Latest News from SSAA NSW

Jul
11
The draft Firearms Regulation 2017 and draft Weapons Prohibition Regulation 2017 have been released for public consultation. The closing date for submissions is 5pm on Monday 31 July 2017.SSAA NSW will be lodging a submission and we encourage all members to also submit their own response – the more voices the more effective we can be.Ideally, we’d like to include points of concern raised by members to maximise our response to the drafts.So, members a...
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Jun
28
The Inaugural BGR Club Event at Silverdale is just under a fortnight away – Saturday, 8 July, 2017, commencing at 9.00am. So, those of you who may have the opportunity to attend, please write yourselves a reminder of the date, and plan accordingly! Due to the Range Calibre restrictions at Silverdale, we are essentially limited to Group One Firearms only, so, we will plan to run the Group One Course of Fire, as detailed at 5.7.1, page 12 of the BGR Rulebook, 2016 No.4, as detailed below:...
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May
17
We all know that the issue is illegal firearms and the criminals that use them to commit crime – this has been SSAA NSW’s mantra for years. We’ve also been calling for the Government to commit more resources to frontline police and border forces to address this issue and get illegal  firearms off the streets and out of the community. The farce that is the NFA and the Adler fiasco have done nothing but further restrict law abiding firearms owners – criminals by their very nature don’t abide by the law. It’s time for the Government t...
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May
11
SSAA NSW Urbenville/Woodenbong Branch was a recipient when, to mark National Volunteer Week from 8 May, Federal Member of Parliament Barnaby Joyce distributed Australian Government grants to 50 volunteer organisations throughout his New England electorate. SSAA NSW Urbenville/Woodenbong Branch President Brendan Fletcher says the $5,000 grant will go towards updating computer and electronic equipment at the range, including audio and video facilities, and construction...
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Apr
19
It's the person, not the gun   Read SSAA NSW Goulburn Branch President Ken Kenchington's response in the Goulburn Post http://www.goulburnpost.com.au/story/4590623/its-the-person-not-the-gun/ to public perception of firearm ownership. Ken points out that respect for firearms and other people is essential, and invites first-timers to try their skill at shooting at the club's Try Shooting Day on Sunday 23 April, Goulburn Rifle Range on Rifle Range Road, from 1pm.  Unlicensed shooters 12 years and over can test their skills using a .22 cali...
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