Arms (Restricted Weapons and Specially Dangerous Airguns) Order 1984

Reprint
as at 11 December 2013

Coat of Arms of New Zealand

Arms (Restricted Weapons and Specially Dangerous Airguns) Order 1984

(SR 1984/122)

David Beattie, Governor-General

Order in Council

At the Government Buildings at Wellington this 14th day of May 1984

Present:
The Right Hon D MacIntyre presiding in Council


Note

Changes authorised by subpart 2 of Part 2 of the Legislation Act 2012 have been made in this reprint.

Note 4 at the end of this reprint provides a list of the amendments incorporated.

This order is administered by the New Zealand Police.


Pursuant to section 4 of the Arms Act 1983, His Excellency the Governor-General, acting by and with the advice and consent of the Executive Council, hereby makes the following order.

Order

1 Title and commencement
  • (1) This order may be cited as the Arms (Restricted Weapons and Specially Dangerous Airguns) Order 1984.

    (2) This order shall come into force on 1 June 1984.

1A Interpretation
  • In this order, unless the context otherwise requires,—

    specified pre-charged pneumatic air rifles means pre-charged pneumatic air rifles, other than airguns that are designed for use in airsoft or paintball sports and are in the same configuration as when they were manufactured.

    Clause 1A: inserted, on 15 October 2010, by clause 4 of the Arms (Restricted Weapons and Specially Dangerous Airguns) Amendment Order 2010 (SR 2010/308).

    Clause 1A specified pre-charged pneumatic air rifles: amended, on 11 December 2013, by section 13(2) of the Arms (Military Style Semi-automatic Firearms and Import Controls) Amendment Act 2012 (2012 No 117).

2 Restricted weapons
  • The weapons specified in the Schedule are hereby declared to be restricted weapons.

3 Specially dangerous airguns
  • (1) The airguns known as the Larc International Model 19A and the Larc International Model M19-AMP are hereby declared to be specially dangerous airguns.

    (2) Specified pre-charged pneumatic air rifles are declared to be specially dangerous airguns.

    Clause 3(2): added, on 15 October 2010, by clause 5 of the Arms (Restricted Weapons and Specially Dangerous Airguns) Amendment Order 2010 (SR 2010/308).


Schedule
Weapons declared restricted weapons

cl 2

  • 1 Anti-tank projectors, and ammunition therefor.

  • 2 Grenade dischargers, grenade launchers, and grenades containing explosives.

    Schedule clause 2: amended, on 11 December 1992, by clause 2(1) of the Arms (Restricted Weapons and Specially Dangerous Airguns) Order 1984, Amendment No 1 (SR 1992/347).

  • 3 Incendiary grenades; including the type commonly known as a Molotov cocktail and consisting of—

    • (a) a container or containers, the only or principal contents of which is an inflammable liquid or mixture; and

    • (b) a means of ignition of the inflammable substance or mixture, whether that means is a wick, an explosive or other device, a fuse, or a chemical.

  • 4 Machine carbines or guns, submachine carbines or guns, and machine pistols of any kind, including those operated by gas or compressed air.

    Schedule clause 4: replaced, on 11 December 2013, by section 13(3) of the Arms (Military Style Semi-automatic Firearms and Import Controls) Amendment Act 2012 (2012 No 117).

  • 4A Firearms and airguns that are capable of full automatic fire, excluding airguns that are designed for use in airsoft or paintball sports and are in the same configuration as when they were manufactured.

    Schedule clause 4A: inserted, on 11 December 2013, by section 13(3) of the Arms (Military Style Semi-automatic Firearms and Import Controls) Amendment Act 2012 (2012 No 117).

  • 5 Mines of an explosive nature, of any kind whatsoever.

  • 6 Mortars of military kinds, and ammunition therefor.

  • 7 Rocket launchers and ammunition therefor.

  • 8 Every firearm, weapon, and device designed for the purpose of discharging any lachrymatory, deleterious, or toxic gas, smoke, or other stupefying or overpowering thing capable of rendering any person either wholly or partially incapable of resistance (other than any device designed and intended solely for any medical, surgical, veterinary, scientific, agricultural, industrial, or other similar lawful purpose).

  • 9 Any gas, substance, material, or thing specially intended or adapted for use in conjunction with any firearm, weapon, or device specified in clause 8.

P G Millen,
Clerk of the Executive Council.


Issued under the authority of the Acts and Regulations Publication Act 1989.

Date of notification in Gazette: 17 May 1984.


Reprints notes
1 General
  • This is a reprint of the Arms (Restricted Weapons and Specially Dangerous Airguns) Order 1984 that incorporates all the amendments to that order as at the date of the last amendment to it.

2 Legal status
  • Reprints are presumed to correctly state, as at the date of the reprint, the law enacted by the principal enactment and by any amendments to that enactment. Section 18 of the Legislation Act 2012 provides that this reprint, published in electronic form, will have the status of an official version once issued by the Chief Parliamentary Counsel under section 17(1) of that Act.

3 Editorial and format changes
4 Amendments incorporated in this reprint