Citation(s) from the GunPolicy.org literature library
New Zealand. 2007 ‘Responses from New Zealand.’ National Report of New Zealand on its Implementation of the United Nations Programme of Action to Prevent, Combat and Eradicate the Illicit Trade in Small Arms and Light Weapons in All Its Aspects (UNPoA). New York, NY: Permanent Mission of New Zealand to the United Nations. 1 April
Hansdguns and Restricted Weapons
[Handguns, MSSAs and restricted weapons] amount to around 4% of New Zealand's estimated total stocks of firearms…
In order to lawfully possess pistols, MSSA firearms and restricted weapons an endorsement on a firearms licence is required. Such endorsements set conditions on possessing these firearms and require the holder to demonstrate specific cause to own. Civilian ownership of pistols, MSSA firearms and restricted weapons must be registered. These special categories of weapons amount to around 4% of New Zealand's estimated total stocks of firearms.
[MSSA = Military Style Semi-automatic weapon]