May
19
Last week we were thrilled to host a group of NSW State MPs for our first Pollie Try Shooting event! Stephen Bromhead (Myall Lakes – Nationals), Steph Cooke (Cootamundra – Nationals), Phil Donato (Orange – SFFP), Austin Evans (Murray - Nationals), Andrew Fraser (Coffs Harbour – Nationals), Michael Johnsen (Upper Hunter – Nationals) and Bronnie Taylor (MLC – Nationals) visited the St Marys Indoor Shooting Centre.  To kick off our visitors were given a tour of the Centre, then over l...
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May
16
The Sporting Shooters Association of Australia (NSW) Inc. “SSAA NSW” has welcomed the NSW Police Minister’s announcement of another firearm amnesty which will run from 1 July to 30 September. SSAA NSW Executive Director Diana Melham said this amnesty is the result of extensive lobbying by SSAA NSW and other shooting bodies and a fitting response following last year’s amnesty. “We have been calling on the NSW Government to implement a permanent amnesty for some time now and it is plea...
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May
15
We write in response to various comments that have been made regarding the tragic incident in Western Australia that involved the shooting deaths of several members of a family in the Margaret River area.   Like the rest of the Australian community, our thoughts and prayers are with everyone affected by this tragic event. We note that family members of those involved in the tragedy have respectfully asked that people don’t speculate on the circumstances surrounding the event, and we intend...
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Apr
24
SSAA NSW welcomes the NSW Government’s decision to continue the Supplementary Pest Control (SPC) program.  This decision is in line with the recommendations of the Natural Resources Commission (NRC).  The NRC provided its final evaluation report to Government in 2017 in which it recommended that the SPC program continue and be expanded beyond the trial phase.   The final report concluded that volunteer ground shooting has the potential to be an effective supplementary pest control techni...
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Apr
10
The Sporting Shooters Association of Australia (NSW) Inc. “SSAA NSW” has slammed Gun Control Australia “GCA” for withholding a report which GCA claims supports their latest statements about firearm theft in NSW*.  SSAA NSW Executive Director Diana Melham said the failure of GCA to so far make their report available implies that GCA has plenty to hide with their claims.  “GCA claims that 27,000 firearms were stolen between 2007 and 2017, but their report is not publicly available as...
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Mar
2
SSAA NSW will strenuously correct the record for misleading statements from high profile/vocal individuals and/or mainstream media and inform members of our actions. Shooters Fishers & Farmers Party (SFFP) elected representative Robert Borsak MLC has posted on Facebook yet another public attack on SSAA NSW – this one on 22 February 2018. Is this the kind of conduct we, as law abi...
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Feb
28
It's that time of year again when SSAA NSW holds the annual 5 Stand State Titles! This year we head down to pay a visit to Hay branch, with the competition starting at 9:30am each day. Nominations are being accepted for Opens, Ladies/Veterans and Juniors. Entry fees are: Open - $130 Ladies/Veterans - $110 Juniors - $65 Grades: Open: AA, A, B, COther: Junior (U15yrs) & (U18yrs), Ladies, Veterans (60+yrs) Please remember that proof of age may be required. Competitors without a SSAA NSW 5...
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Feb
26
Firearms laws are again in the news after another criminal act resulted in a tragic school shooting in the United States. SSAA NSW sat down with the ABC to discuss the effect of firearms laws in Australia and their ineffectiveness in reducing gun crime, and we were vindicated in our stance. Have a listen by clicking here - the story starts at 5.36 minutes.
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