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PostPosted: Fri Aug 15, 2008 8:51 pm    Post subject: The laws for sling shots. Reply with quote

If I buy a sling shot from this company www.lducompany.com will it be ok to make it into the states? It would be coming from China. I have a friend in Australia who wants me to order one for him because he does not have paypal but I am worried that the slingshot will not make it through Australian customs. This LDU company says that they guarantee delivery to Australia for slingshots but I would like to learn some things so here I am asking. Here is the address to the guaranteed sling shot delivered to Australia for my friend www.liangdianup.com/in...201AUS.htm but there is no talk about slingshots shipping to the USA if they are guaranteed or not for delivery.
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 15, 2008 10:39 pm    Post subject: Re: The laws for sling shots. Reply with quote

Hi Alice123, welcome to HuntingNut. Grab a drink and a stump and sit a while.

BEFORE you order this item ensure that you, or your friend, check the current Regulations for ownership of a "arm braced" slingshot in Australia. It is my understanding that they are either prohibited or require licensing. I know that for me to import a hunting knife into Queensland Australia, I had to apply to the Qld Police for approval, then on receipt of written approval I had to submit this approval to Customs before they would release the knife.

I can't speak for the US Customs, but I do know that it can take up to 3 months to get a reply from them to a question on eligibility for import.

Where is your friend in Australia? There are a few of us here and we cover most States.

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PostPosted: Sat Aug 16, 2008 12:49 am    Post subject: Re: The laws for sling shots. Reply with quote

Alic123
Good time post this as i just finished reading the W.A gun laws.


[align=center]Schedule 1 — Prohibited weapons
[r. 4]
Item Article Description
1. Acoustic shock
weapon
An article made or modified to be used to emit
sound so as to injure or disable a person.
2. Ballistic knife An article made or modified to be used to discharge
a knife and includes the knife.
3. Blow pipe An article made or modified to be used to discharge
a missile by air expelled from the mouth and
includes the missile.
4. Butterfly knife A knife —
(a) having a 2 piece handle which folds together
to cover both edges of the blade; and
(b) made or modified to be used to injure or
disable a person or as a martial arts weapon,
and includes the martial arts weapon known as the
butterfly knife or balisong.
5. Catapult (with an
arm brace)
A catapult made or modified to be used with an arm
brace that fits or rests on the forearm to support the
wrist from the tension of the elastic material used to
discharge the missile (e.g. the article commonly
known as the “Saunders Falcon Hunting Sling”).
6. Commercially
produced catapult
(without an arm
brace)
A catapult —
(a) made or modified to be used without the arm
brace referred to in item 5; and
(b) made for commercial distribution
.
7. Disguised knife or
sword
A knife or sword disguised as part of another article
and includes —
(a) a knife disguised as part of a belt (e.g. the
article commonly known as the “Bowen” knife
belt); or
(b) a sword disguised as a cane or stick.
8. Electric shock
weapon
An article made or modified to be used to discharge an
electric current so as to injure or disable a person

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PostPosted: Sat Aug 16, 2008 3:51 am    Post subject: Re: The laws for sling shots. Reply with quote

I can't help you with Australia, but for the USA just contact Clinton, he waived the old gun ban law for 365,000 asault rifles from China. I am sure he will be glad to help you!! LOL

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PostPosted: Sat Aug 16, 2008 8:03 am    Post subject: Re: The laws for sling shots. Reply with quote

Phill...Are ya allowed to even have a finger nail clipper? And how do ya par yer finger nails in the first place...?? A sharp rock?

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PostPosted: Sat Aug 16, 2008 5:23 pm    Post subject: Re: The laws for sling shots. Reply with quote

All I can say is that I'm glad I don't live in Australia! Its a shame the laws have gotten so foolish in so many places.

By the way, I'm not knocking Australia, I'd love to visit there!

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PostPosted: Sat Aug 16, 2008 8:06 pm    Post subject: Re: The laws for sling shots. Reply with quote

Understand fully Punkin...we have to live with these bloody laws.

Bushy....a concrete path is good for doing ya nails cause they come in different grades of "rough"....or the mortar between the bricks on ya house is ok too.

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PostPosted: Sun Aug 17, 2008 10:11 pm    Post subject: Re: The laws for sling shots. Reply with quote

Bushey there's an old saying that i use and missus hates ( nothing is illeagle untill you get caught ) Very Happy

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PostPosted: Mon Aug 18, 2008 12:23 am    Post subject: Re: The laws for sling shots. Reply with quote

So true Phill...it ain't wrong until you are told it is mate.

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PostPosted: Mon Aug 18, 2008 11:47 am    Post subject: Re: The laws for sling shots. Reply with quote

Slingshots in the US depends on the state. For example here in AZ it is legal to own a slingshot. I personally have two of those slingshots. I can go down to Walmart and buy those from there. So just look up the laws for the state that it will be sent to.
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 18, 2008 10:00 pm    Post subject: Re: The laws for sling shots. Reply with quote

I think that you Aussie's need us guys over here in the good old USA to send Obama over there to straighten things out for you. Laughing Laughing Laughing Laughing Very Happy Very Happy Very Happy

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PostPosted: Mon Aug 18, 2008 10:08 pm    Post subject: Re: The laws for sling shots. Reply with quote

Eric, now that's a thought... Maybe take him swimming in some of those northern Australia rivers...

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PostPosted: Mon Aug 18, 2008 10:17 pm    Post subject: Re: The laws for sling shots. Reply with quote

Hey....Damn fine idea both of you guys....I especially like you suggestion Punkin......JOBS ON...send 'im over. Very Happy Very Happy Laughing

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PostPosted: Tue Aug 19, 2008 4:17 am    Post subject: Re: The laws for sling shots. Reply with quote

If you are traveling to the US, just wait until you get here to purchase one. You can buy them all over Texas. Heck, just get a mesquite fork and some surgical tubing and make one of your own. I don’t know how you will get it back to your home country; that’s another dilemma.

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PostPosted: Tue Aug 19, 2008 5:58 am    Post subject: Re: The laws for sling shots. Reply with quote

Mr. Dallan. Would please delete atrox's last post? Sad It would be appreciated...

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