Dec
13
In February of this year the Natural Resources Commission submitted its final report on the National Parks & Wildlife Service Supplementary Pest Control trial. After much anticipation the report has finally been publicly released and is available to view here http://www.nrc.nsw.gov.au/supplementary-pest-control.  ...
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Oct
31
Following SSAA NSW’s participation in the Q&A episode that aired on Monday 16 October, The Conversation FactCheck looked at the question ‘Did Government buybacks reduce the number of gun deaths in Australia?’SSAA NSW had the opportunity to respond and provide further comment to substantiate our assertion that the government funded buy-backs in 1996 and 2003 had no effect in reducing the number of firearms deaths (see Response #1 below).The FactCheck response can be found here.  Despit...
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Oct
17
SSAA NSW participated in the Q&A program which aired on the ABC Monday night.  The anti-gun bias of the host Tony Jones was evident and panel member Tim Fischer seemed affronted when the validity of the Howard gun laws was questioned by SSAA NSW.  Senator Bridget Mackenzie, a long-time supporter of firearms owners, was the lone pro-firearm panel member. Prior to the show, all audience members are asked to submit questions, producers then select a limited number of questions (6 -10) and th...
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Oct
12
The NSW Greens’ latest call for further restrictions in the form of limits on firearms ownership is another attempt to demonise the state’s 220,000 licensed law-abiding firearm owners.Recent articles published by ABC News and the Illawarra Mercury highlight the Greens bias agenda and willing disregard for facts; they fail to acknowledge that every single legal firearm owned by people who have successfully completed the licensing process is registered; has been pre-approved for ownership by t...
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Oct
11
There’s current speculation about the introduction of a general hunting licence for all feral animals on private land.SSAA NSW strongly opposes the introduction of more red tape and yet more burden on recreational hunters.In fact, we are on public record supporting the removal of the G Licence, which is required to hunt deer on private property.  Our members were frustrated and dissatisfied with the introduction of this as part of the Game and Feral Animal Control Act 2002.  The Act forced t...
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Oct
9
For the upcoming by-elections SSAA NSW will be providing our support to pro-firearms and pro-SSAA candidates by way of a print and online media campaign. Voters with a firearms licence need to be aware of the views of potential candidates so they can make a fully informed decision when casting their vote at the ballot box.As the State’s largest shooting body, our role is to inform our 58,000 members and other law-abid...
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Sep
29
SSAA NSW was interviewed by ABC journalist Penny Timms yesterday to discuss the current firearms amnesty and the ways to address the issue of illegal firearms. Penny participated in a Try Shooting session which provided a firsthand experience of the P650 process as well as the chance to fire a rifle under the one on one instruction of Mitch Newbery.During the interview we discussed the amnesty, and that whilst it provides an opportunity for the law abiding members of the community to register or...
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Sep
9
  After 8½ years as President of SSAA NSW, Paul McNabb has decided to retire. The SSAA NSW Board has appointed Board Member Lance Miller to fill the casual vacancy until the 2018 SSAA NSW Annual General Meeting. During Paul’s time as President the various Boards have taken SSAA NSW to a new level of growth and professionalism; the Board was tasked with developing innovative ideas, strategic plans, range ad...
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