Like all retailers, our gun shops are now suffering the same erosion of their business by internet buying and the hunt for something cheaper.

To serve our sport, gun shops have to have premises, staff, and they pay taxes, including GST. They also have to maintain registers, pay licensing fees and undergo regular inspections, none of which applies to internet sellers. Their shops hold a continuous supply of sporting needs and all that stock doesn’t come cheap.

A cheap internet buy may give you short term gain but cumulatively may deny you the convenience, service and warranties of your local supplier.

We don’t have many gun shops left and any closure is a tragedy for our sport.

Support the shops that supply your sport. We’d be lost without them.

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