Can anyone confirm if there is a max legal number in Qld

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Re: Can anyone confirm if there is a max legal number in Qld

Post by zhuk » 22 Dec 2018, 7:04 pm

ponkychonk wrote:
I don't understand, here in WA we have to provide a thorough and complete justification for every single firearm we buy, regardless of whether we own 1 or 50 guns already. Is that not the case elsewhere?


No. In NSW you just put a PTA in and as long as you are currently licensed and compliant, it goes through. Though on the new online system it does require a "reason" with a drop down menu to choose..ie "additional firearm"

Talking about rifles however; there is no specific limit I know of (someone I know has 70) but with handguns after a certain number you will be queried on necessity for the discipline intended.
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Re: Can anyone confirm if there is a max legal number in Qld

Post by ponkychonk » 22 Dec 2018, 8:14 pm

bladeracer wrote:
ponkychonk wrote:I don't understand, here in WA we have to provide a thorough and complete justification for every single firearm we buy, regardless of whether we own 1 or 50 guns already. Is that not the case elsewhere?


Not here in Victoria. Just put Hunting/Target on the PtA.
CatA they don't care at all, we can own as many shotguns and rimfires as we can fit in the house.
I'm picking up another CatA early next year but I'm not expecting to have to give additional information on future CatB purchases.


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Re: Can anyone confirm if there is a max legal number in Qld

Post by trekin » 23 Dec 2018, 4:33 am

bladeracer wrote:
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Rod_outbak wrote:I was surprised that electronic surveillance wasnt considered important; even at that stage.
Again; this was around 10 years back, it's on a remote(ish) rural property in outback QLD, and we were discussing the requirements for 30+ weapons.

A further absurdity would be the need for "electronic surveillance", and more importantly, to whom it would signal/report. I'm damned sure that the police wouldn't be monitoring your alarm system, leaving the next available option as a "security" business. If they were aware that in the event of an alarm there was going to be the distinct possibility that firearms would be involved, do you think they would turn up? And how far away would they be, anyway?
Yep, it all seems so logical.


We have a potentially slight advantage if we decided to go monitored. We have a quarry just up the road that have a security vehicle visit several times during the night, and across the weekend. If we went with them it's possible they might be reasonably close if there was an incident. But, I can't see them hanging around for an hour or more to prevent the thieves from returning after security leaves the property. I also can't see an individual being able to do anything more threatening than standing and watching the thieves taking my stuff anyway. Thieves in OZ are well aware that we are not allowed to use force to prevent them stealing our stuff, we can only use force if they attack us physically. It might be useful to have a security guard on site though to assist the thieves so they don't injure themselves and sue me.

Well you might have a slight advantage, IF, the security will actually attend an alarm event. Up here in QLD, they start ringing down the list of key holders first, until they get someone, tell you that there has been an alarm event, and then tell you that they can send a vehicle to do a drive by, if you want them to. But they won't enter until the key holder or police (which you have to ring) arrive. However, up here, our Common Law Right to use force (any force) to stop or remove persons we reasonably believe to be entering or in our homes with the intent to commit an indictable offence, is still recognised. As is the Common Law Right not to be sued for damages done to the perp, or his property, duing his commissioning of the crime.
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Re: Can anyone confirm if there is a max legal number in Qld

Post by bladeracer » 23 Dec 2018, 12:04 pm

ponkychonk wrote:Holy s**t I didn't realise how absolutely f***ed WA is


I did. I originally got my firearms licence in WA, then moved to South Australia. Unfortunately I moved back to WA. Firearms are ridiculously controlled in WA unless you're happy to do all your shooting at ranges, so I only shot IPSC pistols while I was there. Most of the hunters I knew in WA were hunting illegally with rifles owned via competition licencing. When I was working in the Kimberly, contractors coming up from Perth would join a club to get a licence and a rifle and bring it up for some hunting. Others would borrow unregistered rifles and shotguns from the unlicenced locals. This is a problem _caused_ by the ridiculous draconian laws.

Moving to Victoria is an eye opener from the moment you walk into the Police station to ask about a firearms licence - it's all just so much easier :-)
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