NZ police praise firearms owners’ response to buy-back

NZ Police today thanked Kiwi firearms owners for doing the right thing as it announced provisional figures for firearms handed in during the six month prohibited firearms buy-back and amnesty.

“As of midnight, 20 December 2019, 56,250 firearms and 194,245 parts have been handed in. There has also been 2717 firearms modified to make them lawful,” says Deputy Commissioner Mike Clement.

As expected, Police experienced a surge of people in the last few days of the buy-back with more than 4154 hand-ins occurring in the last week.

/NZ Police Public Release. View in full here.