Responsible Firearms Ownership and Use
One Nation recognises that registered firearm owners through their training are among the most responsible of all Australians.
Federally, One Nation will encourage states to:
- Increase penalties for crimes committed using a firearm and for any theft of a firearm.
- Remove firearms from anyone being investigated for terrorism offences.
- Review the NFA in consultation with all stakeholders and industry experts with the object of reducing red tape for legitimate firearm users, whilst increasing public safety through focussing on the criminal misuse of firearms, that the current NFA completely fails to address.
- Institute an ongoing firearms amnesty for any person who wishes to surrender a firearm, or register an unregistered firearm.
- Streamline the current system of firearms licensing to make legitimate firearms ownership less costly and less convoluted.
- Standardise all firearm licenses to a 10-year renewal in line with other personal documentation such as a drivers license or passport.
- Remove from the NFA, all provisions restricting firearms based on subjective appearance and adhere to the measurable categories of functionality as per the Australian Customs import test.
- Give customs additional funding and authority to search shipping containers entering Australia for illegal guns and illicit drugs.
- Maintain the ban on automatic firearms.
One Nation recognises that government cannot oversee every moment of peoples lives and that when individuals are threatened, seconds often count. Immediate action can be the difference between life and death.
One Nation recognises that it is every person’s human right, responsibility and duty to be able to defend themselves and their family in their own home. Therefore we will initiate a national discussion on people’s needs for responsible self-defence in conjunction with the states through the COAG meetings.
One Nation recognises that some primary producers, professionals, and volunteers legitimately use firearms as a tool-of-their-trade and for personal safety against feral animals and pest management.
One Nation will ensure that primary producers and feral pest controllers continue to be able to use categories A, B, C, D and H firearms.
One Nation recognises the valid needs of sporting shooters to be able to engage in their sport in which Australians have a long and proud history of excelling.