Is it legal to buy a gun on the Internet?
Private sales of firearms are legal, but the buyer must have a NZ Firearms Licence. Selling a gun to someone who does not have a valid licence carries a maximum penalty of $1000 fine or three months in prison. The onus is on the seller to check the buyer has a current licence.
Internet sales are subject to Section 43a of the Arms Act 1983. Information on this is available from any police station.
Anyone who buys a gun without a licence can be charged with unlawful possession of a firearm, which carries a maximum penalty of a $5000 fine or four years in prison.