SSAA-LA cuts through the media hysteria with facts and celebrates the successes of our sport so far. We explain why governments targeting the law-abiding firearm owner through methods such as bullet profiling isn’t reducing crime and why the SSAA has a seat at the table for future firearms legislation discussions. In new product news, Con Kapralos reviews the Sako Model 85 Synthetic Black soft-touch synthetic-stocked rifle in .308 Winchester calibre and Neil Wheatley tests the Wildcat Synthetic .22-calibre precharged pneumatic air rifle by FX Airguns. Lionel Swift investigates the historic gunshops of Ballarat, Darren Marks relives a childhood fantasy with the Daisy Red Ryder BB gun and Dave Burgess recaptures his youth by restoring an FN .22 single-shot rifle. Daniel O’Dea also reports on the latest and greatest from this year’s US SHOT Show in Las Vegas.