Feb
01

At Last An Answer From ANNA.

At Last An Answer From ANNA.
Of course she does not win any points at all,
(Anna has been using this figure of licenced shooters 160,000. for nearly three years, she must not have read about the 16 % increase per year and there figure of 255,000, we had 47,000 just last year. the purpose of this is to make us seem insignifificant. We have to show them otherwise. In the last paragraph it gropes for power on the receding crime rate, the 6.0clock news might not agree with her but if it is true it must be due to the huge increase in firearm imports and sales over the last ten years. ron)

Office of the Premier

Executive Building
100 George Street Brisbane
PO Box 15185 City East
Queensland 4002 Austra lia
Telephone +61732244500
Facsimile +61732213631
Email ThePremier@premiers.qld.gov.au
Website www.thepremier.qld.gov.au
Dear Mr Harr,……
Thank you for your email to the Premier of 12 December 2011 regarding the Bligh
Government’s position on firearms legislation.
The Premier has asked me to respond to you on her behalf.
Community safety is a priority of the Bligh Government. The Government is committed
to ensuring Queensland’s weapons laws strike the right balance between the need for
community safety and the legitimate interests of weapons users and owners. Weapons
control and the associated licensing and registration systems are fundamentally
important components to making our communities safe and secure.
1. Do you believe that law abiding citizens of Australia should have the right to own and
use firearms for sport, tools of trade, pest eradication, collecting and hunting?
The use and possession of weapons (including firearms) in Queensland is regulated
under the Weapons Act 1990 (the Act). The act stipulates that a person is able to
possess a firearm in Queensland, so long as that person holds the appropriate licence. I
am aware that the overwhelming majority of the 160,000 licence holders are honest
reliable members of the community.
Depending on the type of licence, a person will be entitled to acquire, possess and use
the relevant weapon based on that person’s individual circumstances. A person is also
able to be licensed to possess more than one category of firearm if there is a genuine
reason for that possession. Further, an unlicensed person may use a firearm either at an
approved range; in certain aspects of primary production; at a shooting gallery or when
supervised in theatrical or film performances.
2. Do you believe that law abiding citizens of Australia should have the right to save
lives, by defending their own lives and the lives of their families and friends with
firearms?
A person may only be issued with a licence to possess a weapon if they have a genuine
reason to possess the weapon. Self defence is not a genuine reason for the possession
of a weapon. Section 57(6) of the Act provides that it is not a reasonable excuse to carry
a weapon in a public place for self-defence purposes.
3. Do you believe that law abiding citizens of Australia should have the right to hunt
introduced species in Queensland State Forests and Crown land?
Queensland
Government
Hunting in State forests and on Crown land is prohibited in the absence of a permit or
authority. Section 14 of the Forestry Regulation 1998 creates an offence for the
possession of a restricted item in a State forest. A restricted item includes a firearm or
other weapon capable of discharging an arrow, bullet, shot or other missile.
A licence for the genuine reason of recreational shooting (hunting) can only be issued
where an applicant is able to produce the written permission of a landowner authorising
the applicant to shoot on their rural land.
4. Do you believe that law abiding citizens of Australia should have the right to hunt
introduced species in Queensland with Hand Guns?
While there is no species specifically classified as game for hunting purposes, a
recreational shooter, who is a member of a recreational shooting club, may hunt
introduced species that are feral or pest animals on private land where the landowner
has provided written permission.
A person wishing to apply for a recreational shooters licence may apply to possess and
use a category H (concealable) firearm. However, a.concealable firearms licence does
not automatically authorise the possession or use of a weapon for recreational shooting.
The applicant must show a need for that category of firearm and the possession and use
of a category H firearm must be approved for that purpose by the Weapons Licensing
Branch.
5. Do you believe that law abiding citizens of Australia should have a Long Arms Registry
imposed on them?
The Australian Police Ministers’ Council (APMC) met on 10 May 1996 to discuss national
uniform gun controls. At the meeting Police Ministers from all Australian jurisdictions
agreed to implement nationally consistent legislation to give effect to a wide range of
resolutions, including the establishment of a national scheme for the registration of all
firearms. The Weapons Amendment Act 1996, amended the Act to implement these
resolutions .
. 6. Over the last twenty year Queensland politicians have followed the ‘Wrong’ principle of
collectively punishing the law abiding, property owners, (that property being firearms)
by prohibiting or registering that property and ignored the policing and prosecution of
the individual wrong doers. As no serious attempts by police are made to protect the
community, crime increases and instead of addressing the real problem parliament
again attacks the innocent property owners and prohibits .even more property. This
principle is immoral and should be reversed not compounded. Will you continue to
support these prohibitive Acts of legislation?
The prevention and investigation of offences involving the possession and or use of
illegal firearms throughout the state is a priority of the Queensland Police Service (QPS).
It pays particular attention to the theft of concealable firearms and conducts investigation
to identify the source or sources of firearms recovered in connection with the commission
of serious crimes:
Further, the Organised Crime Group within the State Crime Operations Command of
QPS is committed to bringing those responsible for weapons offences in connection with
the commission of serious crimes to justice. It conducts investigations and operations in
relation to suspected illegal firearm trafficking and major crimes involving the use of
firearms. It works closely with regional criminal investigation branches and interstate
jurisdictions; and where appropriate federal agencies in cases involving suspected
importations.
There is clear evidence that these initiatives are working; crime in Queensland has
steadily decreased over the last decade as a result of this Government’s successful
approach to policing. The latest QPS Annual Statistical Review shows that – for the tenth
consecutive year – the overall rate of crime in Queensland has fallen, by three per cent
this year and by 30 per cent between 2000 1 01 and 2010 /11 . Further, over the same
period , as published in the related QPS Annual Statistical Reviews, the rate of Weapons
Act offences in Queensland, per 100,000 people has decreased considerably from 128
to 74.
I trust this is of assistance.
Yours sincerely
N ick William
Sen  Advisor

