Gordon Campbell | Parliament TV | Parliament Today | News Video | Crime | Employers | Housing | Immigration | Legal | Local Govt. | Maori | Welfare | Unions | Youth | Search

 

Four weeks left to hand-in prohibited firearms

Just notifying that you have prohibited firearms or parts is not meeting your legal obligations, say Police who urge firearms owners to hand in their items now.

“There are only 4 weeks left to hand-in prohibited firearms and parts under the Amnesty & Buy-back.

Just notifying is not enough – you do need to hand-in your items to receive compensation,” says Deputy Commissioner Mike Clement.

“Don’t leave it to the last minute so you stand in queues for hours on 20 December.

Or worse, forget about it entirely and end up committing an offence.

“I want to thank all of those firearms owners that have got in early and taken part so far.

And please, tell your mates to get onto it too.

“For anyone that is still unsure if the firearm or part in their possession is prohibited, please check the Police website or contact us on 0800 311 311.

It’s better to be sure and if you do need to get onto it at this late stage, we will guide you through the process and the available options,” says Mike Clement.

Firearm holders have had multiple opportunities to hand-in their prohibited items since the programme started on 20 June 2019.

Nearly 40,000 firearms have been handed in.

Options available for owners of prohibited firearms and parts are:

• Attend one of 197 collection events across NZ up until 20 December and hand-in your firearms/parts as soon as possible

• There is one more week left to hand-in to an approved licensed dealer

• If you want to modify your firearm , get this in train now

• Apply for an endorsement licence if you are a pest controller or collector

• If you think you have a unique/rare item – apply now.

“I want to be clear that it’s not worth holding onto your prohibited firearm after 20 December 2019.

“If you are thinking laws may change, or you think that you are safe under the current ‘no questions asked’ amnesty, you are wrong.

After 20 December 2019 it will be illegal to unlawfully possess and/or use a prohibited firearm or part.

“Make the most of this opportunity now to hand-in your prohibited item and receive fair compensation for it under the buy-back.

No-one wants to miss out on hunting with their mates because they lose their licence over the possession of illegal firearms,” says Mike Clement.

For more information on collection events, modifications and other options, go to www.police.govt.nz or call 0800 311 311.

Notify Police of your firearms here

ENDS


© Scoop Media

 
 
 
Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

Gordon Campbell : On Dealing With Impeccable, Impeachable Lies

By now, the end game the Republican Senate majority has in mind in their setting of the rules for the impeachment trial of Donald J. Trump is pretty clear to everyone: first deny the Democrats the ability to call witnesses and offer evidence, and then derisively dismiss the charges for lack of evidence. For his part, does former security adviser John Bolton really, really want to testify against his former boss? If there was any competing faction within the Republican Party, there might be some point for Bolton in doing so – but there isn’t. More>>

Published on Werewolf

 
 

WINZ Quarterly Report: More People Getting Into Work

The December quarter benefit numbers released today show the Government’s plan to get people off the benefit and into work is starting to pay off,” Social Development Minister Carmel Sepuloni said. More>>

ALSO:

Changing lives: Boost In Whānau Ora Funding

Whānau throughout New Zealand are set to benefit from an extra three million dollars that will go directly to Whānau Ora Commissioning Agencies, the Minister for Whānau Ora Peeni Henare announced today. More>>

ALSO:


PGF Kaikōura $10.88M: Boost In Tourism & Business

The Provincial Growth Fund (PGF) is investing $10.88 million to boost business and tourism opportunities in Kaikōura, Parliamentary Undersecretary for Regional Economic Development, Fletcher Tabuteau announced today. More>>

ALSO:

Whitebaiting: Govt Plans To Protect Announced

With several native whitebait species in decline the Minister of Conservation Eugenie Sage has today released proposals to standardise and improve management of whitebait across New Zealand. More>>

ALSO:


Education: Resource For Schools On Climate Change

New resource for schools to increase awareness and understanding of climate change... More>>

ALSO:

In Effect April: New Regulations For Local Medicinal Cannabis

Minister of Health Dr David Clark says new regulations will allow local cultivation and manufacture of medicinal cannabis products that will potentially help ease the pain of thousands of people. More>>

ALSO:


Gordon Campbell: On What An Inquiry Might Look Like

Presumably, if there is to be a ministerial inquiry (at the very least) into the Whakaari/White Island disaster, it will need to be a joint ministerial inquiry. That’s because the relevant areas of responsibility seem to be so deeply interwoven... More>>

ALSO:


 
 
 
 
 

LATEST HEADLINES

  • PARLIAMENT
  • POLITICS
  • REGIONAL
 


 

InfoPages News Channels