The Kiwi Gun Blog have previously detailed why shooters can never afford to compromise with stupid.

Click HERE to read that.

But the next time some ignorant clown suggests ‘Just giving a little’ – show them this list.

Than ask them if you think they are done yet…..

New Zealand’s Gun Laws (So far…)

Arms Importation Act 1845 (9 Victoriae 1845 No 1)

AN ORDINANCE to empower the Governor of New Zealand to regulate the Importation and Sale of Arms Gunpowder and other Warlike Stores. [13th December, 1845.]

WHEREAS certain tribes of the Native race of New Zealand have taken up arms against the Queen’s sovereign authority: And whereas for the purpose of effectually subduing the present insurrection, and of preventing the recurrence of an armed resistance to the authority of Her Majesty, and of securing the peace and good order of the Colony, it is expedient that restrictions should on fitting occasions be placed on the im_portation and sale of arms gunpowder and other warlike stores within the same: BE IT THEREFORE ENACTED by the Lieutenant-Governor of New Zealand, with the advice and consent of the Legislative Council thereof, as follows, that is to say :-

s1. It shall be lawful for His Excellency the Governor from time time as to him shall seem meet, by Proclamation, to prohibit throughout the Colony or within any district thereof (to be in such Proclamation defined) the importation or sale, or both the importation and sale, of arms gunpowder and other warlike stores.

Arms Act 1846 (10 Victoriae 1846 No 18)

http://www.nzlii.org/nz/legis/hist_act/aa184610v1846n18188/

No. XVIII. AN ORDINANCE to regulate the Removal and the Making and Repairing of Arms Gunpowder and other Warlike Stores within the Colony of New Zealand. [12th November, 1846.]

s1. … Provided always that nothing herein contained shall extend or be construed to extend to prevent any person from carrying arms for the defence of his person or for sporting as by law he might before the passing of this Ordinance.

Arms Act 1860 (24 Victoriae 1860 No 38)

AN ACT to regulate the Importation, sale, and other disposition of Arms, Gunpowder and Warlike Stores. [5th No,vember, 1860.]

LICENSES.  IV. It shall be lawful for the Governor by warrant under his hand from time to time to appoint persons to make and issue Licenses in the forms or to the effect respectively set forth in the Schedule to this Act, (which persons are hereinafter designated and referred to as Licensing Officers) and any such persons at his pleasure to remove. And every such License may be granted subject to any special conditions or stipulations.

REGISTRATION OF IMPORTATION AND SALE; OF ARMS. VIII. It shall be lawful for the Governor in Council by Order in Council  to be announced in the New Zealand Gazette from time to time to make and issue Regulations for the stamping and marking of Arms upon the. first importation thereof into the Colony: .and also of Arms in the possession of any Dealer: and also for the stamping and marking of Arms previously unstamped upon the sale or transfer thereof: and also to make and issue Regulations for the registration of the sale and transfer of Arms.

Arms Act Continuance Act 1861 (24 and 25 Victoriae 1861 No 17)

An Act to continue the Arms Act 1860.  [6th September 1861.]

WHEREAS it is expedient that the Arms Act 1860 should be continued in operation

Arms Act Continuance Act 1862 (26 Victoriae 1862 No 1)

An Act to continue the Arms Act 1860. [8th September, 1862.]

WHEREAS it is, expedient that “The Arms Act 1860″ as amended by the “Arms Act Continuance Act 1861” should be continued in operation:

Arms Act Continuance Act 1863 (27 Victoriae 1863 No 2)

AN ACT to continue the “Arms Act 1860” (Temporary). [3rd December 1863.]

UTHEREAS it is expedient that “The Arms Act 1860” as amended by the “Arms Act Continuance Act 1861” should be continued in operation:

Arms Act Amendment Act 1869 (32 and 33 Victoriae 1869 No 57)

AN ACT to amend “The Arms Act 1860.” [3rd September 1869.]

s4. Within thirty days after the proclamation of any such district as aforesaid every person desirous of keeping or then having any arms in such district shall deliver or cause to be delivered to the Licensing Officer for the district an application in the form A. to this Act annexed specifying the place in which he shall be then resident and the place within such district where he keeps or intends to keep arms and the number and description of such arms.

s5. If such Licensing Officer shall be satisfied by a certificate of two Justices resident in such district that the applicant is resident in such district and is a fit person to be licensed to keep arms he shall issue a license to such person in the form B. to this Act annexed And every such license shall specify the number and description of arms the keeping of which such license is to authorize and the letters and number to be marked on such arms and the place at which such arms are to be kept and shall be signed by the Licensing Officer and delivered to the applicant without fee or reward.

