In June this year, the Arms Act legislation 2020 repealed the provision relating to Kea guns owned before 1984. This means kea guns are no longer suitable for use on a target pistol shooting range, or any other location. To be retained they will now need to be held on a different endorsement type under section 29(2) such as a bona fide collector or heirloom/memento, in conjunction with a permit to possess.
The legislation required anybody who owns a kea gun to obtain the appropriate endorsement and permit to possess, or to surrender it to Police, within six months from Royal Assent. That date is 24 December 2020.
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