Welcome to the One Hundred and Tenth Edition of the Owen Guns Bulletin.
GUN LAW ALERT, GUN LAW ALERT.
Please READ and SEND a Declaration to Your Local MP.
Sorry, but it is time to Act Again.
Last Friday, 16th October 2015 at 3 pm I had a person to person interview with the Deputy Prime Minister Warren Truss. I had previously invited him to a meeting of delegates from the Firearm Owners Association of Australia at the Owen Guns auditorium, a few weeks ago a date was set by is office staff for the 31st of October, but it had not been confirmed. Then last week I received a call from his staff informing me that meeting had been cancelled and only I had an opportunity for a meeting with him.
After the usual greetings, I told him that law abiding firearm owners were insulted, by his governments statements, “That we should not discriminate against Muslims for the actions of a few”. When firearm owners are discriminated, fined, penalised, oppressed, property taken, when we are totally innocent. We are tired of being the ‘Scapegoats’ we are made to feel like their “Whipping Dogs’, when politicians have problem, they make excuses for the guilty and go out and Whip licensed firearm owners again. His government is again protecting the guilty and punishing the innocent. Currently, in answer to concerns of the COAG meeting, he has written to me and many of our members stating, “Strike a balance between the interests of licensed Gun Owners and the need of the broader community to live safely and securely”. In his letters in reply, he blames, the “Heightening threat environment.” yet instead of addressing the problem, his Government has committed to import thousands more threats. So law abiding firearm owners suffer for his governments decisions.
I reminded Warren that when we had first met in 1988 when he was standing for the National Party’s Blue Ribbon seat of Kingaroy, after Premier Jo Belke Petersen retired that two branches of the Firearm Owners Association, Kingaroy and Gympie supported two independent candidates against him and he and the National Party lost. That night, the Police Ministers Bill Gunn ‘Gun laws’ Bill was removed. I reminded him that after John Howard’s Gun Laws had decimated the National Party, (at that time the largest Political Party in Australia) the Nationals MPs could travel into parliament in a Mini Bus. He admitted that the National Party had never recovered, he said that his current party room echoed what I had been saying. He gave me a complement by saying that they had not put it so directly as I had, but they had hoped the recommendations due to be handed down in December would not cause them “Blood Letting” of seats. Then said, “We had hoped that the result would only mean a change of category, (Lever Actions into Category C) but what he had been reading in reports from COAG was that the Police Minister and Commissioners wanted far more restrictions.”
I responded by telling him that would cause lots of what he called “Blood Letting” of party seats as inadvertently, by forcing us all to get licences, forcing us to join clubs, forcing us to have everything registered, law abiding shooters who now understood the ‘oppression’ we were far better organised and more numerous. We discussed the figures of licenced shooters in his electorate 18,000 ,the 600,000 licensed shooters in Queensland that had been increasing at the rate of 16% annually and increasing on the Gold Coast at 32 %. Warren then claimed that he supported licenced shooters, that it was just the opposition was in the cities and with the Police Minister and Commissioners. I invited him again to come to a meeting and state that, come and tell the licensed shooters that you will support them. He would not answer, just answered with silence to that proposal. I suppose he could not face being asked, if that was so, why did he not support us when they took the semi autos, or when they took the hand guns.
I told him that the, excuse he had used in his letters of reply to our members, “To ensure that the Agreement remains current in light of technological advancements and changes to the firearm market”, was infuriating law abiding firearm owners who know that lever actions have been on the firearm market since 1866 and lever action shotguns since 1867.
Warren, produced the common platitudes, saying that he personally does not think that firearm legislation or the reduction of firearms will produce a safer community. I asked him why he had put the line in his response, “In order to produce sensible, practical changes” as when ever that line has been used over the last 18 years, what you consider sensible practical changes we feel it as “Oppression”. Over this time we have continually peacefully petitioned for redress in the most humblest of terms and our repeated petitions have always been answered by replicated increased impositions. The meeting was not long, I knew I was not going to win an ally, and he knew their was nothing he could say that would win my vote. He blamed the State Police Ministers and Commissioners but the Federal Minster for Justice and Federal Police and Customs have a say at that meeting, what’s more the Federal Government pays for it, and will pay for all the recommendations and changes. I left the meeting with an urgency, as he had given us forewarning of the result, that gives us time to respond to that result, which will give us more chance of opposing it before those recommendations are changed into State legislation.
