Queensland’s 190 thousand shooters could determine the outcome of the upcoming state election, according to new polling data.
According to a survey by Sexton Group, Firearms Policy may trigger a change in voting behaviour by 12% of Australian voters.
Shooting Industry Foundation of Australia Executive Officer Rod Drew says the independent research demonstrates for the first time the influence of shooters in the Australian political landscape.
“For twenty years, Licensed Australian Firearms Owners, Dealers and Wholesalers have laboured under the National Firearms Agreement, which fails community standards due to poor consultation and sloppy research,” Mr Drew says.
“It is time that political candidates recognise the potential of the Shooting Industry’s million stakeholders and to develop policy based on facts and evidence that will uphold community standards,” Mr Drew says.