Lindsay 2008-05-09 08:57:28
I think you’ll need a category A licence…?? BB’s would fall in the
category as paintball and airgun?
Bit stupid, aint it?
Linc 2008-05-09 09:01:17
not for much longer, it’ll start in victoria and then spread!!
Proposed Control of Weapons (Amendment) Regulation 2003
Proposed Control of Weapons (Search Powers) Regulation 2003
The Regulatory Impact Statement is here:
Seb 2008-05-09 11:17:10
BB guns that replicate any real model of firearm are illegal. Otherwise you
need a licence corresponding to the type of firearm it is…i.e. Air Pistol,
To own replica firearms in NSW under the prohibition act 1998 you must apply
for a permit.
Read a copy of the act here:
Also read above…”Replica Firearms – Why the Ban?”
I am currently applying for a prohibited wepons permit for imitation
firearms for the genuine reason of collection. The system is such a joke I
will probably denied.
My biggest concern is if I get the permit if it has storage restrictionslike
a regular collectors’ licence I’m stuffed. I rent so I can’t start
boltingthings to the floor, placing security bars on windows, re-enforcing
doors with steel, and placing bolts on my doors and windows.
Firearms ownership is only for the wealthy in this country.
Weisse wolfe 2008-05-09 11:17:11
You do need a Category A License.
I found this out when I was looking at Airsoft a while ago.
I hope this Clears things Up
Definition of GUN CONTROL: The belief that government with its great
wisdom and moral superiority can be trusted with a monopoly of deadly
Seb 2008-05-11 11:45:16
You are wrong. I have been researching this for ages. You need a category A
if you have totally unique looking long rifle. If you have a replica (e.g.
of a PSG1) its illegal. If you have a pistol, you need a category H. If you
have a BB shotgun you need a category B.
Not to mention, all airsoft arms must have a unique serial number and pass
I have even discussed this with a firearms solicitor (Terry Shulze). I am
preparing now to start a society for collectors or potential colelctors of
Seb 2008-05-11 11:45:17
MY friend you and I are in the same boat. To collect modern pistols you need
to be a member of a collectors’ society and have your licence endorsed by
them. You also need to meet expensive storage requirements. Not to mention,
you have to register them which means getting your fingerprints taken.
The only way to collect replica firearms is to get prohibited weapons permit
for imitation firearms. Under the Weapons Prohibition Act 1998 you can get
such a licence for the purpose of weapons collection. I’m assuming you will
have to be a member of a collectors’ society also but I don’t know for sure
as I only asked them to send me an application last week.
My understanding is that the storage requirements are less extreme also. I
rent so there is no way I canown a firearm in this country pretty much,
unless I store it at a central armoury which would defeat the purpose of