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Hate-speech Haste

Friday, 16 July 2021, 8:55 am | COLFO

By Hugh Devereux-Mack   My father taught me that the key to success on the rifle range was to clearly identify your target, take time to breathe, and act consciously. This is true of life as well. The outcome of every task is affected ... More >>

Minister Has Power To Reduce Licence Backlog

Tuesday, 9 March 2021, 1:52 pm | COLFO

The Council of Licenced Firearms Owners (COLFO) has released correspondence to the Minister of Police that shows she has the power to reduce the backlog of firearms licence applications under the Arms Amendment Act. In December 2020 there was a backlog ... More >>

Firearms Owners Not Responsible For Organised Violent Crime

Friday, 19 February 2021, 5:38 pm | COLFO

The Council of Licenced Firearms Owners is questioning comments by Police Commissioner Andrew Coster that implicated firearm owners for the escalation in armed violence across New Zealand. Coster has repeated claims by his predecessor that burglaries ... More >>

RC Findings Should End Firearm Changes

Sunday, 6 December 2020, 2:34 pm | COLFO

If the Royal Commission into the Christchurch Mosque Shootings found Police incorrectly gave Brenton Tarrant a firearms licence, the Government will lose its justification for further firearms restrictions, according to the Council of Licenced Firearms ... More >>

COLFO Election Debate

Friday, 2 October 2020, 11:13 am | COLFO

This evening the Council of Licenced Firearms Owners (COLFO) will host an election debate on the future of firearms in New Zealand society. Candidates will debate what the place of firearms should be in New Zealand and whether there is a divergence ... More >>

Police Raids Following Facebook Posts Ruled Unlawful

Tuesday, 14 July 2020, 11:17 am | COLFO

An announcement today that three Police raids of firearm licence holders following the Christchurch Mosque shootings were illegal, raises questions about Police over-reacting to what people say on social media, according to the Council of Licenced Firearms ... More >>

Police Cover-up Biggest Law And Order Scandal In NZ History

Tuesday, 16 June 2020, 10:35 am | COLFO

Confirmation today: 51 people died and 250,000 New Zealanders had their way of life severely curtailed because of one mistake: Police failed to follow existing licensing laws. The Council of Licenced Firearms Owners (COLFO) has today responded with anger ... More >>

COLFO Statement On 15 March Anniversary

Sunday, 15 March 2020, 1:19 pm | COLFO

The thoughts of 250,000 fit and proper firearms licence holders are with the people of Christchurch and the Muslim community as New Zealand marks one year since the March 15 tragedy. COLFO spokesperson Nicole McKee says: “We are in sympathy with ... More >>

Two Thirds of Banned Firearms Retained

Friday, 20 December 2019, 12:07 pm | COLFO

The Council of Licenced Firearms Owners (COLFO) says two thirds of the firearms banned from today have been retained by owners because Government lost the trust of firearm owners, and Police errors lost their confidence. More >>

Final Weeks of Firearms Hand-in an Unmitigated Disaster

Wednesday, 18 December 2019, 9:52 am | COLFO

The Council of Licenced Firearms Owners (COLFO) says the human error behind the availability of highly sensitive firearm location data held by Police has marred the final weeks of one of the Government’s biggest actions in 2019 – its response to the March ... More >>

AMMO Amnesty Not Extended, But Police Pretending It Has Been

Friday, 6 December 2019, 3:07 pm | COLFO

The Council of Licenced Firearms Owners (COLFO) has had to clarify the law with Police and receive their reassurance that while the amnesty for ammunition was not extended to 20 December, Police will act as if it has been. More >>

Police Firearm Data Breach Update #3: Images Now Available

Monday, 2 December 2019, 2:05 pm | COLFO

COLFO has released images in which the Police online database revealed full contact and bank details of all 37,125 owners and each of the 280,000 prohibited items they own or owned before hand-in. More >>

Police Firearm Data Breach UPDATE #2

Monday, 2 December 2019, 1:06 pm | COLFO

The Police firearm database breach has revealed that 37,125 owners have registered 280,000 individual newly prohibited items, COLFO says. More >>

Data Breach Alert on Firearm Hand-in Scheme

Monday, 2 December 2019, 12:23 pm | COLFO

COLFO has learned within the past hour of a massive data breach on the Police database for firearm hand-in and compensation. More >>

Democracy under Fire on Firearms Law Reform

Sunday, 17 November 2019, 1:19 pm | COLFO

Democracy under Fire on Firearms Law Reform - COLFO SUNDAY 17 NOVEMBER 2019 The Government supposedly wants to “hear from all New Zealanders” about firearms law reform – unless you happen to be a licenced firearms owner. More >>

Correction of Shotgun Cartridge Error aBittersweet Victory

Thursday, 17 October 2019, 9:16 am | COLFO

COLFO has described as a “bittersweet victory” its triumph in getting Police to correct a wording error that banned shotgun cartridges. More >>

Government Silencing New Zealand Firearms Owners

Tuesday, 1 October 2019, 10:03 am | COLFO

The Government’s decision to ban emailed submissions on the second tranche of firearms law changes is a deliberate ploy to stop thousands of law-abiding people from having their say, says the Council of Licenced Firearms Owners (COLFO). More >>

Police Procedures Allowed Tarrant Gun Licence And Firearms

Thursday, 12 September 2019, 9:25 am | COLFO

The Christchurch mosque attack might not have occurred had police had the resources to enforce firearms restrictions they control, according to the Council of Licenced Firearms Owners (COLFO). More >>

Firearm Collection Events Good, But Not Enough

Saturday, 31 August 2019, 2:59 pm | COLFO

The Council of Licenced Firearm Owners (COLFO) says the Government needs to do whatever is necessary to make its programme of collecting banned firearms a success. More >>