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    Shortened rifles

    Apologizes if already covered - looked but did not find if has

    I pray this does not mean I will loose a rifle - after 45+ years - one I finally found that suited me to perfection - will now be taken from me ??


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    Fuck! All my rifles are shortened, with s suppressor added. I'll lose the lot.

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    @Sarvo where did you find that? There was a piece of proposed legislation a couple of years ago that proposed making it illegal to shorten firearms, but it was rejected by Paula Bennet after submissions.
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    What Stug said.
    Its not in the current Act or the 2019 Amendment Bill.
    From the 2016 or 2017 bill that had most of its recommendations declined by the select committee.

    So don't worry.
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    Thew! Thanks
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    Interestingly when I was reading the UN ISACS standards on small arms, shortened rifles were mentioned. Under "National law" a barrel should be no shorter than 46cm (18 inches)

    Huh, would you look at that.

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    This nearly got me going, haven't been following every detail, I thought they were pretty much leaving my bolt guns alone, I remember how fast it got shot down when they originally thought it up

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    Just imagine the buy back budget if they made every rifle that has had a suppressor fitted and the standard 2-4 inches minimum lopped off the barrel. That would be a shit ton of rifles.

    Im sure the country cannot afford the buy back of the firearms that fall into the current new prohibited status, let alone including what would have to be 70% (my guess) of all hunting rifles in NZ.

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    I just brought a Bergara in 44 magnum with a factory 16 inch barrel don’t scare me

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    Quote Originally Posted by stug View Post
    @Sarvo where did you find that? There was a piece of proposed legislation a couple of years ago that proposed making it illegal to shorten firearms, but it was rejected by Paula Bennet after submissions.
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    Looking now - I think I might of found it in a "comments" section an not from an actual Group post

    Thanks for pointing it out so quick - it is easy to get lost in all this speed dialing that is going on

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    I will try and find the ~~~ that posted that and wring his/her neck
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    762mm I believe is still the minimum overall length.....long may it stay that way.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sarvo View Post
    @Sarvo, you owe me a beer for that gaff! Would have seen a couple of rifles gone.

    PS: Since I can't drink you'll have to consume the beer for me.
    There are only three types of people in this world. Those that can count, and those that can't!

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    Mind set or paranoia - or what bloody ever ??

    I tried to keep out of this debacle/circus - fiasco
    Even given the "known" fact I will lose 2 guns - then saw the above today
    Poor wife got a bite - dog got a kick and everyone/thing around me got a snarl!!

    This low life piece of shit (whom we are not allowed to name) in addition to the horrendous acts of murder - has wreaked havoc amongst a lot of normal inocent people who before were just going about normal day to day life, now feeling angry/confused/emotional/worried.
    If it was a Chess board – I imagine – aforementioned – would call “Checkmate”

 

 

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