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Pin the tail on the donkey with gun buyback costs

Recent NewsNewsroom

The Government has allocated $150m to buy back banned weapons, but uncertainty remains, and the final cost could easily be double that, Laura Walters…

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Radical gun lobby gets opponent

Recent NewsNewsroom

For the first time in 20 years, a gun control interest group has been set up in an effort to be a voice in opposition to the dominant pro-gun lobby.

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Budget 2019: Money for gun buy-back scheme may not be enough

Recent NewsNZ Herald

Police Assn president Chris Cahill said it was unknown if the $168m for a gun buy-back scheme would be enough because we don't know how many of these…

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Police arrest 35 people and seize $1m in Wgtn meth operation

Recent NewsStuff

Wellington police have arrested 35 people, including King Cobras gang members, and seized $1.1m in assets after a police operation targeting meth.

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Police firearms training reviewed after Chch mosque attacks

Recent NewsStuff

The Police Association supports more firearms training for police officers, but is realistic about the competing demands for time and money.

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Firearms found in stolen car, man hiding in bush had gun

Recent NewsNZ Herald

A gun was discovered in the boot of a stolen car involved in a police pursuit and a man was hiding in the bushes with a gun in Northland yesterday.

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