Mail Order Guns in NZ, Easy As Taking Candy from a Baby

An investigative journalist (yes, there are one or two left in New Zealand) has exposed a flaw in New Zealand’s gun controls by buying a mail-order .22 rifle without a firearms licence. Heather du Plessis-Allan purchased the rifle from a NZ company that bills itself as the  “world’s largest gun store” using nothing more than…

11 Year Old Boy Fatally Shot in Kaingaroa Forest

New Zealand’s lax gun control laws are under scrutiny again after police revealed that the male person who died yesterday in a hunting incident was an 11 year old boy. The child died as a weapon was being unloaded at the end of a hunt. Hunting permits for the forest are issued by First Security, but a spokeswoman for the…

Gunman Opens Fire in McDonald’s, Gun Discharged During Petrol Station Robbery. Is Gun Crime out of Control in NZ?

New Zealand’s growing reputation for violent crime took a turn for the worse today. Armed police shot dead a man who fired-off a high powered rifle at a McDonald’s restaurant in Upper Hutt, Wellington, at around 12.40pm. Video taken by a bystander: At a press conference outside the Upper Hutt police station Wellington District Commander Superintendent…