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Crims Treated Better Than Licenced Firearm Owners – COLFO


A recent case before Dunedin District Court
shows the law treats licenced and responsible firearm owners
worse than criminals, says the Council of Licenced Firearms
Owners (COLFO).

This week Gary Pani Amoroa
avoided prison for a raft of drug and illegal firearms
charges. Instead, he was sentenced to 12 months’ home
detention and ordered to complete 200 hours of community
work.

In contrast, new laws about to come into force
will imprison a licensed firearm owner for two years if they
forget to update their address details on an online
register.

COLFO spokesperson Hugh Devereux-Mack says
the new firearms laws will treat criminals like Amoroa more
leniently than firearms owners who accidentally commit minor
infractions.

“It is ridiculous that a criminal found
with drugs and illegal firearms in his possession can avoid
prison, while a licence-holder forgetting to update a form
can be locked up for up to two years,” Devereux-Mack
says.

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