Originally Posted by Garadex
Apparently not just us up in America have rednecks.
So how hard would it be to get something like a bolt-action down there?
1st off for somebody who's already got an Australian gun license you have to fill in a Permit to Acquire and send it in to the firearms registry and pay them $30 and then they send out a permit which you fill in to allow you to acquire the gun and when you send back the form filled in the registry gives you the ok to buy the rifle after they check you out on their police files to make sure your not red flagged.
This takes roughly 7-10 days tops in most cases and then you can go pick up your rifle and off you go to hunt.
1st time applicants(new license holders) have to wait 28 days so that their backgrounds are checked out and then they go through the same process as above but it takes a bit longer but after that it's as fast as you can send in the PTA as to how fast you get it back.
There are moves afoot to try and get rid of the registry as it's no real benefit to anybody and crims don't register guns.