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Thread: Firearm License Laws

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    Firearm License Laws

    Just was wondering what the new firearm license Laws are. Is there any waiting list or anything like that?
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    I hope you like reading,because there is an awful lot of it......
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    Don't forget the "discussion " documents as well where they ask your opinion and ignore it.
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    There is an unofficial stand down period of 12 months.
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    Use enough gun

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    Quote Originally Posted by 40mm View Post
    There is an unofficial stand down period of 12 months.
    That's for renewal's. New licence unofficial stand down is more like 18
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    Not a stand-down or waiting period as such, but there is definitely a backlog of applications. You can expect a waiting time if 12-18 months, and the police don't seem too fussed to fix that anytime soon.

    If you are serious, get your application in as soon as possible, or consider taking up airgunning or archery.

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    Damn 18 months waiting. Well upcoming hunts are gonna be put off for a bit.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Reon Morrison View Post
    Damn 18 months waiting. Well upcoming hunts are gonna be put off for a bit.

    MAYBE 18 months, MAYBE less.
    ‘Many of my bullets have died in vain’

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    maybe more...and if you were naughty,or even a typicle teenager and have had a few speeding tickets etc...well you might be shit out of luck at end of that 1-2year wait for answer...... and be VERY nice to your Mrs/partner...any sniff of domestic violence and you could be kissing goodbye to any shit show at all.
    I love this country but really worry for the direction it is heading.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Micky Duck View Post
    I love this country but really worry for the direction it is heading.
    Yeah ya right there Micky...scary!!
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    I hear from 1 month up to 18 months for first time applicants. Probably varies by location.
    I had my interview and safe inspection two weeks ago, and it was estimated to be a month for the licence from then. If that estimate holds out, it will have been 8 months for me.
    Two new vettors tagged along with the arms officer for the interview and safe inspection for training and all seemed like good sorts. So there is light at the end of the tunnel in terms of the pace being picked up, I think.
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    interesting thing that for renewal of dealers license this year, the number of pages to be filled out jumped from 2 to 30ish. they even want to know how much I am making by being a dealer in one one of the sections.

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    Quote Originally Posted by xring View Post
    interesting thing that for renewal of dealers license this year, the number of pages to be filled out jumped from 2 to 30ish. they even want to know how much I am making by being a dealer in one one of the sections.
    That's because they want to charge you a percentage of your income to cover the increased costs, and also to gauge how pi..ed off they can make you before you'll not bother renewing your license.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Micky Duck View Post
    maybe more...and if you were naughty,or even a typicle teenager and have had a few speeding tickets etc...well you might be shit out of luck at end of that 1-2year wait for answer...... and be VERY nice to your Mrs/partner...any sniff of domestic violence and you could be kissing goodbye to any shit show at all.
    I love this country but really worry for the direction it is heading.
    If you can afford to pay a psychiatrist to label you bipolar, and afford a QC in court, you can keep your license and arsenal despite having beaten your wife, and children, threatened someone with a firearm and having a road rage incident infront of police as well as speaking threateningly to anyone you find doesnt agree with you. Or so i hear...

 

 

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