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Why You Will Hear More Gunshots At Your Local Shooting Range

Tuesday, 31 May 2022, 2:13 pm | NZ Council Of Licensed Firearms Owners

The Council of Licensed Firearms Owners (COLFO) say recent complaints about increased noise from shooting ranges is due to New Zealand not having enough firearms ranges, and it is about to get worse. COLFO Spokesperson Hugh Devereux-Mack says New Zealand ... More >>

NZ Police Pay $13m To Australian Company For Unhelpful Software

Monday, 30 May 2022, 9:56 am | NZ Council Of Licensed Firearms Owners

The NZ Police are reported to be paying $13m to an Australian software company to develop a firearm register that will make not a single New Zealander safer. Council of Licensed Firearms Owners (COLFO) Chairperson Michael Dowling says he is dismayed ... More >>

Gangs Not Stopped By Firearms Register

Thursday, 26 May 2022, 10:02 am | NZ Council Of Licensed Firearms Owners

New Zealand’s 240,000 licensed firearm owners feel vindicated by the acknowledgement of National Party leader Chris Luxon that a firearm register won’t stop gang crime. After the spate of gang crime in Auckland on Tuesday, Mr Luxon said National would ... More >>

‘Dangerous’ Rules For Firearms Ranges Revealed

Thursday, 28 April 2022, 12:34 pm | NZ Council Of Licensed Firearms Owners

The Council of Licensed Firearms Owners (COLFO) says members making submissions on proposed regulations for firearm clubs and ranges are finding worrying new rules that will diminish public safety rather than improve it. COLFO spokesperson Hugh ... More >>

Supplementary Information On Illegal Firearms

Wednesday, 20 April 2022, 10:33 am | NZ Council Of Licensed Firearms Owners

During the firearm buyback of 2019, many opponents to the scheme said criminals would still hold onto their illegal guns while law-abiding firearms owners handed theirs in. At the time, Mongrel Mob leader Sonny Fatu backed up this claim by saying ... More >>

Licensed Firearms Owners To Police: “It’s Not Personal.”

Friday, 25 March 2022, 10:04 am | NZ Council Of Licensed Firearms Owners

The Council of Licensed Firearm Owners (COLFO) annual survey of members for 2021 shows that while confidence in Police ability to administer firearms laws is low, the unhappiness is with the system, not individual officer’s general conduct. COLFO ... More >>

NZ Not Any Safer Following Legislation Against Firearm Owners

Tuesday, 30 November 2021, 12:31 pm | NZ Council Of Licensed Firearms Owners

  Continuing firearm violence means New Zealanders are no safer despite the promises made of legislation passed against licensed firearm owners, according to COLFO. Note: See COLFO's stance on general Police arming here. COLFO spokesperson ... More >>

Govt Announces There Won’t Be An Independent Firearms Authority

Wednesday, 17 November 2021, 3:01 pm | NZ Council Of Licensed Firearms Owners

  The new Police firearms unit announced by Police Minister Hon Poto Williams is a far cry from the solution originally promised, and fails victims of the Christchurch terror attack, firearm license holders, and all New Zealanders, says COLFO. The Government ... More >>

Police Do Not Know Source Of 82% Of Criminal Weapons

Friday, 22 October 2021, 3:59 pm | NZ Council Of Licensed Firearms Owners

Research has revealed that although Police claim that the source of illegal firearms is licensed firearm owners, it cannot find the source of 82% of the firearms it seizes – opening the possibility that they enter the country with drugs and other contraband. ... More >>

Arming Police Will Start Arms Race That Everyone Loses: COLFO

Wednesday, 11 August 2021, 1:55 pm | NZ Council Of Licensed Firearms Owners

If the Police Association is successful in its constant agitation for Police to carry firearms at all times, it will trigger an arms race and greater violence with criminals that will also result in harm to ordinary citizens, says the Council of ... More >>

3D Printed Gun Reveals New Era In Homemade Firearms

Wednesday, 9 June 2021, 1:00 pm | NZ Council Of Licensed Firearms Owners

The recovery of a 3D printed semi-automatic firearm from a Head Hunters gang pad shows criminals do not care for firearm laws and they are becoming more sophisticated, says COLFO. COLFO Chair Michael Dowling says: “We are sure all law-abiding firearm ... More >>

Crims Treated Better Than Licenced Firearm Owners - COLFO

Friday, 28 May 2021, 11:28 am | NZ Council Of Licensed Firearms Owners

A recent case before Dunedin District Court shows the law treats licenced and responsible firearm owners worse than criminals, says the Council of Licenced Firearms Owners (COLFO). This week Gary Pani Amoroa avoided prison for a raft of drug and illegal ... More >>

Police Licence Backlog Threatens Hunting Season

Monday, 8 March 2021, 1:29 pm | NZ Council Of Licensed Firearms Owners

Police failure to reduce a backlog in firearms licence applications risks hunters and their families missing out on this year’s duck hunting season and requires urgent attention says the Council of Licenced Firearms Owners (COLFO). COLFO understands ... More >>

More Work Needed To Get Arms Law Right

Thursday, 4 March 2021, 12:31 pm | NZ Council Of Licensed Firearms Owners

A proposed law making it possible to ban gang members from being near firearms highlights the problems with the changes to the Arms Act over the last two years, says the Council of Licenced Firearms Owners (COLFO). Earlier today COLFO Chair Michael Dowling appeared ... More >>

Licencing Admin Mess Bigger Than Gang Members

Tuesday, 23 February 2021, 4:27 pm | NZ Council Of Licensed Firearms Owners

The Council of Licenced Firearms Owners (COLFO) has released details of the ongoing delays in processing licence renewal applications, that is forcing owners to pass their firearms to others while they wait for licences to be renewed. Police have ... More >>

RC Report Shows No Justification For Firearms Changes

Tuesday, 8 December 2020, 2:57 pm | NZ Council Of Licensed Firearms Owners

The failure of Police to follow the firearm licensing law, unjustly providing one to Australian terrorist Brenton Tarrant, means there are no reasons for changes to firearm laws says the Council of Licenced Firearms Owners (COLFO). COLFO Chairman ... More >>

Vital Firearm Licensing Answers Expected

Wednesday, 25 November 2020, 10:27 am | NZ Council Of Licensed Firearms Owners

Firearm owners targeted by last year’s law changes expect the Royal Commission’s report into the Christchurch Mosque shootings will deliver answers on a vital matter avoided by the Police and Government for nearly two years; how Tarrant got his licence ... More >>

Police Association's Firearms Register Call "A Distraction"

Wednesday, 18 November 2020, 3:14 pm | NZ Council Of Licensed Firearms Owners

The Police Association’s call to implement a firearms register looks like an attempt to distract ahead of the release next week of the findings of the Royal Commission of Inquiry into the Terrorist Attack on Christchurch Mosques. Council of Licenced ... More >>

Firearm Seizures Reveal Thriving Black Market

Monday, 14 September 2020, 5:34 pm | NZ Council Of Licensed Firearms Owners

A TVNZ story revealing 1866 firearms were seized by Police over the past year signals there is a thriving black market in banned firearms – a cache growing in size due to illegal imports. Michael Dowling, Chair of the Council of Licenced Firearms Owners ... More >>

Judge Says Rights Case In The Public Interest

Friday, 21 August 2020, 4:01 pm | NZ Council Of Licensed Firearms Owners

A High Court judge says the case taken by COLFO to defend compensation rights was in the public interest so costs awarded against COLFO should be reduced. The substantive judgment in June found that New Zealanders do have a right to compensation when government ... More >>

 

 
 
 
 
 

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