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Peter Walsh MP:
Victorian Shooters Targeted by Labor Governments Overreach

Unsolicited threat to take away firearms licences.

By Portal Admin - 15th September 2020 - Back to News


Responsible, legitimate recreational shooters are again being targeted by the Andrews Labor Government.

An email to licenced shooters on Friday has been labelled "outrageous overreach" by Field and Game Australia for an unsolicited threat to take away firearms licences if Chief Health Officer (CHO) directions are violated.

It follows an insulting decision from Labors Police Minister Lisa Neville in March to ban the sale of ammunition to recreational shooters based on accusations of links to organised crime.

Victorian shooters value their licence. Its in shooters best interest to understand the law and comply but the Andrews Labor Government is still driving a misleading campaign to tarnish the industrys reputation.

The Liberal Nationals support Victorias responsible, legitimate shooters against the Andrews Labor Governments baseless campaign to discredit the entire industry.

Comment attributable to Shadow Minister for Agriculture Peter Walsh

Recreational hunters ability to hold a Victorian gun licence is dependent on complying with the law. They dont take their firearms licences for granted.

Like all Victorians, people in the hunting community are doing their part by putting public health first and listening to the direction to stay at home to save lives.

Its in licence holders best interests to do the right thing, but the Andrews Labor Government continues to push malicious threats that demonise tens of thousands of responsible, legitimate Victorian shooters.


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