Ammo limits in the new National Firearms Agreement

We recently FOIed the Commonwealth Attorney-General’s Department about ammunition limits in the new National Firearms Agreement, which states (at clause 54):

Jurisdictions will legislate to allow the sale of ammunition only for those firearms for which the purchaser is licenced, and impose limits on the quantity of ammunition that may be purchased in a given period.

So when are ammo limits kicking in?

A National Firearms Registry is already being implemented across all states.  As is a ballistics registry.  It’s called the Australian Firearms Information Network and the Commonwealth is spending millions on implementing it.

The real question is when these national interfaces get pointed at ammo tracking.  When all dealers and registries are nationally linked, how hard is ammo tracking?

Attorney-General’s Department won’t answer questions

They’re hiding behind a Freedom of Information exemption for communications between the Commonwealth and the States.  Decisions about implementing ammo-tracking are secret.

One day in the next couple of years you’ll wake up and ammo tracking is on Today and ABC News 24.