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New Zealand

4 July 2009

Bay of Plenty Times (Tauranga)

The district arms officer says without firearms being registered in New Zealand there is no real control over them. Paul McLennan, who has been in the role 27 years, said registration of individual firearms — scrapped in New Zealand in 1983 — once kept holders of firearm licences accountable and responsible for their weapons. It also helped identify stolen firearms. Today, firearms are not registered and there is no restriction on how many firearms a licence... (

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