Well it appears the firearms registry of the Northern Territory is implementing limits on rhe amount of ammunition a licence holder can store. An email circulating suggests and I say again, suggests that the following is under consideration. I note that even the license types talked about are unclear but I will make a guess:
No recording of the sale of ammunition from NT ammunition retailers (gun stores).
A limit of 1000 rounds of ammunition PER CALIBRE OWNED for Cat A&B licence holders, aka “SHOOTERS LICENCE” holders; these are people licensed for the purpose of hunting on crown or private land with appropriate permission and permits using Cat A&B firearms only
A limit of 5000 rounds per calibre owned for “Sporting Shooters” I believe this refers to sports competition shooters who maintain a minimum number of competitions annually to maintain their licence conditions, using Cat A, B C and H
5000 rounds per calibre for pest controllers
5000 rounds per calibre for primary production
500 per calibre for corporate and occupational
Again, at this point its all suggestive and is being pushed because the NFA section 54 says so.:
Oh duhh, it doesnt say that at all. It says we should be limited to how we can buy in one period. Man I love da police.
5000, wtf. I went through 500 at the range this afternoon. This is madness for the sake of paperwork.
So is this possession or storage or purchasing within a transaction?
If you shoot comps as per gazetted club schedule accepted by licencing, say only 3 comps per week with average of 100 rounds per comp. That’s 300 rounds per week for comps.
You will also do a 200 round practice shoot before or after the comp, that’s another 600 rounds.
So now we are looking at 900 rounds per week.
Let’s say you shoot 40 out of 52 weeks… We are looking at 36,000 rounds. That’s per discipline-firearm combination, not per discipline and not just per firearm. Because you need to practice IPSC with a 9mm stock gun for standard division and one with red dot for open division. Plus, revolver comps, both with and without the optics and trigger control practice sessions with a 22.
Why only 22? Those numbers are not for 22 my naive young friend. 9mm, 38super, 38spc, 357mag, 223 and 308 for IPSC rifle shooters or any other calibre really that you run a rifle in, 12ga for IPSC and clay shotgun shooters, 45ACP for services match shooters…
Re’ 22LR ammo - I test many different brands/lots to find what works best in each of my (several) competition rifles. When a specific lot is identified I will usually buy, at least, a couple of cases, for EACH of those rifles. That’s 10,000 for each rifle.
The proposed limits are an attempt to persecute LAFO’s by making things like ammo’ allowances unworkable to the point where, they hope, it all becomes too hard and we throw in the towel.
Does anyone know why it’s pertinent for governmnets of the day to enact legislation that conforms with 90% with the NFA, while not bothering with others?
Im not saying I want it all!
Im saying why does a government feel the need to do one part of the NFA and not just do it all? I mean we don’t have 28 days waiting for most Cat A&B permits. The NT doesn’t record ammo sales. The NT doesn’t require a safety course (Cat A & B), doesn’t have the same Safe Weight requirements. A few other ones too.
I think the real question is “Why do governments feel they need to follow the NFA at all?”
I mean, it’s not legislation. There’s no legal penalties attached to a government saying “Yeah, we’re chucking this in the bin and people with a licence can have pump shotguns and semi-auto .22s for whatever reason they like”.