Arms (Prohibited Firearms, Magazines, and Parts) Amendment Bill

  • enacted

Part 1 Amendments to principal Act

4 Section 2 amended (Interpretation)

(1)

In section 2(1), insert in their appropriate alphabetical order:

exempt person means a person listed in section 4A(1)

prohibited ammunition means ammunition declared by Order in Council under section 2D to be prohibited ammunition

prohibited firearm has the meaning given in section 2A

prohibited item means a prohibited firearm, a prohibited magazine, a prohibited part or any or all of those things, as the case requires

prohibited magazine has the meaning given in section 2B

prohibited part has the meaning given in section 2C

(2)

In section 2(1), repeal the definition of military style semi-automatic firearm.

(3)

In section 2(1), replace the definition of part with:

part

(a)

in relation to a pistol or a restricted weapon, includes any thing, such as a butt, stock, magazine, silencer, or sight, that, although not essential for the discharge by a pistol or a restricted weapon of any shot, bullet, missile, or other projectile, is designed, or intended to be, an integral part of the pistol or restricted weapon; and

(b)

in relation to a prohibited firearm, includes any thing, such as a butt, stock, magazine (other than a prohibited magazine), silencer, or sight, that although not essential for the discharge by the prohibited firearm of any shot, bullet, missile, or other projectile, is designed, or intended to be, an integral part of the prohibited firearm; and

(c)

in relation to any other firearm, means the action for that firearm and for any firearm that has upper and lower receivers, includes the upper receiver and lower receiver, whether together or individually; and

(d)

in relation to any firearm, includes any thing, such as bolt carrier group parts, trigger group parts, lower parts kits, barrel, gas block, gas tube, folding or telescoping stock, magazine loader, sub-calibre conversion kits, and carbine stock

(4)

In section 2(1), definition of restricted airgun, replace “a restricted weapon, or a military style semi-automatic firearm” with “prohibited firearm or restricted weapon” in each place.

(5)

In section 2(2), replace “military style semi-automatic firearm,” with “prohibited firearm” in each place.