When a firearms licence holder dies, their firearms, arms items and ammunition become the joint responsibility of the person or persons responsible for their estate - the deceased’s executors, administrators or next of kin.
This person or persons should work with members of the deceased’s whanau to make sure the deceased’s arms items and ammunition are transferred to a suitably licensed person.
For example, the items may be
- surrendered or sold to a firearms dealer
- sold or otherwise transferred to another firearms licence holder.
Alternatively, they can be surrendered to Police for destruction.