Many people say we need an organisation like the NRA, they suppose that it will appear overnight with billions of dollars and fight the evil dragon. People suggest that all the clubs unite in one NRA type organisation that will be big enough to take on the evil Political parties that we have lined up against us. Besides, if that ever occurred that is leaders would be bribed off with full paying jobs, range grants, training grants, so that it could not lobby and could not be a political voice in Australia, the NRA s power is not in its size or in its budget of money, its main power source is its ‘active members’. Not, just the volunteer workers that help at the rifle ranges, the different factor is that American individuals are much more politically active, they fully understand that there annual financial contribution is not going to be the factor that keeps their firearm freedoms. They know it is the individual member who writes, emails, phones, visits, and physically attends campaign meetings and asks questions in public, as to the stand those candidates will make, to defend firearm freedoms. The Americans are militant, and we Australians are mice.
How do we turn our mice into militant campaigners? Well if I knew that one I might be able to retire from all of this, I have been campaigning on these issues since 1978. With electronic emails, facebook and the internet, it is a lot easier then publishing ‘Lock Stock and Barrel’ and letterboxing streets on foot.
Due to present circumstances it is time to lobby our State members to block any COAG fuelled legislation from increasing our burdens. The Queensland Parliament are a minority government a swing of one or two seats changes power. We need a simple message with our name on it that politely spells out the situation to the Police Minister and your local Member of Parliament.
I ………. ……… (full name, don’t bother about your address, they can look you up on the electoral role) a constituent on the Electoral Role of Queensland (or your State) hereby inform you that I will not vote for you, or any other candidates that receive pre selection from the political party that controls your vote in parliament, due to the oppression and impositions that they have placed on Law Abiding Licenced Firearm Owners, like myself and my family.
Print your name
Ron Owen and DATE.
You can safely send that to every State Member in Queensland as even our Katter Party and independents are supporting the Labour Government. Please send a copy to your local member and a copy to our Police Minister Jo Ann Miller, as she is one of the worst offenders.
Ministerial Office Postal Address
PO Box 15195
CITY EAST QLD 4002
Phone: (07) 3035 8300 or let her know on facebook https://www.facebook.com/JoAnnMillerMP
All your other local members contact details can be found here.
If you want to give any reasons to remind them why you won’t vote for them,
A. Petition to Parliament Number 2339-14 against the impositions of Permits To Acquire, signed by 2272 voters was ignored.
B. The Senate Legal and Constitutional Affairs References Committee, on Ability of Australian law enforcement authorities to eliminate gun-related violence in the community. They met over an 18 month study and investigated over 400 submission, including submission from every State police force. In April 2015 it gave its findings in Commonwealth of Australia document ISBN 978-1-76010-187-9.
The findings by the majority of Senators was best finalised by their
“1.225 The majority of Senators attending the inquiry recommend State and territory governments investigate avenues to deregulate the firearm industry to ease the economic burden on governments, industry and legal firearm users.”
C. And in the
The Martin Place Siege Review concurs with the above sentiments as in its Recommendations Page IX it states.
6. The Commonwealth, States and Territories should simplify the regulation of the legal firearms market through an update of the technical elements of the National Firearms Agreement.
And also follow up on the heart of the original problem that we are being whipped for.
“Recommendations on Immigration
1. Immigration should review its internal connectivity and information sharing processes to improve the Department’s ability to verify the initial supporting information provided by visa applicants wishing to travel to Australia.
2. Immigration should better assess the possible risks posed by individuals at the pre-visa, post-visa and pre-citizenship stages.
3. Immigration should propose policy and legislative changes necessary to support decisions to grant or revoke an initial visa, subsequent visas and, citizenship.
All of the above have been ignored, what’s more if we do not change their minds we will cop another lot of horrendous legislation. Neither of the main parties are our friends but we must dominate and motivate the middle ground as at the moment they are so fast asleep, we don’t know that they breath.
There is no Spring without Winter, without Mistakes there is no Learning. There is no Life without Death, without Doubts there is no Faith. There is no Peace without War, without Fear there is no Courage. For without Mistakes, Doubts and Fears there are no pathways to Wisdom.
