"Australian legislation is the most up-to-date and comprehensive in the region. By the standards of its 19 Pacific neighbours, New Zealand’s domestic small arms legislation is the most permissive, facilitating easy ownership and undocumented transfer of the region’s largest unregistered stockpile of private guns. Despite these differences, the two nations experience similar rates of gun crime and injury."
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"Now, I can't explain that, I don't think anyone can, except to suggest that we're just backward and we'll catch up with you one day."
Philip Alpers - Radio 5AN - Adelaide - 24/2/99
on lower NZ gun deaths