Citation(s) from the GunPolicy.org literature library
Green, Joe. 2006 ‘The New Zealand Arms Control Regime.’ Presentation to the International Firearms Safety Seminar. Christchurch: New Zealand Police. 23 February
The New Zealand Arms Control Regime
The cause to possess pistols and restricted weapons is determined by statute. The applicant must be a target pistol shooter (member of a club recognised by the Commissioner of Police), or a bona fide collector, or a person to whom the pistol or restricted weapon has special significance as an heirloom or memento, or the Director or Curator of a museum, or an approved employee or member of a bona fide theatre, film or television company or society.
For MSSAs the applicant must satisfy Police they have reason to possess the MSSA. Most 5 common reasons include pest destruction, competitive service rifle shooting and film production.
[MSSA: military-style semi-automatic weapon. Inspector Joe Green: Manager, Licensing and Vetting, New Zealand Police]