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Briefing on the Firearms Act

Briefing on the Firearms Act

Date Published: 
June 2018

Police's Brief to the Incoming Minister in December 2017 stated: “There’s more we can do to keep New Zealanders safe and ensure public trust and confidence in the firearms regime. This includes: modernising our legislation to ensure it reflects firearms manufacturing developments; and improving the way we administer the regime. We’ll brief you on a range of firearm portfolio issues and seek your direction on next steps in November 2017. “

The follow-up briefing has since been released under the OIA to parties who requested it.  People who have been attending the June 2018 roadshows on Police’s administration of the Arms Act have expressed an interest in seeing this briefing. The document (with appropriate redactions) is below.