Citation(s) from the GunPolicy.org literature library
New Zealand. 2016 ‘Destruction.’ National Report of New Zealand on its Implementation of the United Nations Programme of Action to Prevent, Combat and Eradicate the Illicit Trade in Small Arms and Light Weapons in All Its Aspects (UNPoA); Section 5, p. 5. New York NY: Permanent Mission of New Zealand to the United Nations. 9 June
Section 5: Stockpile Management
Actions taken during the reporting period
9.4. During the reporting period, has your country destroyed surplus stocks? YES
9.4.1. How many SALW were destroyed?
3,500 Steyr AUG NATO Assault Rifles were destroyed by the New Zealand Defence Force in 2015.
[SALW = Small Arms and Light Weapons]