Arms (Prohibited Firearms, Magazines, and Parts) Amendment Bill

  • enacted
5 New sections 2A to 2D inserted

After section 2, insert:

2A Meaning of prohibited firearm

In this Act, unless the context otherwise requires, prohibited firearm

(a)

means the following firearms:

(i)

a semi-automatic firearm (except a pistol), other than—

(A)

a semi-automatic firearm that is capable of firing only 0.22 calibre or less rimfire cartridges and that has a magazine, whether or not detachable or otherwise externally fed, that is capable of holding no more than 10 cartridges commensurate with that firearm’s chamber size:

(B)

a semi-automatic shotgun with a non-detachable tubular magazine or magazines that are capable of holding no more than 5 cartridges commensurate with that firearm’s chamber size:

(ii)

a pump-action shotgun that is capable of being used with a detachable magazine:

(iii)

a pump-action shotgun that has a non-detachable tubular magazine or magazines that are capable of holding more than 5 cartridges commensurate with that firearm’s chamber size; and

(b)

includes any other firearm declared by Order in Council made under section 74A to be a prohibited firearm for the purposes of this Act.

2B Meaning of prohibited magazine

In this Act, unless the context otherwise requires, prohibited magazine,—

(a)

in relation to a shotgun, means a magazine, whether or not detachable, that is capable of holding more than 5 cartridges commensurate with that shotgun’s chamber size:

(b)

in relation to any other firearm (except a pistol),—

(i)

means any detachable magazine—

(A)

that is capable of holding 0.22 calibre or less rimfire cartridges and that is capable of holding more than 10 of those cartridges:

(B)

that is capable of holding more than 10 cartridges and being used with a semi-automatic or fully automatic firearm:

(ii)

means any other magazine, whether or not detachable, that is capable of holding more than 10 cartridges; and

(c)

includes any other magazine declared by Order in Council made under section 74A to be a prohibited magazine for the purposes of this Act.

2C Meaning of prohibited part

In this Act, unless the context otherwise requires, prohibited part means—

(a)

a part of a prohibited firearm:

(b)

a component that can be applied to enable, or take significant steps towards enabling, a firearm to be fired with, or near to, a semi-automatic or automatic action.

2D Meaning of prohibited ammunition

In this Act, prohibited ammunition means any ammunition declared by the Governor-Governor by Order in Council to be prohibited ammunition.