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Alpers, Philip and Conor Twyford. 2003 ‘Pacific Small Arms Legislation: Domestic and regional issues.’ Small Arms in the Pacific; Occasional Paper No. 8, p. 73. Geneva: Small Arms Survey, the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies, Geneva. 31 March
Australian legislation is the most up-to-date and comprehensive in the region.
By the standards of its 19 Pacific neighbours, New Zealand's small arms legislation is the most permissive, facilitating easy ownership and undocumented transfer of the region's largest unregistered stockpile of private guns.
Despite these differences, the two nations experience similar rates of gun-related crime and injury.