Information spread by the Coalition of Licenced Firearms Owners (COLFO) and picked up by ACT’s David Seymour is
Our interpretation of the act is that steel shotgun ammunition is not classified as prohibited ammunition by the Arms
(Prohibited Ammunition) Order 2019.
The ammunition that is referred to is rifle ammunition with a steel core designed to defeat body armour NOT steel
Fish & Game has been working with the hunting sector to provide meaningful enhancements to the new Arms Legislation Bill that
will increase public safety.
"This is a time when firearms groups should be working together for the public good".
"Fish & Game advocates for and represents over 40,000 Game bird hunters around New Zealand, and steel shot is used by these
hunters to keep toxic lead out of the environment. We would be shocked if the environmental benefits of steel shot were