Arms Regulations 1992

Version as at 1 February 2022

Coat of Arms of New Zealand

Arms Regulations 1992

(SR 1992/346)

Catherine A Tizard, Governor-General

Order in Council

At Wellington this 7th day of December 1992

Present:
Her Excellency the Governor-General in Council

Note

The Parliamentary Counsel Office has made editorial and format changes to this version using the powers under subpart 2 of Part 3 of the Legislation Act 2019.

Note 4 at the end of this version provides a list of the amendments included in it.

These regulations are administered by the New Zealand Police.

Pursuant to section 74 of the Arms Act 1983, Her Excellency the Governor-General, acting by and with the advice and consent of the Executive Council, hereby makes the following regulations.

Contents

1Title and commencement
2Interpretation
2AProvisions for making applications, etc, electronically through Internet site
2BGeneral qualification on provisions for making applications electronically through Internet site
2CPrescribed wild animals and animal pests
3Application for dealer’s licence: general requirements
4Application for dealer’s licence: other requirements
4Place of application [Revoked]
5Form of dealer’s licence [Revoked]
6Application in relation to gun show
7Records kept by licensed dealers: general requirements
7ARecords kept by licensed dealers: directors and curators of museums
7BRecords kept by licensed dealers: additional requirements in relation to arms items sold by auction
7CRecords kept by licensed dealers: additional requirements in relation to arms items hired to broadcaster or theatrical company, etc
7DRecords kept by licensed dealers: requirements in relation to firearms and airguns supplied for shooting activities or hunting activities
7ERecords kept by licensed dealers: requirements for airguns supplied for airsoft or paintball sports, etc
7FRecords to be kept in book
8Conditions of dealer’s licence: security of place of business
8AConditions of dealer’s licence: security of firearms, etc, at licensed dealer’s place of business
9Power to grant exemptions in respect of security precautions
9ACondition of dealer’s licence: notifications
9BCondition of dealer’s licence: inspection of certain arms items
9CCondition of dealer’s licence: transport of certain arms items or ammunition
9DCondition of dealer’s licence: testing of certain arms items
9EConditions of dealer’s licence: specific conditions prescribed by Commissioner
9FAmendment of dealer’s licence
9GPersons must notify intention to become ammunition seller
9HSecure storage of ammunition
9IRecord kept by ammunition sellers
10Application for permit to import firearms, etc
11Place of application [Revoked]
12Identification numbers
12APower to grant exemptions in respect of identification numbers
13Notification of importation
14Applicant for firearms licence must undergo course of training and pass tests
15Particulars required for application for firearms licence
15AFit and proper person criteria for firearm or airgun
16Manner of application
17Form of firearms licence [Revoked]
18Action on death of licensee
19Conditions relating to security precautions
19AConditions relating to storage of firearms and ammunition in mobile homes
19BConditions relating to storage of firearms in vehicles during transportation
19CConditions relating to carriage of firearms on public transport
20Exemption from section 20
20AManner of applying for endorsement in respect of pistol or restricted weapon
20BManner of applying for endorsement in respect of prohibited firearm or prohibited magazine
21Application by visitor to New Zealand for endorsement in respect of pistol
21ACondition of endorsements for employees of licensed dealers
[Revoked]
22Conditions of endorsements in respect of pistols and restricted weapons
22AEndorsement for theatrical armourer
[Revoked]
23Forms of endorsement [Revoked]
23AManner of applying for permit to possess
24Application for permit to possess pistol, pistol carbine conversion kit, prohibited firearm, prohibited magazine, or restricted weapon
25Place of delivery of application in hard copy form
26Delivery of permit in writing in hard copy form where item acquired from another person
26ADelivery of permit through Internet site where item acquired from another person
26BDelivery of permit in writing in hard copy form where item already possessed by applicant
26CDelivery of permit through Internet site where item already possessed by applicant
27Identification numbers
28Security precautions in relation to pistols, prohibited firearms, prohibited magazines, and restricted weapons
28AAASecure storage of vital parts removed from prohibited firearms
28AApplications, etc, in electronic form must comply with other prescribed requirements
28BCommissioner may prescribe, approve, and require use of forms, etc
28CCommissioner may direct who may issue licences, etc, and grant endorsements
[Revoked]
28DCommissioner may prescribe conditions on licences, etc
[Revoked]
28EDefinitions for regulation 28G [Revoked]
28FExisting businesses involved in permitted supply of prohibited magazines or prohibited parts are exempt persons [Revoked]
28GConditions of temporary amnesty for persons possessing prohibited items before commencement [Revoked]
28HInterpretation
28ILimits on compensation
28JProhibited items delivered to approved licensed dealer to be surrendered to Police
28KAdministration fee payable to approved licensed dealer
28LCompensation for prohibited item during amnesty period
28LACompensation for large quantities of prohibited magazines or prohibited parts
28LBCompensation for prohibited item after end of amnesty period
28LCProof of possession or purchase price may be required
28MCompensation schedules to be issued by Commissioner
28NInformation required to be set out in compensation schedules
28OIndicators for determining condition of prohibited item to be published
28PCompensation for unique prohibited item
28QLicensed dealers required to mitigate losses
28RLicensed dealers entitled to claim compensation for prohibited items before end of amnesty period
28RALicensed dealers entitled to claim compensation for prohibited items after end of amnesty period
28SAmount of compensation payable
28TNo other compensation payable
28TAManufacturers entitled to claim compensation for prohibited magazines and prohibited parts
[Revoked]
28UConverting prohibited item to non-prohibited item before end of amnesty period [Revoked]
28UAConverting prohibited item to non-prohibited item after end of amnesty period [Revoked]
28VReturn of prohibited items to supplier by licensed dealer [Revoked]
28WCertain provisions not to apply to approved licensed dealers, valuers, and approved gunsmiths [Revoked]
28WACertain provisions not to apply to other specified persons [Revoked]
28XAppeal in respect of payments made under regulation 28U or 28V [Revoked]
28YCertain persons may possess prohibited ammunition
28ZTemporary amnesty for persons possessing prohibited ammunition [Revoked]
28ZACompensation scheme and related provisions for purposes of Part 2 of Schedule 1 of Arms Act 1983
28ZBExtension of licences
28ZCExtension of endorsements made under section 30 or 30B of Act on licences held by employees of licensed dealers
28ZDExtension of endorsements made under section 30B of Act on licences held by specified exempt persons for purposes of wild animal and pest control
29Inspection of firearms under section 24B of Act
29Inspection of pistols, military style semi-automatic firearms, and restricted weapons [Revoked]
29AEndorsement on mail order or Internet sale of arms item or ammunition
29BProvisions relating to surrender of firearms
29CPurchaser must notify Police if item not delivered
30Photographs
30AStaff members of corrections prisons may carry or possess pepper spray
31Power to authorise carriage of firearms by officers of penal institutions [Revoked]
31AArmoury contractors may handle weapons in certain cases
31BChief of Defence Force to notify Commissioner of irregularities
31CDefence Force Orders not affected
32Replacement of lost licence, etc
33Fees
34Goods and services tax included
35Revocations
Gazette Information
Notes