Tougher gun laws for the state

11th October 2017 10:31 AM
Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk addresses a Capricorn Enterprises function in Rockhampton. Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk addresses a Capricorn Enterprises function in Rockhampton. Chris Ison ROK220917cpremier2

THE Queensland Government will restrict access to high capacity lever action shotguns in a move that will strengthen Australia's National Firearms Agreement.

Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk said the decision would improve public safety while ensuring farmers still had access to the weapons they need to do their jobs.

"We're talking about restricting access to a small number of high capacity shotguns,” Miss Palaszczuk said.

"At present, any kind of lever action shotgun is classified as a Category A weapon, the lowest classification of firearms.”

Basic firearms licences in Queensland permit licensees to possess either Category A or B weapons.