The NZ Herald today reports that a patched Headhunters Gang member bought eighteen 'high powered firearms on his Firearms Licence between 2012-2015 - valued at some $30,000 - before the police sought to revoke his licence and recover the guns - only to find that he claimed to have sold them all.
The number of people applying for NZ Firearms Licences has doubled from 5,000 in 2005 to aprox. 10,000 last year - the refusals rose from 66 in 2005 to 795 last year.
Police Minister Judith Collins says that the current inquiry into the illegal possession of firearms by The Law And Order Committee is a priority and that she is waiting for advice from officials before announcing the next steps.
Every time there is a report of unlawful gun use - there are inevitable calls for further restrictions on legal firearms users.