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The Subordinate Legislation Act 1989 provides that regulations are to be automatically repealed five years after commencement. The repeal of the Firearms Regulation 2006 (FR) has been previously postponed and is now due to be repealed on 1 September 2017 unless remade.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

 

Vote for the ALP, Greens or LNP and you will lose your guns

Ammo limits coming: the Indos and Chinese just love the ALP/LNP

Liberal Democrat Senator David Leyonjhelm warns the NSW Government is in the process of seeking comments on the consultation draft of proposed Firearms Regulations before the existing regulations expire on September 1 2017.

This is an opportunity to have your say on the existing regulations and propose amendments.  This is also an excellent opportunity to recommend that Paintball and Airsoft ‘guns’ are no longer classified as firearms.

A sharp-eyed Liberal Democrats member has noticed the following in the draft regulations:

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.

This member has pointed out that if a firearms owner advocated in favour of firearms for self-defence to be legalised, the ‘Commissioner’ could see that as an intent to use their firearms for personal protection and refuse to issue or revoke a firearms licence.

Opinion from Ron Owen, Owen Guns at Gympie about Queensland ALP and its hatred of guns:

NSW has already passed and started Registration of Ammunition, in compliance with the National Firearm Agreement, those traitorous Police Ministers and their Yes-men, unanimously agreed to impose this in every State of Australia.

The 660,000 licenced shooters of Queensland, (growing numbers at 35% per anum) do not have much time left to raise the alarm and tell all, that the new NFA (National Firearm Agreement) that our Labor Premier has ready to put before parliament, does not just alter the categories of Adler Lever Action shotguns, but its real intent is to register and limit all ammunition sales, creating another huge empire of public servants, recording, reporting, accessing and restricting your right to purchase ammunition. This will impose a huge burden on every shooter and on every point of sale, that has to employ people to register and report that information to the State.

Limiting Ammunition when Australia is being encroached upon, the word ‘invaded’ could be used, by 100 million feral pigs or more, they double their numbers ever year, so the CSIRO tells us. We also have huge external defence problems that would by any sensible government encourage production of ammunition and firearms.

Prices will rise and it will cause a black market in ammunition to thrive. More police will be needed to spy on shooters and gunshops, so the Police Union and bureaucracy will continue to increase in size. Criminals, who have no shortage of money will have no problem acquiring ammunition, the government knows this and so does any rational thinking person. This is just another small step with a big government boot to suppress the freedom of the individual.

Other sections of this NFA (National Firearm Agreement) (that no one, but government agreed to) is in changing the current requirement of collectors firearms and heirlooms, from temporary inoperable to permanently inoperable. Instead of a firing pin removal, or a trigger lock, these ancient masterpieces of invention that have huge emotional value to families will have to be welded up into a solid lump of junk.

So please inform your local members of parliament of every party. Emphasise the fact that you and your friends and families will all vote against them at the next election if they do not oppose these further impositions. They do not have to be told which way you voted last time. that you will not vote for them.

Even ‘One Nation’ has these words in their policy “maintain the general principle of the National Firearms Agreement in restricting access to high powered, high capacity firearms.”

More than likely they have never read the NFA, but they have to be told by individuals. Don’t wait for your association to do it for you. Its numbers that count, every vote down, and given to another Independent means that they have to find two other votes to make up for that loss.

When you visit, your local member, he will more than likely blame everyone but himself, he will start with the opposition and then when he realises you know that both major parties have given bilateral support for the agreement. He will even look to blame his own party for a way out, or an excuse.

Just tell him to stand as an independent and proclaim his own policy,

  1. For the individual right of law abiding citizens to own firearms,
  2. To end long arm registration, to allow semi autos and pumps, and

C. Ensure that all law abiding citizens can use the Right of Self Defence as a reason to obtain the firearms that they believe are suitable for this need. Remember if a snap election is announced and you do not have time to vet your local candidates  put Labor last followed by the Greens and other major parties that are standing. Only know them by what they produce.
Remember – Port Arthur was the greatest scam ever perpetrated in Australia by a government- Editor

Katters Australian Party supports your right to own guns without any restrictions

 

How the left media and Marxist politicians have demonised firearms

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.

Goodyear Parramatta penalise employee over owning guns and having an irrational fear of firearms

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/

Liberals, Nationals, Labor and Greens want to ban firearms in private ownership

KATTER CALLS FOR CONSULTATION AS NFA REVIEW LEAVES MUCH TO BE DESIRED

bob-katter-2With 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.

Labor, Liberal and Nationals again conspire to ban your guns: sign petition now

E. Petition Please Sign Now. Share it to all of your friends and family.

http://www.parliament.qld.gov.au/work-of-assembly/petitions/e-petition?PetNum=2494

All State and territory Police Ministers are being canvassed right now for their support to reclassify Lever Action firearms from Category A to Cat B, Cat B to Cat C and Cat D. If your firearm is reclassified to either Cat C or Cat D you will be forced to surrender it. By the legal mechanism of changing Categories instead of “banning” they are effecting the same result without paying compensation.

