Freedom joins LDP in leading the way on pro-gun policies
THE FREEDOM PARTY is the latest party to release pro-gun policies, following the LDPs call to have the firearms registry removed from Victoria Police.
That means you’ve got two good options to vote for in the upper and lower houses.
As the third pro-gun party, we are waiting to see if the SFFP will also call on the removal of the registry from Victoria Police.
What Freedom has called for
Without taking anything away from the LDP which has been the top pro-gun performer in Parliament, the Freedom Party has released a policy document which also calls for;
- a freeze on the re-classification of firearms
- enabling access to semi-automatic firearms for primary;
- deregulating paintball and airsoft;
- providing the right to purchase firearms without further intervention once the person is licensed for that category of firearm;
- providing for handgun carry after a significant qualifying period of experience and membership;
- providing that the use of firearms is a reasonable defence against home invasions.
Major parties stay quiet on guns
The main parties – Labor and Coalition – are yet to release any substantive policies that will help firearm users outside some funding for what are essentially existing programs. That’s why they both remain stuck on one star ratings (out of five).
What this means
The latest announcements confirm our view that your best options to vote for are the LDP and Freedom Party. That’s because they are best positioned to support the shooting sports, and are the only ones who have come up with practical policies.
Check out our interview with the Freedom Party’s candidate for Melton, Tony Dobran.
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