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New Zealand. 2008 ‘Issue of Permits to Import Firearms or Parts of Firearms.’ Arms Act 1983 No. 44; Section 18 (Reprint 2008). Wellington: Parliamentary Counsel Office. 1 October

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Issue of Permits to Import Firearms or Parts of Firearms

(1) Any member of the Police to whom application is made for the issue of a permit for the purposes of section 16(1) —
(a) may require the applicant to produce for examination and testing such samples of any firearms, pistols, military style semi-automatic firearms, starting pistols, or restricted weapons of any kind referred to in the application as the member of the Police may consider necessary; and
(b) may, in the discretion of that member of the Police, refuse to grant the permit with respect to —
(i) any firearm, pistol, military style semi-automatic firearm, starting pistol, or restricted weapon of any kind; or
(ii) any parts of a firearm, pistol, military style semiautomatic firearm, starting pistol, or restricted weapon of any kind.

(2) Without limiting the discretion conferred by subsection (1)(b), no application for a permit for the purposes of section 16(1) in respect of —
(a) a pistol, military style semi-automatic firearm, or restricted weapon; or
(b) parts of a pistol, military style semi-automatic firearm, or restricted weapon, - shall be granted otherwise than by the Commissioner who shall first be satisfied that there are special reasons why the pistol, military style semi-automatic firearm, or restricted weapon or parts to which the application relates should be allowed into New Zealand.

(3) Any permit issued for the purposes of section 16(1) is personal to the person to whom it is issued and may not be transferred to any other person.

(4) Any permit issued for the purposes of section 16(1) may be at any time revoked by a commissioned officer of Police.

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