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New Zealand has proven yet again that comprehensive gun reform can be accomplished. Just a month into the country’s gun buyback program, residents have voluntarily surrendered more than 11,000 firearms to the authorities. Less than six months after an Australian white supremacist walked into two mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand and killed 51 while streaming the attack live on Facebook, the country is calling their new gun buyback program a success. A total of 11,511 firearms have been voluntarily turned in to the New Zealand government since the buyback began in mid July, according to police. More than 1,200 of those weapons were handed over under amnesty, which means unlicensed gun o... Full story

12 August