7 December 2020

In June this year, the Arms Act legislation 2020 repealed the provision relating to Kea guns owned before 1984.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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