15A Fit and proper person criteria for firearm or airgun

For the purposes of section 24A(1)(n) of the Act, a member of the Police may find a person is not a fit and proper person to be in possession of a firearm or an airgun if the member of the Police is satisfied—

(a)

that—

(i)

the applicant spent time outside New Zealand in the previous 10 years; and

(ii)

the Police sought information about that period to inform a decision as to whether the applicant is a fit and proper person to possess a firearm or an airgun; but

(iii)

the Police have not received the information about that period from the applicant or been able to verify the information about that period provided by the applicant; or

(b)

any person named by the applicant in compliance with regulation 15(f), (g), (h), (i), (j), or (k) is unable or unwilling to provide sufficient information to enable the Police to be satisfied that the applicant is a fit and proper person to possess a firearm or an airgun; or

(c)

the Police have not been able to contact or confirm the identity of any person named by the applicant in compliance with regulation 15(f), (g), (h), (i), or (j) who resides overseas, or the person will not agree to an interview.

Regulation 15A: inserted, on 1 February 2022, by regulation 19 of the Arms Amendment Regulations 2021 (SL 2021/434).