Jan
27

Dr Alex Douglas MP MEMBER FOR GAVEN

This is Alex response to the questions. Which does not answer any of them and is a direct lie when he says they will oppose any legislation when on the 15th November 2011 they again (he and his party) all voted to increase the impositions  and fees on shooters. They do no like to expose themselves in the light and prefer to operate in the dark, that is why the majority will not answer as they know it exposes the lie.

Good afternoon

Thank you for your recent correspondence in relation to firearms policy. Mr Campbell Newman recently wrote to the  Sporting Shooters Association concerning this issue.

The LNP ‘CanDo’ Team supports whole heartedly the rights of Queenslanders to participate in recreational sports shooting.

The view of the LNP with respect to weapons licensing and firearms is clear, we oppose any unnecessary changes to the existing scheme that only serves to target law-abiding citizens.

I want to make it clear the LNP would not support any unnecessary hikes in licence fees and charges being imposed on sporting shooters and we have no plans on changing the current system.

When it comes to managing Weapons legislation, it seems Labor is more interested in tightening the screws on law-abiding Queenslanders than addressing serious crime in Queensland.

Labor has forgotten that targeting criminals committing crimes is the area needing most attention and it is the position of the LNP that the priority concern for the State Government should be to overhaul components of the Penalties and Sentences Act that target criminals who use illegal firearms. This is to ensure that tougher laws focus on actual criminals and not innocent Queenslanders.
The LNP acknowledge the thousands of stakeholders who tendered their submissions opposing previous Labor backed changes, please be assured the LNP will oppose any unnecessary changes to the legislation, particularly increases in licensing fees, and will continue to fight Labor’s bungled handling of the new weapons licensing system that has been a $7 million waste.
Once again I thank you for taking the time to write to me on this issue and look forward to working with you to ensure any new laws are actually aimed at the areas where there is genuine fault and concern.

Queenslanders have long enjoyed the time honoured past time of sports shooting and this position should continue to be supported through the existing legislative framework.

Yours sincerely

Dr Alex Douglas MP
MEMBER FOR GAVEN
4/12 Ferry St, Nerang | PO Box 1140 Nerang QLD 4211 P:07 5502 1411 F:07 5502 1433 E:gaven@parliament.qld.gov.au W:www.alex4gaven.com.au

“Let Alex be your voice” ? prompt action on issues with Government Ministers ? document witnessing ? letters of support  ? congratulatory birthday & anniversary messages

Jan
14

Shane Knuth MP Dalrymple, KAP speech 15 Nov 2011

 

 

Shane has still not responded to the questionaires sent by our members but has sent a copy of his speech.

