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Thread: Guys, please adivise...re discharging a firearm...

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    Guys, please adivise...re discharging a firearm...

    in the proximity of a public thoroughfare...I have searched through the Arms Code book online and can see no reference...maybe I missed it...but I am sure it used to be 200 metres from a thoroughfare...

    Am I up the creek...with this???!!
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    Arguing with an Engineer is like Wrestling a Pig in Mud.

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    Oh, thank you, @P38. I shall read through it! Do appreciate your time, Pete ...
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    No worries

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    I had a feeling it was only for the great walk tracks and was 500m

    Edit: only mention on doc site (which is the only place I've ever seen it, and am also aware it's not a 'law' as such) is, Do not discharge load or discharge firearms within 500 m of a Great Walk hut.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nibblet View Post
    I had a feeling it was only for the great walk tracks and was 500m

    Edit: only mention on doc site (which is the only place I've ever seen it, and am also aware it's not a 'law' as such) is, Do not discharge load or discharge firearms within 500 m of a Great Walk hut.
    I thought it was within 200m of a hut or track in a NP in peak season(tourist season that is) but could well be wrong.
    "Hunting and fishing" fucking over licenced firearms owners since ages ago.

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    The 500m Nibblet refers to is a condition of the DOC hunting permit (still important, just not firearms law). The limits everyone else refers to is imaginary. Both Christchurch public rifle ranges have the firing line less than 10m from a public road. As always common sense applies.

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    What's the situation @EeeBees?
    Often a situation approached in the right manner can be defused with out too much hassle.
    I hope all ends well.
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    Have found it can depend on your local police. I know of one place in central the law has been lain down. Air rifle on your own property only

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    Quote Originally Posted by MassiveAttack View Post
    The limits everyone else refers to is imaginary...
    This.

    There is no specified measured distance in law.

    Discharges that endanger, annoy or frighten aren't set by any distance the public need to be from the firearm.

    What's the circumstances ?
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    Thank you, Guys...no circumstance, but was just wanting to know if a prescribed distance was given...but as has been pointed out the discharges that endanger, annoy or frighten sorts that out. Maybe I was thinking of the hut distance as @veitnamcam mentions...
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    Years ago I needed to do a humane kill of a horse near to many houses. I rang the police and told them first and all good.

    That was then. I admit that in today's climate it might be different.

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    A couple of years ago I had to shoot a horse in town with a broken leg, phoned the Police, they said ring us back once you have done it, never any problem.

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    As an aside, I have been told that pilots are allowed to carry a loaded firearm on-board if there are live animals being transported!

    As the two above horses examples show, if you warn the police and explain what's up I don't think you would have a problem. Common sense is still around in some places!

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    what are the rules with shooting from boats? is it just the same as above? i can't see anything in the firearms code nor anywhere else

 

 

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