We are already a third of the way through the year and while our recreation has faced some political challenges, there is no doubt that sports shooting and recreational hunting is in a strong position. Participation rates are at an all-time high, the product range for firearm enthusiasts provides value for money and the local industry in Australia continues to grow.
Your SSAA is also expanding - so much so that the National Office that accommodates our dedicated Media & Publications, Wildlife Programs and SSAA Legislative Action departments has recently relocated to larger premises. Moving from a small, cramped facility to the new office will enable us to increase our services, including the ability to house our own video production unit, along with hosting meetings internally. This will save the Association money in the long run while providing our members with further benefits.
Our expansion comes at a time when the Federal Government quietly released an updated National Firearms Agreement (NFA), following what only can be described as a disingenuous review process. Sign up to our SSAA-LA email updates and Facebook page to receive the latest factual information in real time.
To utilise our 180,000-plus members in responding to the new NFA and to aid our lobbying efforts, we encourage those concerned with the process and outcomes to contact their local and federal member directly. In addition to this, I...