Beattie can be found in the record of proceedings in the Cairns Magistrates Court: Queensland Police –v- Walter, 2016, QP1700886562 QPS.
If farmers could actually band together for the common good just for once, the Federal Court would have little alternative but to find there is no criminal law in Queensland applying to those citizens outside of the political parties, just the common law which exists across the nation.
Has Martin Bryant escaped from Risdon Prison to train a 64 year old retired accountant in firearms handling?
Cairns News has been examining the internet fallout since the Las Vegas ‘shootings’ that were thrust upon us by a tightly controlled major media campaign that has amounted to nothing more than brainwashing and anti-gun propaganda.
These are some of the stand-out anomalies we have discovered in the bogus news reports and police interviews.
- There were at least two shooters
- Two nearby hotel lobbies were shot up but not reported
- The alleged shooter had no motive
- In a similar style to Australia’s Port Arthur drill, firearms were inserted into the crime scene after the event
- At least 1500 to 2000 rounds would have to be fired at the distance of 400 yards for the high kill and wounded rate
- There were approximately 20 empty shells seen in photographs or television footage. Where are the remaining 1500?
- The rate of fire was examined at length by acoustics and military experts who insist a belt fed machine gun was used. A modern belt fed machine gun is almost impossible to acquire by any means even in the US
- Automatic firearms with a large rate of fire often jam, produce large volumes of gas and nitro-cellulose powder smoke, are extremely noisy in confined spaces and take a lot of effort to fire continuously, particularly for an unfit 64 year old. Did he wear earmuffs or plugs?
- The thousands of feet of posted mobile phone footage taken at the concert before and after the shooting started, clearly show there was no acute panic, no projectiles were seen to be hitting the ground, almost no ricochets were heard in the audio recordings
- Intercepted police radio recordings reveal the shooting was an exercise
- Right on cue Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull on the day of the alleged shooting, called for harsher gun laws, the establishment of a national facial recognition data bank using drivers licence photographs and other tough citizen surveillance measures, one being to hold terrorism suspects in jail for two weeks without charges
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/