Here is a quick post.
A new study released by Police shows that:
1. Most murder in New Zealand does not involve weapons of any kind. Less than 10%
2. Only one in ten murders involves a firearm.
So, as with the figures from so many other Western nations, if firearms were wished away it would barely even scratch the statistics. Even before criminals simply adapted to other tools to get the job done.
The Kiwi Gun Blog would be amazed if a MSSA rifle appeared even once in these statistics.
The Police refuse to provide this data so we cant be sure.
Please remember – Firearms are used in only 1.5% of the nation’s violent crimes as a whole.
Figures for the 2015 calendar year
Our gun crime is low and stable
If seven gun murders a year is the clearly fluctuating average – then there is clearly no concern to be manufactured here.