Citation(s) from the GunPolicy.org literature library
Howat, John. 2001 ‘NGO Meeting to Discuss Issues [relating to the] UN Draft Programme of Action to Prevent, Combat, and Eradicate the Illicit Trade in Small Arms and Light Weapons in All Its Aspects.’ Letter to the International Security and Disarmament Division, New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade. Wellington: Council of Licensed Firearms Owners. 22 June
Excerpt from a letter to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade:
"New Zealand is an island nation with well-organised border controls and an effective police force.
"The 'illicit' trade in firearm imports has been minuscule since the late 1800s and is not likely to be affected by new rules…"