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New Zealand. 1992 ‘Conditions Relating to Security Precautions.’ Arms Regulations 1992 (SR 1992/346) [as at 1 January 2010]; Section 8 (Reprint 2010). Wellington: Parliamentary Counsel Office. 11 December

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8 Conditions relating to security precautions

Every dealer's licence shall be subject to the following conditions:
(a) the building in which the dealer's place of business is located shall be, and be maintained, in a structurally sound condition:

(b) the doors that can give access to the dealer's place of business, and their locks, bolts, hinges, and other fastenings, shall be strong and stout and shall be maintained in good condition:

(c) the windows, skylights, or other things intended to cover openings to the dealer's place of business, and their locks, bolts, hinges, and other fastenings, shall be maintained in good condition:

(d) all such doors and all such windows, skylights, and other things shall be capable of being secured against unlawful entry:

(e) whenever the dealer's place of business is left unattended or unoccupied, the dealer shall ensure that all reasonable steps are taken to secure the place of business from unlawful entry:

(f) the dealer shall ensure that all firearms (other than airguns and miniature replica cannon) at the dealer's place of business, which are not in the physical possession of the dealer or of a member of the dealer's staff or which are not being displayed to a customer under the immediate continuous personal supervision of the dealer or of a member of the dealer's staff, are either —
(i) dismantled, rendered inoperable, or immobilised (which includes securing them in a display cabinet or rack so that they cannot be readily removed), in a manner approved for the time being either generally or in the particular case by a member of the Police, so that none of them can be fired; or
(ii) locked up in a steel box or a steel cabinet (being a box or cabinet secured to the building) or in a steel safe or in a steel and concrete strongroom, which such box, cabinet, safe, or strong-room shall be of sound construction and of a type approved for the time being either generally or in the particular case by a member of the Police:

(g) where vital parts are removed from a firearm for the purpose of complying with paragraph (f)(i), those parts shall be locked up in a box, cabinet, safe, or strongroom complying with paragraph (f)(ii) or in a secure place in premises separate from the premises in which the firearm is stored:

(h) all pistols (other than air pistols or miniature replica cannon) at the dealer's place of business which are not in the physical possession of the dealer or of a member of the dealer's staff or which are not being displayed to a customer under the immediate and continuous personal supervision of the dealer or a member of the dealer's staff shall be locked up in a box, cabinet, safe, or strongroom complying with paragraph (f)(ii):

(i) all airguns at the dealer's place of business which are not in the physical possession of the dealer or of a member of the dealer's staff or which are not being displayed to a customer under the immediate and personal supervision
of the dealer or a member of the dealer's staff shall be secured in a manner so that they cannot be readily removed.

ID: Q3027

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