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New Zealand. 2008 ‘Domestic Violence and Firearms Licences.’ Arms Act 1983 No. 44; Section 27 A (Reprint 2008). Wellington: Parliamentary Counsel Office. 1 October
Without limiting the generality of sections 24 and 27, it is hereby declared that a commissioned officer of Police may, under either or both of those sections, decide that a person is not a fit and proper person to be in possession of a firearm or airgun if that commissioned officer of Police is satisfied —
(a) that there are grounds under the Domestic Violence Act 1995 for the making against that person of an application for a protection order; or
(b) that such an order is in force under that Act in respect of that person.
[Editor's note: Any such action is at the discretion of police, and is not required by law.]