Citation(s) from the literature library

Parker, Sarah. 2011 ‘Balancing Act: Regulation of Civilian Firearm Possession.’ Small Arms Survey 2011: States of Security; Annex 9.2, pp. 48-61. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. 6 July

Relevant contents

Annex 9.2 Overview of Conditions of Firearms Ownership

New Zealand

Licence Duration: 10 years (licence), permit to procure pistol, MSSA firearm, or
restricted firearm: 1 month)

Penalties for Unlawful Possession: NZD 1,000 (USD 824); 3 months; or both

Safe Storage: YES (ammunition is to be stored separately; storage requirements are specified)

Penalties for Unsafe Storage: pistol, restricted firearm, or MSSA: licence revoked
other firearms: not specified

Carrying in Public? YES (need specific endorsement to carry pistols or restricted firearms in public)

Penalties for Unlawful Carrying: carrying in public place, except if with lawful purpose: NZD 4,000 (USD 3,300); 3 years; or both

ID: Q5443

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