In the proposed legislation, according to the nzherald.co.nz:
- There will be a national registry of all guns.
- All gun ownership and all gun sales will be tracked.
- There will be a 5 year limit to a gun license, which will have to be renewed to continue ownership.
- A gun license will be required to purchase gun parts and accessories
- A separate license will be required for shooting clubs
- Rules for gun dealers to obtain a license will be tightened.
- A dealers license will be required for more activities than currently.
- The law accedes to the United Nations protocols on firearms and ammunition controls
- There will be more offences and higher penalties than at present
- There will be changes to allow fees to be changed, as part of regulations, to cover the cost of these new laws
In New Zealand, the far-left government has decided a national gun registry is necessary. They have been unsuccessful in confiscating (with payment) most of the previously legally owned semi-automatic rifles in the country. There has been massive civil disobedience among New Zealand gun owners.
The party line of the leftist government is there is no right to own guns in New Zealand. They cannot be entirely sure of that, because part of the new gun control scheme is to place into law the premise that there is no legal right to arms for New Zealanders. From npr.org:
New Zealand’s government is planning to create a registry of all guns in the country and stiffen penalties on illegal gun sales and modifications. The move comes six months after a gunman killed 51 people at mosques in Christchurch.
“Owning a firearm is a privilege not a right,” New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said Friday. “That means we need to do all we can to ensure that only honest, law-abiding citizens are able to obtain firearms licenses and use firearms.”
The majority of crimes that involve guns, she added, were committed by people who didn’t have a license and who used guns that were either sold illegally or stolen
A New Zealand Academic, Alexander Gillespie, made the claim there is no right to gun ownership in New Zealand From pri.org:
Are there any privacy concerns about this gun registry?
There was near-universal agreement for the buyback scheme but once we have the registry that two main political parties are splitting right down the middle, the concern is partly about privacy, and partly around it not being necessary. You must remember we don’t have a right to own firearms. We have a privilege to own firearms.