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New Zealand

15 January 1999

Evening Post (Wellington) / NZPA

The Government's plan to have another six-month amnesty for gun owners who have not renewed their licences is the continuation of an extraordinarily lax attitude by police, gun policy researcher Philip Alpers says. A few well-publicised prosecutions would have far more impact than the amnesty, he said yesterday. About 60,000 gun owners who have failed to renew their licences are being given six months, from February 1 to July 31, to give up their firearms or relicense... (

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