The Police revoked 505 firearm licenses in the 2016 / 2017 period.
This is the system working.
Issues are discovered – action is taken.
The Police could not show a SINGLE case of revocation as a result of a renewal of license. Proving that the Lifetime License system was just fine and renewals are literally a complete waste of time and resources.
During this same time – 4,383 licenses were surrendered voluntarily. Shooters getting too old, moving overseas, etc.
The Kiwi Gun Blog have asked for the last ten years of this data – just to ensure that the erosion is natural.
We also asked Police for their guide to vetting – as so many different regional arms offices simply invent illegal requirements and can behave strangely in general.
Wellington HQ provided this manual in reply……
The manual is available on line here:
Or download from the Kiwi Gun Blog Here:
Interesting how this last section needed to be cropped out a little better:
We have asked Police to provide the rest of this obviously redacted section.