Labor Gets it Wrong on Firearms

Queensland Labor has got it wrong on firearms policy leading into the first election since the National Firearms Agreement 2017.

84% of Queenslanders want leadership to focus its energy and resources on criminal activity, but Labor’s move last night simply creates more red tape for our already stretched police and law enforcement.

Labor’s moves defy the logic of the National Firearms Agreement:

  1. The NFA classifies like with like. Labor’s move puts an apple in with the oranges.
  2. The NFA was designed to reduce red tape and increase efficiency. Labor’s move creates red tape and increases inefficiency.
  3. The NFA calls for a resourcing of enforcement that focuses on criminal activity. Labor is creating more paperwork for police.

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Laura Patterson is available for interview. Tel: 0408 296 521