Toy Guns Will Have To Be Licensed In Australia Under New Laws


ANY ITEM that looks like a gun will have to be licensed under several changes to the Weapons Act being considered by the Queensland State Government. Even guns made out of materials as unlikely as soap or plastic may have to be kept under lock and key if they could “reasonably be taken to be a weapon”.

Failure to license an imitation weapon will carry a maximum $4500 fine under the proposals and incorrect storage carries a penalty of $750.

Full story – HERE

Wow, and I thought the UK was nuts.

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Keith Drain September 7, 2010 at 09:05 am

Hi There,

Please don’t tar us all with the same brush. Queensland is just but one state.

Whilst no every day person in Australia can own a semi automatic 22lr or pump action shotgun but if you have a license for a centrefire rifle you can own a pump action 308.

Our Laws make no sense, they punish the law abiding citizens and the criminals all have any gun they want.

Did I mention that self defense is not a “genuine” reason for owning a firearm in Australia?

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Admin (Mike) September 8, 2010 at 12:17 am

Sounds confusing. Is there any sort of exemption for collectors, or a grandfather clause of any type?

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TSN4 September 7, 2010 at 11:43 am

You guys in Australia need to elect better leaders and you need to stand togeather and demand your rights back. Don’t let you leaders think they have any choose in the matter. One more thing, if you ever meet Rebecca Peters be sure and let her know what an idiot she is.

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Keith Drain September 13, 2010 at 06:59 am

Hi Mike,

No exemptions I don’t think if there were exemptions the firearms would have to be disarmed so they could not fire a round permanently. That said it is possible to own semi auto rimfire and shotguns but you have to have a Category C license which basically means you need to be a farmer or have some other REALLY good reason. To own a Cat D license (centrefire semi auto) you need to be apart of or work for a government agency. In other words it is impossible to own if you are a general citizen.
If you want a handgun you have to join a club (no handgun hunting or handguns in the field) and you are on probation for 6 months and then you can buy 2 guns but they must be in the same class IE both be rimfire or both be centrefire not one of each (gotta love bureaucracy). Then you must go to the range and be signed off that you have shot at least once every 2 months or you lose your license.

TSN4,
I totally agree which is why I support http://www.shootersandfishers.org a political party dedicated to protecting the rights of the outdoorsmen.
In saying that though it is a different mentality over here it was our right wing conservative party that imposed these bans and restrictions on us.
there are only 750 000-800 000 shooters/hunters out of our 23million people. Its is also not written into our constitution that we have a right to keep and bear arms.

Did I mention that self defense is not a genuine reason for owning a firearm in Australia?

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Admin (Mike) September 13, 2010 at 03:31 pm

Thanks for the info Keith. It really sounds like they go out of their way to make it difficult to enjoy the hobby. Glad to see there are almost a million of you that shoot despite that!

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