Print off a (Hard Copy) parliamentary petition form to fill in at your Gun shop, or shooting range and forwards it back by post, to Ron Owen at 24 Mc Mahon Rd, Gympie, 4570 before the 14th February 2016. So they can be delivered to the Queensland Parliament by MP Tony Perret. (Tony is sponsoring this petition)

Download the PDF petition [HERE].


IF YOU HAVEN’T ALREADY WRITTEN TO YOUR LOCAL MP, THERE’S STILL TIME! State MPs won’t be voting on this proposed legislation until next year.

You can see a list with contact details of all Queensland State MP’s here:
http://www.parliament.qld.gov.au/documents/members/mailinglists
/memlist.pdf

Federal MPs are deciding on policy NOW so please send all of them your thoughts by emailing them all at once. Write One letter and send it to all of them, just click the link below for the full list you can past in.

http://www.foaa.com.au/general/current-november-2015-email-list-of-federal-senators-and-mps/

If you need any idea’s – PLEASE FEEL FREE TO USE THIS LETTER.

 

Dear …………………..Member of Parliament.

I am totally dissatisfied with the un-democratic way in which the Labour Police Minister has failed to consult with the Firearms Owners of this state regarding adding further impositions to the ‘COAG’ National Firearm Agreements.

This blatantly dictatorial approach to government has caused great anger in the Firearms Community. A community, by the way, which represents over 15% of Queensland voters and is growing rapidly!

Our Members of Parliament, are supposed to consult and represent the will of the electorate to the House of Representatives.

We object to any further impositions on licensed firearm owners, or any reclassification of firearms categories and we pledge not to vote, ever again, for any Member of Parliament, or their political party that does!!!

……………………………. Full Name

……………………………..Date

…………………………….Signature

……………………………… Address

DON’T FORGET TO PUT YOUR OWN ADDRESS DETAILS AT THE BOTTOM…….. IT WON’T BE ACCEPTED OTHERWISE!

If this petition is ignored, as is normally the case, never give up your guns. Tell them to come and get them! If 5000 common-law abiding citizens stood their ground there would be no more problems.

cairnsnews.org

 

Go girls you are going to need all the training you can get

from Courier Mail and cairnsnews.org

QUEENSLAND schoolgirls are picking up guns in record numbers

 

Schoolgirls have warned the idiot of the anti-gun lobby Roland Browne to get a life.

Recreation and competition shooting associations are reporting a surge in junior members, particularly girls, a trend that is firing up Gun Control Australia which is pushing for a ban on under-18s handling firearms.

If the idiot of the anti-gunners, Roland Browne placed a kilogram of black powder in his ear it wouldn’t blow the wax out of his head!

The Sporting Shooters’ Association of Australia has several thousand Queensland children as members and president Geoff Jones reports a recent spike in girls’ involvement.

There is a similar trend in competition shooting. In 2010, 18 per cent of Queensland Target Shooters juniors were female. This year one third are girls. In Queensland, kids aged 11 and over can obtain a minor’s gun licence.

Gun Control Australia has urged a Senate inquiry into firearms to lift the legal age to 18, a move that shooting bodies and parents warn will end Australia producing elite shooting champions.

“The reason why so many parents are happy to have their kids involved is because they see the rigid safety protocol,” Mr Jones said. “We have a great reputation for safety in Australia and we are reaping the rewards of that in junior participation. There is only one live round in the gun, kids use age appropriate weapons – no semi-automatics – and there are step-by-step safety rules.”

Firearm licence holders still listed on the national ‘Crimtrac” data base

Queenslanders going for more gun licences, with 30 per cent increase in permits issued in past year

By Elise Worthington ABC

 

Photo: Sport shooting is becoming increasingly popular across Queensland. (ABC News: Elise Worthington)

More Queenslanders are applying for firearms licences, according to new figures obtained by the ABC.

Documents released under Right to Information laws showed a steady increase in gun permit applications with more than 170,124 individual licence holders currently in possession of 566,427 firearms across the state.

The figures also show there are 49 people – excluding police, military and dealers – with more than 100 firearms each, up from 32 people in 2013.

Last year the number of gun licence applications increased by 30 per cent with 45,870 permits issued.

Permits issued by year

· 2010: 30,442

· 2011: 30,962

· 2012: 34,791

· 2013: 45,870

· 2014 (To July): 24,793

Part of the sharp rise was due to the State Government’s three-month weapons amnesty early last year, which saw 6,500 previously unregistered guns licensed in 2013.

