Resources

This page has been created to pull together the resources and work on the various workstreams of the Fair and Reasonable campaign.

Advice: What to do if Police arrive at your property to inspect arms

Click here to read our advice paper

2019_06_27_-_What_to_do_during_a_visit_from_Police_COLFO.pdf

Banned Ammo

Definitions of what ammo is now banned

FAQ on banned ammo (prepared by our lawyers) to advise our supporters

Arms Legislation Bill

We have prepared a range of resources to help you to make your own submission to the Finance and Expenditure Select Committee which is considering the Arms Legislation Amendment Bill and maximise its effectiveness.

Parliamentary webpage on Arms Legislation Bill

Arms Legislation Bill (legislation website) 

COLFO's submission to Select Committee

COLFO's supplementary submission to Select Committee

COLFO's oral submission to Select Committee (Michael and Nicole)

Nicole's personal submission to Select Committee

Our legal team at Franks Ogilvie have created this guide to making a submission.

We've broken the full COLFO submission into the various topics.  Feel free to raise any of the points in the PDFs linked below (but don't cut and paste - a submission is more likely to persuade if it is in your own words).

A summary of the top ten concerns about the Bill from firearms lawyer, Nicholas Taylor can be downloaded by clicking here.

The Parliamentary Debates (both the videos and transcripts) from the First Reading of the Bill are available here: https://www.parliament.nz/en/pb/hansard-debates/rhr/combined/HansDeb_20190924_20190924_16

Supplementary Order Paper 408 (proposed changes to Arms Legislation Bill) - submissions close 29 November

Parliamentary/submission webpage on Supplementary Order Paper 408 

Regulatory Impact Statement (prepared by officials on the SOP)

Advice from Nicolas Taylor to the Auckland Branch of the Antiques Arms Association

COLFO's submission on SOP 408

Firearms Prohibition Orders - submissions close 13 January 2020

Police consultation documents

Our lawyers are currently working on a draft submission and guidance for our supporters.

Royal Commission of Inquiry into the Attack on Christchurch

COLFO submission to the Royal Commission

Note the Royal Commission was originally to report back to the Government by the end of the year.  In November this was extended to the end of April 2020.

Litigation - Judicial Review of Minster's decision to ban certain ammunition and decision not to offer compensation to LFOs

Letter before action to Hon Stuart Nash, Minister of Police

Statement of Claim for Judicial Review

We are currently waiting on the Government's response to the litigation and for a hearing date from the Wellington High Court.