ChaosEngine says... Except NZ's gun laws were already stricter than Australias. To get an AR15 here, buyers must have a standard, current firearms licence and an approved police order form. If the clip has a higher capacity than 7 rounds, you need a special endorsement. Also, you must have proper storage for firearms which the police will inspect before granting a licence. Oh, and you will have difficulty being deemed 'fit and proper' to possess or use firearms if you have: a history of violence repeated involvement with drugs been irresponsible with alcohol a personal or social relationship with people deemed to be unsuitable to be given access to firearms indicated an intent to use a firearm for self-defence. That's a direct quote from the police licence page harlequinn said: New Zealand didn't enact Australia's draconian laws. You can buy an AR15 there with high capacity magazines. They also haven't had a mass shooting in 20 years.