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Manawatu police officer and rugby star Selica Winiata was this week named the NZ Police Association sportsperson of the year.
The Police Association says it's time to get on and put new gun laws in place.
Police Association President Chris Cahill says people opposing the law will do whatever it takes to find loopholes.
Chris Cahill has warned the government to consider firearms and devices designed to get around gun laws overseas when drafting new laws.
Police Assn president Chris Cahill praised the government and opposition for their decisiveness in getting the legislation through Parliament.
The Police Association is concerned there are still firearm dealers advertising guns for sale that could soon be illegal under new legislation.