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New Zealand

15 January 1999

Press (Christchurch)

While Opposition parties and gun-user groups criticise plans for a national firearm relicensing amnesty, the Canterbury police say their trial local amnesty was a success. The police estimate 70,000 people who own guns have not come forward to relicense since gun laws changed in 1992. Earlier this week the police announced the six-month amnesty in a bid to encourage tens of thousands of gun owners to renew their firearms licences. The police estimate 70,000 people... (

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