In the December edition of the NSW Shooter, SSAA NSW has published its position on NSW Firearms Laws and makes it clear that firearms legislation must be evidence based, not onerous on law-abiding firearms owners and effective in reducing illegal firearms.
It’s also important to reiterate that SSAA NSW does not, and has never supported re-classification. In the NSW Shooter President Paul McNabb states that "SSAA NSW does not support re-categorisation of the Adler A110 shotgun, or re-categorisation of any firearms if it results in further restricting access." He also states that "SSAA NSW continues to strongly argue that there is NO case for change, NO evidence, NO facts and NO statistics."
SSAA NSW has been advocating quite strongly against the re-classification in numerous meetings and at every opportunity that we can put this position forward. We will continue to proactively push this position at every occasion.
SSAA National has also been a strong advocate against re-classification and has released a statement today.
Claims to the contrary by others are misleading, untruthful and disappointing.
SSAA NSW supported Police Minister Troy Grant for being the only Police Minister to publicly take a pro-shooter stance over the past 12 months. He has publicly stated on more than one occasion that the issue is illegal firearms and criminals and not licensed firearms owners, as well as insisting that firearms laws need to be based on proven statistics and tested facts at a meeting of Police ministers to discuss the NFA review.
SSAA NSW encourages all members to write to their local state and federal members of parliament to put forward their disappointment with the recent decision and the need for firearms laws to be evidence based, not onerous on law abiding firearms owners and is effective in reducing illegal firearms and gun crime. Members should visit the Action Centre on the SSAA NSW website for the contact details of their local state MP.