#Civil Rights
Northern Territory Government

This petition addresses the Category Creep in the Northern Territory which has made criminals out of everyday people with the stroke of a pen and undermines the National Firearms Agreement.

A letter received by a NT Licensed Firearms Owner from the NT Firearms Policy and Recording Unit dated 25 October 2019 orders the LFO firearm owners to dispose of their firearms.

The letter shows that legally permitted, obtained and securely stored firearms can and are arbitrarily taken from Northern Territory Shooters by the NT Firearms Policy and Recording Unit without consultation and without compensation.

This is an appalling breach of community trust on the part of those charged with administering the National Firearms Agreement and with managing the categorisation of firearms according to form and function.

We, the undersigned call on the NT Government to immediately:

• Redress lack of industry and NT Firearms Council Consultation;
• Reverse NT Category Creep of Rimfire into Cat C and Centrefire into CAT D;
• Define the term “Linear Repeating Firearms”;
• Apologise publicly to Licensed Firearms Owners for criminalising their hitherto legal, licensed, permitted and safely stored personal property.

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The Cancel the #CategoryCreep petition to Northern Territory Government was written by Laura Patterson and is in the category Civil Rights at GoPetition.