"no valid reason why handguns greater than 38 calibre should be restricted for use in practical shooting competition". You think that it stupid, did you know that muzzle-loading pistols are restricted?! I can own an antique flintlock but it is illegal for me to shoot it?! (actually the legislation uses the word "use" instead of "shoot", so any police officer can interpret this in any way they wish!!! And we the shooting community in the whole of Australia allowed this to happen why???