20 Jun 2023

Mixed messages on impact new firearms registry might have

From Morning Report, 8:26 am on 20 June 2023

The New Zealand firearms registry is set to go live at the weekend, nearly four years after it was first proposed.

The registry follows major changes to firearms laws made after the 2019 terrorist attacks on Christchurch mosques.

Police and gun control advocates say the system will be an essential tool in reducing firearm harm, but licensed gun owners say they're being unfairly targeted.

Bill Hickman reports.