Pauline Hanson channels Dirty Harry: 'Just make my day'
PAULINE Hanson will be more than just politically armed and dangerous soon after hitting a shooting range to get her gun licence.
The One Nation leader has jokingly compared herself to 'Dirty Harry' in a video released to promote One Nation's new gun policy.
"Don't mess with me - just make my day if you want to have a go," she says, pointing to bullet holes in her target.
Senator Hanson described the visit to the shooting range, where she practised with a glock and a 'Dirty Harry'-style gun, as "the best day I've had for about 20 years".
"I've been promising myself for a long time, I want to get my gun licence," she said.
"I'm going to join a club like this because it's a great sport and who knows - the Olympics, future, why not? Have a go."
Senator Hanson announced during her visit that she would be lobbying for Queensland police to be granted approval to practice with their service pistol outside of mandatory practice sessions.
Currently Police officers in Queensland are required to purchase an identical firearm at their own expense if they want to improve their shooting skills outside of their mandatory training sessions.
"I'm sure everyone agrees we want it to be as easy as possible for our Police Force to train and improve," Senator Hanson said in a statement.
"I think this policy is just common sense."
"In the past, police officers were permitted to train with their service weapon but because of old target shooting regulations when the Glock was brought into service this was discontinued.
"I think it is time to update this outdated law so those dedicated members of the police force who wish to become more proficient with their firearms have as much assistance as possible."
Under One Nation's proposal, police who hold a concealable firearm license would be allowed to attend their pistol club and use their service weapon for practice and matches.
They would also be permitted to take their firearm home, provided they had an approved firearms safe at their residence.
Senator Hanson said she would also lobby Treasurer Scott Morrison to allow police officers to claim target practice ammunition as a tax deductible expense.
A spokesman for One Nation told News Corp today Senator Hanson had not yet got her licence.