To Every Shooter in WA
As this article will explain, your ability to continue holding your firearms licence is now under threat.
At the very least, it will get more expensive if not downright impossible to get renewed.
This article explains what is happening, and what you can do about it. Please make sure you read it – and do something about it before it’s too late.
BY NOW, shooters in WA will be aware that the WA goverment has announced the introduction of regular mental health checks for WA shooters.
Click here to see our previous story explaining what is happening.
This will make getting and keeping a licence a lot harder and more expensive than it is now. That’s why YOU need to read this article and let your local MP know that this not good enough.
Act now! - or be prepared to face a tough fight to keep your licence
If politicians think that they can make laws without any political repurcussions, they will.
To them, gun owners are easy targets. Calling for “tougher gun laws” always makes good headlines.
However when enough of those ‘easy target’ gun owners fight back, they become voters who can get sensible change.
What this means is that we need YOU (if you live in WA) to do two things. They are to make an appointment to see your local MP – and write to your local MP.
Below, we take you through both options. You need to do at least one of them.
Option 1: Go and see your local MP
Option 2: Write to the MP
Letters matter too!. You can write to your MP by email. It’s quick and easy to do, so why not do it now?
First, find out who your local member is by clicking here.
Then, send them the email we have drafted to the right (and feel free to cc it to us).
Or you may be able to generate the same email by clicking here (just add the MP’s email address).
Feel free to change, add or delete anything you like, but do keep it factual and polite. Above all, make a positive impression.
Remember what is at stake here: Your licence!
Do not take no for an answer!!
If you manage to speak with your MP, especially from Labor, the odds are they will give you a ‘standard’ response prepared by Papalia’s office.
What this means is they are more concerned about not ‘rocking the boat’ with Papalia than helping you.
That’s something you should NEVER accept. They are there to represent you, not Mr Papalia!
Again, be polite – but do not be shy in calling them out.
Tell them that the standard response from Papalia’s office is not only incorrrect, it’s an insult and enough to get you and other shooters upset enough to make it matter at the next state election.
You need to remind your local member that they are there to represent the electorate – which includes you – and you won’t accept a mediocore response.
Make sure they get the message loud and clear that the change matters to you and that the government needs to treat shooters with respect.
We'll be at the 2025 Western Australian State Election - no matter what
WA voters go to the polls again in 2025. While it is possible the McGowan government may not face any serious threats, we can still have an impact by targetting MPs in marginal seats. If they fear losing their jobs, they may well change how they approach shooters.
That’s why good election campaigns matter – no matter who is in government or by what margin.
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