In relation to the previous post on this subject, a reader asked us to submit a couple of OIAs about: a) The number of firearms reported stolen by licensed guns owners each year and b) the numbers of people convicted of murder using a firearm but who were non-licensed gun owners.  We’ll still ask those questions, but these answers from two further responses on the Police website give some idea about them:

illegal firearms

illegal gun usage

Thus over 90% of offenses involving firearms are by persons not holding a gun license, which under NZ law you are required to have.

occurences: murder or manslaugher with a firearm” — aggregation from this pdf

2008    7

2009  12

2010    6

2011    6

2012    5

2013    7

2014    4

2015   10

2016     8

2017   10