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New Zealand

5 November 2008

Papakura Courier

An upsurge in young people "mucking around" with replica guns has Papakura police worried someone will end up hurt or worse. Senior sergeant Mike McIlraith says police have had three callouts in the past week to youths brandishing weapons in public. The guns turned out to be replicas, he says, but police procedure is to assume they're real. In these callouts "it's prudent for us to take precautions by arming ourselves" so anyone carrying replica weapons in public is... (GunPolicy.org)

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