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PM defends gun buyback scheme: 'I absolutely back what we are doing here'

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Newstalk ZB,
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Publish Date
Tuesday, 16 July 2019, 10:24AM

The Prime Minister is defending the government's gun buyback events.

More than 500 firearms were handed in and a million dollars forked out at the first event in Canterbury over the weekend.

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Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern told Mike Hosking no one will ever know how many of the guns are out there.

“It’s not a reason not to remove them from the market, or ban them. I absolutely back what we are doing here. I think the return from the first event is looking pretty good.”

The Government's second gun buyback event will be held in Dunedin on Friday.

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