G'day everyone, I have seen a few of you guys on here would like to hear about how it is here in Oz in regards to owning a firearm and being able to keep it. Well basically, we have a total ban on functional, fully automatic firearms which are classed as a category "R" gun. It is possible to own a semi-automatic firearm here providing you can prove that you need it for occupational use only, such as pest culling. the most commonly used and owned firearms here are category "A", "B" and "H", which are bolt-action firearms, shotguns, and handguns. You can own any one of these firearms providing you have a legit reason to use it (sporting shooting, hunting etc) and have an approved safe or similar to lock them away in. If you follow those rules, and do the right thing, it is really no problem to own and keep firearms here in Oz. Hope this has been help to you guys. regards.