Until we have complete clarification, my interpretation of the new requirement police mail order form for parts and suppressors when using and not using the dealer’s network:
Parts and suppressors sales only:
The parts and suppressors do not need to be recorded in an arms book (unlike firearm purchases which do require to be noted in the arms book) meaning the police mail order form is only replacing the visual sight of the firearms licence.
The dealer who should be sighting the firearms licence of anyone dropping off or picking up a firearm is doing the job of the police mail order form.
Therefore no police mail order form is required when purchasing parts or suppressors via the dealer to dealer network, ie, if a dealer sends a firearm to Gunworks using the dealer to dealer network to fit a suppressor, a police mail order form would not be required as the dealer (who has sent the firearm to me) has visually sighted the firearms licence of the firearm owner, thereby replacing the job of the police mail order form (especially as there is no sale of a firearm requiring an arms book and no legal requirement to note the sale of the parts and suppressor into an arms book).
If a customer was to ring Gunworks or place an internet order for a suppressor or firearm part (which I am dispatching directly to the customer), I would require a police mail order form as no one is visually sighting the customers firearms licence for me.
Firearm sales only:
If the firearm owner/dealer is selling their firearm and using the dealers network to send the firearm to the new owner, then a police mail order form would be required to be sent with the firearm between the seller and purchaser.
Therefore in summary:
- Using the dealer to dealer network a police mail order form is only required to be sent with the firearm if there is a sale and purchase between two people.
- Purchasing a suppressor or firearm part from Gunworks via internet, email or phone will require a police mail order form but the item can be sent direct to the customer.
- Purchasing a suppressor or firearm part from Gunworks and having it sent to another dealer would not require a police mail order form as the dealer can visually sight your firearms licence for you.
- Purchasing a firearm from Gunworks and having it sent to a Dealer for pick up will always require a police mail order form. The only time a police mail order form is not required to purchase a firearm from Gunworks is only if you purchase direct in store and show us your firearms licence in person.