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New Zealand

13 May 2009

Dominion Post (Wellington)

In the wake of the Aramoana and Port Arthur massacres, retired High Court judge Sir Thomas Thorp was commissioned to review New Zealand's gun laws. The review took a year and cost $1 million. It recommended sweeping changes, including the registration of all firearms, the creation of an independent firearms registry and an eminently sensible ban on military-style semi-automatic rifles. As The Evening Post observed at the time, "if a deer can't be killed with seven... (

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