I have recently received an email with the following comment…..
Reading the forums hunters/shooters seem to think once they have obtained their e class endorsement the police are readily going to allow them to pursue the same activities they have previously participated in with their new folding stock, pistol grip, flash hidden, 100 round drum magazine fed upgraded saiga etc.
Anyone who believes the Police will allow them to obtain hi-cap magazines and other bling for their e-cat… I can convey this information on good authority, and I copy here exactly what was sent to me in another email - verbatim:
3.) The police have requested government to pull back the current arms act amendment bill (3) to make their suggested revisions, …
4.) These revisions will also see the reclassification of all air powered weapons of any sort, including paintball, to require a firearms license for lawful possession.
5.) Also on the agenda is the increase of A-Cat weapons to a maximum of 10 rounds magazine capacity and a decrease of E-Cat to 10 Rounds capacity. E-Cat will therefore only be based on appearance rather than firepower. This will also be applied to B-Cat, as pistols will be allowed a maximum of 10 Round magazine capacity also. The recommendation of police is that there will be no compensation for this, as magazines can be "Cut down". There will likely be a process they will have to follow for this, such as going to select committee and public submission.
As I recently said to some hopeful optimist in one of the forums… "wise up" We (firearms license holders in all genres of the sport of hunting and shooting) need to show a united and consistent front. The only thing that will stop the anti-gun brigade is if a politician is fearful of losing his seat or hopeful of gaining / regaining a seat (in Parliament) If gun-owners show now, in this case, in this battle, on this ground, that they are cohesive, organised and well resourced we will clearly demonstrate that we cannot be ignored and disregarded. If we sit on our collective butts and do nothing our butts will go and the next thing will be [fill in you favourite gun here]. So again "wise-up"