State Government moves to reclassify lever-action shotguns

The opposition has kindly drawn our attention to a bill in state parliament which contains some changes to our Firearms Act, namely:
1. reclassification of lever-action shotguns, as per the fight over the NFA last year;
2. removal of addresses from our licences (which we were anticipating); and
3. change of definition of firearm trafficking to 2 or more unregistered firearms.
The opposition has requested advice from us on this by next Monday. Fortunately we have an executive meeting this week, so will be responding.
If you’re interested in checking the bill and associated explanatory memorandum yourself, feel free to check them out by clicking this link.  The changes are at Part 6 of the bill.

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