Welcome to the One Hundred and Thirty Eighth Edition of the Owen Guns Bulletin. Owen Guns now in its 43rd year in the firearm business. For the best information just use the search boxes within the Large headings below the article. November editions of this Bulletin usually have a Christmas theme, but due to the Queensland Election and the impending doom of the new NFA we have a special election edition. If advancements are made against the coalition of LNP and Labor in Queensland the breakdown of the NFA will follow in every state, so please all assist in this effort.
Thoughts For The Week.
On election day 25th November 2017, either the 600,000 licenced shooters of Queensland will work together, to put Labor, LNP and Greens at the bottom of the voting ticket and pro firearm ownership candidates at the top, and giving the forces against us the biggest electoral defeat since Barrie Unsworth (NSW) in March 1988, or we will be further tyrannised for another 25 years. We have been waiting for this golden opportunity for a quarter of a century. If we cannot do it this time we do not deserve another chance.
Get Political for Two Weeks and Make a Difference to Our Future.
Never have the forces of evil been in such disarray. Never has it been so open and shut, we either work to put the minor pro shooting parties and independents in a coalition to improve our plight, or follow your family voting pattern, (vote LNP or Labor or Green) then hand your guns in, or go live in New Zealand. You are either with us, or against us.
Now, is the Time.
Now is the Time to get political, even if you have to miss out on a few shooting events.
Firstly, and most importantly contact candidates and check their credentials. Ask them to convince you that they will persistently work to achieve
A. The end of long arm registration,
B. For the individual right of law abiding citizens to own firearms (semi autos, pumps hand guns) as of right and suitable for their needs,
C. For the individual right of all law abiding citizens to use firearms to defend their lives, family and property.
If you do nothing else, that small effort of canvassing candidates will cause change, as that will alert candidates to which issue they won or lost the election.
Secondly, chose a candidate to assist, put some signs out for them, offer to hand out how to vote cards for them. Write letters to the editor of local papers, they should be swamped with letters, share all pro gun articles on social media and most importantly ‘verbalise’, speak out, to all your friends and family about the importance of voting the right way. Explain to all, the importance of filling out every square on the voting paper, as this is full preferential voting, this gives the minor parties and independents the best opportunity of gaining seats.
First Past the Post system of voting gives the major parties an advantage as in a five candidate election a party with 22% of the vote can have a majority and 78% of the electorate can hate his guts. When second and third preferences are counted if the candidate does not get over 50% of the first preferences that does not happen and a candidate that is more suited to most of the peoples ideas wins.
If LNP, Labor or Greens gain power we will have another four years of the Queensland Police making policy to suit themselves from their ivory tower that is built on our backs, paid for by the impositions of fees and charges for our innocence under their dogmatic indolence.
When deciding who to put last out of Labor, LNP and Greens, you have to punish the sitting member out of the three by putting them last as they will have the chance of needing your preference.
The LNP have to be counted as in Coalition with Labor. They Vote with Labor, so they are Labor.
In an article printed in several Queensland newspapers where in a meeting with LNP Members of Parliament, Tony Perrett MP (our local member) and Dr Christian Rowan MP for Moggill and Shadow Minister for Environment and Heritage Protection I was correctly quoted as stating,
“Most of the shooters will not vote for them (LNP) anyway” the article did not include the reasons why shooters will not vote for the LNP, which had been the subject intensely discussed at this meeting with Tony Perrett MP and Dr Christian Rowan.
Furthermore to the John Howard “Great Firearm Theft of 1996/7 and the Hand Gun Theft of 2003”, which were implemented by the National Party, Russell Cooper and Tim Fischer where both voted with Labor. Again Tim Nichols LNP has recently twice voted with Labor to oppose primary producers’ rights to own Category H firearms then voted again to support the Labor party’s Weapons Legislation (Lever Action Shotguns NFA) Amendment Regulation 2017.
If the LNP votes with Labor, if they have mutually beneficial deals with Labor they are part and parcel of Labor, we have to deal with them the same way we deal with Labor, we vote against them.
Admittedly, our local member, Tony Perrett, was a champion and at the above mentioned vote on October 11th on the NFA, he crossed the floor and voted with the Katter Party and One Nation Party. We all here in Gympie, hoped that he would have stood as an Independent for the forthcoming election, but he has chosen to remain with the LNP and as his party has caused so much pain for law abiding firearm owners, we cannot vote for the LNP, or Labor, or the Greens. I admire Mr Perrett for crossing the floor and would always want to count him as one of my friends, but cannot help him, as that would assist the LNP who will always betray firearm owners.
The Great Carrot.
On November 2, 2017 LNP Shadow Minister for the Environment Christian Rowan MP announced in Gympie that the LNP would grant a lease of the land in the Curra State Forest, and provide $150,000 grant to the Cooloola Range Complex Association Inc to progress this facility. (Since that time One Nation has given the Association a written pact that if they have the balance of power Cooloola Range Complex Association would get the range complex site and $500,000 to build a world class facility.)
