GAC Submission: Arms (Prohibited Firearms, Magazines, and Parts) Amendment Bill


The Game Animal Council (GAC), established under the Game Animal Council Act 2013, is a statutory organisation with responsibilities for, inter alia, representing game animal hunters, and advising on and managing aspects of game animal hunting. Game animals are feral pigs, chamois, tahr, and all species of deer.

On Tuesday April 2nd 2019 the Government introduced the Arms (Prohibited Firearms, Magazines, and Parts) Amendment Bill. This Bill seeks to amend the Arms Act 1983 by reclassifying certain firearms and firearms parts as prohibited subject to certain exemptions.

The Game Animal Council makes the following submission on the impact these proposed changes will have on those who hunt large game animals: