The KGB asked Police how many gun license holders have been convicted of a firearm crime in the last ten years?
Also how many were in the last five years of their ten year license – during this same period.
‘Firearm crime’ refers to offences involving a firearm in the Crimes Act as well as any Arms Act offences.
Between 10 October 2009 and 9 October 2019, 590 people have been convicted of a Crimes Act offence involving a firearm or an Arms Act offence where they’d held an active firearms licence at the time of the offence.
Of the 590 people, 231 were convicted of a firearms-related offence 6-10 years after their most recent licence issue date.
So there is NO benefit in a shortened five year license period.
Additionally, 684 people were convicted of a firearms-related offence where they’d held a firearms licence but it was not active at the time of the offence in the given 10 year period.
So 6,700 people produce 68 criminals a year.
While 250,000 produce 59.
Where should you focus?
How do the Police compare?
New Zealand Police employs approximately 8,800 police officers – Government careers site.
So 8,800 cops = 23
250,000 shooters = 59
Man…. should Police have guns?