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pdf Policing Gun Laws

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Policing Gun Laws

Non-Compliance, Neglect and a Lack of Enforcement Continue to Undermine New Zealand’s Firearms Laws

A Report Commissioned by the New Zealand Police Association.

Wellington, October 1996.

pdf Locking Up Guns

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Locking Up Guns

Foiling Thieves, Children and the Momentarily Suicidal

A Report Commissioned by the New Zealand Police Association

Wellington, 14 August 1996.

pdf New Zealand Guns and Domestic Violence Bill Submission

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Domestic Violence Bill: Invited Comments on Provisions Relating to Firearms

Guns in Family Violence: Legal Weapons Pose the Greatest Risk

By opposing mandatory seizure of firearms following a protection order, police and some legislators seem inclined to deny the reality of gun-related violence as revealed by their own files.

Auckland, 14 November 1995.

pdf Firearm Homicide in New Zealand 1992-94

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Firearm Homicide in New Zealand

Victims, Perpetrators and Their Weapons

Most victims were killed by a licensed gun owner, while 62.5% (and ten out of eleven female victims) were killed with a legal firearm from the collection of a licensed gun owner. Almost all victims (95%) were killed by a familiar person.

With Barbara Morgan. Auckland, 28 June 1995.