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New Zealand

3 August 2009

Rotorua Daily Post (New Zealand)

More than 6400 people in Rotorua hold a licence to own firearms. Latest figures, released to The Daily Post, show that by May this year, 6466 people — or about one in every ten locals in the Rotorua area — hold a firearms licence. Officially, this is an increase of 1520 from 2007. But Rotorua District Arms Officer Mike Keefe said he has not issued that many new licences in that 17-month period and there were a number of reasons for the increase. Mr Keefe said... (

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