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How could 11 guns have been stolen from a NZ Police Station? Some surprising info on the state of licensing in NZ (update included)

Yes from the Police Station …. you read that right.

You can read that article from newshub at this link:

https://www.newshub.co.nz/home/new-zealand/2019/04/manhunt-after-eleven-firearms-stolen-from-palmerston-north-police-station.html?fbclid=IwAR1jzc93VkpWkSQ4hJh3k4Ci4-Hp3QqzS0U21CgsTb2iNqS2xWXEObAnjYk

Which brings to mind the post I’ve been meaning to do for a while featuring Mike Loder’s submission with regard to gun confiscations that followed on the heels of the Christchurch incident in March. Mike is a campaigner for harsher penalties for firearm offenders. He is a keen shooter himself & wishes to protect shooting as a sport … he states that he is not pro gun, he is pro logic (here more in the interview). He would like to see firearms licensing handled by an alternative party to the police.

Quote: “A gaping hole in the Arms Act in NZ allowed an Australian man with 53 firearms convictions to obtain a gun license …”

You can listen below here. Very enlightening about, among other things, the state of gun licensing & its handling by the Police in NZ:

And further below is a video by Vinny Eastwood interviewing Mike Loder in greater depth. A very worthwhile & informative watch.

You can listen at this link here.

Here is the most recent update to this fiasco:

Rushed gun laws meant police station safety not properly checked before gun thefts – MPs (27/4/2019)