I missed last nights TV3 story about a .22" rifle being illegally bought - by a woman reporter - using a false Firearms Licence and an unsigned 'Mail Order Purchase Form'
.. However you should be aware that today the NZ Police Assoc. are starting their three day Conference titled ' ON THE FIRING LINE' - and according to a radio interview on 'Nine to Noon' with Professor Alexander Gillespie - this assembly of police officers will be looking at our current New Zealand firearms legislation and their concerns as they see it ..
96% of guns here are not registered.
Estimated 1M to 1.5M guns currently in NZ
230,000 current Firearms Licence Holders
All guns used to be registered up till 1982 - and computers now may make it practical to again require registration of all firearms.
Concern about 'on-line' gun sales.
Estimated 100,000 firearms are not in the possession of their licenced owners.
Registration and 'Buybacks'.
Customs estimate that there are 2,000 attempts every year to illegally import firearms into NZ. (That probably includes my impounded $9 after-market lightened trigger spring eh!).
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