Arms Act 1880 (44 VICT 1880 No 13)

1880, No. 13. ARMS. AN ACT to consolidate the Laws regulating the Importation, Sale, and other Disposition of Arms, Gunpowder, and Warlike Stores. [17th August, 1880]

s4. The Governor, by Order in Council, may from time to time make and issue regulations- (1.) For the stamping and marking of arms upon the first importation thereof into the colony, and of arms in the possession of any dealer: (2.) For the stamping and marking of arms previously unstamped upon the sale or transfer thereof : (3.) For the registration of the sale and transfer of arms. Every person who shall contravene any such regulation shall be liable to a penalty not exceeding five hundred pounds.

Arms Act 1920 (11 GEO V 1920 No 14)

1920, No. 14 AN ACT to make Better Provision for the Public Safety by regulating the Possession of Arms, Ammunition, and Explosives. [6th October, 1920]

” Pistol” means any firearm the barrel of which does not exceed twelve inches in length:                      ” Unlawful weapon” means an automatic pistol, and includes any other weapon or class of weapon, whether a firearm or not, that may be declared by the Governor-General by Proclamation to be an unlawful weapon within the meaning and for the purposes of this Act

s3. (1.) Except as provided in subsection four hereof, every person who, on or after the first day of April, nineteen hundred and twenty-one, is in possession of an automatic pistol, or of any part or parts of an automatic pistol, or of any part or parts specially intended or adapted for use as part of an automatic pistol, or who, on or after that date, is in possession of any ammunition specially intended or adapted for use with an automatic pistol, or attempts to procure or does any act with intent to procure possession of any such pistol, part, or ammunition, shall be guilty of an offence against this section.

s4. (1.) On and after the commencement of this Act it shall be unlawful for any person to carry a pistol in any place beyond the limits of his dwellinghouse, or the curtilage thereof, save under and in accordance with the conditions of a license in that behalf under this section.

Arms Amendment Act 1921 (12 GEO V 1921 No 51)

1921-22, No. 51. AN ACT to amend the Arms Act, 1920. [11th February, 1922]

s2. Subsection four of section three of the principal Act is hereby repealed, and the following subsection substituted therefor :- The Minister of Defence may, by license in writing, authorize any person who has served beyond the seas as a member of any of His Majesty’s Forces in any war, or any near relative of any such member, to retain possession of any unlawful weapon which that member has used beyond the seas, or which he has brought with him into New Zealand from beyond the seas; or may, in any special case and for any special reason, in like manner, authorize any other person to have in his possession any unlawful weapon; subject, however, in every case to such conditions as to user or custody as the said Minister may impose. Any such license may at any time be revoked by the Minister without notice.”

Arms Amendment Act 1930 (21 GEO V 1930 No 30)

1930, No. 30. AN ACT to amend the Arms Act, 1920. [25th October, 1930]

s4. Section nine of the principal Act is hereby amended by adding the following subsection:- “(8) Nothing in this section shall apply to shot-guns of a kind ordinarily used in New Zealand for sporting purposes.”

s6. Section fifteen of the principal Act is hereby amended by adding the following as subsection two thereof:- “(2) If any officer of police has reasonable grounds to suspect that any person has in his possession or under his control in any place any firearm, ammunition, or explosive, and that such person is of unsound mind, or is in a state of intoxication, or has attempted or threatened to kill or do serious bodily injury to himself or any other person, the officer may, without warrant, search that person or place, and may detain that person for the purpose of such search, and may seize any such firearm, ammunition, or explosive, and detain the same.”

