Arms Act 1983

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18AA Issue of permit to import pistol carbine conversion kits

(1)

A member of the Police to whom an application is made for the issue of a permit to import a pistol carbine conversion kit may require the applicant to produce for examination and testing samples of any pistol carbine conversion kit of the kind referred to in the application that the member of the Police considers necessary.

(2)

The Commissioner may grant an application for the issue of a permit to bring or cause to be brought or sent into New Zealand a pistol carbine conversion kit only if—

(a)

the Commissioner is satisfied that—

(i)

there are special reasons why the pistol carbine conversion kit should be allowed into New Zealand; and

(ii)

the pistol carbine conversion kit specifically enables a pistol that has an overall length of no more than 400 millimetres and is capable of firing specified ammunition only at a muzzle velocity of 1,600 feet per second or less to be fired from the shoulder; and

(iii)

the pistol carbine conversion kit does not modify the pistol in any way other than as specified in subparagraph (ii); and

(b)

the application is made by the holder of a firearms licence—

(i)

whose licence bears an endorsement made under section 30 permitting the holder to possess a pistol; and

(ii)

who has been issued with a permit to import a pistol (under section 18) or a permit to possess a pistol (under section 35).

(3)

However, if an application is made by an applicant in the applicant’s capacity referred to in section 29(2)(b), (c), (d), or (e), the Commissioner may grant the application without being satisfied of the matters in subsection (2)(a)(ii) and (iii).

(4)

If the applicant has appointed a dealer to import a pistol carbine conversion kit as their agent, the dealer must hold—

(a)

a firearms licence; and

(b)

a dealer’s licence that bears an endorsement made under section 30 permitting the dealer to possess a pistol.

(5)

Any permit issued under this section is personal to the person to whom it is issued and may not be transferred to any other person.

Section 18AA: inserted, on 25 June 2020, by section 30 of the Arms Legislation Act 2020 (2020 No 23).