SSAA National’s response to a global push to introduce marking standards for individual ammunition cases has been forwarded to our World Forum on Shooting Activities (WFSA) associates. The United Nations Institute for Disarmament Research (UNIDIR) released a discussion paper to investigate the feasibility of marking small calibre ammunition earlier this year. The WFSA represents its hunting, shooting and industry member organisations from around the world on the international stage, with SSAA National being one of its founding members.
The UNIDIR paper was discussed as part of the second substantiative session of the Open-Ended Working Group on Conventional Ammunition held in August. The OEWG has now met twice as it seeks to elaborate on a set of political commitments as a new global framework which will address existing gaps in through-life ammunition management. The third session for this group is set for February of next year.
The SSAA official response to the UNIDIR paper and its concept of ammunition marking has been provided to the Australian Department of Home Affairs. If you’d like to learn more about the Association’s official response, visit the SSAA National website.