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Express UK reported "New Zealand gun laws: What are New Zealand's gun laws - is it legal to own a gun?" on Friday

[] (Image: GETTY) The two nations are the only two in the world without some sort of universal gun regulation In a 12-year period from 2005 to 2017, civilian gun ownership increased by as much as 600,000 Gun ownership figures from 2005 to 2017 are as follows: - 2017: 1,500,000 - 2016: 1,320,000 - 2009: 1,200,000 - 2005: 925,000 NEW ZEALAND has been rocked by a horrific terror attack, after a gunman opened fire on two mosques in Christchurch during Friday prayers, killing 49 people. What are New Zealand’s gun laws and is it legal to own guns?

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