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New Zealand. 2008 ‘Restrictions on Possession of Firearms.’ Arms Act 1983 No. 44; Section 20 (Reprint 2008). Wellington: Parliamentary Counsel Office. 1 October

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Restrictions on Possession of Firearms

(1) Except as provided in this Act or as otherwise provided in regulations made under this Act, no person shall have a firearm in his possession unless he is of or over the age of 16 years and is the holder of a firearms licence.

(2) The holding of a firearms licence shall not in itself entitle any person to have a pistol or a military style semi-automatic firearm or a restricted weapon in that person's possession.

(3) Every person commits an offence and is liable on summary conviction to imprisonment for a term not exceeding 3 months or to a fine not exceeding $1,000 or to both who contravenes subsection (1).

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