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'Bugger off,' NZ ex-police minister tells National Rifle Association

'Bugger off,' NZ ex-police minister tells National Rifle Association

The American pro-gun lobby group has been active in the past in blocking changes to NZ gun laws. This time, politicians say it will be different.

  • by Nick O'Malley

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Tweets don't kill people - guns kill people
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Analysis

Tweets don't kill people - guns kill people

To blame Facebook is the same as blaming a paint company for graffiti or the inventors of paper for Mein Kampf. If you go on social media to spread poison you are the problem not the keyboard in front of you. Just stop it.

  • by John Silvester
Michael Daley says he'll quit before watering down gun laws as John Howard ads hit
Michael Daley

Michael Daley says he'll quit before watering down gun laws as John Howard ads hit

Labor leader Michael Daley vows to resign from NSW Parliament if gun laws are watered down as the Liberals release an advertising featuring John Howard.

  • by Alexandra Smith
NZ PM Jacinda Ardern vows to change gun laws
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NZ PM Jacinda Ardern vows to change gun laws

New Zealand had the opportunity to tighten its gun laws at the same time as Australia, but effective lobbying by special interest groups got in the way.

  • by Nick O'Malley and Helen Pitt
Brazilian school shooters inspired by Columbine massacre: investigator
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Brazilian school shooters inspired by Columbine massacre: investigator

The attackers used a gun, knives, axes and crossbows to kills students and staff at the school. They earlier killed an uncle, who owned a car rental agency where they stole a vehicle.

  • by Lais Martins and Leonardo Benassatto and Brad Brooks
'Total devastation': the cost of getting shot in America
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'Total devastation': the cost of getting shot in America

When Jay Wilson was shot five times in a case of mistaken identity, the physical recovery was only part of the uphill battle he faced. The financial woes were yet to come.

  • by Rachel Olding
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'One gun in the hands of every eighth person': Number of registered guns in NSW reaches milestone
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'One gun in the hands of every eighth person': Number of registered guns in NSW reaches milestone

The data, released by Gun Control Australia, revealed one Eastgardens gun owner has 305 firearms in their personal arsenal, with one Mosman resident owning 285 firearms.

  • by Sarah Keoghan
Shameful to boost weapons trade with arms fair
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Shameful to boost weapons trade with arms fair

Military exports have been linked to human rights abuses in Yemen.

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Do our police officers really need military-style automatic weapons?
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Opinion

Do our police officers really need military-style automatic weapons?

Victoria Police may soon have 600 semi-automatic rifles along the lines of either the AR-15 (preferred weapon for massacres) or the M4 (preferred assault weapon of the US armed forces).

  • by Warwick McFadyen
Hunting dog ban could have unintended consequences for dog club
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Hunting dog ban could have unintended consequences for dog club

The wording of the draft bill would outlaw a sport where no live ammunition or game are involved.

  • by Katie Burgess
Police recover guns stolen in 'extremely well organised' heist of 2017
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Police recover guns stolen in 'extremely well organised' heist of 2017

A portion of the 170 plus guns stolen during an "extremely well organised" burglary in 2017 have been found, police have confirmed for the first time.

  • by Phil Hickey