Welcome to the Queensland Parliament web site - accessibility access keys available by clicking here or by using access key 9, sitemap available under access key 2Skip to Main Content or by using access key 0View Access KeysGo to sitemapGo to useful linksGo to contact usGo to latest sitting weekGo to current members listView Access KeysRemote Access

The removal of paintball markers from Category A Weapons to Restricted Items

Eligibility - Queensland residents

Principal Petitioner:

Phillip Kolera
151 Gregory Street

Total Signatures - 1633

Sponsoring Member: The Clerk of the Parliament

Posting Date: 2/06/2020

Closing Date: 26/10/2020

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

Queensland residents draws to the attention of the House that paintball markers are not firearms and should be moved to a restricted item. On 14 December 2017 Magistrate Shearer ruled that gel blasters are not weapons due to them not being designed to harm and inability to fire shot bullets or other projectiles. Paintball markers should also meet this ruling.

Your petitioners, therefore, request the House to remove paintball markers from Category A of the weapons regulation to a Restricted Item.