Arms Amendment Act 1934 (25 GEO V 1934 No 3)

1934  No. 3. AN ACT to amend the Arms Act, 1920. [24th August, 1934]

s2. (1) Every person, whether a licensed dealer within the meaning of the principal Act or not, commits an offence against this section who, for the purpose of sale, brings any firearm into New Zealand or causes any firearm to be brought into New Zealand, after the first day of January, nineteen hundred and thirty-five, save in pursuance of an import license issued to him for that purpose by a Superintendent or Inspector of Police.

s8. (1) No person shall be registered as the owner of any firearm who, in the opinion of the Superintendent or Inspector of Police in the district in which he resides, is not a fit and proper person to be in possession of such firearm.

Arms Act 1958 (1958 No 21)

1958, No. 21 An Act to consolidate and amend the law relating to the acquisition and possession of firearms and ammunition [18 September 1958

s3. Dealers in arms or ammunition to be licensed

s6. Permits for import of firearms-(1) No person shall bring or cause to be brought or sent into New Zealand any firearm otherwise than pursuant to a permit issued to him for that purpose by a commissioned officer of Police.

s7. Permits for possession-(1) Subject to the provisions of this Act, no person other than a licensed dealer authorised to deal in firearms and ammunition or in ammunition only, as the case may require, shall, whether by way of purchase or in any other manner, procure possession of any firearm or ammunition otherwise than pursuant to a permit under this section or pursuant to a permit under section six of this Act.

s9. Possession of unregistered firearms prohibited-(1) It shall not be lawful for any person other than a licensed dealer authorised to deal in firearms to be in possession for a period longer than one month of any firearm unless he is registered as the owner thereof under this section.

s13. Carriage of pistols without licence prohibited-( 1) It shall be unlawful for any person to carry a pistol in any place beyond the limits of his dwellinghouse, or the curtilage thereof, save under and in accordance with it.

Arms Amendment Act 1962 (1962 No 59)

An Act to amend the Arms Act 1958 [6 December 1962] This Act is administered in the Police Department.

s2. Permits for firearms-Subsection (3) of section 7 of the principal Act is hereby amended by adding the following proviso: “Provided that no permit in respect of a pistol shall be issued under this section otherwise than by a commissioned officer of Police, who shall not issue the permit unless he is satisfied that there are special reasons justifying the issue of the permit.”

Arms Amendment Act 1964 (1964 No 36)

An Act to amend the Arms Act 1958 [3 November 1964

s2. Interpretation-Section 2 of the principal Act is hereby amended by repealing the definition of the term “pistol”, and substituting the following definition: “‘Pistol’ means any firearm the barrel of which does not exceed twelve inches in length measured from the muzzle to· the face of the breech block when the breech is closed:”

“(2A) Without limiting the discretion conferred by subsection (2) of this section, no application under this section in respect of a pistol shall be granted unless the officer of Police considering the application is satisfied that there are special reasons why the pistol to which the application relates should be allowed into New Zealand.”

Arms Amendment Act 1966 (1966 No 18)

1966, No. 18 An Act to amend the Arms Act 1958 [2 September 1966]

s2. Definition of firearm-Section 2 of the principal Act is hereby amended by inserting, after the definition of the term “explosive”, the following definition: ” ‘Firearm’ includes a firearm which for the time being is not capable of discharging any shot, bullet, or other missile but which, by the replacement of any component part or parts or the correction or repair of any defect or defects, would be so capable; and also includes any firearm which for the time being is dismantled:”.

s4. Careless use of firearm-The principal Act is hereby amended by inserting, after section 16, the following section: “16A. (1) Every person who causes bodily injury to or the death of any person by carelessly using a firearm commits an offence and shall be liable on summary conviction to imprisonment for a term not exceeding three months or to a fine not exceeding one hundred pounds, or to both.

Arms Amendment Act 1968 (1968 No 21)

1968, No. 21 An Act to amend the Anns Act 1958 [15 November 1968]

s2. Interpretation-(1) Section 2 of the principal Act ( as amended by section 2 of the Arms Amendment Act 1964) is hereby further amended by repealing the definition of the term “pistol”, and substituting the following definition: “‘Pistol’ means any firearm which is designed or adapted to be held and fired with one hand; and includes any firearm that is less than thirty inches in length:”

s5. Regulations-Section 32 of the principal Act (as amended by section 3 (3) of the Arms Amendment Act 1966) is hereby further amended by adding the following subsection: “(3) Notwithstanding the provisions of any regulations made pursuant to this Act, the Commissioner of Police may dispense with the payment of any fee payable under any such regulations.”

