2. Write your own submission talking about how this Bill will affect you
You will find that there are issues that we haven’t covered, or haven’t been covered in the way you would like them. We strongly encourage you to submit a personalised submission if you would like to raise these issues. MPs need to understand that this Bill will fundamentally change how our community operates with no impact on safety.
To maximise our effectiveness we need you to make your own submission to the Select Committee.
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.
First, our legal team at Franks Ogilvie have created this guide to making a submission.
We have also assembled a number of resources to help you with content. Please remember, don’t copy and paste the comments/wording below – otherwise, the Select Committee staff may not accept your submission and mark it down as a 'form submission'. That means you need to put it into your own words and (ideally) provide a real-life example of how the provisions will affect you.
We've broken the full COFLO submission into the various topics. Feel free to raise any of the points in the PDFs linked below.
Changes to the Fit and Proper test (click here to download PDF)
Requirements on health practitioners (click here to download PDF)
Gun Registry (click here to download PDF)
Shooting Clubs and Ranges (click here to download PDF)
Firearms Advisory Group (click here to download PDF)
Dealers (click here to download PDF)
Possession of Ammunition (click to download PDF)
Import Permits (click to download PDF)
Increase in offences (click to download PDF)
Problems with the first Bill (click to download PDF)
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
Remember the Committee is not taking submissions by email. You must use their online form –
Or, post in hard copy to:
Finance and Expenditure Committee