For about two years I have been receiving obnoxious letters in the mail.
All the envelopes are addressed in scrawly, childlike handwriting, probably written by a right handed person using their left hand or vice versa. The letters themselves were either written in the same handwriting or composed of items cut from a newspaper. These were mostly words or letters but in one case comprised a picture of a woman’s genitals.
Letters have been addressed to my former office, my current office, my home and my post office box.
When they first began arriving the envelopes were addressed to me using a perverted misspelling of my name. More recently they have been addressed to Klink and reveal quite a lot about the sender.
The only people who call me Klink are certain members of the Shooters Party State Executive. This was confirmed by Robert Brown MLC, who wrote on the Shooters Party website forum on 22 March 2007 said, “There is at least one skunk out there (known in TSP circles as ‘Klink’) … ”
On 31 March 2007 Robert Brown wrote on the forum, “That’s the whole point Bob … there was an extraordinary meeting held. Klink, Whelan and a couple of other shitkickers showed up, turned the notices of motion into a debate on the level of support for the Sydney Branch Executive, and were soundly beaten.”
Another letter arrived shortly after the meeting Brown refers to. Several others have also arrived following events involving me and certain Shooters Party individuals.
Just recently, Peter Whelan (mentioned by Brown) and Jim Pirie have received letters from the same individual(s).
This is an illustration of how the Shooters Party treats its most significant former supporters.
Peter Whelan donated large sums of money and enlisted numerous people to help with the party’s campaign in 2003. He is a dedicated and passionate supporter of shooters rights and President of the lobby group CLASS.
Jim Pirie is the former Vice-Chairman of the Shooters Party and was its number one candidate in 1999. But for the ignorant incompetence of Brown and Tingle in negotiating preferences, he would have been elected to parliament. Jim was also heavily involved in the 2003 campaign, organising the manning of polling booths throughout much of country NSW.
I was the Shooters Party’s Chairman from 1999 to 2005 and ran the successful campaign in 2003. It is no exaggeration to say that Robert Brown would not be in parliament but for me. I was also heavily involved in the1999 campaign.
Numerous former supporters of the party are now treated as enemies by the current incumbents, including the guy who ran the successful 1995 campaign. Hate mail is just the tip of the iceberg.
The police have copies of the letters received by me (COPS event no E30625542) and by Jim Pirie (COPS event no E29821609).
Jim Pirie’s letters:
We’ll continue to post the letters here as they arrive.