SSAA National at the United Nations
SSAA National President Bob Green is currently in the United States as a representative of the Australian Government Delegation to the United Nations Fourth Biennial Meeting of States to Consider the Implementation of the Programme of Action to Prevent, Combat and Eradicate the Illicit Trade in Small Arms and Light Weapons in All Its Aspects.
Firearm fact sheets for members
In other news, the SSAA recently met with the Australian Customs and Border Protection Service and was provided with various fact sheets to assist members with importing and exporting firearms. Some of the fact sheets include:
- Importing Category A and B Firearms: This fact sheet discusses air rifle or soft air rifles, rimfire rifles other than self-loaders, single-shot and double-barrel centrefire rifles and shotguns, muzzleloading firearms, repeating action centrefire rifles, break-action shotgun/rifle combination firearms, and lever-action and repeating bolt-action shotguns.
- Importing Category C Firearms: This concerns original and modified self-loading rimfire rifles with or without a firearm magazine of a capacity no greater than 10 rounds, self-loading shotguns with or without a firearm of a capacity of no greater than five rounds (restricted Category C), and pump-action repeating shotguns with or without a magazine of a capacity no greater than five rounds (restricted Category C).
- Importing Handguns: This discusses the importation of single-shot handguns, semi-automatic handguns, black powder handguns, and revolvers and their associated ammunition for competition target shooting purposes.
- Importing Self-Loading, Pump-Action and Automatic Firearms: This concerns self-loading centrefire rifles, self-loading rimfire rifles fitted with a magazine of a capacity greater than 10 rounds, self-loading shotguns fitted with a magazine of a capacity greater than five rounds, and pump-action repeating shotguns fitted with a magazine of a capacity greater than five rounds.
- Importing Firearm Replicas: This includes the importation of copies, reproductions, ornaments, arcade and computer game controllers, and other items that have the appearance of a firearm, can reasonably be taken to be a firearm, but are not capable of discharging a projectile of any type. This does not include deactivated firearms.
- Importing Ammunition and Firearm Magazines: This fact sheet discusses ammunition and ammunition components, including rounds, bullets, cartridges, pellets, ball, shot, casings, primers, paintball markers and more, as well as magazines and interchangeable magazines.
- Importing Firearm Parts and Accessories: This concerns the importation of firearm parts including frames, barrels, breech bolts, blocks, trigger mechanisms, receivers, gas pistons, friction assemblies and action bars - anything other than a complete firearm.
These fact sheets were current at the time of access and are available for the interest of SSAA members at www.ssaa.org.au/research-archive as well as from the Customs website at www.customs.gov.au/site/page4372.asp