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New Zealand

20 July 2010

Press (Christchurch)

Police do not know how many illegal firearms are circulating in New Zealand. The issue of gun control has been raised after the shooting of two officers and a police dog in Christchurch last week. In the past month, firearms have been used in a number of raids on Canterbury pubs, a PostShop and dairies. In Canterbury, there are 31,760 firearm licence-holders, with about 225,000 nationally. It is believed there are about 1.2 million firearms in New Zealand. However,... (

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