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Gun Checks Strict in Taranaki

Taranaki Daily News

15 May 2009

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Jan Molenaar shot and killed Senior Constable Len Snee and wounded two other officers and a civilian when police conducted a drug search at his home in Napier last Thursday.

After a tense 50-hour standoff, police found numerous military-style semi-automatic rifles, two sawn-off, pump-action shotguns and a significant supply of ammunition at the residence.

A gunsmith has said most of the firearms appeared to have been modified.

Molenaar had held general and collector's firearms licences but he was one of the 50,000 whose licences expired in 2002, 10 years after the government got rid of lifetime licences in favour of a 10-year renewable system….

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