Arms Legislation Bill

  • enacted
6 Section 2 amended (Interpretation)

(1)

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

air pistol carbine conversion kit

(a)

means a frame or kit that may be used to convert an air pistol that is designed or adapted to be held and fired with 1 hand into an airgun that may be fired from the shoulder; but

(b)

does not include a pistol carbine conversion kit

ammunition seller

(a)

means a person who is responsible for the day-to-day management of a business that includes selling or supplying ammunition; but

(b)

does not include—

(i)

a licensed dealer; and

(ii)

a member of a shooting club, if the member sells ammunition—

(A)

to a club member, or on club premises, with the approval of the management committee of the club or a majority vote of club members; and

(B)

the sales revenue is used for the benefit of the club

arms item means an item of any of the following classes of arms:

(a)

firearms (including prohibited firearms):

(b)

magazines (including prohibited magazines):

(c)

parts (including prohibited parts):

(d)

airguns:

(e)

pistols:

(f)

restricted weapons:

(g)

pistol carbine conversion kits

blank-firing gun

(a)

means anything that—

(i)

has the shape of a firearm or restricted weapon, or otherwise resembles a firearm or restricted weapon; and

(ii)

is capable of firing blank cartridges, but incapable of discharging any shot, bullet, missile, or other projectile; and

(b)

includes a starting pistol that fires a blank cartridge or a cap

Customs officer has the meaning given in section 5(1) of the Customs and Excise Act 2018

dealer activity means any activity of a kind specified in section 5(1)

health practitioner means a health practitioner registered with the Medical Council of New Zealand, a nurse practitioner registered with the Nursing Council of New Zealand, a psychologist registered with the New Zealand Psychologists Board, or a duly authorised officer under the Mental Health (Compulsory Assessment and Treatment) Act 1992

improvement notice means a notice issued under section 60

manufacture, in relation to an item, includes the assembly of that item

non-prohibited ammunition means ammunition that is not prohibited ammunition

non-prohibited firearm means a firearm that is not

(a)

a prohibited firearm; or

(b)

a pistol; or

(c)

a restricted weapon

non-prohibited magazine means a magazine that is not a prohibited magazine

non-prohibited part means a part that is not a prohibited part

pistol carbine conversion kit

(a)

means a frame or kit that may be used to convert a pistol (not being an air pistol) that is designed or adapted to be held and fired with 1 hand and that has an overall length of no more than 400 millimetres into a firearm that may be fired from the shoulder; and

(b)

includes a frame or kit described in paragraph (a) that is also capable of being used as an air pistol carbine conversion kit

registry means the registry kept and operated under section 92

semi-automatic pistol means a firearm that is designed or adapted to be held and fired with 1 hand, including any firearm that is less than 762 millimetres in length and that when loaded, with each pull of the trigger,—

(a)

fires a cartridge and ejects the cartridge case; and

(b)

automatically loads another cartridge in the firearm’s chamber (unless all loaded cartridges have been fired)

senior manager, in relation to a body corporate, means a person who occupies a position that allows the person to exercise significant influence over the management or administration of the body corporate (for example, a chief executive)

shooting club has the meaning given in section 38A

small semi-automatic pistol means a semi-automatic pistol that—

(a)

has an overall length of 400 millimetres or less, excluding any silencer, pistol carbine conversion kit, or other muzzle-fitting attachment; and

(b)

has a barrel length of 101 millimetres or more; and

(c)

is capable of firing specified ammunition only at a muzzle velocity of 1,600 feet per second or less; and

(d)

is suitable for shooting on a certified pistol range

specified ammunition means ammunition of a type specified in the rules of the target pistol target shooting disciplines that are approved by the Commissioner and administered by the national pistol target shooting controlling body known as Pistol New Zealand Incorporated and that are conducted on ranges approved by the Commissioner

theatrical armourer means a person who holds a current endorsement under section 29(2)(e) and is recognised by the Police as having the required competence to supervise the use and secure storage of firearms and restricted weapons during theatrical, cinematic, television, film, or video productions

theatrical armourer means a person who holds a firearms licence or dealer’s licence that bears a current endorsement under section 30(1)(c) or 30B(3) allowing them to possess, use, or supervise the use of any of the following items in making a broadcast or in theatrical, cinematic, television film, or video recording productions:

(a)

firearms:

(b)

prohibited magazines:

(c)

restricted weapons

visitor means a visitor to New Zealand who intends to be in New Zealand for less than 1 year

(2)

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

antique firearm

(a)

means—

(i)

any firearm that—

(A)

is held in the possession of any person solely as an antique (but not as a copy or replica of an antique); and

(B)

is not designed for firing, and is not capable of firing, rimfire or centrefire cartridge ammunition; or

(ii)

any firearm declared by regulations made under this Act to be an antique firearm for the purposes of this Act; but

(b)

does not include any firearm manufactured after 1899

(3)

In section 2(1), repeal the definition of arms office.

(3A)

In section 2(1). definition of exempt person, after section 4A(1), insert or described in section 4A(1A), (1B), or (1C).

(4)

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

part, in relation to any firearm or restricted weapon—

(a)

means—

(i)

any component that, of itself, is essential to the discharge of any shot, bullet, missile, or other projectile from the firearm or restricted weapon; and

(ii)

any component that is exclusively designed to be, or is intended to be, an integral part of the firearm or restricted weapon (for example, a butt, stock, magazine, or other component that feeds or contributes to feeding ammunition to the firearm or restricted weapon); and

(b)

includes the following components or accessories that can be fitted to, or adapted to fit, a firearm or restricted weapon:

(i)

grips:

(ii)

frames:

(iii)

chassis systems:

(iv)

conversion kits:

(iv)

magazine adapters:

(v)

magazine couplers:

(vi)

magazine loaders:

(vii)

flash suppressors:

(viii)

silencers:

(ix)

folding or telescoping stocks; but

(c)

does not include the following:

(i)

pistol carbine conversion kits:

(ii)

air pistol carbine conversion kits

(5)

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

pistol means a firearm (other than a prohibited firearm or restricted weapon) that is designed or adapted to be held and fired with 1 hand, and includes any firearm (other than a prohibited firearm or restricted weapon) that is less than 762 millimetres in length