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Nicole McKee: New gun protection powers will help police

Publish Date
Fri, 1 Mar 2024, 5:53PM
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Nicole McKee: New gun protection powers will help police

Publish Date
Fri, 1 Mar 2024, 5:53PM

The government is giving the police more powers to take gangs guns off gangs.

Firearm protection orders already allow the courts to stop the high risk offenders from being around guns at all.

But now that's going to be extended to any member or associate of a gang with a significant conviction.

Associate Justice Minister Nicole McKee told Heather Du Plessis-Allan that they're "enabling New Zealand police to be able to search any person with a firearms prohibition order at any time at any place."

 

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