15 Jul 2019

Gun buyback begins

From The Panel, 4:15 pm on 15 July 2019

Nearly 400 people handed in 542 guns in the gun buyback scheme over the weekend. The total compensation amounted to just over $1 million.

There's is no gun registry though, so it is difficult to say whether the number of guns handed in over the weekend has reduced the number of guns to any significant extent.

We speak to Professor Kevin Clements, Peace and Conflict studies at the University of Otago, about the scheme.