Hansard Tuesday, 15 November 2011

 

Speech by

 

Shane Knuth

 

MEMBER FOR DALRYMPLE

 

Mr Shane Knuth

WEAPONS AMENDMENT BILL

 

Mr KNUTH (Dalrymple—KAP) (3.38 pm): I rise to speak to the Weapons Amendment Bill 2011. The

 

draft of the Weapons Bill 2010 was released for public comment and the majority of submissions fiercely

 

criticised it. This bill has been rushed, and was not released for public comment. It should have been

 

brought to the public’s attention before it was tabled in parliament.

 

Mr ROBERTS: I rise to a point of order. The member is misleading the House. All of the provisions

 

in this bill were part of the draft bill which was released to the public for consultation.

 

Mr DEPUTY SPEAKER (Mr Elmes): Order! There is no point of order. I call the member for

 

Darymple.

 

Mr KNUTH: Back in the late 1990s, the John Howard gun law reforms were a whopping big issue

 

that caused a great impact across rural and regional Queensland. In the past we saw people rise up to the

 

point where there was a lot of anger and angst. I can understand why, at the moment, certain interest

 

groups are very concerned about this bill and I will bring up a number of amendments in relation to that.

 

When the first reforms were introduced, a number of members of parliament lost their seats over what was

 

a very emotional issue. I believe that those gun law reforms were among the toughest in the country, if not

 

the world.

 

I will give members an example. A gun owner has to have those guns in a safe. If a criminal was

 

breaking into my home while I was away, the first thing my wife and children would have to do would be to

 

find the key. After finding the key, they have to open the safe. Then they have to grab the guns. Then they

 

have to go to another room to grab the bullets. Then they have to go to another room—

 

Mr Schwarten: You ring 000. (forgets he got a visit from the Police and the six un registered firearms)

 

Mr KNUTH: A lot of people do not live close to cities. They have to put the bullets in the magazine,

 

load them up and then use the gun. I feel that that is as tough as you can get.

 

Mr Roberts: Do you want to keep a loaded gun in the house? Is that what you are saying?

 

Mr KNUTH: No, I use this example to show how tough are the laws. I cannot see any problems with

 

the penalties, such as for the possession of knives in schools. There is no issue with that. However, some

 

people are concerned about the classification of folding knives, which will not be classed as ordinary

 

pocketknives. This has to be addressed. The removal of licensing requirements for deactivated

 

monuments deserves acknowledgement. It is plain commonsense. The bill reviews the rights of the RSL to

 

display deactivated and imitation arms.

 

However, the majority of the amendments within the bill increase the penalties for responsible

 

licensed gun owners, do little to enhance community safety and do nothing to address the criminal element

 

involved in weapon ownership. The bill takes the focus off weapons for criminal activities by treating

 

everyone who owns a weapon like a criminal. Alternative deterrents, such as heavy sentencing, will do

 

much more to effectively target criminals than will increasing the penalties for recreational and sporting

 

shooters, gun club members and law-abiding citizens. An essential aspect of our democracy and a

 

necessity of our environment is that Australians have the right to own and operate firearms, with the

 

 

 

exceptions contained in a prohibited person’s register. However, targeting law-abiding gun owners with

 

unjustifiable penalties and loading them up with so much red tape that legal gun ownership becomes

 

impossible is a small step towards prohibition.

 

I grew up with guns, as did many members who have contributed to this debate. I know that if you

 

grow up around guns, you learn how to treat them with respect. This is why rural gun owners and sporting

 

shooters recognise that we need sensible regulations and do their best to comply with the existing

 

legislation.

