DRAFT REGULATIONS FOR COMMENT: FIREARMS REGULATION 2017 & WEAPONS PROHIBITION REGULATION 2017


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 are also encouraged to provide commentary back to SSAA NSW for inclusion in our submission.
We will need these by close of business next Monday 17 July 2017 and they should be emailed to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

One issue to note is that we were extremely successful in getting bi-partisan support for the removal of mandatory longarms attendances as part of the initial round of input into the Regulation Review; this included support from industry and regulatory representatives.

The authors of the draft Regulation have ignored this, despite the industry and regulatory support, and ultimately not taken this into account for the draft; so it’s important that we continue to advocate for this very reasonable position.

Multiple responses to these reviews are vital to show that SSAA NSW is not a lone voice – to be effective everyone has to play their part.
We need to make the decision makers genuinely concerned about the views of the 200,000 law abiding firearms owners in New South Wales.

Please click on the following links for the:

There is no set format for submissions if you wish to make comments.  Only comments relating to the Draft Regulations can be considered.  If you wish to keep your comments private, please mark your submission as confidential.

Submissions can be made by email or post, however, posted submission must reach the Office for Police by the close of the submission date.  Email is the preferred option.

Email:
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Post:
Firearms Submissions
Office for Police, Department of Justice
GPO Box 5434
SYDNEY  NSW  2001

Submissions must be received no later than 5.00pm Monday 31 July 2017.

Copies of all documents are also available on the Department of Justice website:
http://www.justice.nsw.gov.au/justicepolicy/Pages/lpclrd/lpclrd_consultation/proposed-firearms-and-weapons-prohibition-regulation-2017.aspx

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