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New Zealand. 2008 ‘Issue of Permit to Procure Pistol, Military Style Semi-automatic Firearm, or Restricted Weapon.’ Arms Act 1983 No. 44; Section 35 (Reprint 2008). Wellington: Parliamentary Counsel Office. 1 October

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Issue of Permit to Procure Pistol, Military Style Semi-automatic Firearm, or Restricted Weapon

(1) A permit to procure a pistol, military style semi-automatic firearm, or restricted weapon may be issued only by a member of the Police acting under a direction of the Commissioner.

(2) A permit to procure a pistol, military style semi-automatic firearm, or restricted weapon may be issued if the member of the Police to whom the application is made is satisfied —
(a) that the person to whom it is issued is a licensed dealer; or
(b) that the person to whom it is issued is the holder of a firearms licence that bears an endorsement made under section 30 or section 30B and that, by virtue of that licence and its endorsement, that person is permitted to have possession of the pistol, military style semiautomatic firearm, or restricted weapon, as the case may be.

(3) Every permit issued under this section shall, unless sooner revoked, remain in force for such period, not exceeding 1 month, as may be specified in the permit.

(4) Any permit issued under this section may at any time during its currency be revoked by a commissioned officer of Police.

(5) No permit is to be issued under this section in respect of an anti-personnel mine.

ID: Q1165

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