This Act is administered in the Police Department.

Arms Amendment Act 1971 (1971 No 46)

1971, No. 46 An Act to amend the Arms Act 1958 [5 November 1971]

s3. Unlawful possession of pistols-The principal Act is hereby amended by inserting, after section 7, the following section: “7 A. (1) It shall not be lawful for any person to be in possession of a pistol unless he is a person authorised or permitted, expressly or by implication, by or pursuant to this Act or by or pursuant to regulations made under it to be in possession of that pistol.”

s5. Regulations-Section 32 of the principal Act (as amended by section 3 (3) of the Arms Amendment Act 1966 and section 5 of the Arms Amendment Act 1968) is hereby amended by inserting in subsection (1), after paragraph (b), the following paragraphs: (bb) ” Making provision for the security of any premises at which a licensed dealer carries on business and prescribing precautions to be taken to prevent the theft or misuse of firearms and ammunition in the possession of licensed dealers:” (bc) “Prescribing precautions to be taken in respect of the use and safe custody of pistols:”.

Arms Amendment Act 1974 (1974 No 68)

1974, No. 68 An Act to amend the Arms Act 1958 [8 November 1974]

s2. Interpretation-Section 2 of the principal Act is hereby amended by omitting from the definition of the term “pistol” (as substituted by section 2 (1) of the Arms Amendment Act 1968) the expression “30 inches”, and substituting the expression “762 millimetres”.

s5. Registration of pistols-(1) The principal Act is hereby amended by inserting, after section 10, the following section: “lOA. (1) N 0 certificate of registration shall be issued under section 9 of this Act in respect of a pistol unless the person thereby registered as the owner is- ” ( a) A bona fide collector of firearms; or ” (b) An incorporated pistol shooting club for the time being recognised by the Commissioner of Police for the purposes of this section; or “( c) The governing body of a bona fide museum; or ” ( d) A person to whom the pistol has special significance as an heirloom, souvenir, or memento; or ” ( e) A person of a class specified for the purposes of this section by regulations made under this Act. “( 2) A certificate of registration in respect of a pistol shall be issued only by a commissioned officer of Police, and may be issued subject to such conditions with regard to the use or custody of the pistol or the condition in which it is kept as the commissioned officer issuing the certificate thinks fit. ” (3) If, in the opinion of a commissioned officer of Police, any person who is registered as the owner of a pistol (whether that person was so registered before or after the commencement of the Arms Amendment Act 1974)- “( a) Does not come within any of the classes mentioned in subsection (1) of this section; or “(b) Has failed to observe any conditions of the certificate of registration,- that commissioned officer may, by notice in writing under his hand, revoke the certificate of registration, and the person so registered shall upon demand surrender the certificate to a member of the Police. “(4) A certificate of registration in respect of a pistol shall not be revoked under subsection (3) of this section if- “( a) The owner has been registered as the owner of that pistol since before the 16th day of May 1969; and “(b) The pistol, although less than 762 millimetres in length, has not been reduced below that length since the 15th day of May 1969 and is not designed or adapted to be held and fired with one hand.”

Arms Amendment Act 1976 (1976 No 151)

1976, No. 151 An Act to amend the Anns Act 1958 [14 December 1976]

s2. Interpretation-Section 2 of the principal Act is hereby amended by inserting, in its appropriate alphabetical order, the following definition: ” ‘Imitation firearm’ means anything that has the appearance of being a firearm capable of discharging any shot, bullet, or other missile, whether or not it is capable of discharging any shot, bullet, or other missile: ” Cf. Firearms Act 1968, s. 57 (4) (U.K.)

s3. Permit for import of firearms or unlawful weapons- (1) Section 6 of the principal Act is hereby amended by omitting the words “commissioned officer of” wherever they occur, and substituting in each case the words “member of the”. (2) Section 6 of the principal Act is hereby further amended by repealing subsection (2A) (as inserted by section 3 of the Arms Amendment Act 1964), and substituting the following subsection: ” (2A) Notwithstanding anything in subsection (1) of this section, but without limiting the discretion conferred by subsection ( 2) of this section, a permit under this section in respect of a pistol shall be issued only by a commissioned officer of Police and no such officer shall issue any such permit unless he is satisfied that there are special reasons why the pistol in respect of which the permit is granted should be allowed into New Zealand.” (3) Section 3 of the Arms Amendment Act 1964 is hereby consequentially repealed.

s4. Permits for possession-Section 7 (5) of the principal Act is hereby amended by inserting, after the word “section”, the words “( other than a permit in respect of a shotgun, which pennit may be expressed to remain in force indefinitely)”.

