AHP #150 – The Everyday Hunter With Kadeja Assaad

Women in shooting is always always something we should be showcasing as it is a generally male dominated area. Women in large amount are taking up the shooting sports because it we all know it is totally awesome. A self confessed huntress, Kadeja Assaad joins AHP at our home in Sydney to discuss her love of hunting and shooting. This podcast was recorder on the 26/05/17 and I can finally bring you the podcast.

Kadeja Assaad shares her opinions on:

  • Being a huntress in Australia
  • Shooting her first Sambar Deer
  • Fishing with her dad as a youngster
  • How she plans to teach her kids how to hunt and shoot
  • Her favourite gun she owns and how she plans to buy more

There’s more, but we’ll let you discover it as you listen to this new episode of the Australian Hunting Podcast.

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AHP #149 – Clem Wheatley Of Shooters Fishers & Farmers Party QLD

Shooters Fishers & Farmers Party are getting close to getting registered in Queensland and are content on contesting the state election in late 2017 or early 2018. The Labor party is holding on by a thread over the Liberal Party with only 1 seat. The Labor party is no friend of gun owners in QLD and they are one of the last few states to hold off the reclassification of lever action shotguns.

Clem shares his opinions on:

  • Why he got involved with the SFFP
  • Registration of firearms, appearance laws, and self defence.
  • A consistent media message across all platforms
  • What issues are affecting gun openers in QLD
  • How they intend to get the party registered in QLD
  • What they can offer over other pro gun parties in QLD

There’s more, but we’ll let you discover it as you listen to this new episode of the Australian Hunting Podcast.

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AHP #148 – Straight Shooting

Its getting colder this time of year and plenty of people are getting out hunting and enjoying the outdoors. Send us your photos of your AHP sticker location photos and hunting photos so we can post them up on the Facebook page.

We have a few hunting trips coming up and we are also planning an AHP get together on the long weekend in October of 2017. Places will be limited. We will be hunting in a state forest in the Snowy Mountains of NSW. If you have a NSW (R) licence to hunt on public land then keep and eye on the Facebook page for more info. In 2018 we will be planning a state forest hunt in the northern region of NSW. We hope you can make it for some hunting and and good relaxing time.

On this Straight Shooting podcast we discuss:

  • Listener emails
  • Listener voicemails
  • Michael Diamond losing his gun licence
  • Mark Latham joining the LDP
  • The terrible Firearms and Weapons Legislation Bill 2017
  • The imminent reclassification of lever shotgun in NSW
  • The One Nation gun policy and why it needs a major overhaul

There’s more, but we’ll let you discover it as you listen to this new episode of the Australian Hunting Podcast.

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AHP #147 – The Everyday Hunter With Callum Meade

Callum Meade from the great state of Victoria sits down with AHP for the everyday hunter series to discuss his passion for firearms and hunting. Callum works on the land in rural Victoria and enjoys his rural lifestyle.

Callum shares his thoughts, interests, and opinions on:

  • What he likes to hunt
  • Working on the land
  • His favourite species to hunt
  • Running his dogs on foxes
  • Clay target shooting
  • His favourite firearm
  • Why he votes for the liberal party

There’s more, but we’ll let you discover it as you listen to this new episode of the Australian Hunting Podcast.

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Breach – Our Unsecured Data

Breach – Our Unsecured Data by A W Jones.

As a gun owner I expect certain things from the police, just as any other citizen does. Courtesy, professionalism, and a timely response to any issues. I think that’s a fair call. What I don’t expect is my personal details and information about the firearms I own or their location spread all over the internet, or my firearms license to be sent to another person. Sadly or more to the point, continually this is not the case.

In the last few years there have been a constant string of suspected breaches, none of the weapons licensing branches have actually come clean and said if they were hacked or not in any definitive way. Firearms  licence holders details are potentially being kept on an unsecured server, and  there are enough thefts to warrant firearms owners being, if not paranoid, then downright suspicious of where the data is ending up, and in whose hands.

It’s interesting to note that recently a police officer on the Gold Coast was stood down facing criminal charges for accessing the police data bases to get the current address for an acquaintance, of said acquaintances ex partner. Think about that for a moment, this guardian of public safety decided it was ok to pass on the details of someone and place them at risk of violence. What else was he passing on?

The cold hard truth is that many of the boys in blue are not fit to wear the uniform and are content to break the laws the are supposed to uphold. I have the utmost respect for those that do their job properly but it seems that these officers are now in the minority.

What this latest incident shows us is that the system of firearms registration in this country is seriously flawed. The people in charge have no idea or technical knowledge in most cases about firearms of any type.  Who could forget the Victorian assistant commissioner claiming;

“ I’m not really sure what it is but I think it’s some kind of automatic”

For those of you that missed it, he was talking about a savage bolt action tactical rifle! There is a clip of the interview floating around on the internet. If this sheer stupidity wasn’t so tragic it would almost be comical. Unfortunately, this kind of incompetence is what shooters are facing on a daily basis from the upper levels of police forces across the country and these are the people that are supposed to administer and guide the system.

Personally I have had many an argument with the Queensland Weapons licensing section about everything from importing magazines to the number of rounds you can stuff into a Winchester 30/30 and FYI, according to Queensland Weapons Licencing Branch it’s a single shot. And yes I have the paper work to prove it.

So how do we combat this? Honestly I really don’t know. I do know the people responsible for these monumental, and please pardon the term fuck ups, need to be held to account. In the private sector any of the recent breaches would be a sack-able offence. In my opinion the current system is a shopping list for criminals and terrorists and should be scrapped along with the farce that is the National Firearms Agreement.

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