Pauline Hanson has warned people not to ‘mess’ with her after she spent the day at a shooting range.
The Queensland senator, well-known for her fiery words, spent the day firing something much more powerful at the North Arm Pistol Club in Queensland.
‘Well I’ve had the best day I’ve had for about 20 years,’ she said in a video posted to Facebook on Friday.
While boasting she had good aim, Ms Hanson said ‘you know what, don’t mess with me. Make my day if you want to have a go’.
While boasting she had good aim, Ms Hanson said ‘you know what, don’t mess with me. Make my day if you want to have a go’
Ms Hanson, who used a Glock and a ‘Dirty Harry-style’ gun, said her day at the shooting range was long overdue.
‘I’ve been promising myself for a long time, I want to get my gun licence,’ she said.
‘It’s a great sport, and who knows, (I might compete in) the Olympics in future. Why not?’
Ms Hanson said she was always a supporter of legal firearm ownership in Australia.
‘And today proved to me that this is also a great sport for men and women of all ages,’ she said.
‘I’ve been promising myself for a long time, I want to get my gun licence,’ Ms Hanson said in the video
While some of her followers supported Ms Hanson’s message, others condemned it.
‘Shooting stuff is not sport, it’s violence,’ one man said.
‘I wish you wouldn’t post things like this, Pauline. It puts thoughts in people’s heads that weren’t there before, and reintroduces gun ownership,’ another critic said.
Others thanked the Senator for shining a positive light on the sport.
‘Good on you Pauline. It’s good to see a politician who’s not screaming about guns and trying to lambast the poor, long suffering legal gun owners,’ one man said.
‘It’s a great sport, and who knows, (I might compete in) the Olympics in future. Why not?’ Ms Hanson said
Ms Hanson announced this week she would lobby for Queensland police to have greater access to their firearms.
She said Queensland Police should be granted approval to practice with their firearms outside of their mandatory practice sessions with the force.
‘I’m sure everyone agrees we want it to be as easy as possible for our police force to train and improve,’ she said in a statement.
‘I think it is time to update this outdated law so those dedicated members of the police force who wish to become more proficient with their firearms have as much assistance as possible.
‘I think this policy is just common sense.’