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NZ Not Any Safer Following Legislation Against Firearm Owners

Tuesday, 30 November 2021, 12:31 pm | NZ Council Of Licensed Firearms Owners

  Continuing firearm violence means New Zealanders are no safer despite the promises made of legislation passed against licensed firearm owners, according to COLFO. Note: See COLFO's stance on general Police arming here. COLFO spokesperson ... More >>

Govt Announces There Won’t Be An Independent Firearms Authority

Wednesday, 17 November 2021, 3:01 pm | NZ Council Of Licensed Firearms Owners

  The new Police firearms unit announced by Police Minister Hon Poto Williams is a far cry from the solution originally promised, and fails victims of the Christchurch terror attack, firearm license holders, and all New Zealanders, says COLFO. The Government ... More >>

Police Do Not Know Source Of 82% Of Criminal Weapons

Friday, 22 October 2021, 3:59 pm | NZ Council Of Licensed Firearms Owners

Research has revealed that although Police claim that the source of illegal firearms is licensed firearm owners, it cannot find the source of 82% of the firearms it seizes – opening the possibility that they enter the country with drugs and other contraband. ... More >>

Arming Police Will Start Arms Race That Everyone Loses: COLFO

Wednesday, 11 August 2021, 1:55 pm | NZ Council Of Licensed Firearms Owners

If the Police Association is successful in its constant agitation for Police to carry firearms at all times, it will trigger an arms race and greater violence with criminals that will also result in harm to ordinary citizens, says the Council of ... More >>

3D Printed Gun Reveals New Era In Homemade Firearms

Wednesday, 9 June 2021, 1:00 pm | NZ Council Of Licensed Firearms Owners

The recovery of a 3D printed semi-automatic firearm from a Head Hunters gang pad shows criminals do not care for firearm laws and they are becoming more sophisticated, says COLFO. COLFO Chair Michael Dowling says: “We are sure all law-abiding firearm ... More >>

Crims Treated Better Than Licenced Firearm Owners - COLFO

Friday, 28 May 2021, 11:28 am | NZ Council Of Licensed Firearms Owners

A recent case before Dunedin District Court shows the law treats licenced and responsible firearm owners worse than criminals, says the Council of Licenced Firearms Owners (COLFO). This week Gary Pani Amoroa avoided prison for a raft of drug and illegal ... More >>

Police Licence Backlog Threatens Hunting Season

Monday, 8 March 2021, 1:29 pm | NZ Council Of Licensed Firearms Owners

Police failure to reduce a backlog in firearms licence applications risks hunters and their families missing out on this year’s duck hunting season and requires urgent attention says the Council of Licenced Firearms Owners (COLFO). COLFO understands ... More >>

More Work Needed To Get Arms Law Right

Thursday, 4 March 2021, 12:31 pm | NZ Council Of Licensed Firearms Owners

A proposed law making it possible to ban gang members from being near firearms highlights the problems with the changes to the Arms Act over the last two years, says the Council of Licenced Firearms Owners (COLFO). Earlier today COLFO Chair Michael Dowling appeared ... More >>

Licencing Admin Mess Bigger Than Gang Members

Tuesday, 23 February 2021, 4:27 pm | NZ Council Of Licensed Firearms Owners

The Council of Licenced Firearms Owners (COLFO) has released details of the ongoing delays in processing licence renewal applications, that is forcing owners to pass their firearms to others while they wait for licences to be renewed. Police have ... More >>

RC Report Shows No Justification For Firearms Changes

Tuesday, 8 December 2020, 2:57 pm | NZ Council Of Licensed Firearms Owners

The failure of Police to follow the firearm licensing law, unjustly providing one to Australian terrorist Brenton Tarrant, means there are no reasons for changes to firearm laws says the Council of Licenced Firearms Owners (COLFO). COLFO Chairman ... More >>

Vital Firearm Licensing Answers Expected

Wednesday, 25 November 2020, 10:27 am | NZ Council Of Licensed Firearms Owners

Firearm owners targeted by last year’s law changes expect the Royal Commission’s report into the Christchurch Mosque shootings will deliver answers on a vital matter avoided by the Police and Government for nearly two years; how Tarrant got his licence ... More >>

Police Association's Firearms Register Call "A Distraction"

Wednesday, 18 November 2020, 3:14 pm | NZ Council Of Licensed Firearms Owners

The Police Association’s call to implement a firearms register looks like an attempt to distract ahead of the release next week of the findings of the Royal Commission of Inquiry into the Terrorist Attack on Christchurch Mosques. Council of Licenced ... More >>

Firearm Seizures Reveal Thriving Black Market

Monday, 14 September 2020, 5:34 pm | NZ Council Of Licensed Firearms Owners

A TVNZ story revealing 1866 firearms were seized by Police over the past year signals there is a thriving black market in banned firearms – a cache growing in size due to illegal imports. Michael Dowling, Chair of the Council of Licenced Firearms Owners ... More >>

Judge Says Rights Case In The Public Interest

Friday, 21 August 2020, 4:01 pm | NZ Council Of Licensed Firearms Owners

A High Court judge says the case taken by COLFO to defend compensation rights was in the public interest so costs awarded against COLFO should be reduced. The substantive judgment in June found that New Zealanders do have a right to compensation when government ... More >>

COLFO Lodges Appeal With Court

Friday, 17 July 2020, 11:22 am | NZ Council Of Licensed Firearms Owners

The Council of Licenced Firearms Owners (COLFO) is taking its legal battle against the Minister of Police to the Court of Appeal. The appeal follows a High Court decision last month that stated the Government can’t take away individuals’ property without ... More >>

COLFO Dossier: Police Claim Firearms Sport Memorabilia Does Not Meet "historic" Definition

Wednesday, 3 June 2020, 12:12 pm | NZ Council Of Licensed Firearms Owners

  Real life examples of how arms administration does not match the legislation   Case #3: Police claim firearms sport memorabilia does not meet "historic" definition 3 June 2020 Situation Under the most recent changes to the Arms Act, collectors ... More >>

COLFO Dossier: Citizen Made To Fly To NZ For Police Vetting

Thursday, 28 May 2020, 12:15 pm | NZ Council Of Licensed Firearms Owners

COLFO Dossier Real life examples of how arms administration does not match the legislation   Case #2: Citizen made to fly to NZ for police vetting, then Police decide not to allow licence for non-residents 28 May 2020 Situation A New Zealander living ... More >>

COLFO Welcomes Licence Extension

Wednesday, 13 May 2020, 1:54 pm | NZ Council Of Licensed Firearms Owners

The Council of Licenced Firearms Owners is welcoming a change in stance by the Government that will see licenced firearms owners given a 4-month extension to get their licences renewed due to Covid-19 restrictions. This measure is one of many that the Government ... More >>

Court Hears Nash Chose Not To Compensate Ammo Owners

Tuesday, 5 May 2020, 1:04 pm | NZ Council Of Licensed Firearms Owners

Today the Crown will try to convince a judge that an Order in Council banning, confiscating and ordering the destruction of certain types of legally purchased ammunition was not a breach of property rights requiring compensation. Yesterday, the Council of ... More >>

Court Case Will Test Limit Of Govt Power

Monday, 4 May 2020, 10:40 am | NZ Council Of Licensed Firearms Owners

In a time when the Christchurch shootings and the Covid-19 pandemic have allowed the Government to take the opportunity to increase its power, a case in the Wellington High Court today will test the Government’s right to ban property without evidence ... More >>

 

 
 
 
 
 

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