SSAA National calls for status quo to remain in Adler debate

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 changes to the current legislation, including upward categorisation, that is not based on scientific evidence and facts, and does not bring any further public safety benefit, will not be supported by the SSAA.
It should be remembered that only 3 per cent of firearms stolen from licensed firearm owners are subsequently used to commit a crime, and there has been no recorded incident of a lever-action used to commit a crime in recent times.
The SSAA will continue to actively lobby our legislators and remind the media that the licensed firearm owner should not be punished by overzealous changes, especially if the changes are based on ‘what if’ scenarios.

The SSAA will also continue to encourage authorities to focus their time and precious resources capturing illegal firearms used by criminals, such as the unregistered and illegal firearm used in the Sydney Siege which was not recorded on any firearms database. The free flow of illicit firearms through our porous borders is a more pressing matter that needs urgent attention, not further restrictions on the country’s lawful firearm owners.

Article originally posted on SSAA National Website on 16 July 2015

Update on Lever Action Shotuns

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 within their jurisdiction.

SSAA NSW has been regularly liaising with the NSW Firearms Registry on this issue and along with SSAA National and other SSAA state & territory bodies has been representing our member’s concerns.

We will continue to keep you updated on this issue.

Paul McNabb
SSAA NSW President

Collectors Meeting - Monday 3 August 2015

Collectors Meetings 2015 Calendar

Held at St Marys Indoor Shooting Centre on the first floor.

Monday 3 August 7pm – Show and Tell

It’s time for you, the Collector, to bring a piece of your collection to show off, whether it be your favourite firearm, accessory or collectable. (All pieces will be displayed and those members who would like to talk about their piece will be more than welcome)

Please note: the meetings are open to any current SSAA member; you don’t have to be a collector to attend. All juniors are welcome but must have adult supervision.

You must show your current SSAA membership card on entry.

Any further queries please contact Richard on 4777 4524.

SSAA NSW President confirms lever action rifles NOT under review

SSAA NSW President Paul McNabb confirms with the NSW Firearm’s Registry that Lever Action Rifles not under review.

The SSAA NSW office has been inundated with phone calls, faxes and emails concerning rumours affecting Category A&B lever-action rifles.

To put these rumours to rest, I contacted Mr “Bluey” Lyons, Director of the NSW Firearms Registry. Bluey advised that due to the Martin Place siege, various Australian jurisdictions are reviewing the National Firearms Agreement (NFA). It is believed that the NFA needs modernizing to accommodate the latest emerging technologies in all categories of firearms.

Recently, there have been concerns regarding a new proposed lever-action shotgun. However, Bluey made it quite clear that the NSW Firearms Registry has no concerns regarding the existing Category A & B lever-action rifles.

Once again, I very much appreciate the co-operation from Bluey Lyons regarding one of our most popular firearms and disciplines. As I pointed out at the recent SSAA NSW AGM, the team at the NSW Firearms Registry is there to work with Shooters to ensure the on-going safety and viability of the sport.

To read the SSAA National President's announcement on lever-action firearms click here.

2015 SSAA NSW 5-Stand State Titles

2015 SSAA NSW 5-Stand State Titles

Hosted by SSAA ACT at Majura Park Gun Club

Turn off the Federal Hwy, Nth of Canberra onto Majura Rd, then left onto Hector McIntosh Grove Rd (the road marked GUN CLUBS) and travel about 1km along this road past the other clubs. Please check the website for club information and location details


16th May at 10:30am – 100 targets

17th May at 9-00am - 100 targets

200 targets over two days on two layouts

SSAA (NSW) 5-Stand State Champion
SSAA (NSW) Medallions & prizes O/A, 1st,2nd, 3rd each grade/category
Sash & medallion O/A State Champion (SSAA members only)
Selection of the 2015 SSAA NSW Shotgun Team
SSAA 5-Stand Rules

Nominations: Open: $130, Ladies/Veterans - $110 and Juniors - $65

Grades: Open AA, A, B, C
Other: Junior (U15yrs) & (U18yrs), Ladies, Veterans (60+yrs)
Proof of age may be required.

Competitors without a SSAA 5-Stand grade will be graded at the end of the first day.

State Shotgun Discipline Meeting after Saturday's competition
Canteen available all weekend
Camping available at the club with toilets & shower available.

ACTA & F & G members welcome

Further information:

Joe Thaller: 0418 625147, Greg All: 0409 444955 or David Whiteman: 0401 695187

SSAA Shotgun Info:

The Organising Committee reserves the right to alter the program.

Download SSAA NSW Standard Branch Constitution here

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