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New Zealand

13 January 1999

New Zealand Press Association

WELLINGTON — Tens of thousands of gun owners who have failed to renew their firearms licences are being given a second chance by the police. A six-month amnesty will run from February 1 until July 31 and will be promoted by a big publicity campaign. Wellington police firearms officer Jim O'Leary said most of the thousands of licence holders who had not renewed their gun licences were believed to still own firearms. Mr O'Leary said the amnesty would allow those... (GunPolicy.org)

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