ATTENTION NSW SHOOTERS – THIS IS IMPORTANT
DO YOU OWN AN ADLER B230 STRAIGHT-PULL SHOTGUN?
WE have confirmation from the Firearms Registry these shotguns are being banned in NSW under the state’s ridiculous ‘appearance laws’.
The “experts” at NSW Police Ballistics Investigation Services have determined the Adler B230 shotgun is a Schedule 1 Prohibited firearm under the Firearms Act 1996 – more specifically Item 7, which prohibits “any firearm that substantially duplicates in appearance (regardless of calibre or manner of operation) a firearm referred to in item 1, 5 or 6.”
Item 1 is “Any machine gun, sub-machine gun or other firearm capable of propelling projectiles in rapid succession during one pressure of the trigger,” Item 5 is “Any self-loading centre-fire rifle of a kind that is designed or adapted for military purposes”, and Item 6 is “Any self-loading shotgun of a kind that is designed or adapted for military purposes”.
Our own experts have determined NSW Police are banning the gun simply because it looks scary, as we cannot fathom how the gun would possibly fall afoul of Schedule 1 - it is manually operated, based on a manually-operated sporting design, and is not used in any variant by any military force in the world.
“Pistol grip” and “Detachable magazine” are not synonymous with “Semi-auto” or “Military use” and we are deeply concerned the precedent this sets could effectively ban all longarms in NSW with pistol grips and detachable magazines.
Dealers in NSW have been advised they are no longer allowed to sell the Adler B230 shotguns, but no information has been provided as to whether existing owners of these shotguns will be allowed to retain them. We are looking into this and will let you know as soon as we find out the answer.
It might be the Christmas/New Year break but we are already working to fight this nonsense decision and will be working closely with dealers and importers as well.
If you live in NSW – even if you don’t own one of these shotguns – we need you to e-mail your local MP in both the Lower and Upper House (https://www.parliament.nsw.gov.au/members/Pages/all-members.aspx) and the Police Minister (https://www.nsw.gov.au/nsw-government/ministers/minister-for-police-and-emergency-services) right away.
Yes, we know it’s the holidays – but clearly the antis aren’t taking any time off so we can’t afford to either.
Stand up, get active, and say ENOUGH!