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.


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 #79 – Talking Guns With Ozzie Reviews

AHP079 - Ozzie ReviewsOzzie Reviews has a booming channel on YouTube where he is one of the only Australian gun owners who reviews firearms and associated equipment for Australian hunters and sports shooters. Ozzie has amassed well over 1 million YouTube views and enjoys great success with quality content.

Ozzie shares his thoughts, interests, and opinions on a variety of topics including:

  • Why he started reviewing firearms and equipment
  • What plans does he have for YouTube in the future
  • Thoughts on David Leyonhjelms concealed carry comments after the Sydney Siege
  • What political party does he support and what are they doing right
  • What can our orgnisations  do better for the future
  • How can we be more like the NRA in lobbying techniques
  • The right to self defence
  • Chicago concealed carry stats and results as permits surge

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


AHP #11 – Gun Politics With David Hawker

AHP011 - David HawkerDavid Hawker is an Australian politician for the Liberal Party of Australia. David  was a Liberal member of the Australian House of Representatives from May 1983 to July 2010, representing the Division of Wannon, Victoria.  He was born in Adelaide, and was educated at Geelong Grammar School and the University of Melbourne. A qualified engineer, he was also a farmer and grassier before entering politics.

David was on the Firearms consultative committee in 1996 when John Howard stole our firearms and our freedoms. Listen to what David says were some of the reasons behind banning certain types of firearms over others. It is totally mind boggling and no real reason or method to the madness. Movies and the “look” of a firearms were enough to see it make its way onto the banned list.

David has some great insights he shares on the show surrounding 1996 when he was in the Liberal Party and the parties attack on law abiding firearms owners.