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New Zealand. 2008 ‘Search of Suspected Persons and Seizure of Firearms in Cases of Domestic Violence.’ Arms Act 1983 No. 44; Section 60A (Reprint 2008). Wellington: Parliamentary Counsel Office. 1 October

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60A Search of suspected persons and seizure of firearms in cases of domestic violence

If any member of the Police has reasonable grounds to suspect, in relation to any person, —
(a) that that person has in that person's possession or under that person's control in any place any firearm, airgun, pistol, restricted weapon, ammunition, or explosive; and
(b) either —
(i) that there are grounds under the Domestic Violence Act 1995 for the making against that person of an application for a protection order; or
(ii) that such an order is in force under that Act in respect of that person, —
the member of the Police may, without warrant, exercise the powers specified in paragraphs (a) to (c) of subsection (2) of section 60, and subsections (3) and (4) of that section shall apply in relation to the exercise of those powers pursuant to this section.

[Subsection (2) of section 60 if this Act reads:
(2) If any member of the Police has reasonable grounds to suspect that any person has in his possession or under his control in any place any firearm, airgun, pistol, restricted weapon, ammunition, or explosive and that the person is, by reason of physical or mental condition, however arising, incapable of
having proper control of the firearm, airgun, pistol, restricted weapon, ammunition, or explosive or may kill or do bodily injury to himself or any other person, the member of the Police may, without warrant, —
(a) enter that place and search that person and that place; and
(b) detain that person for the purpose of any search under paragraph (a); and
(c) seize any such firearm, airgun, pistol, restricted weapon, ammunition, or explosive, and detain the same.]

ID: Q3016

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