31 Oct 2019

50 days until firearm amnesty and buyback ends

From Morning Report, 7:45 am on 31 October 2019

Gun owners have 50 days left to hand in their banned firearms in the amnesty and buyback scheme.

Just over 32,000 firearms have been handed in since the Government banned military style semi-automatic firearms, parts and ammunition after the Christchurch mosque attacks.

After 20 December anyone prosecuted for owning a banned firearm or part will lose their firearms licence and face up to five years imprisonment.

Police Deputy Commissioner Mike Clement speaks to Susie Ferguson.