Arms Act 1983 (1983 No 44)

1983, No. 44 An Act to consolidate and amend the law relating to firearms and to promote both the safe use and the control of firearms and other weapons [29 November 1983]

s17. Burden of proof-Without prejudice to section 67 (8) of the Summary Proceedings Act 1957, in any proceedings against any person in respect of any offence against section 16 of this Act in which it is proved that he did any act in relation to a firearm, pistol, starting pistol, or restricted weapon which would have amounted to an offence if that act were not done pursuant to a permit issued to him by a member of the Police, the burden of proving that he did that act pursuant to any such permit shall lie on him. Cf. 1958, No. 21, s. 6 (6)

s20. Restrictions on possession of firearms-(I) Except as provided in this Act or as otherwise provided in regulations made under this Act, no person shall have a firearm in his possession unless he is of or over the age of 16 years and is the holder of a firearms licence. (2) The holding of a firearms licence shall not in itself entitle any person to have a pistol or a restricted weapon in his possession.

Arms Amendment Act 1985 (1985 No 5)

1985, No. 5 An Act to amend the Arms Act 1983 [8 March 1985]

s2. Carrying or possession of firearms, airguns, pistols, restricted weapons, or explosives and carrying of imitation firearms-The principal Act is hereby amended by omitting from section 45 (2), and also from section 46 0), the words “or sufficient purpose”, and substituting in each case the words “and sufficient purpose”.

s 3. Careless use of firearm, airgun, pistol, or restricted weapon-Section 53 (2) of the principal Act is hereby amended by inserting, after the word “whether”, the word “in”.

Arms Amendment Act 1987 (1987 No 166)

1987, No. 166 An Act to amend the Arms Act 1988 2293 [J 7 July 1987]

s2. Maximum penalties increased-( 1) Section 45 (1) of the principal Act is hereby amended by omitting the words “summary conviction to imprisonment for a term not exceeding 3 months or to a fine not exceeding $1,000”, and substituting the words “conviction on indictment to imprisonment for a term not exceeding 2 years or to a fine not exceeding $4,000”. (2) Section 46 (1) of the principal Act is hereby amended by omitting the words “summary conviction to imprisonment for a term not exceeding 3 months or to a fine not exceeding $1,000”, and substituting the words “conviction on indictment to imprisonment for a term not exceeding 2 years or to a fine not exceeding $4,000”.

This Act is administered in the Police Department.

Arms Amendment Act 1989 (1989 No 109)

1989, No. 109 An Act to amend the Arms Act 1988 [13 November 1989]

s2. Act to bind the Crown-Section 3 (2) (a) of the principal Act is hereby amended by repealing subparagraph (iv), and substituting the following sub paragraph: “(iv) An officer or agent of Government Supply Brokerage Corporation (N.Z.) Limited:”.

Arms Amendment Act 1992 (1992 No 95)

1992, No. 95 An Act to amend the Arms Act 1983 [27 October 1992]

” ‘Military style semi·automatic firearm’ means- “(a) A firearm which, after being loaded, fires, ejects, and chambers a cartridge with each pull of the trigger; but “(b) Does not include- “(i) A pistol; or “(ii) A semi·automatic firearm that, with its magazine (if any), is maintained at all times in a sporting configuration:

” ‘Sporting configuration’, in relation to a semi-automatic firearm, means being without any of the following features: “(a) A folding or telescopic butt: “(b) A magazine that is capable of holding, or that, by its appearance, indicates that it is capable of holding,- “(i) In the case of a magazine designed to hold .22 inch rimfire cartridges, more than 15 cartridges; or “(ii) In any other case, more than 7 cartridges: “(c) Bayonet lugs: “(d) A military pattern free-standing pistol grip: “(e) A flash suppressor:

