For those who aren’t interested, no one is forcing you to read this 🙂
For those who are, here is a quick update on the change in ACT Firearms legislation (incorporating paintball) coming into effect on Jan 15.
- 1. 16+ can play with ‘Responsible Adult’ consent. The AFP are still confirming the details of the consent form. Once it is finalised I will post it on my website for downloading.
2. Marker ownership will be legal. You need to:
a. Have your ACT or equivalent Cat A license.
b. have participated in a minimum of 4 tournaments (includes retrospective tourneys).
c. Complete a Permit to Acquire (PTA) and wait your 28 days. PTA from AFP Firearms Registrar in Belconnen.
3. Interstate (or other jurisdiction) Cat A equivalent marker ownership will be recognised. Note: this does not include non CAT A permits such as NSW.
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All the detail for the new legislation is at http://www.legislation.act.gov.au/sl/2008-55/default.asp and the old legislation is there in the links…
****Getting your Cat A license.*** I have arranged with Bevan from Fyshwick Firearms to run paintball specific Category A license courses on the first Tuesday of the next 2 months (Feb and Mar) and then will run others depending on demand. Courses will cost $82.50 each and will be held from 5.45pm to 10pm at Mitchell. He is a big supporter of all things firearms related in the ACT and is running this course at cost so lets try and support him. You need to book through ME and we need at least 10 to run a course and there is a max of 20 for each session.
You can email me or ring me to book. I will be updating my site www.adventurepaintball.com.au as I know more.