24 Issue of firearms licence

(1)

Subject to subsection (2), a firearms licence shall be issued if the member of the Police to whom the application is made is satisfied that the applicant—

(a)

is of or over the age of 16 years; and

(b)

is a fit and proper person to be in possession of a firearm or airgun.

(2)

A firearms licence shall not be issued to a person if, in the opinion of a commissioned officer of Police, access to any firearm or airgun in the possession of that person is reasonably likely to be obtained by any person—

(a)

whose application for a firearms licence or for a permit under section 7 of the Arms Act 1958, or for a certificate of registration under section 9 of the Arms Act 1958 has been refused on the ground that he is not a fit and proper person to be in possession of a firearm or airgun; or

(b)

whose certificate of registration as the owner of a firearm has been revoked under section 10 of the Arms Act 1958 on the ground that he is not a fit and proper person to be in possession of a firearm; or

(c)

whose firearms licence has been revoked on the ground that he is not a fit and proper person to be in possession of a firearm or airgun; or

(d)

who, in the opinion of a commissioned officer of Police, is not a fit and proper person to be in possession of a firearm or airgun.

Compare: 1958 No 21 s 10(1); 1976 No 151 s 6