The NSW Firearms Registry, currently under the control of an anti-shooter zealot, has lost a few rounds in the Administrative Decisions Tribunal.
It recently lost a case involving the Illawarra branch of SSAA in which the ADT overturned the Registry’s decision to refuse a club armourer’s licence to a member on the grounds that he did not have the secure storage facilities required of a fully fledged firearms dealer.
The ADT found that there was a substantial difference between the storage requirements of a club armourer (essentially the same as for a normal licensee) and a dealer. The Registry was ordered to issue the club armourer’s licence on the grounds that the applicant was of good character and had the necessary storage.
The word now is that the Registry is refusing to issue any club armourer’s licences at all, pending an appeal.
Wonder how the Minister would feel if he was to receive hundreds of letters of complaints about the zealot.