Another Reprieve, but the Amendments Bill is back before Parliament,
first in the list of Orders of the Day, see below,
Notice Paper for Tuesday, 15 November 2011 3
ORDERS OF THE DAY
1. WEAPONS AMENDMENT BILL (Explanatory Notes)
Introduced by: Minister for Police, Corrective Services and Emergency Services (Mr Roberts)
Date introduced: 12 May 2011 (Record of Proceedings p. 1463)
Debated: 8 September 2011 (Record of Proceedings p. 2922)
Status: Resumption of second reading debate.
Shooters Union MEDIA Release.
(Something funny in Queensland politics.) A slipped Bill in Queensland.
“On the 12th May of this year the Labour government introduced into Parliament a Weapons Amendment Bill and the second reading speeches commenced.
Since then the Bill has repeatedly appeared in Government business on the parliamentary agenda and at times has reached the position of being the next item for debate, only to be relegated down the list before the debate commenced.
Tuesday 25th October is the next sitting day. On the morning of Monday 24th the Amendment Bill was second on the list of Government business for the day. By afternoon it had dropped several places to 5th on the agenda.
A Claytons bill being presented by a Claytons government? Or an admission that it is an ill informed fiasco of a Bill?” From Shooters Union.
THE SPLIT IN THE LNP GROWS WIDER.
Well the longer that Labour drag this out, the greater split within the LNP, from the Pro shooter members to the Anti -Gun Members such as John Paul Langbroek. Of course the insistence of LNP to support these further impositions on shooters will send even more to Katters Party weakening the LNP. Labour will consider this good politics, but if LNP had any scruples they would represent their electorates instead of the party and vote against it with all the independents.
The secretary of the Sporting Shooters Association of Australia’s Queensland branch (SSAA Qld), Geoff Tarring, said he “did not expect it to happen.”
“The legislation is not going to go through for a long time yet because Mrs Bligh won’t want to anger anybody else in the next few months,” he said.
“The legislation may be poorly written, but nothing’s going to happen.”
In a newsletter issued today, SSAA National said, “There are no legislative changes planned that will disadvantage members” regarding magazine capacities.
Mr Tarring said that fears about the Bill’s wording regarding magazine capacity came from people taking it out of context.
However, critics such as the Shooters Union continue to argue that the detail of the legislation’s wording is vital.
Also, below is some interesting reading, a response to all the publicity being generated concerning these amendments????
Our publicity for the first time (that I can remember) has finally forced SSAA out of the smoke house to make its first ‘debut’ a public statement on the Qld Weapons Amendments.
The secretary of the Sporting Shooters Association of Australia’s Queensland branch (SSAA Qld), Geoff Tarring stated that, “nothing will happen.’ ‘The legislation is not going to go through for a long time yet because Mrs Bligh won’t want to anger anybody else in the next few months.”
And then in the SSAA E-newsletter
“SSAA Queensland negotiates with and lobbies the Queensland Government in relation to any changes to relevant legislation, and news of concern or interest and any planned amendments will be communicated to members when it comes to hand.”
It contradicts itself, both cannot be the truth???
We have to ask? What does he think then is within that legislation, that will anger anybody else? If it does not anger Shooters, what is the difference for the SSAA if is a “long Time yet”, or a “short Time yet”. The only difference is an election and he is expressing the wish that it should a save Mrs Bligh some anger if it came after the election rather than before the election. We would have to suggest that Mr Tarring is privy to information that no one else has access to, some insider information no less. Some communication with the Labour Party that he does not wish to impart to other shooters who are just ordinary mortals.
We have grown to expect the SLEEPING SNORING Association (SSAA) to keep on sleeping, as has always been the case, sleeping, as our rights as shooters are stolen before our very eyes. Ron Owen