Michael Wild started competitive shooting at the age of 15. Since then he has placed at a state level for his grade on several occasions in his chosen disciplines. A keen small game hunter and die-hard Single Action shooter after discovering the discipline in 2015. Michael would like to see the introduction of Mounted Single Action in Australia believing it will do wonders for both Western Equestrian Events and competitive shooting. He would also like to see proper Three Gun, with semi-auto rifles introduced stating it will bring out the physically demanding side of the sport, proving to the anti’s it’s just not stand and shoot. Michael would like to see FOU lead the way in shining a positive light on the sport while fighting for shooters rights and common-sense gun laws. He states that as President, he is determined to make it happen.
Director: Vice President
My name is Shane Bennett and I am the FOU ACT Primary Representative and Secretary. I have been a shooter for a little over 7 years with a strong interest in hunting, but I’ll often spend a
Sunday morning at the SSAA Majura range socialising and plinking.
I joined Firearm Owners United not long after it was formed and became the ACT Representative as I saw a need for political activism in defence of Australian lawful firearm owners and the shooting sports, particularly in Canberra due to the strong anti-gun presence in the region.
Since joining FOU, I have had a number of articles and comments published in the Canberra Times, written many letters to various Ministers, both local and Federal, met with Ministers, and many other activities related to advancing the interests of Australian lawful firearm owners.
Rowan is an ex-Army Fitter Armament, and continues to work in the defence private sector as an armourer. In addition to being an FOU director, he is also a director of a small projectile making company and an engineering company; and enjoys most forms of shooting.
He is another big fan of policy reform and, and has been a key resource as our expert witness in the ongoing WT15 classification case currently before QCAT.
Rowan would like to see greater access to Cat C/D, and a reduction in licensing’s bureaucratic nonsense.
Director Without Portfolio
Director Without Portfolio
Chris operates a vertebrate pest control company in his spare time and enjoys the occasional clay shoot and target shoot to relax.
Chris has written several licencing guides and aims to help people obtain their desired licence category in NSW.
He is a big fan of policy reform and, like most of the organisation, is in regular correspondence with many regarding issues as they arise.
Chris would like to see a more streamlined licencing process that does away with categories and continues to make headway in gaining FOU a “genuine reason” status in NSW.