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Thread: Firearm's Licence, anyone familiar with the process?

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    Firearm's Licence, anyone familiar with the process?

    I've got a young mate who's going for a firearm's licence for the first time (A Cat) They're going to some firearms course tonight, and have have filled out an application for a firearms licence, but were told they have to do the course first, before they can submit the application. Can anyone walk me through the process, does the course they're going on tonight involve a test? Once they've finished the course and submitted the application form, what happens next? Thanks.
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    yip test and its very very simple
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    Mountain Safety Council gives a lecture on firearms and fire arms safety

    Then you sit a firearms safety test which focuses on the seven basic firearms safety rules

    Once you pass the test you get a certificate.

    The certificate and your licence application go to your local Arms Officer for consideration

    If deemed a fit and proper person and after reference and security checks you will be issued a NZ Firearms Licence.

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    Quote Originally Posted by P38 View Post
    Mountain Safety Council gives a lecture on firearms and fire arms safety

    Then you sit a firearms safety test which focuses on the seven basic firearms safety rules

    Once you pass the test you get a certificate.

    The certificate and your licence application go to your local Arms Officer for consideration

    If deemed a fit and proper person and after reference and security checks you will be issued a NZ Firearms Licence.

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    Thanks Pete. This test, is that sat tonight in conjunction with the MSC Lecture?
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    Thanks guys.
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    Just a wee update. Mate claims that they passed test 100% 30 out of 30 questions correct.

    Now, for the 'which come first, the chicken or the egg' question. If you're unsure as to whether they're going to be deemed a fit and proper person to posses a firearm (as I am) then, when's a good time to look at security? Is it now 'before' they get vetted and assessed etc, so that when the vettor comes around they can see the subject's security and pass them off, or, is it better to get the security 'after' they've been inspected, just in case they aren't deemed fit, and therefore security (and it's associated costs) would have been a waste of time, sort of thing? (if you get what I'm trying to say?) Thanks.
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    You most likely wont get vetters sign off if no security. Usually they do both interviews AND security check down here at the same time
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    The vetter will want to inspect the storage. Not having it, will mean another visit and a delay to the process.

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    Ok, thanks guys.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Paddy79 View Post
    Just put a 6mm eyebolt in hidden corner of wardrobe 400mm off the ground with a padlock, cheap as option and works
    Yeah? What do you wrap the padlock around, the trigger guard or something?
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    chain and padlock goes through trigger guard

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    Just wandering guys, once the newbie submits the MSC certificate and application for firearm's licence, how long does it take to process? Is it around the same time as renewing your licence?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Remington 5R .300 Win Mag View Post
    Just wandering guys, once the newbie submits the MSC certificate and application for firearm's licence, how long does it take to process? Is it around the same time as renewing your licence?
    There's a thread on here about the times. My first time application took 2 weeks from applying til the interview and 2 weeks for printing.

 

 

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