Category Archives: Gun law administration

Opinion: A gun too many, in the eyes of some

You will be aware that Victoria Police (VicPol) has decided to interpret the Firearms Act in a way that means it is now asking shooters applying for their 11th Category B PTA for ‘more information’ on why they need that subsequent firearm.

This matter is being worked on by the CFCV in partnership with others, however one of our friends, lawyer Simon Munslow, has prepared this following article looking at it from his legal point of view.

We’d like to thank Simon for providing this article for our use. Read more »

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VicPol’s recommendations: the real story

A good regulator:

  • consults;
  • is open and transparent; and
  • tests its proposals with key stakeholders before submitting them to government.

Then there’s Victoria Police …. Read more »

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Dave gets his guns back

You know the story – David Dunstan is the NSW farmer who became the victim of an atrocious bureaucracy that took his guns off him for defending himself against an armed intruder carrying a knife at his back door at 3 in the morning.

Five and a half weeks on, the NSW Police have finally advised David that he can have his firearms licence back.  All David has to do now is go and get his licence from Albury Police Station and then his guns.

UPDATE (26/10):  David advises that he now has his licence – and his guns!  
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Abandoned by The Nationals

20 years ago, the National Party lost a large part of its support base when it backed John Howard on the ban on semi-automatic firearms.  Shooters felt abandoned, and gravitated to  minor parties which emerged, such as One Nation.

They’ve forgotten history can repeat itself. Read more »

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