Arms Legislation Bill

59 Section 43A replaced (Mail order sale of firearm or ammunition)

Replace section 43A with:

43A Mail order or Internet sale of arms items or ammunition

(1)

A person commits an offence and is liable on conviction to imprisonment for a term not exceeding 6 months, or to a fine not exceeding $10,000, if the person, without reasonable excuse, sells by mail order or a transaction on the Internet any arms item, or any ammunition for a firearm or restricted weapon, otherwise than under a written order—

(a)

signed by the purchaser; and

(b)

stating the identification number marked on the arms item; and

(c)

bearing an endorsement signed by a member of the Police and stating that the member of the Police—

(i)

has inspected the purchaser’s firearms licence; and

(ii)

is satisfied that the purchaser is a fit and proper person to purchase the arms item or ammunition.

(2)

Nothing in this section applies in relation to—

(a)

any pistol, restricted weapon, or prohibited item; or

(b)

any ammunition for a firearm of the kind described in section 22(1)(a), (b), or (c).