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Thread: AR A to E Cat - Seems to be taking a while.

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    AR A to E Cat - Seems to be taking a while.

    Anybody else currently changing a A cat AR over to E cat? I submitted the forms to the local AO around the 10th Dec and not had it approved, local AO says she is waiting for a response from Wellington.

    I know it has been Christmas and the new year but how long has it taken for other people?


    Anyone got an E cat lower to sell, might be quicker at this rate

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    I applied last week to have two lowers registered as E cat ,was told paperwork needs go to police headquarters in Wellington for decision ,which may take up to 4weeks.
    Have done this process several times in the past and approval has been on the spot or on that day ....Damn red tape getting in way of everything these days....

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    Quote Originally Posted by seano View Post
    I applied last week to have two lowers registered as E cat ,was told paperwork needs go to police headquarters in Wellington for decision ,which may take up to 4weeks.
    Have done this process several times in the past and approval has been on the spot or on that day ....Damn red tape getting in way of everything these days....

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    More waiting, left me know when yours get approved as mines taken over 4 working weeks already......

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    AO could have approved that in the time to process relaying it to and from Wellington.

    The centralised processing of these permits has no real benefits on the face of it, It just facilitates faceless passive aggression in the form of deliberate delays and arbitrary interpretations of law.

    Clever, but not clever

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    Applied for one towards the end of November still nothing

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    I've applied for several permits early December ... thought this new system in place ,was to ensure got processed faster

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    Quote Originally Posted by seano View Post
    I've applied for several permits early December ... thought this new system in place ,was to add more hurdles and hoops and delays so you will give up trying and go away

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    fixed it for ya, Kinda like trying to renew your firearms licence eh @Pengy
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    I swappeded an A to E the week before xmas, happened on the spot - AO didnt have to sent forms upstairs or anything. Did an E to A at the same time.
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    Quote Originally Posted by res View Post
    I swappeded an A to E the week before xmas, happened on the spot - AO didnt have to sent forms upstairs or anything. Did an E to A at the same time.
    Ah, so you did not in effect apply to enlarge your dangerous E-cat arsenal.

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    I sent the forms and took a rifle in to be inspected end of Nov. It actually initiated the security inspection for the new house, only after waiting 2 years. Haven’t heard anything about the actual rifle. I’m using it on the 2nd Feb for the Good Morning Vietnam shoot!
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    And speak of the devil, email just came through saying I need to take the converted to MSSA rifle to be inspected again before 11 Feb. I’ve never had to do that before.
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    Had a mate try put a AR 10 from E to A to sell it(sale was sussed out etc) and was told hed have to submit a form to Wellington.

    So are they saying that if you buy something on a given Cat it must stay there and cannot be changed?

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    I phoned and arranged an appointment at the police station to do the same. Took it in - 10 minutes later, walked out again.
    "I would rather suffer under imperfect freedom, than languish under perfect control".

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    Is there any legal reason for Police to decline this application? Is there a limit to how many MSSA rifles you can own, and do you have to justify every new one?

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    Well said @Cordite.

    @dogmatix that sounds like bollocks to me. To what benefit do they need to sight that you have manufactured the MSSA?? More of an inconvenience for you to be honest.

    @Ben Waimata no there really isn't a valid reason to decline it and I've not heard of anyone being declined before. There is no limit to the amount of MSSA's you can own and you shouldn't have to justify it, but "they" require it via "their" policy.

 

 

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