Arms Amendment Act 1999 (1999 No 23)

1999, No. 23 65D. An Act to amend the Arm.s Act 1983 [28 April 1999

“65B. Power to authorise foreign personal protection officer to carry and have possession of firearms, etc- (1) Notwithstanding anything in this Act, the Commissioner may issue to any foreign personal protection officer a written authority authorising the officer, when acting in the course of his or her duties as a foreign personal protection officer, to carry or have in his or her possession in New Zealand, while that written authority is in force, such firearms, airguns, pistols, and restricted weapons, and such quantities and types of ammunition as are specified in that written authority. “(2) Nothing in this Act renders unlawful the carriage or possession of firearms, airguns, pistols, restricted weapons, or ammunition by any foreIgn personal protection officer in accordance with the terms and conditions of a written authority issued to that officer under subsection (1).

Arms Amendment Act 2000 (2000 No 53)

Public Act 2000 No 53 Date of assent 14 November 2000

s4 Duration of firearms licence Section 25 of the principal Act is amended by adding, as subsections (2) and (3), the following subsections: “(2) Despite subsection (1), if a licence is granted to a person who states in the application form for the licence that he or she is a visitor to New Zealand and intends to reside in New Zealand for 1 year or less, the licence may be granted subject to a condition that it expires 1 year from the date of issue or expires on any earlier date specified in the licence. “(3) If a licence has been granted subject to a condition referred to in subsection (2), the licence expires on the date of expiry referred to or specified in the licence, or on the date the person to whom the licence is granted leaves New Zealand, whichever occurs first.”

s 5 Regulations: Section 74(1) of the principal Act is amended by repealing paragraph (j), and substituting the following paragraph: “(j) making provision for the security of premises at which any firearm or class of firearm is kept, and prescribing precautions to be taken to prevent the theft or misuse of firearms, airguns, pistols, restricted weapons, ammunition, and explosives in the possession of any person or class of persons:”.

Arms Amendment Regulations 2009 (SR 2009/373)

Order in Council

At Wellington this 30th day of November 2009

Present:
His Excellency the Governor-General in Council

Pursuant to section 74(1)(s) of the Arms Act 1983, His Excellency the Governor-General, acting on the advice and with the consent of the Executive Council, makes the following regulations.

s4New regulation 30A inserted
30AStaff members of corrections prisons may carry or possess pepper spray
  • “(1)In this regulation,—

corrections prison has the same meaning as in section 3(1) of the Corrections Act 2004

pepper spray has the same meaning as in regulation 120A of the Corrections Regulations 2005

staff member has the same meaning as in section 3(1) of the Corrections Act 2004.

“(2)A staff member of a corrections prison may carry or possess pepper spray belonging to the Crown for the purposes of regulations 121 to 123 of the Corrections Regulations 2005.”

Arms (Restricted Weapons and Specially Dangerous Airguns) Amendment Order 2010 (SR 2010/308)

Order in Council

At Wellington this 13th day of September 2010

Present:
His Excellency the Governor-General in Council

Pursuant to section 4 of the Arms Act 1983, His Excellency the Governor-General, acting on the advice and with the consent of the Executive Council, makes the following order.

s4New clause 1A inserted
  • The following clause is inserted after clause 1:
1AInterpretation
    • In this order, unless the context otherwise requires,—

specified pre-charged pneumatic air rifles means pre-charged pneumatic air rifles that are not for use in airsoft or paintball sports.”

s5Specially dangerous airguns
  • Clause 3 is amended by adding the following subclause as subclause (2):
  • “(2)Specified pre-charged pneumatic air rifles are declared to be specially dangerous airguns.”

Arms (Military Style Semi-automatic Firearms and Import Controls) Amendment Act 2012 (2012 No 117)

This Act amends the Arms Act 1983.

Change to pistol grip regulations and importation of ‘look-alike’ airguns.

Arms (Records of Licensed Dealers) Amendment Regulations 2013 (SR 2013/465)

Order in Council

At Wellington this 25th day of November 2013

Present:
His Excellency the Governor-General in Council

Pursuant to section 74 of the Arms Act 1983, His Excellency the Governor-General, acting on the advice and with the consent of the Executive Council, makes the following regulations.

