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    New MSSA rules in regards to airguns?

    Okay, I've read all I can find about the new MSSA rules with regards to centre fire, rim fire, air rifle and air pistol. The detail all seams to relate to centre/rim fire rifles. But there is a brief mention about ''restricted air rifles'' - but no real details?

    I've got a softair rifle that I purchased for my daughter to use (under direct supervision). It's an M4 (M16) replica with a 30 shot mag and is gas powered, semiautomatic. It has an adjustable M4 stock, free standing pistol grip and has a fake flash suppressor.

    Do I now need to get this put on my E-cat? Please say no as that would be crazy if it is the case?

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    No - "restricted air guns" need an import permit and a special reason to inmport. That's all.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Beavis View Post
    No - "restricted air guns" need an import permit and a special reason to inmport. That's all.
    Thanks Beavis; phew - I'm very glad about that!

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    As I understand it unless you were wanting to import one it would not have to go on your E, but you would need an import permit from the police. No mention of anything special once you have / own it though

    The Arms (Military Style Semi-automatic Firearms and Import Controls) Amendment Act was passed in 2012 but came into effect today.

    It creates a new category of airgun - the restricted airgun. A restricted airgun is an airgun (with or without any of its attachments) that either has the appearance of being a pistol, restricted weapon, or military style semi-automatic firearm or is designed for use in airsoft or paintball sports and has the appearance of being a firearm capable of full automatic fire.From today, anyone importing restricted airguns will require an import permit from police.

    Police will need to be satisfied that there are special reasons for allowing the airguns to be imported into New Zealand before they issue a permit.
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    Yep you're all onto it, that's how the air soft players understand the law as well.


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    As a side note, dealers can still import and sell the guns, within the boundaries of the arms act, so the law is actually totally pointless. Oh well, I might buy a full auto airsoft gun for shits and giggles.

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    I wonder how many dealers opposed this ammendment
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    Thanks Pete, I'd read those ACTs but have to admit that I didn't really understand them. I got a bit confused by the new class of restricted airweapon not being able to be imported anymore, but still being able to be used. Its all a bit of a mess really IMO.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kimjon View Post
    Thanks Pete, I'd read those ACTs but have to admit that I didn't really understand them. I got a bit confused by the new class of restricted airweapon not being able to be imported anymore, but still being able to be used. Its all a bit of a mess really IMO.

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    Yep!

    Messy and probably going to get messier now that the Police can make the rules.

 

 

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