 

One of the big issues with this bill is clause 44, which inserts section 68CA regarding the possession

 

of a large-capacity magazine for lever and pump action or centre fire rifles. This section has caused a lot of

 

concern in the community regarding lever or pump action and centre fire guns that have built-in tubular

 

magazines with a high capacity of more than 10 rounds. We need clarification on this point: if you have a

 

gun that has a tubular magazine of more than 10 rounds, does the whole gun have to be handed in? That

 

needs to be clarified. When the minister sums up the debate, I would like further clarification on the criteria

 

for obtaining a special provision to own a large-capacity magazine for category B weapons. If you have a

 

magazine that has more than 10 rounds, this bill says it has to be handed in. According to this bill, I have to

 

tell my friends and people who live in rural and regional Queensland who have a magazine that has more

 

than 10 rounds that they have to hand in that magazine.

 

It is important to recognise that further regulation of weapons licensing is no longer effective in

 

deterring the criminal use of weapons, but is casting a burden of bureaucracy on law-abiding firearm

 

owners. The truth is that those who wish to carry out criminal acts will obtain firearms in the illegal firearm

 

trade, which has no restrictions and no regulations. As a gun owner who complies with the current

 

legislation, at a significant cost, I sympathise with gun owners who feel that they are being demonised

 

simply because they own a gun. I believe that the legislation has no relevance to criminal activity or public

 

safety. The draft weapons bill, which was released for public comment, takes the focus off the use of

 

weapons for criminal activities by treating everyone who owns a weapon like a criminal. There are

 

alternative deterrents, such as effectively targeting criminals rather than law-abiding citizens. I have a lot of

 

concerns with this bill. It goes against the Australian way of life. It goes against personal firearm owners

 

and law-abiding citizens. I cannot support the bill.

Jan
13

Jason O’Brien MP Member For Cook Answer To Questionaire.

 

 Maybe Shooters can contact Jason O’Brien MP Member for Cook and explain to him how he is basing his wrong opinion on Wrong information.

I’ve answered some of your questions but not all questions can be answered as simply as a yes or a no.  My experience is that not everything in life or with the law is black and white but a shade of grey.  You use the word rights a lot as well.  I’m not sure if that is the right term in some of these questions.  The ownership of a weapon is lawful under certain circumstances.  We don’t have a Bill of Rights in Australiaso I’m not sure that ownership of a weapon is a fundamental right as you seem to imply as say, for example, as the right to vote or the presumption of innocence.  Nevertheless, I have endeavoured to answer your questions as honestly and accurately as I can.    We have tthe Bill of Rights of 1688, it state Protestants should have armssuitable for their defence. Catholics had them anyway. This is instealled in Queensland Law in two Ways , one throught the Monarchs Coranation Oath, which restricts the Crousn and the Governor to give assent to law in breach of this and also it is listed as current Laws in Force in the Imperial Acts Application Act. ron

Regards Jason O’Brien MP

Member for Cook

Dear Candidate or Serving Member of the House of Representatives.
Dear Sir or/ Madam

I, Name Allan

Address

Would like to know your feelings on firearms legislation, to gauge the support that I could give to your name and could expect in the future if your are elected. I, and my friends and club members, will direct their votes accordingly to your response in the forth coming State Elections.

We appreciate you do not have a lot of time to devote to this as you will be busy campaigning, in the New Year. So could you please just tick , or cross, or type Yes or No accordingly. Reply by mail to the above address or just click the Reply button. We will score them and send them to the FOAA s website where they will be displayed on a page, advising their members how to vote. If at any future time you wish to change your answers just alter and send back and we will amend the score accordingly.

1. Do you believe that law abiding citizens of Australia should have the right to own and use firearms for sport, tools of trade, pest eradication, collecting and hunting?
Yes / No  Yes, as per the provisions of the Weapons Act. Which is restricts all rights, so his answer is a No. 

2. Do you believe that law abiding citizens of Australia should have the right to save lives, by defending their own lives and the lives of their families and friends with firearms?
Yes / No  This sounds reasonable but there are too many complicating circumstances to say yes every single time.  Edging his Bets. 

3. Do you believe that law abiding citizens of Australia should have the right to hunt introduced species in Queensland State Forests and Crown land?
Yes / No  No.  StateForests and CrownLandmay have other titles of land over them.  Again this is not as simple as it seems.  State Land is all Crown land and belongs to all of us, Its our right to use the common land.

4. Do you believe that law abiding citizens of Australia should have the right to hunt introduced species in Queensland with Hand Guns?
Yes / No  I’m not sure that they are prohibited from doing so under certain circumstances now. They are. 

