Adler A110: Troy Grant's Firearms Flip-Flop

Before the Orange by-election, Police Minister Troy Grant made noises about opposing a change to the Adler A110 to Category D. Now he supports it.

Robert Borsak MLC

Shooters Fishers and Farmers Party MLC Robert Borsak called-out Police Minister Troy Grant for his flip-flop on the Adler A110, right on cue after the Orange by-election.

"Before the November 12 Orange by-election Mr Grant made noises about opposing a reclassification of the Adler ever-action shotgun to Category D, but it was all for show as a ploy to win votes," Mr Borsak said.

"Right on cue after the National Party was defeated in Orange, Troy Grant has rolled-over like Mike Baird's loyal pup to do whatever the Liberal Party wanted. In this case, that means banning the Adler A110.

"The National Party have never found a Liberal Party policy they wouldn't support - even if it hurts people in rural areas.

"We'll see one or two National Party MPs come out in the media against this, but when it comes down to ratifying COAG's proposal in each State, they'll fall-in behind the Liberal Party.

"I'll be watching the voting record of every single National Party MP across Australia when it comes to ratifying this proposal on the Adler A110. Firearms owners won't forgive yet another betrayal by the National Party, and the Shooters Fishers and Farmers Party has no reservations about contesting every on of their seats."

Mr Borsak covered the issue in a YouTube video on November 4, saying that he thought Troy Grant's moves to reclassify the Adler A110 to Category B were disingenuous.

"I called-out Troy Grant on what I knew was a stunt aimed directly at the Orange by-election when I made a YouTube video on this issue in early November.

"What I want to know is whether John Barilaro supports his predecessor's backflip to restrict the Adler A110, or whether he'll reign-in his colleague to continue to oppose a Category D classification.

"There's only one place the Adler A110 lever-action shotgun belongs: that's in Category A," he said.

Download Robert Borsak's press release.