Appendix 7


Draft Security Conditions: for Settlement by an Expert Committee (see part 6.1.3)




Grade 1. For licensees with not more than ten A class firearms


Either A: For firearms with removable vital parts ("RVPs") only:

a) firearms stored out of sight in a locked cupboard/room/
receptacle; and

b) a vital part removed from each firearm and stored in a locked 6mm mild steel (or equivalent) safe attached to the building; and

c) all ammunition must be concealed and not stored with (a) or (b).


Or B: For all Class A firearms:

a) firearms stored in a locked steel box of 6mm steel (or equivalent) attached to the building;

b) each firearm rendered inoperable by the use of a trigger lock or breech plug; and

c) all ammunition concealed in a separate location.


Note: It was considered that Option "A" could be attractive because of the reduced cost of the smaller safe/box necessary for the RVPs.



Vehicle security for "A class" firearms should be:

a) firearms rendered inoperable (either RVP taken out or breech plug/trigger guard); and

b) firearms concealed;

Grade 2 — for B endorsees with not more than ten pistols


Security requirements in the building should be:

a) either:

i) a 6 mm mild steel (or equivalent) safe, attached to the house, and concealed from view in a locked cupboard/


ii) a strongroom;

b) an audible intruder alarm complying with S 4301/93; and

c) ammunition stored in a separate locked container.


Vehicle security should be:

a) a stout box;

b) attached to and concealed inside the vehicle; and

c) an audible alarm triggered by attempted access to the box.




Grade 3 — for any licensee with more than ten firearms of any type or with any MSSA held under a special exemption


This Grade would not include dealers with premises open to the public, but would include commercial importers of firearms who do not sell directly to the public and gunsmiths who solely repair firearms.

Requirements should be:

a) all firearms stored in either:

i) a strongroom; or

ii) a 6 mm mild steel (or equivalent) safe;

b) a monitored alarm to NZS 4301/93

c) perimeter locks to NZ S 3621/83

d) ammunition stored separately in locked containers



Grade 4 — for dealers with premises open to the public


Requirements should include:

a) Either:

i) armoured glass (to appropriate standard); or

ii) 19 mm steel grills;

b) bollards;

c) sound structural construction of building;

d) perimeter locks to S 3621/83;

e) monitored alarm to NZS 4301/93;

f) ammunition stored in a separate place, concealed from and inaccessible by the public;

g) all displayed firearms inoperable (either by separate storage of RVP or breech plug/trigger lock);

h) all firearms stored either in locked racks or in a strongroom;

i) all firearms concealed from public view after hours.

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