‘Bugger’s Muddle’ Gun Law Changes

Posted on Thu 11/07/2019 by

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Andrew Dickens has seen through the bugger’s muddle gun law changes of Stuart Nash:

We seem to have got into a bit of a muddle over guns and it seems to be getting worse.

After the March terror attacks using the infamous AR 15, a semi-automatic military style weapon, the nation has reacted in all sorts of ways and I’m not sure any of them really work.

Last week we entered the final days of the government’s buyback scheme. With six weeks left we have so far collected 32,000 guns from 19,000 people which has cost us $62 million.

If people don’t hand in the other prohibited firearms and parts by 20 December they will get no money and will face up to five years in prison and the loss of their firearms licence.

Now 32,000 guns off the street is better than nothing but let’s compare that with Australia’s buyback programme in 1996 where over 660,000 firearms were retrieved from gun owners with a cost estimated at half a billion dollars. 

The irony is that there aren’t 32,000 guns off the street. Those people handing in those guns got government cash for them and I’ll bet a dollar to a knob of goat poo that all the money went straight back into new guns. That’s why we call Jacinda Ardern New Zealand’s greatest gun salesperson.

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Australia has five times the population so taking that into account New Zealand will be lucky to end out with a third of the guns.

Why is anybody’s guess. Perhaps the government didn’t structure it well enough because they were in a hurry. There’s also considerable pushback from the law abiding gun owning community who don’t like that their preference for guns will automatically criminalise them after December 20.

Firearms owners have had enough of being made to feel guilty for police incompetence and the actions of a mental foreigner who should never have had a licence.

Whatever. For all those who don’t like guns, which is the majority, the result has to be seen as less than impressive.

It will be seen as a dismal failure signalling the end of Stuart Nash’s career.

Then we have the ridiculous situation surrounding the antique gun fanciers of Taranaki who have been told that they can’t advertise their upcoming exhibition show in their local paper because there’s a ban on all advertising surrounding guns.  Stuff put the nationwide ban on all mastheads back in March.

Now this is even though every gun in the forthcoming gun show is legal. Imagine if Stuff decided to have a nationwide blanket ban on other legal activities. Such as banning any advertising from someone like say, Destiny Church.  Wouldn’t there be an enormous freedom of speech fracas around that?  It makes the Lauren Southern dust-up on free speech look like chicken feed.

And while all this anti-gun stuff is flying around we have police starting to call for the permanent arming of police officers after figures that said 179 officers have had guns aimed at them in the past 6 months.

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This is an outrageous over-reach by an incompetent police force, hell-bent on disarming law-abiding citizens whilst remaining heavily armed themselves.

The police have been raiding the kitty for licence fees and have ploughed that into other areas; then they have the shameless temerity to say that licencing has been under-funded. Shooters now realise all too well that the police and, by extension, their minister, can no longer be trusted. That is a sad situation for us to all find ourselves in.

The sadder thing is that it needn’t have been this way.