For those who are interested in paintball in the ACT, here is an update. If you aren’t interested I’m sure you have better things to do with your time….
An amendment to the ACT Firearms legislation was introduced to ACT Parliament on 10 April 08. Paintball legislation is included in the amendment. The proposed paintball changes are:
1. personal ownership of markers will be permitted in the ACT with significant conditions, and
2. legislated ownership in other jurisdictions to be recognised in the ACT.
At this stage there is no provision for the reduction in the participation age of paintball.
The legislation will now be subject to the machinery of government and will hopefully be passed in the next few months…if successful, the changes in legislation will bring us largely in line with the rest of Australia, however,
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we will still have the most restrictive paintball legislation in Oz, especially in terms of participation age. You can play paintball in WA at 12 but you need to be 18 in the ACT. Go figure…
(asbestos suit on) cheers… Kieran AP