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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 >>

Withheld Firearm Data Shows Buyback Never Worked

Wednesday, 9 March 2022, 6:07 pm | COLFO

The “GunSafe” firearm data withheld from the New Zealand Herald for two years proves that the firearm confiscation following the Christchurch terror attack did not work, and the Government was wrong to act against licensed firearm owners. COLFO ... More >>

Police Apology Over March 15 Terror Attack Remains Hollow 3 Years Later

Monday, 7 March 2022, 9:08 am | COLFO

The Council of Licensed Firearms Owners (COLFO) is calling for Police to make good on their three-year old apology for firearm licensing errors which contributed to the deaths of 51 New Zealanders in 2019. Despite the Government accepting all Commission ... More >>

Punishment Of Licensed Firearms Owners Will Not Help Lower Crime Rates, Says COLFO

Friday, 21 January 2022, 8:36 am | COLFO

The Council of Licensed Firearms Owners (COLFO) says that punitive action from Police against legal firearms owners will not help reduce firearm thefts. Recently, Police Commissioner Andrew Coster indicated in the annual select committee review that licensed ... More >>

The Real Story Behind Firearms Misinformation

Tuesday, 18 January 2022, 8:37 am | COLFO

The public is in fear of firearm violence because of deliberate misinformation, but the real story is that the 2021 statistics on firearms violence are no different to the previous three years. President of the NZ Police Association Chris Cahill ... More >>

2021 Firearm Crime Shows New Zealand Is Not Getting Safer

Friday, 7 January 2022, 6:18 pm | COLFO

Gun crime over 2021 was comparable to the previous two years, showing that the Government’s much vaunted $150 million dollar gun buyback in 2019 has not made New Zealand a safer place, says COLFO. Police firearm data shows that there were over 900 firearm-related ... More >>

Gangs Could Avoid Firearms Register With One Simple Hack

Saturday, 11 December 2021, 5:09 pm | COLFO

A firearm register will not help track or remove firearms from gangs because it relies on serial numbers that Police now admit are almost always removed on the firearms seized. In a recent Official Information Act response given to the Council of Licenced ... More >>

Uncomfortable lessons from Auckland knife attack

Wednesday, 8 September 2021, 11:37 am | COLFO

The Council of Licenced Firearms Owners (COLFO) says uncomfortable lessons can be drawn from a knife attack on multiple people in an Auckland mall last week. More >>

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 >>





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