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New Zealand

2 November 2004

New Zealand Press Association

Law changes permitting the use of firearms in self-defence and the protection of property would encourage people to take the law into their own hands, Justice Minister Phil Goff said today. The Act Party's justice spokesman, Stephen Franks, yesterday released his draft Crimes (Self-Defence) Amendment Bill which he says will stop people in rural areas feeling helpless against an intruder. The bill seeks to restore the defence of provocation, which was removed in the... (

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