Gun buy-back deals ends in December

The firearms amnesty and buy-back ends on December 20. Photo: Daniel Hines/SunLive.


Owners of prohibited firearms and/or prohibited parts have until December to hand in the hardware.

The firearms amnesty and buy-back ends on December 20.

“There will be no compensation after this date for those handing in their firearm/s or part/s for buy-back, and possessing a prohibited firearm will be an offence – no exceptions,” says a police spokesperson.

Events in Bay of Plenty District will happen on the following dates:

Fri 20 - Sat 21 Sep: Murupara Sports Pavilion Hall, 48 Pine Drive, in Murupara from 9am-12 noon.

Fri 27- Sun 29 Sep: Tauranga Stadium Lounge, in Bay Park, Tauranga from 9am-1pm.

Collection events will run up until 20 December 2019, with a new schedule of events for October and November going up on police’s website shortly.

For more information go to or call 0800 311 311.

“If firearm holders prefer to hand in their firearm/s and/or part/s at a dealer, 37 police approved licensed dealers can accept these – a list of participating dealers and their contact details is on the police website.”


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Posted on 18-09-2019 20:39 | By dumbkof2

interesting to know how many guns the gangs and crims have handed back in

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