Citation(s) from the GunPolicy.org literature library
Beautrais, A.L, D. M. Fergusson and L. J. Horwood. 2006 ‘Firearms Legislation and Reductions in Firearm-related Suicide Deaths in New Zealand.’ Australian and New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry; 2006 (40), p. 254. Wellington: Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists. 1 January
Although there is no legal provision for a 'stand-down' period after application for a firearms licence, the requirements for referee interviews and home inspections effectively mean that licence applications typically take from 8 to 12 weeks to be granted.