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New Zealand. 2008 ‘Offence to Import Firearms or Parts of Firearms Without Permit.’ Arms Act 1983 No. 44; Section 16 (Reprint 2008). Wellington: Parliamentary Counsel Office. 1 October
Offence to Import Firearms or Parts of Firearms Without Permit
(1) No person shall bring or cause to be brought or sent into New Zealand —
(a) any firearm, pistol, military style semi-automatic firearm, starting pistol, or restricted weapon; or
(b) any parts of a firearm, pistol, military style semi-automatic firearm, starting pistol, or restricted weapon,— otherwise than pursuant to a permit issued to that person by a member of the Police.
(2) In this section New Zealand does not include the harbours and other territorial waters of New Zealand.
(3) Every person commits an offence and is liable on summary conviction to imprisonment for a term not exceeding 1 year or to a fine not exceeding $2,000 or to both who acts in contravention of subsection (1).