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New Zealand

8 June 2007

Hawke's Bay Today, Editorial

Police say the dismissal of firearms charges against an Auckland gunshop owner who shot a machete-wielding robber last July shouldn't be seen as "an invitation to use weapons against robbers". However, the decision by the two JPs to throw out the charge of illegal possession of a pistol against Greg Carvell — they ruled the Crown failed to prove a prima facie case — does reaffirm the right to use reasonable force in self defence. And Mr Carvell's defence would... (

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