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Police's 'Cascade of Failure' in Controlling Guns in New Zealand

Stuff (New Zealand)

16 June 2018

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Data from the Ministry of Justice showed since the 1980s, 51 offenders had been convicted for two or more offences for use of a firearm against law enforcement officer.

Between 2016 and 2017, 368 people were sentenced to imprisonment for possession of a firearm with the average sentence being 344 days.

During that same time, 588 convicted of the same offence received sentences of either community detention, intensive supervision, community work or were ordered to pay the courts, figures showed…

New Zealand doesn't have a firearms registry, but at best estimate there's 1.5 million in the country.

The firearm community is not small in New Zealand with about 238,700 people carrying firearm licences, the vast majority being males between 40 and 70 years old…

About 55,000 firearms are imported into New Zealand every year, Cahill said.

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