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New Zealand

16 January 2008

Dominion Post (Wellington)

More New Zealanders are arming themselves with firearms licences for sport, recreation and pest control, showing what police believe is a healthy attitude toward gun use. Police figures issued to The Dominion Post under the Official Information Act show that about 16,000 people got firearms licences for the first time in the past two years — up from 5320 in 2002. Police national manager of firearms licensing and vetting Inspector Joe Green said there was more... (

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