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New Zealand

15 May 2009

Dominion Post (Wellington)

An independent gun registry was in the process of being set up a decade ago, but it was quietly shelved after intensive lobbying by pro-gun groups. The registry was a key recommendation of the Thorp Report, which stemmed from a year-long review of gun laws by retired High Court justice Sir Thomas Thorp in 1996. The report also recommended the government buy back military-style semi-automatics from owners followed by an outright ban of such weapons. It was... (GunPolicy.org)

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