Citation(s) from the GunPolicy.org literature library
Doone, Peter. 1997 ‘Firearms Control Review: Police Response.’ Letter to Sir Thomas Thorp from NZ Police Commissioner Peter Doone. Office of the Commissioner, New Zealand Police. 2 May
There is a desire to keep a proper record of all firearms to further reinforce the concept of a reduction in the numbers available.
Owners are more likely to take proper care of security for firearms and less likely to supply firearms for criminal purposes if there is universal registration and an ability to track stolen arms.