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Firearms Law Reform

The firearms amnesty and buy-back ends on 20 December

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Firearm law changes & prohibited firearms (including collection events and price lists).

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Price list

Firearms laws have changed

 

 

 

Disputes process:

  • Dispute of price: If someone disagrees with an assessment of the condition of their firearm or part, or it is identified as per the Buy-back price list, they may ask for another assessment. This will involve a peer review assessment of the items, overseen by the lead Police Officer. If the dispute is still not resolved, the items will be orange tagged and set aside and the owner advised of their right to appeal the assessment through the District Court.
     
  • Legal dispute concerning buy-back eligibility: Police may ask for proof of ownership of newly prohibited items, handing over an item on behalf of another person, or surrendering a firearm with no serial number. To be eligible for compensation when handing in a firearm the owner must provide a licence whereas this is not necessary when handing in parts. Should you dispute your eligibility to receive compensation, you may appeal to the District Court.
     
  • For more information on the appeal process go to www.justice.govt.nz/courts/civil