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COLFO's work: Fair & Reasonable Gun Laws Campaign. SUPPORT PLEASE!

11 Jul 2019
@ 12:52 pm (GMT)

Jon Short

Hi fellow Kiwi hunters & shooters,

I am posting this with Nathan's blessing.

Please read below & take the time to support COLFO with a donation you can afford. These guys represent us & are the right vehicle to support if you want your interests represented with regard to influencing any legislative change proposed.

We all want what is "fair & reasonable" with regard to any amendments to legislation so rather than panic about what might happen (which really won't help anything), put your money where your mouth is & support the sensible work COLFO are doing on all our behalf.

See below;


The Council of Licensed Firearms Owners (COLFO) has just launched a new campaign to fight against the Government ramming through reactive, and impractical firearms laws which penalise you as a responsible firearms owner.

The Fair and Reasonable Campaign is a coalition of firearms owners and stakeholders who are concerned as a result of the rushed firearms legislation introduced by the Government in April.

But to be effective, we need your help. Will you chip-in to the campaign for Fair and Reasonable gun laws?

We have launched our campaign website at www.fairandreasonable.co.nz which will develop as our campaign gains momentum.

Sign up now to receive updates at http://www.fairandreasonable.co.nz

This campaign is totally crowdfunded, and without your help, we can’t fight for your rights as a responsible gun owner. Donate now at http://www.fairandreasonable.co.nz/donate to make sure there is someone on your side in the coming firearms debates. IMAS members have donated $100 each and challenged the rest of us to do the same. However we only ask you to donate whatever you can afford.
Thank you for your support to ensure any changes to our firearms laws are Fair and Reasonable.

Yours sincerely
Michael Dowling
Chairman
Council of Licensed Firearms Owners

Replies

11 Jul 2019
@ 05:44 pm (GMT)

Steve Wilson

Re: COLFO's work: Fair & Reasonable Gun Laws Campaign. SUPPORT PLEASE!
Hi Jon,
Thank you for that information and link.
I have signed up and donated and likewise encourage other Kiwi
firearms licencees to also "put their money where their mouth is".
This will give us a single entity to all get behind to promote fair and
reasonable treatment.
Cheers
Steve

11 Jul 2019
@ 06:56 pm (GMT)

Steph Foster

Re: COLFO's work: Fair & Reasonable Gun Laws Campaign. SUPPORT PLEASE!
Thank you very much for this Jon.

The worst thing about political situations like the one we find ourselves in is the feeling of helplessness that can become very pervasive. So thank you Jon for this great opportunity to take action, contribute and aid the fight against a bad situation.

As Jon said - we need to put our money where our mouth is and let's get behind Colfo please and tell your friends.

Cheers, Steph & Nathan.
12 Jul 2019
@ 11:27 pm (GMT)

Warwick Marflitt

Re: COLFO's work: Fair & Reasonable Gun Laws Campaign. SUPPORT PLEASE!
YES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
PLEASE EVERYONE.............

Support the "Council of Licenced Firearms Owners" please!!! Don't let the actions of one deranged lunatic seal the fate of every other law abiding legally licensed New Zealand firearms License holder and legal owner's
If we all donate $100 they'll have $25 Million as a fighting fund.
United we'll stand, Divided we'll fall.





20 Jul 2019
@ 11:40 am (GMT)

Warwick Marflitt

Re: COLFO's work: Fair & Reasonable Gun Laws Campaign. SUPPORT PLEASE!
Note that there is an option to modify and reduce magazine capacity of some weapons. .22LR and some Shotguns.....

https://www.colfo.org.nz/resources.html

PLEASE
SUPPORT THE COLFO ORGANIZATION LISTEN AND FOLLOW THEIR ADVICE


CUT AND PASTE FROM POLICE WEBSITE.......Q&A

How do I go about modifying my firearm from being prohibited to non-prohibited?

Some firearms with non-detachable tubular magazines are able to be modified (to permanently reduce the magazine capacity so that the firearm is no longer a prohibited firearm), including:

Semi-automatic firearms capable of firing only 0.22 calibre or lower rimfire cartridges, with a non-detachable magazine capable of holding more than 10 rounds
Semi-automatic shotguns with a non-detachable tubular magazine capable of holding more than five cartridges
A pump-action shotgun with a non-detachable tubular magazine capable of holding more than five cartridges.

Owners of some bolt or lever-action firearms may not realise that, while firearms with those actions are not prohibited, the non-detachable magazine may be because of the number of rounds it holds. These include:

Shotguns with a non-detachable tubular magazine capable of holding more than five cartridges
Other firearms with non-detachable tubular magazines capable of holding more than 10 cartridges.

A process for how modifications can be carried out - and a list of approved gunsmiths to do the modifications - will be published on the Police website soon. Until then, please continue to keep your firearms safe. We recommend you read the full Regulations on the Police website.