4Regulation 7 amended (Records kept by licensed dealers)
  • In regulation 7(4)(e), as inserted by section 15 of the Arms (Military Style Semi-automatic Firearms and Import Controls) Amendment Act 2012, delete “restricted airgun,”.

Arms (Military Style Semi-automatic Firearms—Pistol Grips) Order 2013

Order in Council

At Wellington this 25th day of November 2013

Present:
His Excellency the Governor-General in Council

Pursuant to section 74A(a) of the Arms Act 1983, His Excellency the Governor-General, acting on the advice and with the consent of the Executive Council, makes the following order.

Explanatory note

This note is not part of the order, but is intended to indicate its general effect.

This order, which comes into force on 11 December 2013, describes a free-standing grip of a semi-automatic firearm (other than a pistol) as a pistol grip for the purposes of the definition of military style semi-automatic firearm in section 2 of the Arms Act 1983 (as amended by the Arms (Military Style Semi-automatic Firearms and Import Controls) Amendment Act 2012).

The List

Arms Importation Act 1845 (9 Victoriae 1845 No 1)

Arms Act 1846 (10 Victoriae 1846 No 18)
Arms Act 1860 (24 Victoriae 1860 No 38)

Arms Act Continuance Act 1861 (24 and 25 Victoriae 1861 No 17)
Arms Act Continuance Act 1862 (26 Victoriae 1862 No 1)
Arms Act Continuance Act 1863 (27 Victoriae 1863 No 2)

Arms Act Amendment Act 1869 (32 and 33 Victoriae 1869 No 57)
Arms Act 1880 (44 VICT 1880 No 13)

Arms Act 1920 (11 GEO V 1920 No 14)

Arms Amendment Act 1921 (12 GEO V 1921 No 51)
Arms Amendment Act 1930 (21 GEO V 1930 No 30)
Arms Amendment Act 1934 (25 GEO V 1934 No 3)

Arms Act 1958 (1958 No 21)
Arms Amendment Act 1962 (1962 No 59)
Arms Amendment Act 1964 (1964 No 36)
Arms Amendment Act 1966 (1966 No 18)
Arms Amendment Act 1968 (1968 No 21)
Arms Amendment Act 1971 (1971 No 46)
Arms Amendment Act 1974 (1974 No 68)
Arms Amendment Act 1976 (1976 No 151)

Arms Act 1983 (1983 No 44)

Arms (Restricted Weapons and Specially Dangerous Airguns) Order 1984, Amendment No 1 (SR 1992/347)

Arms Amendment Act 1985 (1985 No 5)
Arms Amendment Act 1987 (1987 No 166)
Arms Amendment Act 1989 (1989 No 109)
Arms Amendment Act 1992 (1992 No 95)

Arms Amendment Regulations 1998 (SR 1998/466)

Arms Amendment Regulations 1998 (SR 1998/155)

Arms Amendment Act 1999 (1999 No 23)
Arms Amendment Act 2000 (2000 No 53)

Arms Amendment Regulations 2009 (SR 2009/373)

Arms (Restricted Weapons and Specially Dangerous Airguns) Amendment Order 2010 (SR 2010/308)

 Arms (Military Style Semi-automatic Firearms and Import Controls) Amendment Act 2012 (2012 No 117)

Arms (Records of Licensed Dealers) Amendment Regulations 2013 (SR 2013/465)

Arms (Military Style Semi-automatic Firearms—Pistol Grips) Order 2013)

With more coming soon…..

We are sure to have missed some impositions out of the thirty five ‘Compromises’ listed.

But you may have noticed a pattern:

Its only us shooters compromising.

We seldom have rights returned.

It never stops.

The anti gun movement are like a boa constrictor. They wont stop until the job is done. They just tighten and tighten….

Look where we started in 1846…..

s1. … Provided always that nothing herein contained shall extend or be construed to extend to prevent any person from carrying arms for the defence of his person or for sporting as by law he might before the passing of this Ordinance.

Thanks to our reader ‘JDH’ for his help in compiling this list.

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