Latest updates??

Hello Gents,

I am back from the bush for a day so thought that I would check in to see if there are any new updates on what is happening out there or any news on what’s happening behind the scene???

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latest WA news just posted mate.

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NSC aims for NT, ACT and Qld elections

THREE STATE AND TERRITORY ELECTIONS in the NT, ACT and Qld over the next few weeks is where the NSC will use the political process to tackle the difficult issues problems for shooters.

The NSC is the only organisation that is doing this on a national level. All we need to make it work, is you.

SHOOTERS IN THE NT will shortly be receiving our advice on how to vote and who to vote for, ahead of this month’s election. There are 9 elections that Australian shooters will be voting in over the next four and a bit years and we will be encouraging them to support those candidates who want to help us.

Every day the shooting sports continue to come under attack from politicians, police and others who know nothing about what we do – and they want to take away more. Gun shop closures, reclassification, inefficient registries are just the tip of the iceberg to make us disappear.
The politicians think that taking shooters on wins votes – and it is our job to remind them that it’s the wrong approach. We need to let them know in the most direct way that shooters have had enough and will use the political process to fight back.

Remember, a politician’s worst nightmare is being kicked out of office and losing his/her seat.

National Election Strategy

The NSC’s National Election Strategy will start by pushing issues of importance to us to the major parties. We will back it by providing voting and financial support to those candidates who help us.

It starts with the election in the NT later this month, followed by the ACT and Queensland in October.

Issues we will be pushing that matter to shooters at these elections are:

  • Reclassification: We want to remove the loophole that allows bureaucrats to take category A, B and H firearms off us;
  • Gun shop closures: We want iron-clad legal protections put in place to protect gun shops and the security industry from being attacked for political reasons;
  • Costs of transactions: We need to reduce the ridiculously high costs of permits to acquire in the NT and Queensland – which are up to double the national average;
  • Regulatory decisions: We want to make sure that the shooting community and not our police forces, become the main advisor to government on shooting and firearm matters; * Economic development: We’re calling for new pro-shooting initiatives to help drive economic development opportunities, especially in country and rural areas, following similar work to promote hunting in the UK as a model to follow;
  • Weapons: It might seem like a small matter, but it’s a matter of principle: we want firearms legislation in Qld retitled to reflect the focus on firearms, not weapons. We’re not Rambos!

The NSC has also been working hard to build strong links with politicians that support shooters. The results have been pleasing with strong support from those politicians such as Tim Quilty (MP-Vic), Bev McArthur (MP- Vic) and Kezia Purick (MLA- NT).

What your donation and support will do

Your donation makes it possible for us to fight our fight nationally across Australia.

Your support helps us get the message to vote properly out to more and more shooters and helps us to provide direct support to the campaigns of those candidates who deserve our support.

The long term picture

The NSC has already built a candidates’ ‘rating’ system. It may take some years to develop it nationally (as some elections remain years away), but we’re already finding candidates we want to support and others who we want removed - so now is a great time to start using it.

For those of you looking for the fight over the National Firearms Agreement, the election in WA in March 2021 – and the legal action we’re taking in that state - will be the first real tests of the National Firearms Agreement, which needs to be rewritten to make it more shooter-friendly.

We don’t pretend we can do everything overnight but when you consider what the NSC have managed to achieve in just over a year our record speaks loudly. To win this fight shooters need a national strategy and a team able and committed to do the work.

Shooters need a strong NSC.

Click here to donate to help make it happen.

National Secretary

Thank you 1Fatman for doing the update.

We at the NSC Exec Committee have been a little busy with the WA SAT hearing last Friday and the coming FAC hearing this coming Wednesday!

NSC

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@NationalShootingCouncil On what basis do you make this claim?

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The NSC has asked and is not aware of any other pro shooting group doing this.

If you have information to the contrary please feel free to share and enlighten us!

Thank you.

Who did you ask? “Not aware of anyone doing it” is very different to “No-one else is doing it”.

The NSC speaks to other pro shooting groups, such as Shooters Union, NT Firearms Council etc; sometimes daily!

As previously stated we are NOT aware of any other pro shooting group doing this.

If you are aware of something different please share. You imply this is the case?

We are always happy to work with other pro shooting groups to fight for a better deal for all Shooters.

NSC

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