Business owner charged
Back in May, we interviewed Brad Towner (click here) about the charges he is facing in NSW for selling plastic toy guns. We reported:
Brad Towner has built a successful business over several years, in full view of the NSW Police, selling colourful plastic toy guns that shoot a harmless gel ball at harmless speeds. These toys are an alternative to the well-known Nerf brand.
Brad was recently charged for unlicensed firearms dealing and is facing serious penalties, including jail time, if a court convicts him. Brad’s case represents one battle in the cultural war being waged by many government agencies and politicians against anything that looks like a firearm and anyone who takes an interest in them.
Today QPS release documents revealing they consider gel ball blasters are toys
In response to one enquiry, QPS recently responded:
Reference is made to your recent email inquiry regarding Gel Ball Blasters.
You are advised that these items have been recently declared as toys in Queensland.
A decision has been made by the Authorised Officer Queensland Police Service Weapons Licensing that Weapons Licensing will not issue Forms B709A (Importation of Firearms – Police Confirmation) for these items as they are not
Click here to download QPS view. It amounts to: no licensing, no registration, nothing to see here.
Australia’s gun laws aren’t making a lot of sense
Email your MP today. You can link to this post and ask your MP some questions.
- Why are plastic guns that shoot tiny wet balls being treated as firearms?
- Why are business owners being prosecuted for selling them?
- Aren’t there enough real criminals to pursue in Australia?