But NZ Police have denied that our firearm list has ever been breached.
The Kiwi Gun Blog asked “Has the gun license data ever been compromised?”
After a great deal of chasing and months later we get:
“Not to Police’s knowledge” – Superintendent ‘Lurch‘ Scahill – 7th July 2017
This has proven a huge concern overseas.
Shooters claimed that targeted burglaries from biker gangs resulted almost immediately.
Australian criminals had also previously been found to possess lists of gun owners that many believe could only have come from Police corruption. Even the NZ Police Union has warned of this in New Zealand.
Also this year – London gun owners were left furious after the Metropolitan Police handed the addresses of 30,000 firearm and shotgun owners to a direct mail marketing agency for a commercial firm’s advertising campaign.
If the NZ Police are serious about preventing targeted burglary to acquire guns for gangs – vigilance of the owner data must be a top priority.
We only received a four word reply from Police.
No mention of audits or recent security reviews to guard against the tipple threat of incompetence, corruption and hacking.