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Geoff Jones
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Shooting activities under attack again
The attacks on the activities of licensed, law-abiding shooters, hunters and firearms owners have started again. The Greens, who seem to be fighting against the tide of irrelevance in federal parliament after recent changes to the Upper House, were able to gather support for a Senate inquiry relating to firearms. They were able to get it through with the help of Labor.

The Greens’ Senate inquiry regarding ‘The ability of Australian law enforcement authorities to eliminate gun-related violence in the community’ is no doubt a smokescreen by the gun-hating Greens and their anti-gun friends to once again blur the issues surrounding legal firearm ownership, illegal firearm ownership and related gun crime.

Rest assured that the SSAA has been working hard on these issues to form a submission that directly represents the interests of our members and counters the unfair, ill-informed or plain wrong arguments of the Greens and other anti-gunners.

However, we need your input to allow us to effectively do this. I encourage all members to read SSAA National’s submission responding to the Senate inquiry and if you have any comments or information you think would assist us in our submission, be sure to let us know.

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Another recent issue of concern is the Environment Department looking into ways of tightening regulations surrounding the importation of hunting trophies from overseas. There seems to be a lot of misinformation on this issue. A major concern to us was the public statements made by backbencher federal Liberal MP Jason Wood, who seems to have broadcast information that is grossly misinformed, especially relating to so-called ‘canned’ hunting in South Africa. Read more >

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