Arms Act 1983

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44A Offence to sell or supply prohibited firearm or prohibited magazine


Every person commits an offence and is liable on conviction to imprisonment for a term not exceeding 5 years who, without reasonable excuse, sells or supplies a prohibited firearm or prohibited magazine to a person other than a person who holds—


a permit issued for the purposes of section 16(1) to bring or cause to be brought or sent into New Zealand that prohibited firearm or prohibited magazine; or


a permit issued under section 35A to possess that prohibited firearm or prohibited magazine.


It is not an offence against this section to sell or supply a semi-automatic pistol to a person in the person’s capacity referred to in section 29(2)(b), (c), (d), or (e), if that person has been issued with—


a permit, under section 18, to import a pistol; or


a permit, under section 35, to possess a pistol.

Section 44A: inserted, on 12 April 2019, by section 48 of the Arms (Prohibited Firearms, Magazines, and Parts) Amendment Act 2019 (2019 No 12).

Section 44A(2): inserted, on 25 June 2020, by section 73 of the Arms Legislation Act 2020 (2020 No 23).