Arms (Military Style Semi-automatic Firearms) Order 2019

  • revoked
  • Arms (Military Style Semi-automatic Firearms) Order 2019: revoked, on 12 April 2019, by section 75 of the Arms (Prohibited Firearms, Magazines, and Parts) Amendment Act 2019 (2019 No 12).

Reprint as at 12 April 2019

Coat of Arms of New Zealand

Arms (Military Style Semi-automatic Firearms) Order 2019

(LI 2019/55)

Arms (Military Style Semi-automatic Firearms) Order 2019: revoked, on 12 April 2019, by section 75 of the Arms (Prohibited Firearms, Magazines, and Parts) Amendment Act 2019 (2019 No 12).

Patsy Reddy, Governor-General

Order in Council

At Wellington this 21st day of March 2019

Present:
Hon Grant Robertson presiding in Council

Note

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

This order is made under section 74A(c) of the Arms Act 1983 on the advice and with the consent of the Executive Council.

Order

1 Title

This order is the Arms (Military Style Semi-automatic Firearms) Order 2019.

2 Commencement

This order comes into force at 3 pm on 21 March 2019.

3 Certain semi-automatic firearms declared to be military style semi-automatic firearms

For the purposes of the Arms Act 1983, the following firearms are declared to be military style semi-automatic firearms:

(a)

a semi-automatic firearm that is capable of being used in combination with a detachable magazine (other than one designed to hold 0.22-inch or less rimfire cartridges) that is capable of holding more than 5 cartridges:

(b)

a semi-automatic firearm that is a shotgun and that is capable of being used in combination with a detachable magazine that is capable of holding more than 5 cartridges.

Michael Webster,
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 at 3 pm on 21 March 2019, declares the following firearms to be military style semi-automatic firearms:

  • a semi-automatic firearm that is capable of being used in combination with a detachable magazine (other than one designed to hold 0.22-inch or less rimfire cartridges) that is capable of holding more than 5 cartridges:

  • a semi-automatic firearm that is a shotgun and that is capable of being used in combination with a detachable magazine that is capable of holding more than 5 cartridges.

This order is a confirmable instrument under section 47B of the Legislation Act 2012. It is revoked at the close of 30 June 2020, unless earlier confirmed by an Act of Parliament. That stated time is the applicable deadline under section 47C(1)(a) of the Legislation Act 2012.

Issued under the authority of the Legislation Act 2012.

Date of notification in Gazette: 21 March 2019.

Reprints notes
1 General

This is a reprint of the Arms (Military Style Semi-automatic Firearms) Order 2019 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, has the status of an official version under section 17 of that Act. A printed version of the reprint produced directly from this official electronic version also has official status.

3 Editorial and format changes

Editorial and format changes to reprints are made using the powers under sections 24 to 26 of the Legislation Act 2012. See also http://www.pco.parliament.govt.nz/editorial-conventions/.

4 Amendments incorporated in this reprint

Arms (Prohibited Firearms, Magazines, and Parts) Amendment Act 2019 (2019 No 12): section 75