FIREARMS have long been in the spotlight and the topic of controversy, and the Adler lever action shotgun is no different. Recently, the Adler was wrongly perceived as a rapid-fire shotgun made from new technology according to Trelly’s Fishing and Hunting World Proprietor, Steve Threlfall.
Steve said, “There is a perception that it is a new firearm that can fire rapidly and that it should be a controlled firearm, however this is just not the case.
“In actual fact, the technology behind this firearm is over 100 years old and this type of shotgun has been in the country for as long as firearms have been sold in Australia.
“It has been manufactured by a number of different firearm manufacturers including Winchester, in a number of different calibres from 12 gauge to .410.
“It fits in with the criteria of Australian laws to be sold to the public.
“The anti-firearm lobbyists have brought out this misconceived idea as an effort to discredit or restrict genuine shooters the access to firearms like this.
“At the end of the day the anti-firearm lobbyists don’t want guns in the community at all, and this is just another attempt at removing them.
“Firearms are used as everyday tools for farmers, in sporting events, for the control of vermin and hunting and so restricting access to firearms from those who need them such as the farmers could potential be hazardous to the environment. “Firearms aid the control of vermin who are responsible for the killing of our native animals and florae and are used to ensure the survival of venerable and endangered native birds and wildlife.”