The Queensland president of the Sporting Shooters Association Australia, Geoff Jones, said the association had seen a surge in new members.

“There’s certainly a spike in interest and an awareness that this is actually a legitimate sport and we are not criminals,” he said.

“We’ve been more proactive in promoting the positive aspects of what we do and getting the message out there that the sport is incredibly safe.

“Even we are a little bit surprised by the steady increase … but we have no reason to believe it won’t continue.”

Safety course enrolments on the rise

You’ll never ever find a shooter in the hospital. In over 100 years no-one has been accidentally injured on a firing range.

Chris Ray, Queensland Military Rifle Club president

Queensland Military Rifle Club (QMRC) president Chris Ray said there had also been an increase in safety course enrolments.

“All of the classes are absolutely booked out. We can only handle about 30 to 35 [people], and month after month, week after week, all of the classes are booked out,” he said.

“The people coming in are mostly in their 20s and 30s. I think they’ve had enough of television and video games, and they’re looking for something a bit more realistic, a bit more traditional.

“Hunting and shooting is a traditional Australian cultural pursuit and I think they’re turning back to these things.”

Mr Ray said shooting was one of the safest sports in the country.

“If you go into hospitals on the weekend you’ll find plenty of footballers, tennis players, all sorts of sporting people who’ve had accidents and hurt themselves,” he said.

Sporting Shooters Association Australia Queensland members

· June 2010: 45,713

· June 2011: 47,183

· June 2012: 49,484

· June 2013: 52,642

· June 2014: 57,855

· July 2014: 58,104

“You’ll never ever find a shooter in the hospital. In over 100 years no-one has been accidentally injured on a firing range.”

QMRC captain Peter Richards said the amount of time since the Port Arthur Massacre might have also played a role in the surge of numbers.

“Since 1996 and the subsequent issues around firearm ownership I think people have realised that guns aren’t as dangerous as what they’re made out to be in the media, and that’s what’s bringing a lot of people back,” he said.

No reason for more than 100 guns: Gun Control Australia

Gun control advocates said there was something wrong with a system that allowed individuals to accumulate more than 100 weapons.

Gun Control Australia chair Samantha Lee said there was no reason why anyone should be in possession of so many weapons, and Queensland gun laws needed to change.

I can see no reason why someone should be able to accumulate so many firearms within the community.

Gun Control Australia chairgirl Samantha Lee

“The way a person is allowed to get additional firearms is by showing that they need an additional firearm. It beggars belief as to why someone needs up to 10 or 100 firearms each,” she said.

“I can see no reason why someone should be able to accumulate so many firearms within the community.

“One has to note that these guns are then allowed to be stored in the home in a residential area.”

Ms Lee also criticised the Queensland Government’s decision to form a Ministerial Advisory Panel with the majority of members representing the gun lobby.

“This council membership is stacked of just pro-gun lobby members. It has no public health members, it has no domestic violence members, it has no members from the community who are concerned about firearms laws,” she said.

“It’s a bit like having tobacco company directors on a committee advising the government about tobacco.

“There’s a huge conflict of interest and unfortunately there’s a very cosy relationship in Queensland between the gun lobby and the Government.”

The Queensland Government said it was committed to cutting red tape for gun owners but had not watered down safety precautions.

Queensland Police Minister Jack Dempsey said the role of the panel was to discuss how “to reduce the red tape, delays and bureaucracy legitimate firearms users face when applying for a licence or new weapon”.

Only 310 unregistered firearms handed in: 999,690 to go

The Queensland Liberal National party has threatened law abiding gun owners with jail if they do not hand in unregistered firearms during the present amnesty. In December, Cairns News ran a story about the Liberals and their hate of guns. This blind stupidity follows the Port Arthur massacre, now conclusively proven to be a government sponsored psy-ops.

Firearms industry sources estimated post Port Arthur there were at least one million firearms in Queensland not handed in during the national mass confiscation and crushing of tens of millions of dollars worth of valuable guns ordered by then Liberal Prime Minister John Howard.

Police Minister Jack Dempsey, a former cop, told ABC radio only 310 firearms had been handed in. He insisted he will jail honest people or criminals if they do not cough up more of their valuable heirlooms, in many cases inoperable. The question need asking: which Queen or Crown does Jack represent? His corporate laws are only effective in the United States where his police department and the state government are registered as a corporation

The Liberal Party holds gun owners in such disdain that all legitimate registered gun owners are placed on the national criminal data base along with murderers and rapists.

As usual the Sporting Shooters Association and most other shooting bodies have been as handy as a hip pocket in a singlet ever since the Port Arthur operation.

Any gun owner who supports the ALP, Liberal or National Party deserves his fate. When hardened criminals such as bank robbers and outlaw bikies hand in their guns, others may follow. from Robert J Lee in Brisbane

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