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Discussion in 'Security' started by swamp rat, Sep 19, 2017.

  1. Keith

    Keith Moderator Staff Member

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    Some quick background: The government have always been anti-gun, but when the Tasmanian massacre happenned, certain firearms were banned & confiscated. Many people still think this shooting massacre was in fact orchestrated by the government so they could confiscate our guns. The rifle used in this massacre came from the police department, its serial number was registered as one of the guns someone had handed in earlier!

    Full automatic rifles are totally banned. Semi-autos are banned unless you have a special commercial meat shooters permit. Pump action guns & rifles are totally banned. Handguns are only available on an H class licence & can only be used on a registered pistol club range. The H class licence is only issued to registered pistol club members. At present there are five licence categories, A,B,C, D, & H.

    What are the licence categories are available to licence holders in NSW? Category A, B, C, D, H, Firearms Collector and Firearms Dealer. What firearms are applicable to a Category A firearms licence? * Air rifles. * Rimfire rifles (other than self-loading). * Shotguns (other than pump action or self-loading). * Shotgun/rimfire combinations. All prohibited firearms are excluded from this licence category. Prohibited firearms are listed in Schedule 1 of the Firearms Act 1996. What firearms are applicable to a Category B firearms licence? * Muzzle-loading firearms (other than pistols). * Centre-fire rifles (other than self-loading). * Shotgun/centre-fire rifle combinations. All prohibited firearms are excluded from this licence category. Prohibited firearms are listed in Schedule 1 of the Firearms Act 1996. What firearms are applicable to a Category C firearms licence? * Self-loading rimfire rifles with a magazine capacity of no more than 10 rounds. * Self-loading shotguns with a magazine capacity of no more than 5 rounds. * Pump action shotguns with a magazine capacity of no more than 5 rounds. These firearms are prohibited except for limited purposes. Some firearms, specifically those adapted for military purposes, are excluded under all circumstances from this licence category. What firearms are applicable to a Category D firearms licence? * Self-loading centre-fire rifles. * Self-loading rimfire rifles with a magazine capacity of more than 10 rounds. * Self-loading shotguns with a magazine capacity of more than 5 rounds. * Pump action shotguns with a magazine capacity of more than 5 rounds. * Any firearms to which a Category C licence applies. These firearms are prohibited except for official purposes. Some firearms, specifically those adapted for military purposes, are excluded under all circumstances from this licence category. What firearms are applicable to a Category H firearms licence? * Pistols (including blank fire pistols and air pistols). Prohibited firearms are excluded from this licence category. Prohibited pistols are not authorised for Sport/Target shooters. Are there restrictions on the types of firearms allowed for each genuine reason? Yes. There are restrictions on the category of licence, and therefore types of firearms, allowed for each genuine reason. See each individual genuine reason FACT Sheet for restrictions on licence category and types of firearms authorised for each genuine reason. Also, see the Genuine Reason Table available on the Licence and Genuine page. Are there restrictions on what the firearms can be used for? Yes. Firearms may only be used in connection with the purpose established by the person as being the genuine reason for possessing or using the firearm - sections 7 & 7A of the Firearms Act 1996. For example, if you have category A & B firearms for the sole genuine reason of Sport / Target shooting, you cannot use those firearms for any other purpose.

    What about imitation firearms? Imitation firearms are defined in section 4D of the Firearms Act 1996. A person must obtain a firearms permit to possess or use imitation firearms. For more information on imitation firearms, see the FACT Sheet 'Imitation Firearms Permit' available on the Firearms Permit page on the Firearms Registry Internet site. Are there any restrictions on the number or type of firearms able to be acquired? Yes. There are restrictions on the acquisition of handguns for Probationary Pistol Licence holders. No Permits to Acquire a Handgun will be issued for the first six months of the probationary pistol licence. Only two Permits to Acquire will be issued in the second six months of the probationary pistol licence. As a Probationary Pistol Licence holder you may have a combination of any two handguns, with the exception that you must not possess a centrefire and a rimfire pistol at the same time, within the second six months. Are there restrictions on a category C licence? Yes. The number of firearms authorised under a Category C licence issued to a primary producer are limited to: * No more than one registered self-loading rimfire rifle with a magazine capacity of no more than 10 rounds, and * No more than one registered shotgun. Consideration may be given to increasing the number of firearms authorised under this licence, if a special need exists, and has been established to the satisfaction of the Commissioner. The special need could be the size of the rural property or because your activities involve more than one rural property. Are there restrictions on a category D licence? Yes. The number of firearms authorised under a Category D licence issued to a primary producer, (or a person who is the owner, lessee or manager of land used for primary production) and who is participating in an authorised campaign under the VPAC genuine reason, is restricted to one only.

    I am a land owner, but not a primary producer.
    Keith.
     
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  2. Keith

    Keith Moderator Staff Member

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    People are not always what they seem. I had a problem one time with a couple of druggies who lived up the track a ways. I had been shooting this pack of feral dogs killing stock in the area. Two of their dogs went missing & they blamed me & came to sort me out. For some reason or other they called on a local bikie gang first, perhaps to get some intell, I don't know, but apparently they scared the hell out of this bikie gang. Next they came to my place, they were on motorcycle trail bikes. I was not at home, neither fortunately were my family (our vehicle had broken down & I had borrowed a local farmer's truck to go get some parts to fix it). They broke into my shed & stole my chainsaw.

    I informed the police & they sent an officer out to investigate, the druggies scared him off too & he dropped in on us to tell us to stay away from them as they were dangerous! I figured I had done all that lawfully could be done, but obviously I could not let this slide. So I took care of it myself. They left the area & never came back. Sometimes a bikie gang & the police combined are just not enough, never underestimate how violent, intimidating & nasty some people can be.
    PS. I figured that two druggies high on dope would not be able to take my chainsaw far on a motorcycle, so I tracked their movements through the forest, first on their bikes, then they went on foot. I found the chainsaw hidden not far from the boundary fence. Obviously they intended to come back later & pick it up.
    Keith.
     
  3. lonewolf

    lonewolf Administrator Staff Member

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    some years ago there was a family of thieves and burglars that moved into a small town about 13 miles north of here, the locals put up with it for so long, then one morning some of the locals caught the ringleader and hung him out of a upstairs window by his feet, he was told in no uncertain terms to "leave this town, and leave NOW", he and his family left the town that morning and were never seen there again!!:lol:
     
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    ystranc Well-Known Member

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    The Tony Martin arrest and prosecution was purely because his actions were considered to be premeditated. He had threatened to shoot any burglars in conversation beforehand. You are entitled to defend yourself from violence by RESPONDING with proportionate violence. If you are in immediate fear for your life or the life of another you may RESPOND with deadly force in an act of self defense. You must stop as soon as your attacker no longer poses a threat and there must have been no premeditation of violence on your part.
     
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    lonewolf Administrator Staff Member

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    okay thanks, never had it explained that well and so succinct before!