You may recall a few weeks ago, the Guardian ran a story about FOU President James Buckle that contained defamatory and grossly untrue content.
Furthermore, Greens MP David Shoebridge put out this tweet in response to the article:
After we reviewed the content of the article and Mr Shoebridge’s tweet and undertook comprehensive consideration of our legal options , we sent this to both Mr Shoebridge and Michael McGowan at the Guardian:
Yesterday, David Shoebridge tweeted this:
We unreservedly accept David Shoebridge’s retraction and apology.
The Guardian has notified us that it has pulled the article from it’s website, pending review. We have yet to hear anything more from the Guardian.
We remind our members and the public that we will under no circumstances tolerate slanderous and baseless defamatory attacks like this on our organisation, which has no affiliation with any other political organisation and is solely interested in the preservation, protection and promotion of firearm rights in Australia.
Yours in unity,
The FOU team.