By the time members receive this magazine, the results of the Federal Election will have started to flow through. At time of writing, the race is tight and predicting an outcome is near impossible. To stay on top of the results and what it means for our recreation, make sure you visit our website, Facebook page and subscribe to our email updates. As always, we will bring you comprehensive coverage of the outcome and path forward in the next magazine.
While our SSAA Legislative Action (SSAA-LA) department has been busy working on Federal Election issues, the SSAA has been full of activity generally with numerous projects on the go at the same time. I was privileged to receive an invitation to represent the SSAA at the 20th anniversary meeting of our New Zealand counterparts, the Council of Licenced Firearms Owners (COLFO). I took the opportunity to strengthen our ties with our neighbours as we continue to share our research and ideas, while working together on similar issues both we and our fellow New Zealand sporting shooters and hunters face. This partnership was reinforced in recent times with the signing of a memorandum of understanding (MoU), which has since seen our working relationship increase for the benefit of both parties.
Also on the international front, I am pleased to announce we have formalised our affiliation with the International Handgun Metallic Silhouette Association (IHMSA), a discipline that many of our pistol members enjoy participating in. We are currently waiting to hear about the successes of our team who have travelled...