Originally posted by Pilgrum
reply to post by Grimpachi
You can have an air rifle (being a single shot weapon) but it's subject to the same regulations as rifles IE member of a registered shooting club /
you do not have to be a member of a club to hold a rifle liscence. being a member of a club is only mandatory in the case of holding a pistol
How easy is it to get a gun liscence in Australia? id say prettyb darn easy IMO.
You sit a test that goes for two hours and is multiple choice. pretty straight forward and common sense questions.
once passed you take that certificate and the rifle liscence application and go to the local DSE offices, which stands for the Department of
Sustainability and Environment. Hand over $20 and get a permit to shoot feral pests on crown land.
Take all the aquired paperwork and go to the post office and pay for your application, your 100 points of ID must be shown, take a passport photo for
your liscence and send everything in to the Firearms Liscencing Department.
You might get your liscence back annywhere between 2 to 5 months.
Then to purchase your 1st rifle you get a 28 day cooling off period, none needed for any purchases after that.
Whyy would you need a rifle in suburbia here in OZ?
If you joint the SSAA - Sporting Shooters Association of Australia, not only do you get insurance cover for any firearms related mishaps or incidents
that may resullt in court cases but if you complete their Pest Management Courses you will go on a list where you get called out to take care of pest
eradication programs on the outskirts of suburbia.
Ive been involved in many kangaroo culling programs just a couple kilometres past the urban fringes aswell as wild goat eradication programs.
There are many fox shoots that go own aswell as rabbit eradication programs.
regarding the aquisition of illegal firearms, if you know someone in the underworld they are obtainable, but why the average person would risk that is
our rules are fair and protect the sport of hunting and target shooting,
if your arguing the fact that you need an AR15 to keep the government in check via the second ammendment, you'd know that a successful sniper with a
10 shoot mag can demoralise a much larger number of opponents if he is skilled enough to remain hidden,,,,,,,,no need for AR15's as nice as they may
in a SHTF scenario, your not gonna give a damn about loosing your firearms liscence anyway are you?