The Kiwi Gun Blog has asked every political Party in New Zealand for their firearms policy. So that our readers can then make an informed decision on who to vote for come the next election.
The Internet Party declined to respond in any way.
The Internet Party was founded 2014 by internet entrepreneur Kim Dotcom. The party contested the 2014 elections under a strange electoral alliance with the Mana Movement.
Former Alliance MP and Minister, Laila Harre was appointed leader.
On election night Mana lost its only existing seat.
Both parties failed to secure any representation under the New Zealand proportional system – winning only 1.42 per cent of the vote. Far less than the five per cent threshold required.
Both parties have since gone their separate ways.
After the election Laila Harre resigned. As of January 2017 the party leader position remains vacant, but the party is still officially registered
The party does have some libertarian ideas that are not inconsistent with the right to responsible arms ownership. Also a healthy fear of an intrusive Police state. It will be interesting to see where this party lands – IF it even continues.
More information on the Internet party can be found here: https://internet.org.nz/