Arms Regulations 1992

12 Identification numbers

(1)

Every person who imports into New Zealand a pistol, prohibited firearm, restricted airgun, or restricted weapon (other than a pistol, prohibited firearm, restricted airgun, or restricted weapon that is an antique firearm) that does not bear a serial number must stamp or engrave, or cause to be stamped or engraved, in clear view on the frame of that pistol, prohibited firearm, restricted airgun, or restricted weapon, within 30 days after the day on which it is imported, a number by which that pistol, prohibited firearm, restricted airgun, or restricted weapon may be identified.

(1A)

Every person who imports into New Zealand a prohibited magazine that does not bear a serial number must, within 30 days after the day on which it is imported, stamp or engrave, or cause to be stamped or engraved, in clear view on that magazine, a number by which the magazine may be identified.

(2)

Every person commits an offence and is liable on conviction to a fine not exceeding $400 who contravenes subclause (1) or (1A).

Regulation 12(1): amended, on 21 June 2019, by regulation 6(1) of the Arms (Prohibited Firearms, Magazines, and Parts) Amendment Regulations 2019 (LI 2019/136).

Regulation 12(1): amended, on 21 June 2019, by regulation 6(2) of the Arms (Prohibited Firearms, Magazines, and Parts) Amendment Regulations 2019 (LI 2019/136).

Regulation 12(1): amended, on 12 April 2019, by section 74 of the Arms (Prohibited Firearms, Magazines, and Parts) Amendment Act 2019 (2019 No 12).

Regulation 12(1): amended, on 11 December 2013, by section 19 of the Arms (Military Style Semi-automatic Firearms and Import Controls) Amendment Act 2012 (2012 No 117).

Regulation 12(1A): inserted, on 12 April 2019, by section 74 of the Arms (Prohibited Firearms, Magazines, and Parts) Amendment Act 2019 (2019 No 12).

Regulation 12(1A): amended, on 21 June 2019, by regulation 6(3) of the Arms (Prohibited Firearms, Magazines, and Parts) Amendment Regulations 2019 (LI 2019/136).

Regulation 12(2): amended, on 21 June 2019, by regulation 6(4) of the Arms (Prohibited Firearms, Magazines, and Parts) Amendment Regulations 2019 (LI 2019/136).

Regulation 12(2): amended, on 1 July 2013, by section 413 of the Criminal Procedure Act 2011 (2011 No 81).