Many farmers and graziers have long used pistols for a range of purposes, including for safety and to euthanise animals humanely. A long arm rifle is not always a suitable or safe alternative.
However, it has become more difficult in Queensland to acquire or renew a licence for a pistol (category H).
Thynne + Macartney’s lawyers have first-hand knowledge and experience making arguments about the safety reasons for continued use of handguns by graziers in certain circumstances, resulting in the renewal of several of our clients’ licences.
This information is intended to provide a general summary only and should not be relied on as a substitute for legal advice.