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"Mate I find all this very frustrating and seeing my lifestyle choices impacted (removed and restricted) every day by laws made by these kinds of people really annoys the heck out of me – especially so since I do not go out of my way to break the law or hurt or negatively impact on others. Honestly, I am sick of being dictated to by these immoral hypocrite Marxists; how I should live, what I can and can’t do, how I should morally think even."
– from a shooter just like you
Politics For Shooters - Providing Effective Representation
Option 1 with ‘genuine reason’ for hunting in Queensland, NSW, ACT and Victoria ($85 for regular membership, $75 for pensioners) – including $20m Public Liability insurance. On that page we also provide copies of the regulatory approvals for each of those states and insurance certificate of currency. Genuine reason is provided by the Hunters & Shooters Society of Australia. It is for hunting, and should not be confused with game licences.
Join using Option 2 (and the discount voucher). The net cost of getting genuine reason will be $50.
What happens next?
You will get instant confirmation of your membership with the NSC by email.
If you have selected Option 2, we will pass your information to the HSSA before the end of the week. As you will see on the page for Option 2, you will need to complete and send the “Deed of Assumption” to the HSSA for insurance purposes. Once received, the HSSA will send you a certificate of membership (which you will need to keep and produce to your local regulator) within 14 days. The NSC will then pay the HSSA for their costs.
The NSC will manage the renewal process.
The NSC is not responsible for conduct or liabilities of the HSSA, nor is the HSSA responsible for the conduct or liabilities of the NSC
If you have any enquiries about this, please do not hesitate to contact us by clicking here.
Both the NSC membership and the Victorian Game Hunting Licence will provide you with a Genuine Reason to own category A and B Firearms. However, with your NSC membership funds will go towards fighting for better gun laws.
Additionally, you will automatically become a member of a NSW Approved Hunting Organisation (AHO) and may be able to hold a NSW game hunting licence, for further hunting opportunities.
A portion of your fees will go towards your $20 million-dollar public liability insurance cover, assist us in obtaining genuine reasons in other states as well as build on the genuine reasons categories and types in Victoria.
Your membership with the NSC meets the Approved Hunting Organisation (AHO) requirements for you to apply for a Restricted Game Licence in NSW. You must have a valid AHO membership to maintain your NSW Restricted Game Licence.
However, it is your NSW Restricted Game Licence which is your genuine reason in conjunction with your NSC membership.
The ACT Registry advises that it recognises the NSW R licence as satisfying recreational hunting as genuine reason in that territory.
At this point in time we do not issue membership cards – because there is nowhere to use them!
However if you take out genuine reason, you will receive an electronic membership certificate from our partner, the HSSA. This certificate will meet the legal requirements to prove your genuine reason to own firearms.
While we have taken legal action in some instances, we simply do not have the ability to represent everyone.
One of the main things we look for when deciding on whether we can help, is whether the matter is important for the broade shooting community.
However even if we can’t help you directly, we may still be able to give you some guidance on what you can do. If your problem relates to keeping a firearms licence for any reason (including AVOs) you might want to click here for some useful tips.