The Law and Order Select Committee

Tuesday, 3 May 2016, 4:33 pm
Press Release: Law and Order Select Committee

The Law and Order Select Committee has finalised the terms of reference for its inquiry into issues relating to the illegal possession of firearms in New Zealand, and is now calling for the public to make submissions on the inquiry.

The inquiry’s terms of reference are:

How widespread firearm possession is among criminals, including gangs

How criminals, gangs, and those who do not have a licence come into possession of firearms

What changes, if any, to the current situation might further restrict the flow of firearms to criminals, gangs, and those who do not have a licence.

The committee is calling for the public to make submissions on the inquiry. The closing date for submissions is Wednesday, 8 June 2016.

Committee Chairperson Kanwaljit Singh Bakshi encouraged the public to submit on the inquiry: “The committee would like to hear from individuals and organisations with experience and views on these important issues affecting our communities to make sure we are fully informed and able to make sound recommendations to the Government.”

Submissions should be made by the due date, either online at www.parliament.nz or via post to the address below. If a submitter wishes to appear before the committee, they need to state this clearly and provide a name, daytime phone number, and email address. Submissions generally become public and are published on the Parliament website.

Law and Order Select Committee, Parliament Buildings, WELLINGTON 6160.

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