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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/
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
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Cairnsnews has been researching the Port Arthur massacre since it happened. The research team has come to the conclusion that without any doubt whatsoever Martin Bryant shot nobody on this day 20 years ago. Therefore who did the shooting and more importantly who was behind it?
All fingers point towards a false flag event orchestrated by government. Why would our government do such a thing to our people? Who assisted the government in carrying out this country’s worst ever terrorist attack?
A former Queensland resident and author now based in Austria, Keith Noble, has amassed an amazing and thoroughly researched Ebook (download or read below) which we will publish in conjunction with our video entitled Port Arthur Anniversary Uncovered.
These presentations are probably the most comprehensive, independent investigations of the Port Arthur incident yet published. If what happened at Port Arthur on the 27th and 28th of April 1996 is of concern to you and you want the first official inquiry into this massacre to occur, we suggest you contact you local federal member of Parliament and demand an independent inquiry be held by a panel of three overseas-based justices. This investigation should have the authority of a Royal Commission.
Go to this incredible interview with Keith Noble: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g5vplwjX-Zo
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KATTER CALLS FOR CONSULTATION AS NFA REVIEW LEAVES MUCH TO BE DESIRED
With the National Firearms Agreement (NFA) set to be discussed at the Council of Australian Governments (COAG) meeting very soon, Katter’s Australian Party (KAP) has publically echoed the concerns of sporting shooters calling for licensed firearm owners to be included in the “biggest gun laws reform since the Howard era”.
Queensland KAP state leader Rob Katter publically slammed the lack of involvement of licensed firearm owners, farmers and key stakeholders in the NFA review to date, urging for a more consultative approach in any further discussions. “The shooting community are always trying to work with the government, we cannot continue to let such a significant portion of the rural population be ostracised,” said Mr Katter. “As we have made very clear in the past, we will be doing everything within our power to ensure appropriate consultation around these laws takes place. We don’t want to see the government place any unnecessary restrictions against law abiding gun owners, sportsmen and women.”
The KAP has also led the charge in calling for the former Queensland Weapons Advisory Panel to be reinstated, which existed as a ministerial consultation body under the Beattie, Bligh and Newman Governments. Fellow KAP MP Shane Knuth moved a motion in the Queensland Parliament on March 17 specifically calling for the Weapons Advisory Panel to be reinstated. The SSAA and other likeminded groups would have been a part of this panel. The motion was unfortunately disallowed.
SSAA Queensland President Michael Pommer said it was extremely disappointing that the government appeared disinterested in even considering reinstating the panel, especially due to the complete lack of consultation with key stakeholders and sporting shooters under the minority Labor Government. “The lack of consultation to date has been extremely disappointing and, as the largest group representing sporting shooters and hunters in Queensland, we have a lot to bring to the table in terms of evidence-based policy discussions,” he said. “We applaud the efforts of the KAP in their attempts to reinstate the panel and will continue to call on the government to include us in any discussions that will affect our sport and chosen pastime.”
With the NFA review officially commencing following a recommendation from the Martin Place Siege inquiry, any changes to the NFA floated at COAG would have transpired in a little more than a year since the joint Commonwealth-New South Wales siege report was handed down. While SSAA National has been included in the review through meetings of the Firearms Industry Reference Group, chaired by Justice Minister Michael Keenan, some state police ministers haven’t been as consultative, such as the case in Queensland.
SSAA National President Geoff Jones will be meeting with the Minister in the coming weeks and the SSAA-LA will bring you all the latest details, including any decisions made, as the information comes to hand.
“Our members can rest assured that we have made it crystal clear to the Minister that any changes resulting in further onerous restrictions on law-abiding firearm owners in a Federal Election year will be noted,” said Geoff. “Furthermore, as part of our election coverage, members and the broader firearms community will be kept informed on any issues relating to our sport and where each political party stands as we head to the ballot boxes, whenever that may be.”
SSAA President Geoff Jones laments, “…any changes resulting in further onerous restrictions on law-abiding owners in a Federal election year will be noted…” A typical wishy washy statement from the SSAA.
Jones should be telling all political parties the SSAA will campaign against them and target marginal electorates particularly in the regions instead of having two bob each way. The SSAA lost its way 20 years ago and has done nothing for shooters since then. Editor, and former member.