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New Zealand

23 January 2007

Dominion Post (Wellington)

Taxpayers have paid nearly $12,000 in compensation to people no longer 'fit and proper' to own guns in the past five years. The Crown compensated gun owners for weapons seized after their licence was revoked. Police can also seize guns from a licensed dealer, and these too would be compensated. No compensation is paid when illegal weapons are seized. Gun control campaigner Philip Alpers, an adjunct associate public health professor at Sydney University, said he... (

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