10 Jun 2019

Nearly 65,000 gun licences approved in NZ, 2017-2018

From Morning Report, 7:37 am on 10 June 2019

The police approved nearly 65,000 firearms licences in 2017 and 2018, while refusing just 359.

A firearm safety specialist who used to work for the police says those numbers make sense, because people who aren't fit to hold a licence, don't usually apply for one.

But gun control advocates say they're worried applications are being processed too quickly. RNZ police reporter Ben Strang has the story.