The ‘Inquiry into issues relating to the illegal possession of firearms in New Zealand’ has just reported back to parliament with their recommendations.
These are a huge disappointment to responsible shooters and we MUST kill this rubbish in the crib.
There are 169 days until the election.
That is ample time to crush this nonsense.
Thanks to the NZ First Party for doing what they could here.
Here is what the committee recommended
Download a copy HERE
Here is The Kiwi Gun Blog’s Break Down of What it Means
What You Can Do Now
Firstly understand that this is just a stupid idea at this stage. We can and must make sure that it gets no further. So get mad. This is after all an insult.
- Make yourself heard in the media. HERE is how. HERE is a guide to changing the conversation. Its time to start demanding changes of our own.
- Please consider making a financial contribution to the challenges being made to the Police abuse of gun law. Details HERE.
- Contact your Member of Parliament with your views. HERE is a guide to what to say. Ideally, meet with them in person. This has the most effect. Next best is a personal letter. It can not be dismissed as a ‘Cut and paste’ campaign. But email is still good. It all adds up. Postage is free to ‘Parliament Buildings’. A phone call is also a good option if you don’t have time to write.
- When the time comes – vote. Tell your Member of Parliament how you are voting and why.
- Get active in general. Motivate your friends. Support the campaigns that will keep our rights safe in the future.
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What the Kiwi Gun Blog is Doing
The Kiwi Gun Blog are hosting a meeting this Sunday to address the threats posed by the committee’s recommendations and to propose several ideas for action.
The Blog contacted 250 gun clubs and gun shops and shooters organisations to invite both their ideas and any local representative. The feedback was 100% positive with one exception.
ONE person responded to ask that we not contact them again. We will not name them but it is interesting to note that their logo is the head stamp of a bullet. The caliber shown is the one that the Police seek to ban from importation into New Zealand. Their sports very future is in the Police cross-hairs.
Good luck on your own mate.
Meet The Committee
The Law and Order committee is made up of the following people.
The Chair is: Kanwaljit Singh Bakshi
Based in Manukau East and elected via the Party list. National.
We don’t know why it feels more galling to have our kiwi rights attacked by someone who want even born here – but it does. In reality – its likely worse when we are stabbed in the back by someone who grew up here and understands our culture.
Maureen Pugh, Deputy-Chairperson. National Party
Pugh was first in line should there be a vacancy in a list seat held by a National Party MP during the 51st New Zealand Parliament, and following Tim Groser’s resignation in December 2015, she was sworn in as a member of parliament on 9 February 2016 after the summer recess.
Stuart Nash MP for Napier. Labour.
Nash was only elected because National’s Tremain had retired. Nash snuck in with a majority of 3,850 votes over the replacement Walford. But only because the Napier electorate was also contested by Garth McVicar for the Conservative Party. McVicar’s 7,603 votes cut into traditional National Party votes.
Nash is very vulnerable to payback here.
David Clendon. Green Party. Northland.
Clendon stood in the Northland electorate in the 2014 election but was re-elected only as a list MP ranked eleventh. On 27 January 2017 it was announced that Clendon had been elected unopposed as the Green Party’s candidate for Northland for the 2017 election.
National beat Labour by more than double the last time that electorate was contested. The Greens barely appearing as relevant. He is vulnerable to an embarrassing defeat but will likely get in on the Greens list. Nice eh? Not having to worry about voters or accountability.
Su’a William Sio. Labour Party, Māngere.
Holds a significant margin in his electorate.
In the 2008 election, Young was narrowly victorious in the New Plymouth seat against long-standing Labour incumbent Harry Duynhoven. Young’s final majority was just 105 votes – a margin of 0.3% of the total vote count in that electorate.
He did better the last go around and captured a majority (58.4%) against the Labour’s Little. However Little in now the leader of Labour and publicity could dramatically cut down Young’s previous lead. We should first pressure the electorate committee to dump him for someone with a spine and a brain.
Unfortunately his electorate majority looks strong. But we do like a challenge.
Lindsay Tisch. National Party, Waikato
In June 2016 he announced he would not seek re-election in the 2017 general election. Good.
There were also three previous members of the committee;
On 22 November 2015 Goff announced he would run for Mayor of Auckland at the 2016 mayoral election. On 8 October 2016 Phil Goff won the election, becoming the second mayor of the Auckland ‘super city’. He resigned from Parliament on 12 October 2016,necessitating an expensive byelection in his electorate of Mount Roskill.
Let us remember his contribution come the next mayoral race.
Peeni Henare, Labour.
Peeni Henare won the electorate ahead of Rangi McLean of the Māori Party. He has a margin of only 1500 and is vulnerable in his Maori electorate.
As long as you are sharing your warm thoughts with the idiots above – take a moment to thanks our friends on the committee – Mahesh Bindra. NZ First. He did what he could.
As did Ron Mark. Again – NZ First.
Obviously targeting these rats will be a high priority come the election.
Perhaps local committees can be formed to aid in this endeavour.
Please stay legal and responsible.
Be positive guys and gals!
We WILL kill this idiocy stone dead.
Click HERE to read all the submissions that the Law and Order Committee ignored.
— New Zealand First Minority View —
New Zealand First believes that this report does not adequately address the stated objectives of the inquiry.
Rather, it targets legitimate ownership of legally held firearms by licenced users, importers, and dealers, and recommends further restrictions on them by way of laws and regulations relating to them and their firearms.
The report centres on a stated presumption that theft from legitimate owners is the major source of illegal firearms falling into criminal hands, despite a clear lack of any tangible evidence supporting this claim.
The report fails completely to address the manifestly inadequate rate at which the Police either solve, or even investigate, reported thefts of firearms from legitimate owners. Further, the report provides no evidence that the policy announcements made by the Police with respect to burglary resolution rates between 2008 and 2016 are proving effective, or that they have resulted in an increase in the number of stolen firearms being recovered.
Of serious concern to New Zealand First is the failure to investigate or report on any potential pathways by which firearms may come into the illegal possession of criminals other than by theft from legitimate owners—for example, illicit importation and smuggling.
Whilst the report recommends law changes to prohibit gangs from legally owning firearms, it does not provide information or recommendations on the adequacy of sentences given to gang members and other criminals who commit offences involving illicit firearms.
New Zealand First would support an amendment to the Arms Act 1983 to specifically prohibit gang members and their prospects from being granted a firearms licence.
New Zealand First would support concrete recommendations for dramatically increasing sentences for crimes committed by gang members or their prospects involving firearms and for those sentences to be mandatory in order to deter such offending.
In conclusion, whilst there are some recommendations we would naturally agree with, we cannot support the general thrust or direction of this report or many of the recommendations contained therein.