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Thursday, 28 September 2017

New Firearms Brokering Act in NZ Parliament:

Have you heard of the
  Brokering (Weapons And Related Items) Controls Act 2017 ?


Now is the time to take notice of this - provided that it is not already too late.

Link:

http://www.legislation.govt.nz/bill/government/2017/0280/latest/DLM7318217.html

- What do they mean by "brokering" ?
5Meaning of brokering activity
In this Act, brokering activity
(a)
means arranging, facilitating, or negotiating a transaction that involves the international transfer of weapons or related items from a place outside of New Zealand to another place outside of New Zealand; and
(b)
includes,—
(i)
in relation to a transaction described in paragraph (a), acting as an agent for a person involved in the transaction or as an intermediary between 2 or more persons involved in the transaction; and
(ii)
acquiring or storing weapons or related items in a place outside of New Zealand for the purpose of transferring the weapons or related items to any person outside of New Zealand; but
(c)
does not include the provision of any service that is merely ancillary to an activity described in paragraph (a) or (b) (for example, the provision of administrative, customs brokering, or financial services in relation to weapons or related items).
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I am concerned that Part 3.33 of this Act rules that any breech of it's rules may be prosecuted EVEN WHEN THAT OFFENCE OCCURS WHOLLY OUTSIDE OF NEW ZEALAND..

And this Act provides for penalty fines of 1 Million Dollars or more.

- There is a right of Appeal (within 30 days).

Sit-up and take notice people,

Marty K.