Legistrative Council E-Petitions

E-petition Number
74
Title
Legalise Firearm Suppressors
Grievance
The Petition of certain citizens of the State of Victoria draws to the attention of the Legislative Council that ownership and use of noise suppressors by licensed firearm owners in Victoria is not prohibited. The Chief Commissioner of Police refuses to grant permits to acquire or use suppressors to any shooters other than professional shooters.
Competition, sports, and recreational shooters should be entitled to access the same ‘best practice' hearing protection options as all other Australians, which is required by Occupational Health and Safety legislation in work environments.
This petition will show the Government that shooters want the same protection for their hearing as ordinary citizens undertaking recreational pursuits and that they want permits issued so that licensed shooters can own and use suppressors.
Action
The petitioners therefore request that the Legislative Council express its support of licensed recreational shooters in their quest to protect their hearing and call on the Government to allow them to be eligible to own firearm suppressors.
Closing Date
2018-07-19
Not tabled signatures
5935
Total signatures including previously tabled
5935
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Status
Tabled
Sponsor
Mr Jeffrey Bourman