NEW FIREARM SHOWROOM. CALL IN AND VIEW OUR DISPLAY OF 450 (plus) FIREARMS, (OPENING Soon a new Gunroom that will increase our total retail size to 540 sq metres and put 3000 plus firearms on display)
Owen Guns at Gympie have our own Gun Shows permanently so please call in to see us. For a look at some at our other gun rooms please click on the link below. http://www.owenguns.com/gympie-shop/gun-rooms/ All the prices below are prices in the shop, or online but then you have to pay packing post, or freight. So save money and call in, all are welcome.
Mossberg Maverick Rifles, made in the USA, only in .270 and 30-06 great Deer rifles, Weaver Scope bases included, Scopes and rings of your choice at the extra dollars. Only 14 of these rifles are left to sell. First in with the dollars will be the beneficiaries. Phone 0754825070 with your credit card details. Everything in Stock at the time of publication, we can only hold prices while stocks last. email email@example.com
Phone 07 54 825070 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Remington Model 7600 Pump Action .308 w 22 inch barrel. $1350. Any Inquiries on any products phone 07 54824099 or 07 54825070 or email email@example.com
We have two of the above at last months price of $1075. in stock. If you want one of these just as pictured, the first two customers with the money will get the benefit and save some money.
Howa Model 1500 with Hogue stocks $580, all popular calibres in stock, Stainless and Heavy Barrels available at extra but still low prices.
WHY OWEN GUNS does not have SHOPPING BASKETS?? But has CONTACT MAIL ORDER Instead.
Mail Order , in the Firearm industry has been getting a bad reputation of late, besides the Asia off shore internet mail order houses selling Fake Branded Rifle scopes with clear plastic instead of glass lenses, reticule adjusters that don’t work, but have a red and green illuminated cross hair, all with quality Brand names on the packaging, we have on shore internet sites that offer you pages where you put it in the shopping basket and give your card details and jobs done. But That’s Only The Start. Then the problems start either the goods do not arrive, you spend hours waiting on the phone, when you finally get some one the goods are out of stock and you have to wait till they come in, or the wrong goods appear and again you have to spend hours on the phone, just waiting to get through, then you pay to send it back, and wait again for the next replacement, or there is an un expected large freight cost that was not made obvious to you when you put your order in the basket. None of this occurs at Owen Guns, we do not have online shopping baskets we encourage our mail order customers to make prior contact, to confirm that we have, just the stock you require, and you know exactly how much the freight component will cost you. It only takes a quick call to 07 54825070 or 0754824099 in shop hours 9 am to 5 pm on weekdays and 9am to 4pm on Saturdays, or fax to 07 54824718 with your credit card details, email firstname.lastname@example.org emails and fax will be confirmed with freight component before dispatch. We want to encourage contact between our staff and customers, we want to make friends with our customers, some of who have been customers for over 40 years. If we fail, we want to know about it, so we can remedy it. Contact is the only way for lasting customer friendships to exist. TO ORDER. Details should include Name of card, ie Visa or Mastercard. Name on Card. Number on Card, Expiry Date of Card, 3 secret numbers on the rear of the card. Your home phone or mobile number. How you want it sent to you, ie mail or road freight. The address you want it sent to. Describe which item you want to purchase. On our website we also have shooting articles and important firearm information for the gun enthusiast. Take away free gun photos and free firearm images for your gun gallery collection. New firearm related material is being added every day. Any Inquiries on any products phone 07 54824099 or 07 54825070 or email email@example.com
The JW 15 sometimes known as the Chinese Brno, the Norinco or the Puma. The best value .22 Rifle on the market. $195 Synthetic or Wood. As many of you are aware, the Jain Wia Model 15, or JW 15 Norinco, or JW Puma is a copy of the old bolt action Model 1 BRNO. It has been on the market for years and has a well earned reputation as a reliable accurate work horse. Basically the rifle is simple, it has a simple but large bolt, that has diametrically opposed double locking lugs, (not just locking on the bolt handle) which has the advantage of safer lock up behind the cartridge and broader locking surfaces that resist head space wear, as a high point on a single locking lug can quickly wear and the shooter will experience cartridge rims blowing out due to the excess headspace. It has a simple 5 round magazine which is steel and a steel magazine holder, all features that