Number, calibre, brand of firearms in confiscation buyback at Christchurch

ingar dose made this Official Information request to New Zealand Police

Response to this request is long overdue. By law New Zealand Police should have responded by now (details and exceptions). You can complain to the Ombudsman.

From: ingar dose

Dear New Zealand Police,

Can you please provide the following information with regards to the recent firearms confiscation buyback event at Riccarton, Christchurch 13-14/7/2019,

1. The media and police reports vary greatly in the numbers handed in. Please provide an accurate figure of the number of fire arms and accessories

2. With regard to the firearms, please provide a list of fire arms handed in, including
Brand (e.g. Norinco)
Model (e.g. JW20)
Type of action (e.g. lever action, pump action)
calibre (eg 22LR)
Magazine capacity and type where known (eg 15 round tube magazine)

3 with regards to the accessories, please provide a list of the accessories handed in and their details including where known:
Brand or model of fire arm (eg AR15 type)
type (eg trigger)

4. Please provide this information for any other fire arms handed in to police directly as part of the buyback scheme

5. this request will also apply to other events as well as the one stated above. Please provide this information for any other events or surrendered items up until the information is released.

As this information is provided as part of the compensation form, I expect that it will be a simple matter to provide this information for this event and all others yet to happen and there is no reason for the police to say that the information is not available or to delay it's release. .

Yours faithfully,

i Dose

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New Zealand Police

Dear Ingar,

 

I acknowledge your Official Information Act 1982 (OIA) request below.  It
is being actioned pursuant to the OIA.

 

Kind regards,

Ministerial Services

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From: ingar dose <[FOI #10747 email]>
Date: 16/07/2019 10:32AM
Subject: Official Information request - Number, calibre, brand of firearms
in confiscation buyback at Christchurch

Dear New Zealand Police,
Can you please provide the following information with regards to the
recent firearms confiscation buyback event at Riccarton, Christchurch
13-14/7/2019,
1. The media and police reports vary greatly in the numbers handed in.
Please provide an accurate figure of the number of fire arms and
accessories
2. With regard to the firearms, please provide a list of fire arms handed
in, including
Brand (e.g. Norinco)
Model (e.g. JW20)
Type of action (e.g. lever action, pump action)
calibre (eg 22LR)
Magazine capacity and type where known (eg 15 round tube magazine)
3 with regards to the accessories, please provide a list of the
accessories handed in and their details including where known:
Brand or model of fire arm (eg AR15 type)
type (eg trigger)
4. Please provide this information for any other fire arms handed in to
police directly as part of the buyback scheme
5. this request will also apply to other events as well as the one stated
above. Please provide this information for any other events or surrendered
items up until the information is released.
As this information is provided as part of the compensation form, I expect
that it will be a simple matter to provide this information for this event
and all others yet to happen and there is no reason for the police to say
that the information is not available or to delay it's release. .
Yours faithfully,
i Dose
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From: ingar dose

Dear New Zealand Police,

It is now past 20 working days and the Police are in breach of the Official Information Act which requires a reply within 20 working days. This inquiry should have only been a few minutes of a database search.
Please advise when this OIA request will be answered.

Yours faithfully,

ingar dose

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New Zealand Police

Dear Ingar,
 
Our apologies for the delay in responding to your request.  I am unable to
provide you with a release date at this stage but can confirm your
response is being compiled and will be released to you as soon as
possible.
 
Kind regards,
Ministerial Services

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From: ingar dose <[FOI #10747 email]>
Date: 19/08/2019 10:02AM
Subject: Re: OIA Request Acknowledgement IR-01-19-19335 -Number, calibre,
brand of firearms in confiscation buyback at Christchurch

Dear New Zealand Police,
It is now past 20 working days and the Police are in breach of the
Official Information Act which requires a reply within 20 working days.
This inquiry should have only been a few minutes of a database search.
Please advise when this OIA request will be answered.
Yours faithfully,
ingar dose

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From: ingar dose

Dear New Zealand Police,

It is now past 40 working days since this OIA request. Of all the departments, I would have though the Police would follow the law.
If you have trouble running a 5 minute sort in Excel or a database search, let me know and i can help. You have the information, you used it to pay out the money for the guns confiscated to date - how hard can it be?

Yours faithfully,

ingar dose

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