As I am the president of the Cooloola Range Complex Association Inc this announcement was made at the Owen Guns business premises, with Mr Perrett in attendance. Of course, as the campaign to regain our centrefire shooting range in Gympie has been a 25 year battle, I was very pleased to hear that news and told them so, but also reminded them that their LNP government had been in power several times during the last 25 years and last time in 2012, the minister had even given an Agreement in Principle, but continually delayed and procrastinated, preventing the project from proceeding. We also are fully aware that the only reason that we are getting this promise after 25 years is that the ‘One Nation party’ is now a real threat to their seats in the house of parliament. Without the rise of One Nation the promise would not have been forthcoming. This promise is only on the proviso that the LNP wins the forthcoming election.
I reminded Mr Perrett and Dr Rowan that as the LNP had betrayed the firearm owners yet again and had twice voted with the Labor Party to impose further impositions on law abiding firearm owners their chances of re-election were greatly reduced and that as we spoke the firearm industry and shooting associations were raising a million dollars to ensure their electoral demise.
The Nurenberg Defence.
Dr Rowan suggested that in politics everything was a trade-off, a compromise and that he felt that even though he knew what they were voting for was wrong, the LNP was a better alternative than Labor and to do some good he had to stick with the LNP.
I reminded him that what he had described was in legal circles called the Nuremberg defence, where German Nazi SS soldiers admitted to knowing that they had done wrong, but blamed their superior officers for making the decisions.
That defence failed at the Nuremberg trials and those soldiers were hanged, under the ‘common law principle’ that if you know you’re doing wrong then you are a part of it and share the guilt.
Mr Perrett knew that further impositions on law abiding firearm owners was against the wishes of his electorate and blatantly diametrically opposed to the LNP’s own firearm policy so he took the correct course and became the first and last LNP member to cross the floor of the 55th Parliament.
The rest of the LNP members followed the party dictates, followed the orders in the same way as those German soldiers and like them have to accept the consequences.
Let us hope on the evening of the 25th November that the consequences of following the party orders ‘knowing they committed a wrong’, results in a loss of seats and losing government. As they will remember this mistake for the rest of their lives.
Is Firearm Ownerships a Right or Responsibility?
As at times we all have to debate the reasons for Firearm Ownership with people who for many reasons have only had emotional negative thoughts about firearms so we need to identify the correct logic in our philosophy so we can properly communicate to people who have had no experience with firearms. A friend of mine raised the issue as a question,
Is Firearm Ownerships a Right or Responsibility?
A Right, or a Responsibility? I believe it is Both.
Because it is in the same way that Day follows Night.
If not a Right, it is certainly a Responsibility,
as if you do not believe that you have a Right to defend your own life, you may Wrongly allow someone else to choke you to death.
That cannot be Right so the opposite has to be Right.
So if you have a Responsibility to defend your life and to defend the lives of others such as your children, or your aged parents, and not to go quietly into the night, in the gas chamber queue.
So it would be wrong, for someone to prevent you from carrying out your Responsibilities so it is a Right. Surely people can see that a country has a Right to defend itself. If it does not, a foreign enemy could commit genocide on the whole population. The government, or the leaders of that nation have a responsibility to defend their nation in the same way that a father has the responsibility to defend his family. Once that conclusion is made then its is only a choice in how that defence is carried out.
Do we believe that our Defence is instantly available via a mobile phone? NO!
Do we really believe that Assistance is only 15 minutes away? NO! (when you could be dead in 15 seconds)
Does the State have a Responsibility to Defend You? NO!
Does the Police have a Responsibility to Defend You? NO!
Do Gun Free Zones have a Responsibility to Defend You? NO!
Does the Church have a Responsibility to Defend its parishioners? NO!
Does the Cinema or Mall or Café have a Responsibility to Defend You? NO!
Do the people have a Responsibility to defend themselves? YES!
Who Ultimately has the Responsibility to defend you? ONLY YOU!
Your life is a precious gift, and just like any precious gift, you have the Responsibility to care for that and treat that life with the proper respect.
We all know that initiating violence is not an appropriate thing to do, violence when used in defence of self or others, is not only Right, but a required Responsibility.
‘Ethics’ hallow the principle of self-defence as both a right and an obligation, a responsibility. ‘Ethics’ also stress our moral duty to defend others against violent attacks.
To be sure, guns may be misused to injure or kill innocent people, but evil doers have killed and injured since time immemorial and did not need guns, after all, Cain killed Abel with his bare hands! In Biblical times, the slogan might well have been, “Swords don’t kill people. People kill people.” Swords were used to commit genocide, wipe out the populations of entire countries. Of course guns can do the same, but the main difference is that before the firearm was invented the strongest person with the axe or sword won every confrontation but when the equaliser, the firearm became available it made all equal, strength was no more the massive advantage. Now, firearm ownership can and will overcome brute strength.