are sometimes missing on firearms that cost $1000 or more. They have simple trigger system almost identical to the Brno Model 1 that we all had no problem adjusting in the 1960s. The wooden stock is not walnut, it’s just a simple stock made of some unspecified Chinese wood, which has properties similar to Walnut. Rough on the inside but these day have an attractive oil finished on the outside, blink the eye and it looks like a CZ American Classic without the price tag. The action at first is not silky smooth like a Tikka, its a little gritty, but plenty of use, or take off the sharp edges with a fine wet and dry paper and it soon smooths down into a nice action. The same goes for the trigger as it is no frills, just require a little TLC on the adjustment and it always works. Forget the safety catch, you would need to be a Russian weightlifter, a Japanese Sumo wrestler to get it on and off, but all rifles are safe if the bolt is open and deadly dangerous when closed. No safety ever should be trusted, the bolt is much more visible and can be much easily visually checked by all present. My old JW Norinco is primarily a rabbit rifle. Countless rabbits have been sent to the happy hunting ground, and in the early 1990s I did get a AAA second in the Metallic Silhouettes Nationals and State Champions with it. In essence this is what the JW 15 is built for, it’s a hunting tool that is reliable and solidly built which can be used at the range for plinking and starting on the competition circuits. My JW is also accurate, at 100 metres using Eley Club, I can get a 5 shot group in less than an inch. I have seen it out shoot many more expensive rifles at the range. It is one of the rifles that I will never sell as it has earned my faith and trust in all of the endeavours I have asked for it, and will continue to do so for many years to come. Also at $195. they are the best value .22lr on the Australian market. So do yourself a favour and go get yourself one or two, you will be pleasantly surprised. Ron
Gun Books Make Great Presents, Are Easy To Post and with years of use and enjoyment. Our Best Selling Book is Australian written and produced with the Australian Shooting conditions in mind “The Range Officer Handbook” pay by Pay Pal see Bulletin Special Announcement Page CLICK HERE As already purchased by members of all Shooting Organisations. Some have even bought two copies one for home and one to take to the club. See Book Reviews by Nick Harvey in Sporting Shooters and Guns Australia in our new Gun Book Category.
“It’s a week since I received a copy of “Range Officers Hand Book” and since that time I am nearly at the half way mark. I’m amazed at the at the number of subjects you have covered making it one of the most informative books to be added to my collection. It must have taken you a considerable amount of time and experience to publish the book with information not available in other popular Gunsmith manuals. I would recommend the book to “Range Officers” and anyone interested in the sport of target shooting and hunting.” Regards Gene M Cornford P.O.Box 288, Kaeo 0448 N.Z. Firearms Gunsmith, Dip M.G.S +Member of American Gunsmithing Assoc. The Range Officers Handbook is an encyclopaedia or omnibus of firearms and ammunition and the use of them, it has:- • 90 pages of Information for Range Officers, • 239 pages on Coaching to Win, • 110 pages on Air Rifle History &Training, • 33 pages on hitting Clay Targets, • 34 pages on Reloading Ammunition, • 6 page of Contents, • 18 pages of Index, • 38 pages of Old into New, ( Chronological History of Firearms) • 23 pages of Glossary of Terminology on Firearms and Optics • Over 1000 drawings and photographs. • Over 530 pages in a A4 stitched colour hardback., Some, hopefully will read it cover to cover, others will pick a heading out of the Contents pages and read a chapter or two, but no matter how much you know about shooting, reference material is always needed, as even people who rate as genius cannot retain everything. The real ability is being able to find out quickly and easily. You can check that you have the correct terminology, in the Glossary, check the Index and go straight to the right page. This book can be used as an information tool for a lifetime of shooting. $75 Signed by the author (state who you would like it dedicated to) plus $10 postage Australia wide. The Range Officers Handbook pay by Pay Pal see Bulletin Special Announcement Page Click Here
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Sling Shots were seen in use on the Streets of Bangkok in 2010. If you cannot get a firearm seems as though these are the next best thing to take on the M16 opposition. Even though they lost the battle for the streets they won points for bravery. These have an internal magazine for quick loading, Powerful Red Rubbers. Extra effective using round lead musket balls for ammo.
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