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 clubs and ranges, removes Doctor-patient confidentiality for Mental Health issues and the right to silence for licensed firearm owners. In addition, it introduces more offenses and harsher penalties. And many complex regulations.
While its aim as stated by the government is to keep guns out of the hands of bad guys and make New Zealanders safer, it does the opposite.