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Draft Weapons Bill 2010 - commercial infrared gaming units should be exempt from the new Weapons Act

Eligibility - Queensland residents

Principal Petitioner:

Mark Fewtrell
161 Angela Road
ROCKYVIEW QLD 4701

Total Signatures - 553

Sponsoring Member: Paul Hoolihan MP

Posting Date: 25/08/2010

Closing Date: 14/09/2010

Tabled Date: 15/09/2010

Responded By: Hon Neil Roberts MP on 18/10/2010

TO: The Honourable the Speaker and Members of the Legislative Assembly of Queensland

Queensland citizens draws to the attention of the House that an infrared gaming unit is defined by having the following characteristics:

 

1. They do not use a laser

2. They include at least one speaker

3. They have at least one glass lens of at least 20mm in diameter which can be clearly seen at the front of the unit

4. They have at least one infrared sensor permanently attached;

 

and as such should not be referred to in the Act.

 

Your petitioners, therefore, request the House to exempt infrared gaming units from the definition of "imitation" which is too broad and also any definition of "replica".