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Oct 10th, 2019 at 11:11am
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What are the rules now for carrying a gun in a car ?

Been looking and can't see .............
  
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Reply #1 - Oct 10th, 2019 at 11:23am
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As far as I am aware they haven't changed recently, must be unloaded, magazine empty (questions over whether this applies to removable mags too), cannot be left in an unattended vehicle.
Recently I have seen a couple of references around suitable anchor points in vehicles, so maybe they will be bringing in a requirement to have firearms secured to the vehicle.
  
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Reply #2 - Oct 10th, 2019 at 1:06pm
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Cheers mate - did wonder if something had slipped past whereby they now needed to be 'securely anchored'  Smiley
  
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Reply #3 - Oct 11th, 2019 at 8:19am
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As Cigar said,
But I know for a fact that if your firearm gets stolen from your car your licence is in jeopardy- you may not loose it but itís a big black mark against your name, and thatís all dependant on circumstances, but really thereís no excuse for poor security.
Personally, I hide my gun in itís bag under gear so when I stop for food or fuel itís out of sight and the bolt travels separate- I also ensure the truck is locked even if itís in sight which most of the time it is. And Itís generally a 5 min pit stop.
  

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Reply #4 - Oct 11th, 2019 at 10:49am
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That's the way I've always done it - stuffed in its bag and buried under other stuff, or in the boot so it's not visible.
If I stop en-route for a coffee or whatever, I'll park it where I can keep an eye on it - am a bit paranoid about that.

I lost a .22 rifle many years ago when I got into trouble crossing a river. Dragged myself out but the gun was gone, so I reported the loss to the police at Lower Hutt.
The Arms Officer told me to get my arse out there and find it - which I eventually did. Took nearly two days to find it - hadn't gone far at all which surprised me - the flow of that river was brisk and I'd spent most of the time looking too far downstream.

And that's a 'heads-up' if you lose your gun on a river crossing.

  
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Reply #5 - Oct 11th, 2019 at 10:51am
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I transport mine in cases or bags, covered with coats or a rug, bolts out in a bag or box. No obvious shooting related gear visible through the windows (targets, shooting rests, etc). I generally fill up the wagon with petrol the day before. When we stop for a toilet break we go one at a time so there is always someone with the vehicle - bit harder if you are travelling alone though.
  
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Reply #6 - Oct 11th, 2019 at 11:06am
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Another thing to think of - I took my rifle some 60 miles to go hunting and arrived to find I had shoved the wrong bolt in the pack.

I still went hunting with that 'empty' gun though - just because I was there I suppose.
  
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Reply #7 - Oct 12th, 2019 at 8:54am
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God how times have changed! And i really miss the common sense of the not so distant past.
As an 18-19 year old studying in Hamilton, I used to hop on the intercity bus near Waitomo each monday morning of the duck shooting season with a shotgun ( in a gun bag) and depart the bus station in Hamilton and walk to my lodgings for the week through the city. Same in reverse on friday nights. No complaints, no worried looks from other travellers. No feeling like a second class citizen for my sport.
  
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Reply #8 - Oct 12th, 2019 at 1:18pm
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Yeah - you look at all this and wonder how it went 'south' so fast.

As a 'newbie' hunter I caught buses and trains carrying my .303, and I didn't even have a bag to put it in - just took the bolt out.

And then I got a motorbike and went hunting on that with pack and rifle strapped to my back. I even brought home deer I chopped in half packed on that bike and the only time I ever got pulled over was coming through Upper Hutt in the dark - and only then because part of that deer I was sitting on had covered the tail light. I still remember the name of the cop who pulled me over - one of the Whiteman's from Whiteman's Valley and I gave him the front quarters as I had them sitting on the tank, the legs strapped to the front forks which he thought was a bit dodgy.
"How do you steer that thing ?"
"Well, I can't really."

I traveled all the lower North Island doing that - even up to the Taupo District and over to Wanganui - and no one 'blinked'.

Then that motorbike shit itself at the foothills of the Rimutaka's and I walked home through Upper Hutt to Taita carrying pack and rifle and had a patrol car pass me several times wondering what the hell I was doing - never stopped to question me though.

Bought a car after that.

People were more 'accepting' back then - gone a bit 'funny' these days.

  
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Reply #9 - Oct 12th, 2019 at 4:50pm
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In 1995 I travelled from Hamilton to Taumaranui on the train with a pack and rifle in a box to go on a 5 day hunt. No questions, no issues. I can bet ya top dollar youíd have a greeting party at the next station if you tried that these days. Too many people out there have an irrational fear of things they donít understand, spiders, cockroaches, guns......🤣
  

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Reply #10 - Oct 13th, 2019 at 9:54am
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Oh hell yes, walking down to the local station to get a rifle registerd was a non event.
  
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Re: Gun transport
Reply #11 - Oct 13th, 2019 at 7:31pm
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it all started in the early seventies when the socialists got voted in,,talk about a lolly scramble,,venison got taxed heavy,possums got hammered(tax)my first job in around 65 i earned 10 pounds and the tax was 10%,,cunning these effing socialists,,no respect for private enterprise just slowly crumble society to their knees and when they have full power its slavery time,,filty dogs,,how the hell we ever got to this point is beyond me Angry Angry Angry
  

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