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The National Shooting Association (NSA) has its activities focused on assisting the busy but enthusiastic hunter and/or sport-shooter who cannot always participate in the usual structured activities presented by other highly respected hunting and sports-shooting associations in South Africa. NSA members participate in NSA hunting and sports-shooting related activities as their time allows them, and where it is easiest for them to partake in said activities.
In-House postal target shooting events and the Annual National Postal Target Shooting Competition for all calibres of handguns and all calibres of hunting rifles, as well as for selected semi-auto rifles (no specialised firearm needed), are presented in a format which allows members to partake in the prescribed shooting exercises on their own time on shooting ranges of their own choice without having to be bound by organised shooting activities which are directed by time and place. In this manner members build up records of participation for submission at application for, or at renewal of firearm licences - while at the same time doing something they can enjoy as a whole family.
NSA is a SAPS Accredited Hunting and Sports-shooting Association. In this capacity NSA may award its members with dedicated hunter and/or dedicated sports-person status. NSA’s Dedicated Award Scheme conforms to the prescripts of the Firearms Control Act of 2000 and has been accepted by SAPS (CFR) (see the link to Dedicated Status - left side Menu)
As SAPS accredited hunting association, NSA has representation on the Hunters` Forum, and on the Hunters-SAPS Consultative Forum, since the inception of these bodies. These bodies consider all matters regarding firearms for hunters in accordance with the prescripts of the Firearms Control Act of 2000.
NSA also has representation on the Hunting and Wildlife Associations of South Africa (HAWASA); a body consisting of hunting and wildlife ranching associations in South Africa.
NSA also has representation on the Wildlife Forum; a Department of Environmental Affairs consultative forum pertaining to conservation and the management of the hunting and the wildlife sector in this country.
NSA offers applicable assistance to its members in matters pertaining applications for firearm licences.
NSA is affiliated to the National Rifle Association (USA).