Discussion in 'Other Toys/Hobbies' started by SgtCaboose, Jul 13, 2009.
So whats the current deal with firearms in Australia?
Are they still Satan's reincarante?
i say you put something along the lines of mass murdering people and see what it comes back as
I'd say professional hunters / land owners/ farmers/ target shooters would have an easier time to get a firearm othe rthen domwe random who states they jsut wan to shoot crap..... tho you need to have a gun safe these days aswell I believe, not to mention if you have any crimnal convictions you are stuffed too
Guns are tools, not toys.
If you want to experience different weapons, join a shooting club and use them in a controlled environment (plus some ranges allow you to store your weapons there).
If you have a property, under use put that you wish to use it for pest control on your farm/property, and target shooting. Join a club, and go to a range every now and then too. It's a lot of fun...
According to your pprofile you live in QLD so I would check out this website.
Yes, guns are pure evil.
to purchase a firearm in QLD, you need a QLD Weapons Act License and a permit to aquire.
To get a firearms license, you need a "legitimate" reason and to have completed an approved safety course within the last six months.
Generally, legitimate reasons are :
Sports shooting - competition shooting / target shooting (join an organisation such as SSAA)
Recreational shooting - hunting
If you are a primary producer, you may be eligable for a primary production license if you have a pretty severe vermin problem which you cannot solve via baiting or another method.
Once you have your license, you then need to apply for a permit to aquire for a specific firearm (ie put a deposit down on one, get the serial number and license holder's details). your initial PTA will take 28 or so days to process.
Once you get your PTA, you can then get the firearm transferred to your license.
check out the following:
If you want to shoot for leisure some states require you to be a member of a shooting association or club. Go to a local shooting range and join up, they will give you all the assistance you need.
I listed mine as "Vermin Control"
Foxes/snakes to protect livestock and persons.
+1 for this
just call the DSE and get a permit to hunt vermin in australia. it cvosts like $13 and it comes in the mail, you attach that to your application and you're done.
there are no requirments to get one either, very easy!
That's like saying cars are tools, not toys.
I want to purchase a weapon becasue my 'local' range is over an hours drive away. And I am not driving an hour for something I could do in my own residence.
Besides, shooting clubs cost shitloads. I have been to many, here and overseas, and they all overcharge heavily compared to owning/operating a weapon yourself.
Before I get "BUT THEY HAVE TO LICENCE AND SAFTETY AND OMFGZZZZZZ" stfu, it costs way more than is reasonable, I am sure they aren't making a huge profit, but it still costs too much.
As for licensing, I could easily say it is for 'vermin'. I have a few rats around in the winter and I am on over 30 acres. Thanks for the info
reading this thread
I'm guessing you're not the actual land owner of this "property" so....
You'll have to get permission from the land owner to show as well when applying for your licence too.
Back in the States, I used to do something called IPSC.
Is it possible to get something like a 9mm CZ75 with 10-round magazines in NSW?
I'd like to take the sport up again.
9mm is legal since it's less than .38 and 10 round mags are the limit for civilians here so you shouldn't have a problem getting one of those guns.
There is a lot of paper work involved in getting a firearm permit. It's way more than filling out a form and getting a gun. You can have vermin control as a legit reason, but there is a chance you might get denied depending on your situation. The best way would be to sign up at a shooting club. They give you all the forms you need, and you won't get denied a permit to aquire if you are a member of the club. Note that some clubs require you to attend a certain amount of sessions before they give you the forms for the permit to aquire, so it can take a couple of months from signing up to a club and actually owning a gun.
If you want a handgun, a shooting club is really the only way since you need to do a firearms safety session, well at least here in NSW. Shooting clubs aren't that expensive, most are around 100 something a year so I recommend finding one and joining.
Also when you finally get your permit to acquire, you need to get a gun safe. You have to bolt the safe to the wall so you might want to check on that if you are renting. You gotta get a cop to inspect it as well, so you're not gonna get away with not having a safe.
Unfortunately the last time I looked it cost like $400-500 a year membership for one of the ranges here in Melbourne. That's 10x the cost of my gun club membership in Austria. Not to mention joining the gun club doesn't give you access to the guns you actually want to shoot. Fuck paying $500 a year to shoot some shitty revolver. Not to mention the 6mth+ wait from signing up to gun club to being allowed to own a gun.
OP: need to look up your specific state laws but I could imagine if you live on a farm/big property, you'd just need to cite pest control (foxes, possums) as a reason for the gun. Not sure if you need a gunsmith licence and locker as well though.
Even if it's over an hour away, driving there maybe once a month wouldn't be a bad idea to get your permit. If I were you, I would try to apply for the vermin control, and if you get denied, apply at the club.
My local range hires out rifles and shotguns. they are all in crap condition and have real maintenance issues. I hate my local range
If you can prove it, you could end up getting a semi-automatic rifle like a 10/22, they are heaps of fun and cheap to feed.
vermin control & sports shooting.
sign up with the SSAA.
In NSW, if you're a club shooter, you need to attend X meets a year - which is a pita.
Parents, no issue there.
I guess I will have a further look into it. I plan to move interstate soon-ish anyway so I might end up near a shooting range.
Do you mean the one near the gateway m'way?
Since being in QLD I've wanted to get my licence up here and I was looking around to find a local range. I was thinking of going to the one out at Belmont there, and checking it out.