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    Quote Originally Posted by burtonator View Post
    If they can be used in a AR15 MSSA semi auto then they do
    I went through the same thing about 3 months back. and after lots of emails and calls from different people they told me i should have got a permit and disposed of the items that needed the permit.
    That is entirely incorrect.

    If the firearm that they are imported for is an 'A category ' then no permit is required. It does not matter that they COULD be used in another category of firearm.

    This is clearly acknowledged by Customs NZ, they just want confirmation from your AO. Whether the request for confirmation is legally required is a matter for the courts. I would imagine the courts would say Customs is making a reasonable request.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sasquatch View Post
    So had a call today from customs about my Brownells order that they've decided to hold because it contained a charging handle & firing pin for an AR15... Apparently before they can release it they need conformation from my AO that these parts are indeed going on an ACAT firearm, if not then a permit is required.

    I informed them that just last month I successfully ordered the exact same parts with no issue. "We don't nab them all" the lady said to me.

    Where does it specify in the act about these particular parts requiring conformation and or permits??

    On we go, the never ending story.
    They hold lots of stuff. They generally don't have the technical knowledge to know what does or does not require a permit.

    Just flick the email to your AO. A reasonable one sorts it out. If not, just forward it up the food chain.

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    Quote....If the firearm that they are imported for is an 'A category ' then no permit is required. It does not matter that they COULD be used in another category of firearm.

    Quote”They generally don't have the technical knowledge to know what does or does not require a permit.”

    Yup,don’t ya just love it......customs will take the information that you give,will give it the smoke and mirrors test,and tell that your not going to use it for what you are saying your going to use it for,.......therefore making you look like a porky-pie author....why do I say this???,I’ve been down this road before,and dealing with knobs on the phone and emails,has cost more than the product was worth..........

    The word,”consistency”...”on the same sheet of music”....”are we on the same page here”,and a few others,come to mind when dealing with customs.....not always,as they do have reasonable officials within the ranks,unfortunately in my dealings the nays outnumber the yays!
    It's not the mountain we conquer,but ourselves.....Sir Edmund Hillary

 

 

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