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Buyback of semi-automatic firearms cost New Zealand billions

the Prime minister Jacinda Ardern has previously said that the project to buy back the weapons would cost between 100 and 200 million dollars. But on Tuesday went to the deputy prime minister Winston Peters out in the Radio NZ and thought that the sum could be significantly higher and that they should prepare for the worst.

about 1.2 million firearms held by New Zealand's approximately five million inhabitants, according to the survey, Small arms survey that was conducted in 2017. About a firearm in the third person.

at the end Of next week, the new zealand government to introduce a legislation to ban most semi-automatic rifles. This after 50 people shot and killed in Christchurch on 15 march.

the Attack showed the weaknesses in our laws, said polisminister Stuart Nash referred to the loopholes in the law when he in parliament on Monday, made suggestions for changes in the law.

the Laws means up to two years in jail for selling or possession of a prohibited part of a weapon, up to five years for possession of a prohibited weapon and up to seven years for pointing a prohibited weapon against someone.

in Addition to creating a återköpssystem the proposed bill, a ban of semi-automatic rifles and semi-automatic weapons of the military type with the exception of firearms as the 22-kalibriga rifles and shotguns. They will also ban parts that may transform a lågdrivet weapon to a more powerful weapon.

a firearms in New Zealand a licence is needed. The applicant must be at least 16 years of age, and then it is up to the police to determine whether the person is suitable to hold a weapon. A history of violence, crime and alcohol problems are some of the reasons why a person may not apply for a firearm permit, according to The Sydney Morning Herald.

applicants for a license must also attend a course in vapensäkerhet which among other things consists of a test where applicants have to get 28 out of 30 questions right in order to be approved. Firearm license is valid for ten years so long as it is not revoked earlier. It will be approved and receive the license is permitted to possess and use a rifle or a shotgun.

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