On 26/02/2013, at 12:35, "Stephen Ambrose" <> wrote:
> 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: Re: [Birding-Aus] 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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