Crime Rates Fall As Firearm Ownership Increases.
Australia 2.02 million licences and 6.03 million firearms is increasing annually by 27.5 %, while crime rates fall?
Australian Criminal Intelligence Commission (You Read it Right, We Are Criminals Registered and Counted by a Commission with a responsibility for Listing know Criminals.
ACIC 2016–17 Annual Report
NFLRS (National Firearms Licence and Registration System)
NATIONAL FIREARMS LICENSING AND REGISTRATION SYSTEM
“This system helps build the picture of firearm licence and registration information across the country. It is used to ensure compliance with firearm registration. The system helps firearm registries view the licence and registration information held by other states and territories, including firearm licence holders, licensed firearm dealers, registered firearms.”
.. there was a total of 6.03 million firearm records
.. there was a total of 2.02 million licence records
One Crooked Cop Can Sell The Lot.
This is another reason to stop firearm Registration, even if it was up to date and we know that its not, the information that they keep has no relevance to Criminals or Crime it just records the good people whose information and privacy can be sold to the highest bidder in any country of the world that is involved in Interpol. One crooked cop can sell the lot. Lets hope we can begin to wind this nonsense back after 25th November 2017.
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.
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Browning BL22 Grade 1 Rifle Lever Action Timber Stock. 22lr $987
Browning A-Bolt3 Composite Stalker 243 Win, 6.5 Creedmoor, 300 Win Mag, 270 Win $799 including scope bases.
Browning A Bolt3 308 Win, 270 Win, 30-06sprg, 6.5 Creedmoor Hunter $835 including scope bases.
Browning X Bolt Composite Stalker Right Hand 223 Rem $1005 including scope bases.
CZ ZKM 455 Lux Bolt Action 5 Shot Right Handed Blued Action Timber $792.00
Howa Mini 222 Varmint Heavy Barrel with 10 Shot Detachable Magazine $575.
BUCKSHOT SSG 12 gauge 122o ft per second Case of 250. $180.
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Winchester 223 Rem 55gr PSP Case Of 200 $155
Winchester T22 40 Grain Target Shooting Ammunition a pkt of 50 rounds $5.00 , 500 Rounds $45.00 a case of 5000 will be $400.
Winchester Primers, Large, & Small Rifle & Pistol, Shotshell, $49.95 per 1000 box, that works out at $4.99 pkt of 100, but you have to buy 1000 box to get that magic price. Until stocks last.
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ADI powders New Shipment just come into stock almost every week
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Over 50 Tikka T3 on special for as long as they last in stock ,
but we have back up stock and more than those in the photo.
|.204 T3 LITE BLUED $990.00
.222 T3 LITE BLUED VARMINT HEAVY BARREL $ 1130.00
.223 T3 LITE BLUED 1 IN 8 TWIST $1152.70
.223 T3 LITE BLUED 1 IN 12 TWIST $ 990.00
.223 T3 LITE BLUED 1 IN 12 TWIST $1030.00
.223 T3 LITE BLUED LEFT HAND $1010.00
.223 T3 LITE BLUED VARMINT HEAVY BARREL $1235.00
6.5 X 55 T3 LITE BLUED $990.00
6.5 X 55 T3 LITE STAINLESS STEEL VARMINT HEAVY $1298.00
6.5 X 55 T3 LITE BLUED LEFT HAND $990.00
22-250 T3 LITE BLUED $990.00
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.243 T3 LITE BLUED $990.00
.243 T3 LITE BLUED $1035.00
.243 T3 LITE STAINLESS STEEL LEFT HAND $1220.00
25-06 T3 LITE BLUED $990.00
.270 T3 LITE BLUED $990.00
7MM X 08 T3 LITE BLUED $990.00
.308 T3 LITE BLUED $1151.00
.308 T3 LITE BLUED LEFT HAND $1110.00
.338 WM T3 LITE BLUED $990.00
.222 T3 HUNTER STAINLESS STEEL WOOD STOCK $1105.00
.223 T3 HUNTER BLUED WOOD STOCK $1246.00
6.5×55 T3 HUNTER STAINLESS STEEL WOOD STOCK $1210.00
.243 T3 HUNTER BLUED WOOD STOCK $1246.00
.260REM T3 HUNTER BLUED WOOD STOCK $1246.00
.308 T3 HUNTER BLUED WOOD STOCK $1260.00
and lots more Tikka in stock and more on the way.
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Sibergun AK 4 12G Single Barrel, Break Action, Steel Receiver,Blued Barrel Synthetic Stock Poachers Style With External Hammer $175. Walnut stocks $5. extra. .410 $5. extra
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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 an on shore Australian internet site that offer you human service, 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, or email email@example.com 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.
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