Shooting in NSW NPs

To: "'Carl Clifford'" <>
Subject: Shooting in NSW NPs
From: "Stephen Ambrose" <>
Date: Tue, 26 Feb 2013 12:35:28 +1100

Yes, you are quite right that a permit is required from the NSW Police as
per the link you provided.  The link only mentions that people associated
with security firms or media outlets are eligible for this permit [Body
Armour Vest Permit - section 11(2)(a)(i) of the Weapons Prohibition Act
1998]. However, when I rang the Firearms Registry on 1300 362 562 I argued
my case and the officer I spoke to agreed that I would be eligible to apply
for a permit. Whether I will be issued a permit remains to be seen.

Stephen Ambrose

-----Original Message-----
From: Carl Clifford  
Sent: Tuesday, 26 February 2013 11:58 AM
To: Stephen Ambrose
Cc: <>
Subject: Shooting in NSW NPs


Sorry, body armour is prohibited under NSW law. There are provisions for
special permits for security industry and media organisations ( eg for close
security personnel and reporters working in locations in which they are
likely to come under fire, e.g. Afghanistan) for a person who is just doing
surveys in NPs, you would have two chances, and one of them is Buckley's.
The police are just as twitchy about body armour as silencers. If you were
to be caught with it, you are likely to get three hots and a cot.

You can look up the relevant info at

Oh, and I think HMC would give you the same reception as the police if you
were to try to get an import permit.

Carl Clifford


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