12 Sep 2019

National calls for more data on prohibited guns in NZ

From Checkpoint, 6:15 pm on 12 September 2019

The National Party says the police should be doing more to find out how many now prohibited firearms are in the country.

Deputy Police Commissioner Mike Clements gave a briefing on the gun buyback scheme to the Justice Select Committee on Thursday.

National says there needs to be a clear picture of how many guns are out there to keep the public safe - but the police say the focus needs to be on creating an environment where owners feel comfortable handing their weapons in.

Political reporter Charlie Dreaver has the details.