Citation(s) from the GunPolicy.org literature library
Alpers, Philip and Conor Twyford. 2003 ‘Stockpiles and Trafficking in the Pacific.’ Small Arms in the Pacific; Occasional Paper No. 8, p. 12. Geneva: Small Arms Survey, the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies, Geneva. 31 March
Heavily-Armed Pacific People
With two lawfully-held firearms for every nine residents, the New Zealand ratio of legal guns to population (22 per 100 people) is twice that of Australia.
This is a conservative figure, with NZ Police quoted as citing a higher estimate of one million guns in a population approaching four million.