Updated regulations for gel blaster firearms, South Australia

The Government has progressed South Australia Police’s recommendation to expand the Firearms Regulations 2017 so as to align gel blaster firearms with paintball firearms.

These amendments will enable gel blaster firearms to be used at appropriately licenced venues in skirmish-type activity.

The amendments were made by the Governor today – Thursday 15 April 2021.

Any person possessing a gel blaster firearm without a licence, or possessing an unregistered gel blaster, will be committing an offence under the Firearms Act.

The Firearms Act contains a general amnesty. If a member of the public is in the possession of a firearm that is not registered or they don’t have a firearms licence then they should make use of the amnesty and surrender the firearm at a police station. This general amnesty includes gel blaster firearms.

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