Landholders bewildered by Weapons Licensing Branch stand on handgun licences

By Sally Cripps
Updated May 25 2016 - 9:45pm, first published 8:05pm
Safety first: Primary producers say they are responsible handgun owners, not 'cowboys' as labelled by state Police Minister Bill Byrne. Picture: Penelope Arthur.

Primary producers around Queensland are outraged at being depicted as “lone cowboys” striding through the landscape with pistols strapped to their hips, responding angrily to comments by Police Minister Bill Byrne that he did not accept the idea that a pistol was a legitimate agricultural tool, putting users in a poor light in doing so.

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