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  • Adler 12GA L/A shotgun - the hypocritical political justification continues.

    From the 'Firearms Forum' in Australia:-

    Doug From:Perth, WA
    Date:16-Mar-2017

    Comment:
    I got a letter today from Jackie Trad re lever action shotguns and the Adler!



    "Dear Doug,

    Thank you for your email to my office about the recent petition to
    reclassify the Adler shot gun.

    I appreciate the opportunity to respond to the common questions raised in
    the correspondence to my office, and to counter any misinformation within
    the community.

    What was decided at COAG?

    At the 9 December 2016 meeting of the Council of Australian Governments
    (COAG), all States and Territories agreed to reclassify lever action
    shotguns based on the recommendations from the review of the National
    Firearms Agreement (NFA).

    At the meeting it was determined that lever action shotguns with a magazine
    capacity of five and under would be categorised as Category B weapons and
    those with more than five rounds would be categorised as Category D weapons.

    Why was there a review of the National Firearms Agreement (NFA)?

    The review of the NFA arose from a recommendation of the Martin Place Siege
    Review, jointly undertaken by the Federal and New South Wales governments.
    The firearms policy set out in the NFA is designed to achieve the best
    balance between the needs of people, such as sporting shooters and primary
    producers, who have a genuine right to access firearms, and the interests of
    the broader community.

    The objective of the review was to ensure that Australia’s firearms
    regulations reflect advancements in technology and changes to the firearms
    market.

    What consultation has taken place with stakeholders?

    A Firearms and Weapons Policy Working Group, with representatives from every
    Australian jurisdiction, conducted the review and consulted extensively with
    a range of key stakeholders from the firearms industry, the agricultural
    sector, sporting and recreational shooters, victims of crime groups and
    police.

    The outcomes of the NFA review were considered by the Law, Crime and
    Community Safety Council (LCCSC), which assists the Council of Australian
    Governments (COAG) in promoting best practice in law, criminal justice and
    community safety.

    The Palaszczuk Government also established weapons consultation forums to
    ensure Queensland’s weapons policy framework reflects the diverse needs of
    key stakeholders, including the agricultural sector, police, victims of
    crime, recreational and sporting shooters, firearms dealers and the legal
    community.

    Is the government going to continue to consult with stakeholders?

    The Palaszczuk Government acknowledges that the vast majority of firearms
    users in Queensland are responsible and recognises the importance of
    consultation and listening to the views of the community. As such, the
    Minister for Police held a firearms forum in February 2017 with a broader
    group of stakeholders, including firearms dealers and recreational and
    sporting shooters, police, victims of crime, the legal community, along with
    representatives of the agricultural sector.

    The Minister for Police has invited forum members to get out and about in
    their communities to seek views and feedback from interested parties and
    report back to the forum. With genuine feedback and consultation, the
    government is best placed to achieve a balance that meets the needs of
    law-abiding firearms users and the safety interests of all Queenslanders.

    Lever action shot guns have existed for over 100 years, why re-categorise
    them now?

    While lever action technology is not new, the improvement of manufacturing
    standards, metals, tolerances and durability means that newer lever action
    shotguns like the Adler are technological improvements that are faster and
    more reliable. (DB: THIS IN PARTICULAR IS A CROCK OF POO & MERELY A
    CONTRIVANCE FOR JUSTIFICATION)

    What impact will the re-categorisation of lever actions shoguns with a
    capacity of five rounds or less from category A to B have on firearms
    owners?

    The change will have minimal impact on licensees who currently own those
    firearms.

    Future applicants would be required to show a genuine need for a lever
    action shotgun similar to the reasons now required for a Category B rifle.

    Why re-classify lever action shotguns with a capacity greater than five as
    Category D?

    The recommendation to re-categorise lever action shotguns with a magazine
    capacity of greater than five rounds is based on the level of risk a high
    capacity firearm with an increased rate of fire would present, particularly
    in a mass shooting incident. (DB:HAS THERE BEEN ANY MASS SHOOTING INCIDENT
    WHERE A SHOTGUN WAS EMPLOYED? NO.

    The reclassification is consistent with the categorisation on self-loading
    and pump action shotguns with a magazine capacity of greater than 5 rounds.

    Is there going to be a buyback of lever action shotguns?

    The Palaszczuk Government will be consulting broadly with stakeholders
    through the firearms forum to develop a transition plan for those impacted
    by the planned changes.

    Where can I find out more about weapons categories?

    Information on the current categories of weapons can be found at:
    https://www.police.qld.gov.au/progra...categories.htm

    Again, I appreciate you taking the time to write to me regarding this issue.
    While I have taken the time to consider your correspondence, I still
    strongly believe it’s in our community’s best interests to reclassify the
    Adler shot gun."

    Kind regards

    Jackie Trad

    Copyright © 2017 South Brisbane EO, All rights reserved.

    You are receiving this email because you contacted Jackie Trad regarding the
    Adler shot gun.

    Our mailing address is:
    South Brisbane EO
    1/90 Vulture Street
    West End, Qld 4101
    Australia
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