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Data Undermining Firearm Registry Was Not Disclosed To Parliament

Saturday, 27 January 2024, 3:33 pm | COLFO

The Council of Licensed Firearm Owners (COLFO) has today called for the resignation of the Police Commissioner after evidence emerged that suggests data proving the impracticality of the Firearms Registry was never shown to Parliament. COLFO has ... More >>

Media Led Into Incorrectly Crediting Firearm Registry

Wednesday, 27 September 2023, 11:32 am | COLFO

Media have once again been led into incorrect reporting on the firearm registry, this time repeating claims that the new firearms registry enabled identification of a firearm on-seller, even though the data had been collected separately by Police ... More >>

Public Opinion: Firearm Crime Up And Registry Won’t Reduce It

Tuesday, 12 September 2023, 6:04 am | COLFO

A new survey has revealed that the public are noticing more firearm crime, but believe the firearm registry won’t reduce it, gravely weakening claims that the public support a registry. A Clarity Insight poll run at the end of August for COLFO (Council ... More >>

New Government Will Be Held Responsible For Registry Success

Wednesday, 9 August 2023, 3:48 pm | COLFO

COLFO says a survey by Gun Control NZ shows 2.8 million people will be furious when their support for a firearm registry proves to have been misplaced, as it was for the 2019 firearm confiscation. COLFO spokesperson Hugh Devereux-Mack says whatever ... More >>

Resignations Are An Appropriate Response For Firearm Data Breach

Thursday, 27 July 2023, 3:52 pm | COLFO

CO LFO says the Police Minister should treat very seriously the latest data breach caused by the new Firearm Safety Authority, by promising an explanation, a fix, compensation for affected people, and resignations if errors are made again. COLFO spokesperson ... More >>

COLFO Says Firearm Owners Likely To Wait 5 Years To Register

Friday, 23 June 2023, 9:52 am | COLFO

The Council of Licensed Firearm Owners (COLFO) says licensed firearm owners are likely to wait the full five years before registering their firearms, believing the system will be closed or limited as they have been in other countries. COLFO spokesperson ... More >>

NZPA President On Notice Over Incorrect Claim To Media

Monday, 12 June 2023, 10:40 am | COLFO

The Council of Licensed Firearm Owners (COLFO) has supplied an OIA to the President of the NZ Police Association, Chris Cahill, which reveals a claim he made on live television was severely incorrect. On TVNZ Breakfast’s show of May 15, 2023, Cahill ... More >>

Call for ANZAC Day services to be exempt from new firearm fees - COLFO

Monday, 24 April 2023, 5:44 am | COLFO

The Council of Licensed Firearm Owners (COLFO) has today called for Anzac Day services with ceremonial gun salutes to be exempt from new firearm event fees proposed by Police. Last year Police proposed new fees for events where firearms are used, including ... More >>

Police To Hear Major Problems With Firearm Fee Increases This Week

Thursday, 16 February 2023, 9:14 am | COLFO

Submissions on the new fees for licensed firearm owners close today, and the Council of Licensed Firearm Owners (COLFO) say the submissions will reveal the true extent of problems with the extraordinary increase. COLFO spokesperson Hugh Devereux-Mack ... More >>

Police Double-dipping With Firearm Fee Proposals

Friday, 10 February 2023, 10:08 am | COLFO

Following last week’s revelation that firearm owners would be charged for burglary callouts under new Police fees, the Council of Licensed Firearm Owners (COLFO) has now revealed that the proposed extraordinary fee increases are due to Police wanting ... More >>

Police Fudge Real Costs To Justify Firearm License Fee Increases

Tuesday, 13 December 2022, 10:30 am | COLFO

Police have pulled costs out of thin air to create its consultation document for increased firearm license fees, says the Council of Licensed Firearm Owners (COLFO). COLFO spokesperson Hugh Devereux-Mack says the consultation document released by ... More >>

Increased Fees Will Force Firearms Owners To Forego License, Keep Firearms

Sunday, 11 December 2022, 1:15 pm | COLFO

Council of Licensed Firearm Owners (COLFO) spokesperson Hugh Devereux-Mack says raising firearms license fees by up to 400% during a cost-of-living crisis will prohibit many people from renewing their firearms license, but some will keep hold of their ... More >>

Police Minister Cannot Connect Firearm Club Regs With Terrorism

Tuesday, 15 November 2022, 12:07 pm | COLFO

The Council of Licensed Firearm Owners (COLFO) says firearm club members have been enraged at the Police Minister’s implication that the Christchurch terrorist was harboured by a firearm club that should have identified him, and that new laws would ... More >>

Piecemeal Police Gun Crime Data A ‘dangerous Embarrassment’

Wednesday, 7 September 2022, 9:04 am | COLFO

The Council of Licensed Firearm Owners (COLFO) says piecemeal publication of firearm crime data masks incompetent data collection by Police, increases public firearm fear, and hides the failure of the firearm confiscation programme. A story this week ... More >>

COLFO Worried Police Have Misinformed Another Minister

Thursday, 14 July 2022, 2:43 pm | COLFO

The Council of Licensed Firearm Owners (COLFO) says the new Police Minister, Chris Hipkins, should ask the Police for evidence on how gangs are obtaining firearms. Research previously released by COLFO from Police intelligence reports shows Police ... More >>

Security Breach Endangers Auckland Firearms Owners - COLFO

Thursday, 23 June 2022, 12:27 pm | COLFO

COLFO appreciates Police clarification that criminals had in their hands a list that may have contained details of at least 5,602 licensed firearms owners. Once the Police investigation is completed COLFO will ask members if they want a call ... More >>

Over 67,000 People And Their Property Endangered By Police Negligence - COLFO

Wednesday, 22 June 2022, 1:59 pm | COLFO

Confirmation today that a register of firearm owners stolen from Auckland Police station covers 2003-2018, means over 67,000 firearm owners and their private addresses may have been in the hands of criminals. The Council of Licensed Firearms Owners ... More >>

Burglary From Police Station Jeopardises Lives - COLFO

Wednesday, 8 June 2022, 2:57 pm | COLFO

The burglary of firearms owner’s details from the old Auckland police station is confirmation that Police cannot administer the Arms Act for the safety of New Zealand citizens, says the Council of Licensed Firearms Owners (COLFO). COLFO Spokesperson ... More >>

Firearm Legislation Changes Could Be Reversed

Saturday, 7 May 2022, 12:43 pm | COLFO

The coronial inquiry into the March 15 terror attack is now likely to highlight the inadequacy of the firearms legislation that was rushed through by Government afterwards, says the Council of Licensed Firearm Owners (COLFO). The coronial inquiry ... More >>

New Firearm Range And Club Rules “Excessive Beyond Stupid”

Saturday, 16 April 2022, 1:15 pm | COLFO

The Council of Licensed Firearm Owners (COLFO) has slammed a newly released 50-page set of rules for ranges and firearm clubs which its members say is illegitimate, unnecessary, and error-ridden. COLFO spokesperson Hugh Devereux-Mack explains that ... More >>





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