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NSW gun law changes close submissions Monday 31 July

                  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The Subordinate Legislation Act 1989 provides that regulations are to be automatically repealed five years after commencement. The repeal of the Firearms Regulation 2006 (FR) has been previously postponed and is now due to be repealed on 1 September 2017 unless remade.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).

Illegal firearms found in the hands of criminals

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.

Links:

Firearms prohibition regulation main site

http://www.justice.nsw.gov.au/justicepolicy/Pages/lpclrd/lpclrd_consultation/proposed-firearms-and-weapons-prohibition-regulation-2017.aspx

The draft regulation

http://www.justice.nsw.gov.au/justicepolicy/Documents/firearms-weapons-prohibition-regulation-2017/firearms-regulation-2017-exposure-draft.pdf

Government impact statement

http://www.justice.nsw.gov.au/justicepolicy/Documents/firearms-weapons-prohibition-regulation-2017/regulatory-impact-statement-firearms-weapons-prohibition-regulation-2017.pdf

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.

Email: firearms@mpes.nsw.gov.au

Post:

Firearms Submissions

Office for Police, Department of Justice

GPO Box 5434

SYDNEY NSW 2001

 

Guns still on KAP radar

Guns might have dropped off the campaign radar for the ALP and LNP but Katters Australian Party will not ignore the plight of 156,000 registered owners who have to battle excessive paper work and bureaucracy whenever they want to buy a new gun.

KAP candidate for Cook, Lee Marriott said permits to acquire were an unnecessary burden in cost and time for shooters wanting to buy a new firearm.

“There are several hundred public servants in the police firearms department whose sole purpose it seems, is to hold people up for weeks or months while they issue a permit to acquire,” Mr Marriott said.

“The whole licencing system is far too onerous and costly.

“Permits to acquire that serve little purpose should be scrapped.

The Member for Kennedy, Bob Katter agreed saying the paperwork and licencing system had far too much red tape .

“Once a person gets a gun licence there should be no need for a shooter to get a costly permit for every extra gun you buy,” said Mr Katter.

“A permitted gun owner should not have to wait for sometimes months while the bureaucrats get their act together”.

KAP candidate Lee Marriott is aiming high for this election. Checking the score is Don Berg of Mareeba Pistol Club.

Long rifle registration abolished by Canadian Government

Canadian crime rate hits lowest level in 40 years as Tories enact harsh new policies

Tobi Cohen, Postmedia News
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OTTAWA — New figures show Canada’s crime rate dipped to its lowest level in 40 years last year, the very year the federal government enacted some of its harshest tough-on-crime policies.

Just under two million criminal incidents were reported to police in 2012, about 36,000 fewer than the previous year, according to a Canadian Centre for Justice Statistics study on police-reported crime.

The decline is primarily attributed to decreases in non-violent crimes. In fact, 2012 marked the ninth consecutive year that both the volume and severity of crime was down.

According to the study, 543 homicides were reported across the country, 55 fewer than in 2011. Youth crime was also down.

“As a result, the homicide rate fell to its lowest level since 1966,” the report concluded.

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“However, 11 more attempted murders and 21 more other offences causing death were reported in 2012 than in 2011.”

Sexual offences against children, extortion, violent firearm offences and non-homicide offences causing death were among a handful violent crimes that increased

The number of terrorism-related offences, identity fraud incidents and arsons also rose last year.

Overall crime rates dipped in most provinces with the exception of New Brunswick and Prince Edward Island. Crime rates increased in the territories.

However, 11 more attempted murders and 21 more other offences causing death were reported in 2012 than in 2011

As for major cities, Kelowna, B.C., and Regina recorded the highest police reported crime rates, while Toronto and Quebec reported the lowest. The most violent cities were Winnipeg, Saskatoon and Thunder Bay, which also had the highest homicide rate.

Although crime rates have been falling for years, the federal government passed a controversial omnibus crime bill early last year. It set a number of mandatory minimum penalties for drug trafficking and sex crimes against children and got tough on pot producers, young offenders, Canadians imprisoned abroad seeking a transfer to a Canadian institution and ex-cons seeking a pardon.

The government also scrapped the controversial long gun registry last year.