Latest News from SSAA NSW

Aug
28
SSAA NSW has adopted a ‘two-pronged’ approach in response to the current review of the National Firearms Agreement (NFA) which incorporates both State and National based elements. To date, information gleaned from the Government indicates that the review will focus on the technical elements of the NFA to ensure it remains current with ‘advancements in technology and changes in the firearms market’.  The NFA Revie...
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Jul
29
SSAA NSW is outraged at the announcement that the Federal Government has suspended the importation of the Adler A110 lever action shotgun. SSAA NSW believes the suspension rides rough shod over the National Firearms Agreement. The suspension is nothing less than an attack on SSAA members and law abiding firearms owners around Australia. SSAA NSW is frustrated that this decision was made without any prior consultation or review. This decision ignores the freedoms of more than 800,000 firearms licence holders and voters around Australia and pain...
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Jul
27
The SSAA is shocked by Prime Minister Tony Abbott's decision to temporarily ban the importation of the Adler lever-action shotgun. SSAA National have already talked to Justice Minister Keenan's Chief of Staff to express our displeasure, given that no consultation with shooting groups or the importer Nioa has taken place. SSAA National will be raising the issue in our meeting with the Attorney-General's office, and the Justice Minister again, within the fortnight. It is shocking that our parliamentarians are once again targeting the law-abiding...
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Jul
22
SSAA National is aware that the new import Adler lever-action shotgun is being discussed as part of the ongoing review into the National Firearms Agreement (NFA).More than 800,000 Australians have been approved by legislators and police, after passing stringent licensing requirements, to possess and use firearms for a range of valid and legitimate purposes.This includes firearms based on lever-action technology that has existed for over 150 years, and were clearly considered in the legislation that came out of the original NFA discussions.Any c...
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Jul
13
SSAA NSW has been advised that at a recent meeting of representatives from state & territory Firearms Registries, there was in principle agreement that lever action shotguns will be categorised as follows: shotguns with magazines that hold 5 shots and under will be category B, and shotguns with magazines that hold more than 5 shots will be classified as category D. There was no indication that there would be changes to any other firearm classifications.Individual states & territories will determine how this will be implemented wi...
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