5. Do you believe that law abiding citizens of Australia should have a Long Arms Registry imposed on them ? (Which costs the Queensland tax payers millions, employs 155 full time staff, and thousand of police hours in every police stations in Queensland, and costs the shooter $30. every time he changes a firearm and has to wait sometimes 11 months to have the paperwork returned to him, during that time he cannot use the property he owns. We all believe Governments, cannot make it work, it solves no crimes, it does not save a life so it should be scrapped)
Yes / No  Don’t know about this one.  No one has ever raised it with me before.  Could you please write to be separately about this issue so I can get some background information and check some of the information you have put up here.  Thank you.  The Answer Should be no and he should find out big time from the shooters in his area that he supposedly represents.

6. Over the last twenty year Queensland politicians have followed the ‘Wrong’ principle of collectively punishing the law abiding, property owners, (that property being firearms) by prohibiting or registering that property and ignored the policing and prosecuting of the individual wrong doers. As no serious attempts by police are made to protect the community, crime increases and instead of addressing the real problem parliament again attacks the innocent property owners and prohibits even more property. This principle is immoral and should be reversed not compounded. Will you continue and support these prohibitive Acts of legislation?  Yes / No   I will support any legislation that gives police the power to make the community safer.  Crime rates have actually fallen in the last ten years. Crime Rates began to fall twenty years ago and have kept falling due to the increase in firearms in the community not because of the tin pot impositions. Many more shooters and firearms here in Australia since 1992 then 2012. Ron

Jan
13

The Best Response Ade LARSON KAP for Southern Downs

 Dear Ade
>>  Please fill this in and Email back as soon as possible. So we can put it
>> up on the page, It is not what your party policy is, it is your view that
>> is required. all the best Ron.
>> Dear  Candidate or Serving Member of the House of Representatives.
>> Dear Sir or/ Madam
>> I  Name ..Ron Owen…………           ………..
>> Address…24 Mc Mahon Rd Gympie 4570…………             ………..

>>  would like to know your feelings on firearms legislation, to gauge the
>> support that I  could give to your name and could expect in the future if
>> your are elected. I, and my friends and club members, will direct their
>> votes accordingly  to your response in the forth coming  State Elections.

>> We appreciate you do not have a lot of time to devote to this as you will
>> be busy campaigning, in the New Year. So could you please just tick , or
>> cross, or type Yes or No accordingly. Reply by mail to the above address
>> or just click the Reply button.  We will score them and send them to the
>> FOAA s website where they will be displayed on a page, advising their
>> members how to vote. If at any future time you wish to change your
>> answers just alter and send back and we will amend the score accordingly.

>> 1. Do you believe that law abiding citizens of Australia should have the
>> right to own and use firearms for sport, tools of trade, pest
>> eradication, collecting  and hunting?
>> Yes

>>  2. Do you believe that law abiding citizens of Australia should have the
>> right to save lives, by defending their own lives and the lives of their
>> families and friends with firearms?
>> Yes

>>  3. Do you believe that law abiding citizens of Australia should have the
>> right to hunt introduced species in Queensland State Forests and Crown
>> land?
>> Yes

>>  4. Do you believe that law abiding citizens of Australia should have the
>> right to hunt introduced species in Queensland with Hand Guns?
>> Yes

>>  5. Do you believe that law abiding citizens of Australia should have a
>> Long Arms Registry imposed on them ?     (Which costs the Queensland tax
>> payers millions, employs 155 full time staff, and thousand of police
>> hours in every police stations in Queensland, and costs the shooter $30.
>> every time he changes a firearm and has to wait sometimes 11 months to
>> have the paperwork returned to him, during that time he cannot use the
>> property he owns. We all believe Governments, cannot make it work, it
>> solves no crimes, it does not save a life so it should be scrapped)
    No

>>  6. Over the last twenty year Queensland politicians have followed the
>> ‘Wrong’ principle of collectively punishing the law abiding, property
>> owners, (that property being firearms) by prohibiting or registering that
>> property and ignored the policing and prosecuting of the individual wrong
>> doers. As no serious attempts by police are made to protect the
>> community, crime increases and instead of addressing the real problem
>> parliament again attacks the innocent property owners and prohibits even
>> more property. This principle is immoral and should be reversed not
>> compounded. Will you continue and support these prohibitive Acts of
>> legislation?

