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2020 Election

Parliamentary Election – 2020  Despite what you may think about the election result two good things for the firearm community has come about from the way you cast your votes.  SSANZ member and firearm advocate Nicole McKee now has a seat in parliament, and she is supported by ACT leader David Seymour and a caucus […]

SHOOTING IS A DYING SPORT – HELP US TURN THAT AROUND

CALL TO ACTION Shooting and firearm ownership are in decline in New Zealand but we can turn that around if we all play our part. As an example of what can be done,  Sporting Shooters Association of Australia (SSAA) has achieved a membership of 200,000 despite the draconian firearm laws in place since 1996. Here […]

Changes to New Zealand Firearms Law (Part 2)

6 month / December 2020 changes (Source NZ Police) Overview of the changes The changes which come into force 6 months after commencement (December 2020) are: Individual licensing system: Persons who are disqualified from holding a firearms licence (section 22G) Application for firearms licence (section 23) Health practitioner details (section 23(2A)) Issue of licence (section […]

FIREARMS ARE NOT A PROBLEM IN NEW ZEALAND

While advocates of Gun Control NZ may not be interested in facts, as recently stated by their founder Hera Cook, we are. NZ Police have recently released a report on Homicide Victim Statistics for the period 2007 to 20017   What this report shows is that over the 10 year period there has been little change […]

CHANGES TO NEW ZEALAND FIREARM LAWS (Part 1)

CHANGES TO NEW ZEALAND FIREARM LAWS. (Source NZ Police) As a result of the Arms Legislation Act 2020, passed in June this year, there have been significant changes to the law relating to firearms in New Zealand. These changes are far-reaching and will be implemented in stages over the next three years as Police develop […]

RESEARCHERS NEED TO RESEARCH, NOT JUST BLAME

Researchers need to research, not just blame. Law-abiding licensed firearms owners are again taking a hiding from authorities because of a lack of accurate research on what is really happening in New Zealand’s underbelly.  University Otago Wellington firearms researcher, Hera Cook, is saying that firearms are being smuggled into the country and that licensed firearms […]

TAHR CULL – money maker or high costs to Tax Payers. 

Tahr, as you will know, live in the most inaccessible areas of our mountain ranges and are recognized as an introduced pest along with other game animals, but while the damage they do is real,  keeping numbers at a manageable level has become a political issue. The Minister of Conservation, Eugenie Sage, wants the Government […]

OUR FRIEND IN PARLIAMENT

An understanding hand and another voice for licensed Firearms Owners.  At last another advocate for licensed firearms owners putting their hand up on our behalf.  Previous COLFO Spokeswoman Nicole McKee has announced she has been asked by the ACT party to stand for Parliament in Wellington, and has been given number three on the party […]

BLACK THURSDAY

Thursday the 18th June 2020 will go down as the blackest day in New Zealand Firearm history with the passing of the Arms Legislation Bill 2019. This Bill introduced by the Labour lead coalition government in response to the 15 March 2019 Christchurch Terror attack, includes a Register of ALL firearms, Registration of all shooting […]

THE SHAME OF STUART NASH MINISTER OF POLICE

On the day that the Arms Legislation Bill 2019, which introduces the most strict firearm control laws in New Zealand history, was debated by Parliament it was revealed that Brenton Tarrant the Christchurch terrorist was granted a firearms licence through failings in Police procedure. It has been revealed that Tarrant who arrived in New Zealand […]