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.

AHP #145 – Cheryl Arnol of Shooters Fishers & Farmers Party Tasmania

On this episode of AHP:

  • Cheryl Arnol on why she got involved with the SFFP
  • Registration of firearms across the country
  • Self defence with firearms and pepper spray
  • What issues are affecting gun openers in Tassie
  • Her favourite gun she owns and why
  • How she can represent shooters interests in Tasmania

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

AHP #143 – Self Defence With IDF Trainings Avi Yemini

On this episode of AHP:

  • Avi Yemini on how IDF was formed
  • Self Defence with firearms
  • What courses are run at IDF training
  • The Apex gang and how to stamp it out
  • Why you ashould take self defence classes
  • The violence and gang issues affecting Victoria

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

AHP #142 – Talking Guns With One Nation Senator Malcolm Roberts

On this episode of AHP:

  • Malcolm Roberts on what One Nation stands for
  • His thoughts on peoples rights own a gun
  • legalising public land hunting in QLD for hunters
  • His stance on registration, appearance laws, and suppressors
  • General Policy going forward to the QLD election

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

AHP #139 – The Adler Controversy With Rob Nioa

On this episode of AHP:

  • Rob Nioa on how he started a firearms importation business
  • The state of gun laws in Queensland
  • Will the LNP buckle in Queensland on the Adler re-classification
  • What he likes to hunt
  • His favourite gun
  • What he thinks about the blame associated with his Adler torture test video and the

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