 No

>>  We will score the questions at 10 points per question, recommended
>> Candidates will have 60 points.

>> Firearm Ownership Defines the Quality of Individual Freedom.

Nov
26

Darren Hunt candidate for Cairns

Still won’t answer Q5.  Obviously supports firearm registration.  Paddy Puts it well

 

Dear Paddy
 
Sent: Tuesday, January 24, 2012 11:57 AM
To:
Hi Ron,
I sent off your suggested email when you sent it out to me @ subscribed addy) before xmas & never got one reply…funny that!
 
Just got your newsletter & fired this off to the KAP hopefuls in my district. Got an immediate reply from D Hunt which follows…interesting to see that SSAA (almost useless bastards…in my opinion & I’ve been a member for around 30 years) support & fund KAP.
 
This dribble is typical Pollie speak. Sez SFA.
 
Keep up the good work.
 
cheers
Paddy.
 
Sent: Tuesday, January 24, 2012 11:32 AM
To:
Subject: RE: Your reply is appreciated
 
Hi Paddy,
As the candidate in your electorate I am more than happy to put my point of view forward. I would also welcome the opportunity to meet with your members/friends/associates in any location face to face and explain my/our party position. Our party is financially and publicly supported by the SSAA. The official policy for release is currently being finalised as we speak, but Bob Katter has made our position very clear on where we stand in relation to law abiding Australians entitled to own and use firearms. Bob has made our position very clear on the right of law abiding citizens to use firearms to protect and defend themselves and their loved ones who’s lives are in danger from attack from animals, whether they have four legs or two, wings or scales.
 
 
I was introduced to firearms from a young age. With a family of cane farmers we used firearms to disperse birds, that would destroy cane paddocks, as well as feral pigs.
I have hunted feral animals using firearms and dogs/knives.
I have used firearms to protect other farmers stock from attacks from feral animals when I was with the Queensland police.
I have used firearms in my duties when I was with the Qld police as well as at firearms ranges in the Cairns and surrounding areas.
 
The changes I would like to see are greater penalties for people who use firearms illegally such as in armed robberies, as opposed to minor breaches for the sake of breaches, and targetting them as opposed to grouping all responsible/law abiding firearms owners in the one group.
I would like to see a streamlining of the ridiculous “Permit to acquire” system.
I would like to see real time updates from coutrts that allow dealers and suppliers to be able to check immediately if a person has been disqualified from holding a firearm licence so that responsible owners are not impacted by the actions of the irresponsible.
I would like to see if you can be licensed for a class of weapon why do you have to go through the dramas to buy another one in the same category. There’s no limit whether you own 1 or 100. You should be able to show your licence, dealer checks it’s current and for class being purchased, serial number sent by computer to weapons licensing.new owner signs book he/she received it.DONE!
 
I hope this helps. Please feel free to give me a call on the number below if you require any details or would liek to meet up.
Regards
DJ
 
Darren Hunt
Candidate for Cairns
P.O Box 614 Bungalow
Mob. 0429897561
Blog: twitter: Cairns@ausparty.org.au
Blog: https://djhunt4cairns.blogspot.com/
twitter: https://twitter.com/djhunt4cairns
 

From: Albert

Sent: Tuesday, 22 November 2011 8:15 PM
To: Darren Hunt

Subject: FW: Your feelings on firearms legislation

 

Darren many thanks for your prompt reply, re Question 5,
 
 prior to the Port Arthur massacre in the mid 1990’s Qld had a very relaxed attitude to Firearms I remember purchasing my first rifle ,a .22 and walking down a crowded George street Brisbane with it barely wrapped in brown paper no one took a bit of notice. There was no gun registry then and after it was introduced what did it do, just let the authorities know who had registered sporting equipment. The Criminals in our community still had firearms but did not register them so the police where none the wiser. This act merely made it more difficult and costly for the sensible law abiding citizen to go about enjoying their pastime and did nothing to curb the criminal use of firearms. I believe the costly monster called the Weapons registry should be done away with. Failing that, the permit to acquire system requires a good overall to economically allow sensible law abiding citizens to acquire and use their sporting equipment without impediment as long as they do not upset or endanger other members of the community.
 
