- #1714830Hero42MemberMember since: July 18, 2008
Replies: 11745Hero42 March 21, 2019 at 4:24 pm
On the plus side:
Cabinet, including the Green Party, decided in principle on reforms on Monday, with the National Party saying it supports change.
Fish and Game said it supported a ban on military-style semi-automatic weapons.
On the negative side:
The Council of Licenced Firearms Owners said there was already a stringent vetting process for firearm licences in this country and military-style semi-automatic weapons should not be banned.
Personally I don’t agree that thew vetting process is stringent enough given what has happened given that more than 99% of people who apply for a firearms licence in New Zealand are successful, according to police data.
There is currently no register of all guns and who owns them, making it impossible to see if someone is building up a cache of arms.#1714972don021MemberMember since: May 15, 2012
Replies: 1722don021 March 23, 2019 at 11:38 am
I agree with you Hero42 that the vetting process is not sufficient to prevent military arms getting into the wrong hands, years ago all arms were registered and this must be re-instated so in the case of wrongful use the owner of a firearm can be immediately traced. When the change was made years ago the work entailed was enormous, now technology has made the recording possible.#1714973arandarMemberMember since: November 23, 2009
Replies: 10672arandar March 23, 2019 at 12:20 pm
All firearms must be individually registered to the individual owners and any change of ownership must be formally entered.
Back in the days of paperwork and paperwars, and so many damn guns, that became an onerous and expensive task and was dropped for that reason.
That is no longer the case and a few people, civilians or non-sworn officers, could be employed to keep the registrations current and correct.
I also like the suggestion that firearms licences could be graduated; learner, restricted and full in exactly the same way as driving licences are.
I stick to the idea no non-citizen or non PR should be able to purchase a firearm in this country.
Arandar#1715040lilith7MemberMember since: April 9, 2017
Replies: 2004lilith7 March 24, 2019 at 11:10 am
I think Judith Collins deserves some credit for her stance on this,albeit recent & also her support to the PM for wearing a headscarf. She didn’t have to comment on either issue but did so anyway.
I’m by no means a fan of hers so slightly worrying to agree with her twice in one week, but good for her.#1715041huiatahiMemberMember since: March 22, 2017
Replies: 909huiatahi March 24, 2019 at 11:41 am
I possibly have a supicious mind but do you think Judith can see the love Jacinda is getting (and well deserved) and trying to get a little for herself?
huiatahi#1715042gabyoneMemberMember since: November 13, 2008
Replies: 2691gabyone March 24, 2019 at 1:15 pm
I have been heartened to see cross party agreement over gun laws and just wish we could see more of this. Should be possible, but often seems they all spend more time fighting than looking at what would benefit the country as a whole.
Gabyone Auckland region#1716278TedEMemberMember since: May 6, 2006
Replies: 2245TedE April 9, 2019 at 2:43 pm
I wonder if any others made submissions on the bill asking for handguns to be added to the list of prohibited weapons?
i cannot find a lnk to the bill or details as to whether they have been included?
TedE - Papakura -
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