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New Gun Laws leave successful Ipswich Club in Limbo

THE competitive future of an internationally successful Ipswich club is in limbo under the revised 2017 National Firearm Agreement (NFA). That is the view of Ipswich Pistol Club committee member and licence firearm instructor Scott Geelan, who is keen to receive further clarification on how the agreement will affect shooting clubs. “There are so many grey areas,” Geelan said. “There ...

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Firearms agreement hits wrong target: shooters

RECREATIONAL shooters have hit out at the State Government’s lack of consultation in adopting new provisions under the National Firearms Agreement. The Federal Government reviewed the NFA which was initially drawn up in 1996, making a number of changes which the Shooters Union of Queensland fear will increase regulation and restrict gun ownership. SUQ director Jan Linsley said the impacts ...

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Queensland sporting shooting clubs to close under National Firearms Agreement

Up to 80 per cent of Queensland’s sporting shooting clubs may be forced to close under the revised 2017 National Firearm Agreement (NFA) which requires people seeking firearm licences to belong to ‘approved clubs’, according to the Shooters Union Australia. Shooters Union Australia President Graham Park said the NFA, which the Labor Palaszczuk Government had signed up to, deemed ‘approved ...

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How effective can a gun amnesty be?

Gun Amnesty in Full Swing — But Why? On July 1, the government introduced the National Firearms Amnesty — a three-month program that will give Australians the chance to hand in unregistered firearms without consequence or cost. Australia is a different country now, but it’s important to remember: Over 18 years starting in the late 1970s, there were 13 mass shootings. ...

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Introducing the Optical Open Sight (OOS)

Of all the non-magnifying optical sighting systems the OOS could be both the simplest and the least known. A commercial version is presently produced and sold in the US. Named the SeeAll, most Australian shooters are not yet aware of it (as of late 2016) but could find a visit to the web site interesting. The OOS is so simple ...

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