I trust this answers you query?
 
regards Albert.

 

From: Darren Hunt [mailto:cairns@ausparty.org.au]
Sent: Tuesday, 22 November 2011 7:02 PM

To: Albert

Subject: RE: Your feelings on firearms legislation

 

Albert,
In order to answer this honestly, in relation Q.5 are you advocating for their to be no register of ownership of firearms at all or is the issue with the current hopeless permit to acquire system we have to endure in Qld?
 
Darren Hunt
Candidate for Cairns
P.O Box 614 Bungalow
Mob. 0429897561
E-Mail Cairns@ausparty.org.au
Blog: https://djhunt4cairns.blogspot.com/
twitter: https://twitter.com/djhunt4cairns
 

From: Albert

Sent: Monday, 21 November 2011 3:49 PM

To: Stephen Beck; Lachlan Bensted; Justin Bowman; Kevin Brown; Damian Byrnes; Gordon Dale; Ashley Dodd; Steve Ensby; Dean Fisher; Brendan Fitzgerald; munding burra; Ray Grigg; Shane Guley; Darren Hunt; Bob Jarvis; Robbie Katter; Brandt King; Jeff Knuth; Mark Maguire; John Mathison; Peter McCambridge; Graeme Moorhouse; David Neuendorf; Albert Page; Peter Pyke; Ron Wadforth; Matthew Smith; Lindsay Temple; Steve Todeschini; Ron Wadforth; Margaret Waterman
Subject: Your feelings on firearms legislation

 

Firearm Ownership Defines the Quality of Individual Freedom.
 
Firearm Owners ‘Hundreds of Thousand of them are Waiting for Answers. Dear  Candidate or Serving Member of the House of Representatives.
Dear Sir or/ Madam
I  Name …………Albert…………………………      Address  QLD……………..             ………4507………………….
 would like to know your feelings on firearms legislation, to gauge the support that I  could give to your name and could expect in the future if your are elected. I, and my friends and club members, will direct their votes accordingly  to your response in the forth coming  State Elections.
We appreciate you do not have a lot of time to devote to this as you will be busy campaigning, in the New Year. So could you please just tick , or cross, or type Yes or No accordingly. Reply by mail to the above address or just click the Reply button.  We will score them and send them to the FOAA s website where they will be displayed on a page, advising their members how to vote. If at any future time you wish to change your answers just alter and send back and we will amend the score accordingly.
1. Do you believe that law abiding citizens of Australia should have the right to own and use firearms for sport, tools of trade, pest eradication, collecting  and hunting?
Yes / No
 
 2. Do you believe that law abiding citizens of Australia should have the right to save lives, by defending their own lives and the lives of their families and friends with firearms?
Yes / No
 
 3. Do you believe that law abiding citizens of Australia should have the right to hunt introduced species in Queensland State Forests and Crown land?
Yes / No
 
 4. Do you believe that law abiding citizens of Australia should have the right to hunt introduced species in Queensland with Hand Guns?
Yes / No
 
 5. Do you believe that law abiding citizens of Australia should have a Long Arms Registry imposed on them ?     (Which costs the Queensland tax payers millions, employs 155 full time staff, and thousand of police hours in every police stations in Queensland, and costs the shooter $30. every time he changes a firearm and has to wait sometimes 11 months to have the paperwork returned to him, during that time he cannot use the property he owns. We all believe Governments, cannot make it work, it solves no crimes, it does not save a life so it should be scrapped)
Yes / No
 
 6. Over the last twenty year Queensland politicians have followed the ‘Wrong’ principle of collectively punishing the law abiding, property owners, (that property being firearms) by prohibiting or registering that property and ignored the policing and prosecuting of the individual wrong doers. As no serious attempts by police are made to protect the community, crime increases and instead of addressing the real problem parliament again attacks the innocent property owners and prohibits even more property. This principle is immoral and should be reversed not compounded. Will you continue and support these prohibitive Acts of legislation?
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