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    So what exactly is this new law?

    New Zealand's new gun laws were officially signed into effect Thursday, formally banning military-style semi-automatic weapons less than a month after a white supremacist gunman killed 50 worshippers inside two Christchurch mosques.

    https://www.msn.com/en-nz/news/newse...cid=spartandhp

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    Is it effectively. All centrefire semi-autos. Semi auto shotguns unless they have 5 round or less non-detatchable. All pump action shotguns with a non-detatchable grater t. Bolt actions with greater than 10 rounds. rimfire with more than 10 rounds (which include lever action)

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    You got it in a nutshell
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    Quote Originally Posted by mjmatsen View Post
    New Zealand's new gun laws were officially signed into effect Thursday, formally banning military-style semi-automatic weapons less than a month after a white supremacist gunman killed 50 worshippers inside two Christchurch mosques.

    https://www.msn.com/en-nz/news/newse...cid=spartandhp
    Notice the terminology re the amnesty? "at least 6 months". Anything could happen in that time, especially once the cost of this FUBAR is realized by everyone. Even now I'm seeing a turn in the attitudes of non firearms owners I know. Just keep putting the facts out there via FB etc. Don't rely on the media.

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    I'm guessing all those in the"they only want the MSSAs" club are feeling a tad foolish....
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    Quote Originally Posted by Growlybear View Post
    Notice the terminology re the amnesty? "at least 6 months". Anything could happen in that time, especially once the cost of this FUBAR is realized by everyone. Even now I'm seeing a turn in the attitudes of non firearms owners I know. Just keep putting the facts out there via FB etc. Don't rely on the media.
    The ease with which a few hundred million can be found has got peoples attention. The hospitals are currently a piss take.

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    A hospital has very nearly killed me. The doctor apparently even had a licence...
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    One thing that seems to be missing re rimfires is the clause "capable of taking a magazine of more than 10 rounds". Or did I miss that somewhere?

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    Nope you didn't miss it. So long as you don't own/have any mags greater than 10 shot your rifle is fine. You will need to hand in any mags greater than 10 shot, or greater than 5 shot for shotgun.

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    The "capable of taking a magazine" clause is no more.
    Now there is just a rule that says any magazine, fixed or detachable that can hold more than 10 rounds is a "prohibited magazine".
    You are allowed semi auto .22 rimfire, as long as used with a mag that holds 10 rounds or less. Mags that hold more are prohibited magazines, but the rifle is not prohibited because its "capable" of using a mag that holds more than 10 rounds.

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    So how do tube fed BOLT action .22LR fall into this - surely not prohibited ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pete_D View Post
    So how do tube fed BOLT action .22LR fall into this - surely not prohibited ?
    OK as long as he mag can hold no more than 10 rounds. Get it modified.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pete_D View Post
    So how do tube fed BOLT action .22LR fall into this - surely not prohibited ?
    Indeed this is an unfortunate example of the wrong firearms being caught in the crossfire.
    If you have a prohibited magazine (ie mag that holds more than 10 rounds for a bolt action), permanently attached to a firearm (tube mag) then you would need to hand in the prohibited magazine...unfortunately in order to do that you may need to hand in the firearm attached to the prohibited magazine...
    You could probably modify the prohibited magazine to hold 10 rounds or less and it wouldn't be prohibited anymore.

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    Quote Originally Posted by stug View Post
    Nope you didn't miss it. So long as you don't own/have any mags greater than 10 shot your rifle is fine. You will need to hand in any mags greater than 10 shot, or greater than 5 shot for shotgun.
    And this has saved the "buy back" rather a lot....

 

 

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