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 #142 – Talking Guns With One Nation Senator Malcolm Roberts

One Nation has been on the up and up recently with big polling figures in QLD showing One Nation has upwards of 25% of the vote in QLD. Some political pundits are estimating One Nation will take over 30% of the vote in QLD at the upcoming election. The Western Australian 2017 state election is only 1 week away and it looks to be a hot contest between One Nation, LDP and SFFP. It should be very interesting to see the outcomes of both elections.

Malcolm doesn’t shoot or own a gun. What Malcolm believes in is freedom, less red tape and less nanny state for all Australians.

Malcolm discusses:

  • 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

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 #139 – The Adler Controversy With Rob Nioa

Rob Nioa who is one of the biggest importers of firearms and associated equipment in Australia joins AHP to discuss firearms importation and what he thinks when people blame him and his company for making a video about the Adler shotgun.

Rob shares his thoughts, interests and opinions on:

  • How Nioa started
  • 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.

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AHP #138 – The Everyday Hunter With Brad Page

Brad Page, the man who off his own back sent in our intro for the Straight Shooting Podcast apathetic shooter segment. Brad  joins AHP for The Everyday Hunter series us as our first podcast for 2017. Its awesome when listeners do nice things like Brad who is a regular listener to AHP.

Brad shares his thoughts, interests and opinions on:

  • What he likes to hunt and why
  • His favourite guns he owns and why
  • What hunting means to him
  • What his parents thing on his gun ownership
  • Who he votes for and why
  • How and why he got into firearms ownership.

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 #129 – The Victorian Police V Chris Shortis

ahp129-chris-shortisChris Shortis is a law abiding firearms owners just like you and me, we all have different opinions on life, religion, and being a licensed gun owner. When do those opinions that someone puts out publicly start to affect your gun ownership? And whether you are a “fit and proper person” to own firearms? Chris shares his story about the issues that he has been confronted with about public videos he made in 2013. The Victorian Police are trying to stop Chris from owning guns. You might ask what crimes Chris has committed? The simple answer is none, regardless of his political and religious views.

Chris shares his thoughts and opinion’s on:

  • Why the police targeted him in the first place
  • What makes a fit and proper person to own firearms
  • The powers of the Police Commissioner
  • The result of the firearms appeals committee
  • How the Police didn’t like the ruling of the firearms appeal committee

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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