Created as a response to a recent article and website created by the NSW MP David Shoebridge.
The article published by the Sydney Morning Herald and other Newspapers states that owning anymore than 5 firearms by Firearm licensees should be considered special circumstance and a “separate and extraordinary reason for owning each additional gun”.
This statement is ludicrous and smack of backdoor fascism.
The firearms licenses are issued by the various state police licensing branches. The permits to than purchase firearms have to be issued by these same police units. Using the same or similiar reson for acquiring a firearms is not a “LOOPHOLE” as D. Shoebridge asserts, but is mandated by the relevant legislation.
If a licensee is licensed for hunting, than stating the reason to buy an additional firearm is “hunting” even though previously this reason has been used is not repetition, but a correct and valid answer. Similiarly for target shooting or Rural production or any other LEGAL VALID ALLOWABLE reason under the LAW. IF the Greens or any other group including the biased media has a problem with this that is their hangup not a legal reason to VICTIMISE and VILIFY the law abiding firearm owner that is correctly stating on their applications the reasons that is mandated.
Firearm owners that NEED, want , or even Desire more than 5 firearms should not have to be told they can’t own them as long as they are legally acquired. Whether they own 1 or 100 is their choice and is ALLOWED by the law. It is not the role of the media to make LAWS by false ASSERTIVE articles based on the BIASED and incorrect view of a MP or his Party.