Category Archives: Gun laws

Three weeks later, we still don’t have an answer

David Dunstan was doing nothing more than being at home at night with his family, when his terriers – Tax and Pip – told him something was wrong.

The story of what happened next echoed around the nation after he grabbed his 22 to confront the man with a knife and piece of wood at his back door. 

The man was arrested: no-one got hurt. Except that NSW Police took HIS guns and suspended HIS licence. Read more »

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The legal view of our ‘appearance’ laws

One of our legal minds has been looking at the ‘appearance’ provisions of the Victorian Firearms Act 1996.

The offending provisions are found in sections 3A and 3B of the Act which give the Chief Commissioner broad powers to either temporarily or permanently recategorise Cat A or B firearms on the basis of appearance. 

In fact, if you read what he has to say carefully, you’ll see it’s worse than that. The Chief Commissioner can recategorise firearms for reasons which go beyond appearance – or for no reason at all. Read more »

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VCAT: Our new push to find out what the Victoria Police told the government

“If you haven’t got anything to hide,
then what’s the problem?”

That’s what the police will say when people won’t talk to them. 

Why then won’t they tell us what their ‘recommendations for firearm reform legislation’ are? Yep, Victoria Police has something to hide – and we’re leading the fight to find out what it is. Read more »

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Our look at the proposed NSW firearm regulations

The NSW government is proposing new firearms regulations which were recently put out for consultation.

While it was up to shooting organisations in that state to respond, we thought we’d go through it to show you what is being proposed. 

Importantly it shows our brethren are having up north are having a major problem with their bureaucracy.  It’s a culture which needs to change.  Read more »

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