Consultation on regulations to enable firearms law changes has now closed

Consultation on regulations to enable firearms law changes has now closed

Date Published: 
May 2021

Further changes to the Arms Act 1983 (contained in the Arms Legislation Act 2020) will come into force on 24 June 2021 and new regulations are required to support these. Submissions were received on some policy proposals for potential inclusion in the regulations to support the implementation of amendments, and to adjust or clarify some existing regulations.

The feedback will help us assess whether, and if so how, we may need to amend the proposals to meet the objectives of the legislation.

Next steps

Police will now analyse and consider all submissions received and report back to the Minister on the outcome of the public consultation and recommendations on changes to the Arms Regulations. This report will then be considered by the Minister before making recommendations to Cabinet.

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