Part 3 Permits to import

Part 3 heading: inserted, on 25 June 2020, by section 25 of the Arms Legislation Act 2020 (2020 No 23).

Importation of firearms and ammunition[Repealed]

Heading: repealed, on 25 June 2020, by section 25 of the Arms Legislation Act 2020 (2020 No 23).

16 Offence to import firearms, etc, without permit

(1)

A person must have a permit to bring or cause to be brought or sent into New Zealand any of the following items:

(a)

a firearm (other than a prohibited firearm), pistol, restricted airgun, restricted weapon, or blank-firing gun:

(b)

any part of a firearm (other than a prohibited firearm), pistol, restricted weapon, or blank-firing gun:

(c)

non-prohibited ammunition (other than projectiles for airguns):

(d)

a pistol carbine conversion kit:

(e)

an air pistol carbine conversion kit:

(f)

a prohibited item:

(g)

prohibited ammunition that is authorised or permitted expressly by or pursuant to this Act to be possessed.

(2)

In subsection (1), New Zealand does not include the harbours and other territorial waters of New Zealand.

(3)

A person commits an offence and is liable on conviction to imprisonment for a term not exceeding 1 year, or to a fine not exceeding $15,000, if the person, without reasonable excuse, contravenes subsection (1)(a), (b), (c), (d), or (e).

(4)

A person commits an offence and is liable on conviction to imprisonment for a term not exceeding 5 years if the person, without reasonable excuse, contravenes subsection (1)(f) or (g).

Section 16: replaced, on 25 June 2020, by section 26 of the Arms Legislation Act 2020 (2020 No 23).