Arms (Restricted Weapons and Specially Dangerous Airguns) Amendment Order 2010

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Arms (Restricted Weapons and Specially Dangerous Airguns) Amendment Order 2010

Anand Satyanand, Governor-General

Order in Council

At Wellington this 13th day of September 2010

Present:
His Excellency the Governor-General in Council

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

Order

1 Title
  • This order is the Arms (Restricted Weapons and Specially Dangerous Airguns) Amendment Order 2010.

2 Commencement
  • This order comes into force on 15 October 2010.

3 Principal order amended
4 New clause 1A inserted
  • The following clause is inserted after clause 1:

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

      specified pre-charged pneumatic air rifles means pre-charged pneumatic air rifles that are not for use in airsoft or paintball sports.

5 Specially dangerous airguns
  • Clause 3 is amended by adding the following subclause as subclause (2):

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

Rebecca Kitteridge,
Clerk of the Executive Council.


Explanatory note

This note is not part of the order, but is intended to indicate its general effect.

This order, which comes into force on 15 October 2010, amends the Arms (Restricted Weapons and Specially Dangerous Airguns) Order 1984 by declaring specified pre-charged pneumatic air rifles to be specially dangerous airguns, so that they are treated as firearms for the purposes of the Arms Act 1983. Specified pre-charged pneumatic air rifles are pre-charged pneumatic air rifles that are not for use in airsoft or paintball sports.


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

Date of notification in Gazette: 16 September 2010.

This order is administered by the New Zealand Police.