20 November 2019
Our Reference: IR-01-19-23336
Mr. K. Joy
Email: [FYI request #10580 email]
Dear Mr K Joy
I am writing to you in response to your request dated 21 June 2019 which was
acknowledged by Police on 28 August 2019. You asked:
I am looking to ascertain how many applications (new and renewals) for firearms
have been made in New Zealand after March 15 2019.
Between 15 March 2019 and 15 October 2019, Police has received 11,904 standard (A-
Cat) firearms licence applications; 3,989 of these were for licences that had not been held
before and 7,915 were for licences that had come to their 10-year expiry.
For your information, Police has developed a process for proactive release of information,
so the anonymised response to your request may be publicly released on the New
Zealand Police website.
Arms Act Service Delivery Group
Police National Headquarters
180 Molesworth Street. PO Box 3017, Wellington 6140, New Zealand.
Telephone: 04 474 9499. Fax: 04 498 7400. www.police.govt.nz