While advocates of Gun Control NZ may not be interested in facts, as recently stated by their founder Hera Cook, we are.
NZ Police have recently released a report on Homicide Victim Statistics for the period 2007 to 20017
What this report shows is that over the 10 year period there has been little change in the incidence of homicide by firearm as illustrated in the graph here. Firearms account for about 11% of homicides in New Zealand. Taking population growth into account over the period the figures equate to an average of 1.5 murders by firearm for every 100,000 population.
So we question why are the government and police so intent on removing firearms from society and passing ever more restrictive laws and regulations that make firearm ownership so onerous?