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New Zealand

17 May 2013

Stuff (New Zealand)

A soldier has admitted having a loaded rifle when he was drunk at home the day after his discharge from the army. Christchurch District Court Judge Alistair Garland said it was "unforgivable" that 38-year-old Samuel George Ottley had the rifle lying on his bed underneath a sleeping bag, with bullets in the magazine. "You are army-trained. You should know better than to have a firearm with any bullets in it at all in your home," the judge said when Ottley pleaded... (

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