11 Dec 2023

Gun clubs glad new govt will roll back some firearms laws

From Morning Report, 8:49 am on 11 December 2023

Gun clubs are glad the new government is rolling back parts of the Arms Act which they say added unpayable costs and unnecessary red tape to volunteers' workloads. The Labour government tightened regulations for clubs and ranges after the Christchurch terror attack, when it was revealed the terrorist had been a member of a club in Otago. But the industry says there was nothing wrong with the way clubs were run. National Rifle Association of New Zealand president Malcolm Dodson spoke with Ingrid Hipkiss.