By Dean Weingarten
Arizona -(Ammoland.com)- The SSAA (Sporting Shooters Association of Australia) has a Shot Show in Brisbane, Queensland on 26-27 August, 2017. Australia is a day ahead of the United States, because of the international date line.
Media are required to wear the florescent vest pictured. In the United States, Media are vetted before either the NSSF Shot Show or the NRA Annual Meeting. At the Australia Show, there is vetting, but the vest is also required.
The Australian Shot show differs in a number of ways from its American cousins. As you might expect, it is smaller. Australia only has 7 percent of the number of people that America does, for a continent the same size as the lower 48 states.
In the United States, the Shot Show is for industry people, at least people that can show a relationship to the industry.
Before I started writing full time, I attended the show as a firearms trainer and Federal Firearms License holder.
The SSAA Shot Show is not small. The SSAA is similar to the American NRA, without the Second Amendment. Last year, the SSAA Shot Show had over 12,000 attendees.
For comparison, the American …Read the Rest