Shooters Union helps QLD Collector with delayed PTA

A number of collectors in Queensland have contacted us expressing concern about lengthy delays with PTA issuance for pre-1947 handguns and asked for help.

One Shooters Union Queensland Collectors member had been waiting nearly three months for the PTA for a WWII collectible handgun – with dealer storage fees mounting every week as a result - and contacted us for help.

We got in touch with senior staff at Weapons Licensing to find out what was going on, and it was determined the PTA application had accidentally been assigned to the wrong workflow due to an honest error.

As soon as the error was discovered, the PTA was given expedited priority and then issued within three days following the usual WLB checks.

We’d like to thank Weapons Licensing for fixing this issue as soon as it was raised – especially as they’ve also said they will be checking their system for any other mis-filed Collector PTAs and ensuring they are processed quickly as well.

We’re delighted to have been able to help this member, and that their collection has now been enhanced with the addition of the collectible WWII handgun they were after - it’s just one of the many ways we at Shooters Union are there to support #allshooters.

If you’d like to find out more about Shooters Union Queensland Collectors, e-mail [email protected]


Possibly a question for a separate thread, from reading there is a bunch of legal matters SU has on the go, anything to share?

Just that QCAT is ridiculously backlogged - there’s literally 500 firearm/WLB matters on their hearing list at the moment, and they’re moving pretty slowly.

Sounds like at least 500 people would be ready for a class action against a discriminatory, dishonest, & negligent WLB. I’m sure a few more thousand would come out of the woodwork to join in too.


Lawsuits don’t work that way here, unfortunately.