The National Firearms Agreement was flawed from the start and does nothing for public safety.
The NFA should establish firearm categories and basic licencing requirements, but nothing else. It needs to bind jurisdictions - without exception.
The ‘headline’ issues of the NFA relate to the classification of firearms and the need for licences.
However, it also contains a number of other provisions that are major problems such as:
These need to go.
The NFA also allows jurisdictions to ignore the NFA if they want to – such as Western Australia which does not recognise interstate licences.
This is not good enough.