Online forum to discuss firearm legislation

Online forum to discuss firearm legislation

AHEAD of this year’s expected state election, Shooters Union Queensland is speaking with various politicians in live Facebook forums to seek their views on firearm legislation and issues.

Katter Australia Party State Leader Robbie Katter and LNP Shadow Police Minister Tim Mander will be joining president Graham Park tonight and next week to announce how their parties can support law abiding firearm owners.

Mr Katter will be on the forum tonight at 6pm, on the Shooters Union of Australia Facebook page.

Shooters Union Queensland President Graham Park said it was important for elected representatives to engage with law abiding firearm owners.

“By hosting these forums, we are giving our members a chance to have open communication with politicians and for our politicians to share their views on important issues such as the reclassification of the Adler,” Mr Park said.

“We have invited politicians from Labor, the Liberal National Party, the Katter Australia Party, One Nation and independent Senators. So far, we’ve only received confirmations from Robbie Katter, Tim Mander and David Leyonhjelm.

“If other politicians are unwilling to come to the table and meet with us to discuss their ideas, the outcome will become clear on election day.”

Mr Katter said he did not think he had ever found another issue in Parliament that was treated with as much ignorance as firearms.

"I feel a strong affinity with honesty and the need for open conversation on this issue and welcome the input from members at this forum,” Mr Katter said.

"We need this feedback to continue our fight to prosecute the argument into the future.”

Mr Park said it was important for every political party and independent politician to be open and transparent about their policies surrounding firearms.

“We strongly urge elected representatives to share their policies prior to the upcoming Queensland state election so law abiding firearm owners can make an informed choice about who to vote for,” Mr Park said.

Robbie Katter will be participating in an online forum on tonight, and Tim Mander on February 23 at 6.00pm on the Shooters Union of Australia Facebook page.

Credit: The North Queensland Register

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