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RESPONSIBLE & ACCOUNTABLE FIREARMS OWNERSHIP
THIS IS THE NSA
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.
The up side to NSA membership: You are at all times in charge of all aspects related to the legal ownership and use of your firearms
The down side to NSA membership: You are solely responsible and accountable for all aspects related to the continued legal ownership and use of your firearms, which you execute with the continued administrative and legal support of the NSA
At NSA, our administrative communications are all done electronically and all our processes are completed on line through our members’ personal pages on our website where all relevant NSA documents are always available for our members.
The speed and quality of service delivery is thus highly enhanced; be that for membership applications, enrolling for and completion of our dedicated status courses, or for endorsements requested for firearm licence applications - all completed online through a member’s personal webpage on the NSA website (all enhanced by our extensive support contained on our Firearms Licensing page on the website)
In-House Postal Target Shooting, and the Annual National Postal Target Shooting Competition, with shooting exercises for all calibres of handguns, rifles, semi-auto rifles/carbines and shotguns, are all presented in a user friendly format. From the small air rifle and .22lr rimfire to the outsize .50 Barret - no specialised firearm is needed (you use what you have as it is). We also cater for the smaller calibre and sized handguns many of our members own by presenting appropriate postal target shooting exercise, which even include the small Derringer handguns.
The NSA postal target shooting procedures allow members to partake in NRA(USA) derived and linked 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.
By entering their own postal target shooting scores on their personal pages and by electronically submitting shot targets and score cards to the office for ratification of scores, members build up records of participation for submission at application for, or at renewal of, firearm licences. While at the same time doing something we all enjoy and can participate in as whole families.
Members also build up their own record of hunting and/or sport shooting activities they partake in by entering these on their own activities page on their personal page on the website. These activities remain on their page and over time they then build up a record of all activities to be downloaded and printed on a NSA letter head for submission with licence applications as proof of their involvement in hunting and/or sport shooting.
NSA is a SAPS Accredited Hunting and a SAPS Accredited 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, under which our dedicated courses are presented, conforms to the prescripts of the Firearms Control Act of 2000 and has formally been approved by the Central Firearms Registry (SAPS).
NSA’s dedicated courses thus conform to high standards and are not, as is sometimes perceived, easier than those of other accredited associations. It is only the NSA’s processes, which may be easier to complete as members may enrol for and complete the courses at their own time and whenever they choose to do so (members thus determine the time it takes them to complete the courses).
As SAPS accredited hunting association, NSA has as one of the founding Accredited Associations, 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 enjoys representation on HAWASA (the Hunting and Wildlife Associations of South Africa). A formal body consisting of hunting and wildlife ranching associations in South Africa, which is in continuous first hand communication with the Department of Environmental Affairs.
NSA enjoys 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 (affords fist hand contact with all Nature Conservation Sections/Departments in all Provinces).
NSA offers applicable assistance to its members in matters pertaining applications for firearm licences, and applicably issue endorsement for all firearm licence applications as and when members apply for same.
NSA is internationally affiliated to the National Rifle Association in the USA (NRA-USA).
Our official communications are per Newsletter posted on the website with an Email to members informing them of the post.
NSA does not have branches and we interact with our members on an individual basis (we strictly do not communicate with our members through third parties). We have no recruiting offices or officers.
Our members represent all nationalities and ethnic groups in this country – we are strictly a-political
Our stance on hunting ethics is conservative. We believe in adhering to the legal principle in all of our actions and activities. If our actions and activities cannot stand the test of the court we will not do it, or support it, and we absolutely expect the same of our members !
Current membership fees for new members:
Junior members (≤20) = R150 / 12 months; no entry fee
Regular members (21 - 59) = R300 / 12 months (entry fee of R200)
Seniors (60≥) = R230 / 12months; no entry fee
Life members Hunter or Sports-person = R8 500 (no entry fee) - Hunter & Sports-person = R9 000 (no entry fee)
* 12 months calculated from the month you join to the same month the following year.