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NZ Police. 2002 ‘Firearms Licences: Introduction.’ Arms Manual; 2002 (2.1), p. 2:1. Wellington: New Zealand Police. 1 November

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Firearms Licences: Introduction

2. The possession of firearms in New Zealand is considered a privilege, rather than a right.

In Police v Corby (unreported District Court Lower Hutt (MA 194/81) 5 June 1981) Judge Laing stated "permits to obtain possession of firearms are granted by way of privilege and not by way of right".

In Giles v O'Fee (unreported District Court Wellington (MA 309/88) 29 August 1989) Judge P J Keane stated "in New Zealand the possession of firearms is a privilege, not a right".

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