Supplementary Order Paper No 448

No 448

House of Representatives

Supplementary Order Paper

Wednesday, 19 February 2020

Arms Legislation Bill

Proposed amendments

Brett Hudson, in Committee, to move the following amendments:

Clause 53

In clause 53, delete new Part 7 (page 63, line 14 to page 66, line 31).

Clause 83

In clause 83, delete the cross-heading above new section 92 and new sections 92 to 94 (page 100, line 32 to page 102, line 9).

Explanatory note

This Supplementary Order Paper amends clause 53 of the Arms Legislation Bill to delete new Part 7. National does not oppose a firearms registry on ideological grounds, but sought certainty on how the registry will operate. If the registry has a useful and practical purpose, and can actually deliver on it, we could support it; however, as the proposed registry won’t deliver the objective of the Government, we recommend removing it from this Bill. Police already require information on firearms imported into New Zealand but at the same time are unable to provide an estimate on the types of firearms being imported. This shows processes are not working.