A draft risk assessment report on the dangers of allowing gun use in 79 NSW national parks has been leaked to the Fairfax press.
The report alerts NSW Premier Barry O’Farrell to the serious dangers to human life and well-being if hunters are allowed into national parks:
The Draft Risk Assessment, produced by the Office of Environment and Heritage and dated December 10, 2012, lists groups at risk from ”projectiles causing death and serious injury to people” as parks workers and visitors, including ”families, special user groups, remote visitors”. Hunters, whether shooting by permit or illegally, are also at risk, as well as ”neighbours” with properties that border the 2 million hectares of parkland to be opened to hunters.
The 59-page document said the risks to these groups was ”major and the likelihood as possible … giving a risk rating of high”.
Mr O’Farrell personally negotiated a deal in May that resulted in the Shooters and Fishers Party supporting the government’s $3 billion electricity generator privatisation in return for access to national parks for amateur hunters.
Let Barry O’Farrell know straight away how you feel about guns in our national parks.
Phone: (02) 9487 8588
(02) 9228 5239
Fax: (02) 9487 8550
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We don’t want amateur hunters armed with guns in our national parks. It’s barbaric, Barry. It’s dangerous. It’s a threat to human life. And it’s your responsibility.