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  1. #1
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    Apr 2013


    Just forwarding an email I just got.

    Dear GunStuff.co.nz Users,

    In the last 5 days information has come to light, that parliament are looking to pass an amendment to the Policing Act 2008 to enable them to charge for a number of Police “demand services”.

    Though the Police have previously alluded to such a process being 'looked at', to date most firearms groups were not aware that this process had already begun.

    The issuing of Permits to Procure and Permits to Import under the Arms Act seem to meet the criteria of 'demand services' as do applications for Firearms Licenses and Endorsements!

    In Short - if you or anyone else in New Zealand wanted to import firearms, parts of firearms OR change/renew your firearms license OR apply for a permit to procure a pistol, MSSA or other restricted firearm in future - the Police are looking to charge us - the Taxpayers - for this service which is currently free.

    This appears to be a blatant attempt at cost recovery from the shooting public who are already paying for the Police to provide these services as dictated by the Arms Act, and if it passes - this will only mean higher prices for shooting consumables, accessories, parts and complete firearms in future; as retailers will have no choice but to pass these increased costs onto consumers.

    So make your voice heard and make a submission!

    Shooters have until the 5th of February to send in submissions challenging any potential extra future charges!

    We strongly encourage all shooters to make a submission!

    The following is the link to the process of making a submission:

    New Zealand Parliament - Policing (Cost Recovery) Amendment Bill

    Make your voice heard!


    Mark & Dan


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    Apr 2014
    That's shit. I saw on Parliament TV's Christmas intermission broadcast they are calling for submissions on that bill. I had no idea what was in it.

    Yes I will be definitely be exercising my democratic right to submit my opinion as a constituent of the Otaki electorate.



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