The NSW Shooting
Association continues to assist and promote all shooting sports
in NSW to the very best of its capacity and resource.
We are pleased
to report that this capacity is considerable and, thanks to the
fine work of our subsidiary the NSW Firearms Safety Awareness Council,
we have been well for another year of operation.
I want to emphasise
this year some of the support projects that are completed by the
NSW Shooting Association.
has now disseminated a comprehensive report on the management of
lead on shooting ranges. This report provides a user guide for range
owners and encourages clubs to act now rather than let a manageable
issue become a problem.
continues to look at sustainable amendments to legislation and assists
shooters with advice when they have a problem.
stood shoulder to shoulder with its affiliate, the NSW Field and
Game Association, as it fought to ensure democratic process on behalf
of its members and maintain its existence as an independent discipline.
promoted the sport of shooting at the Royal Easter Show and at regional
Shows in Orange and Gunnedah. These promotions are proving their
value as a means of attracting new entrants to the sport and dispelling
many of the rumours that wrongly exist about the sport.
of the Firearms Act has been completed and the review is currently
under review. There is a veil of secrecy surrounding the review,
nonetheless as the issues become more transparent we will inform
that if we consider any new laws are likely to disadvantage the
sport we will let you know.
On a sad note
I have to report that the matter of the Cecil Park International
Shooting Complex has not been properly advanced. The government
appears unable to put in place a suitable formula for its operation
and I am not sure that they are capable of proper consultation on
the matter, similar rumours persist about other Olympic sport venues.
continue to be represented at the Australian Shooting Association,
the NSW Olympic Council and the NSW Commonwealth Games Association.
I am grateful
for your continuing support and hope that the spirit of cooperation
continues to unite our sport.
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