GRA calls for a royal commission into the National Firearms Agreement

GRA President Rodger Muller denounces how the Australian Government failed to listen to recommendations from pro firearm groups in relation to the drafting of the new National Firearms Agreement (NFA) 2017.

The new NFA picks on law abiding firearm owners, farmers and minors, eroding our rights further as citizens.

Muller also comments on the worrying developments in New Zealand, as the government there scraps sensible legislation to go down the same ill-intended path of the Australian nanny state.

Agenda Setting: The Adler debate explained + bonus video of semi-automatic

Listen to Rodger Muller’s podcast on the truth behind the headlines + watch bonus video of semi-automatic.

Over the last week, we've seen a very ‘enlightening’ media hype about the liberal government's broken promise to David Leyonhjelm, which re-sparked the debate on the importation ban on the Adler, and raised questions over how it should be classified.

This whole debate started with an interview the Australian Prime Minister did on ABC's AM breakfast radio show over a range of topics.

This interview revealed how Malcolm Turnbull is unable to respond clearly and definitively to important questions. It showed our PM's lack of empathy and a lack of understanding on various issues that affect many Australians. The debate that has followed has been so jarring, there is even talk of former PM Tony Abbott returning to government.

The GRA believes in a genuine debate on gun law reform. We believe that we have to take a pause and examine what the bigger picture is - what is really going on.

The media and politicians have now engaged in ’agenda setting’. They're attempting to warm up the public and the debate just before their extensive NFA review. They want the public to just follow their lead without question or resistance, and that is the real reason behind the hype.

Rodger Muller calls for Workplace Safety Officers in Australia

Work Health and Safety (WHS) is a big thing in Australia. By law, all workplaces have dedicated First Aid Officers and Fire Wardens in case of emergencies and fire. But why is it we don't have trained Workplace Safety Officers with firearms to protect us in the event of an attack?

At sporting events we have security guards. At night clubs we have bouncers. Why is it that workers don't deserve the same?

There has been an increase in workplace violence and attacks, mainly with knives. GRA believes we must write to our newly-elected Senators to demand real safety in the workplace.

Watch Rodger on Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2xcgYVlUaYs

GRA President Rodger Muller talks about the aftermath of the Australian election

The Australian election non-result tells us two things:

1. The general public is disenchanted with traditional two-party politics. They don't represent us.

2. We must work hard to get the NFA review on the political agenda and in the public's awareness.

Rodger's recap of Day 3 of NRA Annual Meeting

G’day everyone! The 3rd and final day of the NRA convention was just sensational! I spent the morning watching Cam Edwards live webcast for NRA News from the convention floor and was able to catch up with several of the show’s guests. 

First up was R. Lee “The Gunny” Ermey, former Marine Corps drill instructor, Glock spokesman, NRA Board member and of course best known for his acclaimed role as Sergeant Hartman in the film Full Metal Jacket. Ermey was very knowledgeable about Australia’s firearm history and we talked at great length about the battle ahead for all Australians. Next, I met “The People’s Sheriff”, Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke. I’d heard Clarke speak before on television, but meeting him in person was very special. I was particularly impressed with his intelligence and eloquence.  The day continued as I spent a few minutes with NRA Executive Director, of General Operations, Kyle Weaver. So much of the convention’s success can be attributed to Weaver’s hard work and I know Gun Rights Australia will benefit from future collaborations with his team. But the highlight of the day was bumping into NRA-ILA Executive Director Chris Cox on the convention floor. Cox is the engine that moves this organisation, and all those who meet him know the NRA’s future is in great hands! I hope to soon schedule a meeting with Cox and his talented team, so we can build a plan to address our illogical Australian gun laws. I spent the rest of the afternoon hearing 2nd Amendment stories from countless conference attendees. 

As the GRA team wraps up in Louisville, we feel energised about the future ahead. We know we can achieve great things with friends like the NRA helping guide us. Thank you to everyone for sharing so many incredible stories. We know the road to reform will be long. We know the fight will be hard. But Gun Rights Australia will not waiver, we will not stop and we will prevail. 

Unite. Protect. Reform.

Rodger

Watch Rodger Muller's Recap of Day 2 of NRA Annual Meeting on youtube

Day 2 here at the NRA Convention has been a smashing success! It’s been full of passionate conversations and more calls to action. 

I spent the morning listening to another inspiring speech from NRA CEO Wayne LaPierre. He spoke at length about the importance of not demonising law-abiding gun owners, a message I plan to echo when I return home to Australia. I’ve been struck by the passion and unity of all the NRA members here in Kentucky. Folks are clear-headed and devoted to their freedom. 

I had the pleasure of being interviewed by Cam Edwards for his Cam & Company program, airing on NRA News. Cam was incredibly sympathetic to our mission at Gun Rights Australia. We spoke about the upcoming Australian election, ideas for legislative reform that makes sense, and how critical self-defense is in maintaining our freedom. Later I spent some time with Nicole Waugh, executive assistant to NRA-ILA Chris Cox, planning future meetings with NRA staffers. Then it was off to speak with Dan Zimmerman at TheTruthAboutGuns.com and finally, I was interview by WHAS ABC reporter Sara Wagner for a story to air tomorrow. I’m truly excited about the momentum GRA is building at the convention. 

I walked the exhibit hall and shared the story of Australia’s oppressive gun laws and the legislative fight ahead of us.  Many were familiar with our “nanny state” and were excited about the potential voice for change that GRA represents. I look forward to many more conversations tomorrow! 

Please follow us on Facebook, Twitter @GunRightsAussie, Instagram GunRightsAustralia, and of course check in at www.gunrightsaustralia.com.

More tomorrow!

Roger

Media Release

AUSTRALIA IN STRUGGLE TO REVERSE REPRESSIVE GUN LAWS

As the National Rifle Association fights to defend the Second Amendment, a similar battle is playing out in Australia where gun reform organisations are working to repeal repressive laws that have banned the possession of firearms there.

Gun Rights Australia founder and President Rodger Muller - who is in Louisville, Kentucky, to attend the NRA’s national convention – says Australians are no longer prepared to accept the National Firearms Agreement (NFA) which was introduced across Australia in 1996 – effectively outlawing the possession of firearms in that country.

“We can no longer sit and allow our right to carry guns – our right to defend ourselves - to be swept away by the ‘nanny state’,” Muller said.

“We need to urgently review the law and take a more sensible approach – the very approach now being adopted by the National Rifle Association in the U.S.”

Rodger Muller said many in Australia felt vulnerable at a time of increasing threats from extremist organizations and home-grown gang violence.

“As the NRA’s most senior people are saying over and over: the only way to stop a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun – whether you’re in San Bernadino or at Sydney’s Bondi Beach,” he said.

Muller said Gun Rights Australia is seeking to develop ties with the NRA in order to expand its influence in Australia, and to take its message to the highest levels of Australia’s government.

“Australia has fought alongside America in World War One and World War Two, in Vietnam, Afghanistan, Iraq – the list goes on. We were brothers then and we are brothers now. And again, we are fighting the same fight.”

Rodger Muller is available for comment on Australia’s battle to reform gun laws.

While he is in Louisville, Kentucky, he may be reached on: Cell 202 704 6544 or rodger@gunrightsaustralia.com Web: www.gunrightsaustralia.com