The Big Issues: COVID-19 blamed for bans on sale of firearms and ammo

Sally Gall
By Sally Gall
Updated December 22 2020 - 6:52am, first published 1:00am
Longreach's Michael Sellick, Judy Glen and Tricia Bichsel, Glen Rural Traders, were among hundreds of legitimate firearm dealerships forced to close.

One of the strangest pronouncements to come from the Queensland government as coronavirus lockdown restrictions came into force at the end of March was the direction for legitimate firearm dealers to close immediately, without any explanation.

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Sally Gall

Sally Gall

Senior journalist - Queensland Country Life/North Queensland Register

Based at Blackall, CW Qld, where I've raised a family, run Merino sheep and beef cattle, and helped develop a region - its history, tourism, education and communications.

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