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New Zealand begins first round of gun buybacks after Christchurch attack

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Government has set aside more than NZ$200m to remove military-style firearms from circulationDozens of Christchurch gun owners have handed over their weapons in exchange for cash in the first of more than 250 planned buyback events around New Zealand after the government outlawed many types of semi-automatics.Police said they paid more than $NZ200,000 in total to 68 gun owners in the first few hours of the event held on Saturday. Continue reading…



Source link : https://www.theguardian.com/world/2019/jul/13/new-zealand-begins-first-round-of-gun-buybacks-after-christchurch-attack

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Publish date : 2019-07-13 05:32:02

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