Improved Permit System

Real time licencing will free up resources to crack down on illegal weapons.

The current weapons licencing system requires manual processing of applications for permits to acquire for category A and B weapons. This system is slow and inefficient and creates community safety issues. The time taken to process an application may mean individuals who commit an offence that make them ineligible to hold a licence are not captured.

The resources required by the manual system can be better invested into front line services focussed on stopping illegal weapons.

KAP wants to introduce a real time licencing system that enables permits to acquire to be processed at the point of sale. This will mean less resources are required to process applications and the police and retailers will have real time data on the eligibility of individuals to hold a licence.