Those people who elect to modify their eligible firearms can seek payment up to a maximum of $300 for the cost of the modification. This payment will be made to the approved gunsmith who carries out the modification.

***********************************************************

THE ACT....................

28U Converting prohibited items to non-prohibited items

(1)

This regulation applies to the following firearms:
(a)

a semi-automatic shotgun (not being a pistol) or a pump-action shotgun that—
(i)

has a non-detachable tubular magazine or magazines that are capable of holding more than 5 cartridges commensurate with that shotgun’s chamber size; and
(ii)

is able to be permanently modified so that the magazine or magazines are no longer capable of holding more than 5 cartridges commensurate with the shotgun’s chamber size; and
(b)

a semi-automatic firearm (not being a pistol) that—
(i)

is capable of firing only 0.22 calibre or lower rimfire cartridges; and
(ii)

has a non-detachable tubular magazine that is capable of holding more than 10 cartridges; and
(iii)

is able to be permanently modified so that the magazine is no longer capable of holding more than 10 cartridges; and
(c)

a firearm (not being a prohibited firearm) that has a non-detachable tubular magazine that—
(i)

is a prohibited magazine; and
(ii)

is able to be permanently modified so that the magazine is no longer a prohibited magazine.

(2)

A person who, before 12 April 2019, lawfully possessed a firearm to which this regulation applies may, instead of applying for compensation in respect of the firearm under regulation 28L or 28P, arrange to have the firearm and its non-detachable magazine or magazines safely and permanently modified by an approved gunsmith to convert the firearm and magazine or magazines to non-prohibited items.

(3)

A person may seek payment from the Crown, not exceeding $300 (including goods and services tax) for the cost of the modification to the firearm and its non-detachable magazine or magazines if—
(a)

the person submits to the Commissioner before the end of the amnesty period a completed application form; and
(b)

the person presents to a member of the Police—
(i)

a certificate from an approved gunsmith in a form approved by the Commissioner certifying that the modification has been done in the manner, and to the standard, required by the Commissioner; and
(ii)

evidence of the cost of the modification; and
(iii)

the modified firearm for inspection, if requested by a member of the Police; and
(c)

the member of the Police is satisfied that the modification has permanently converted the firearm and magazine or magazines to a firearm and magazine or magazines that are not prohibited items.

(4)

The amount payable to a person under this regulation is determined by the Commissioner.

(5)

A payment may be made by the Commissioner into the bank account nominated by—
(a)

the person seeking the payment; or
(b)

the approved gunsmith who undertook the modification on behalf of that person.

(6)

A person who receives payment under this regulation, or on whose behalf a payment under this regulation is made, is not entitled to receive any compensation or additional payment from the Crown in respect of the firearm or magazines.

(7)

The Commissioner must publish at http://www.police.govt.nz the required manner and standard of a safe and permanent modification for the purposes of a certificate required under subclause (3)(b)(i).

THE DETAILS ARE IN HOW THE WORDING OF THESE ACTS ARE/IS WRITTEN!

Join and support COLFO
https://www.colfo.org.nz/resources.html

21 Jul 2019
@ 07:02 pm (GMT)

Jon Short

Re: COLFO's work: Fair & Reasonable Gun Laws Campaign. SUPPORT PLEASE!
Thanks Warwick.

My advice for now is just wait.

Wait for COLFO to do their work & consult with them before you hand a firearm in. You are legally entitled to take all the time you need within the cut off dat,e so my advice is to give COLFO that time to work on a fair & reasonable outcome on your behalf.

There is nothing to lose & everything to gain by waiting for COLFO to do their work. Hopefully they will manage to sort out a fair & reasonable outcome for those affected.

Cheers fellas,

Jon

22 Jul 2019
@ 10:44 am (GMT)

Thomas Kitchen

Re: COLFO's work: Fair & Reasonable Gun Laws Campaign. SUPPORT PLEASE!
Thank you Jon
Most of us run pretty tight budget so small donation every so often seems to work well.

Heard interesting stat the other day that before this colfo had 150 contacts on their mailing list now they have 700.
Still not enough but it's a massive growth if it's true .
26 Jul 2019
@ 07:37 pm (GMT)

Jon Short

Re: COLFO's work: Fair & Reasonable Gun Laws Campaign. SUPPORT PLEASE!
Yeah still not enough alright.

Pretty typical Kiwi apathy at play there re numbers.

Alotta hunters I notice are pretty tight yet are happy to blow heaps on the latest hunting this & that... then squeal when they lose their rights for which they spent nothing to protect... not any membership, not even the small amount of time it takes to write a submission about something so apparently important to them...

They do not have any right to complain if we end out with legislation they don't like. People like that shit me...

Time they pulled finger & stood up to be counted aye.

Cheers

Jon

 

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