The Bill specifically aims to limit the ability for community members to possess a rapid fire lever-action shotgun. When the National Firearms Agreement was created, the Adler A110 12-gauge shotgun did not exist. The Tasmanian Greens claim it is within the scope of what would have been considered an inappropriate firearm had it existed at the time. The Tasmanian Police, Fire and Emergency Management Minister has said the Bill goes against the National Firearms Agreement and that Tasmania cannot go it alone. The Minister claims the Bill may even breach the Agreement.
While Tasmania stubbornly refuses to act, other Australian states have taken the lead with the Victorian government having introduced its Firearms Amendment (Trafficking and Other Measures) Bill 2015, which seeks to restrict the use of the Adler A110 shotgun.
THE TASMANIAN COMMITTEE