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I’m emailing you because you’ve previously supported ACT’s work defending the rights of licensed firearms owners. Like me, you’re probably sick and tired of what you’ve been hearing from Labour for the past few years.


Well, I’ve got some news I’m excited to share with you. Today, ACTis releasing its proposed firearms policy for consultation – I’d love to hear your feedback.


I’ve heard from Deerstalkers Associations and firearms clubs up and down New Zealand who feel like they’ve been scapegoated and had a whole load of regulations forced on them without ever being asked for input.


That’s why ACT has always stood up for LFOs and always promised that any policy would include thorough consultation with the LFO community. You can make your voice heard and provide feedback by emailing firearmspolicy@act.org.nz.


Some highlights of ACT’s policy include:


• Creating a separate, truly independent Firearms Safety Authority for licensing administration
• Scrapping the firearms registry
• Introducing a three-tier licensing system which recognises that all firearms pose a threat in the wrong hands, and that licencing the individual is the key to preventing misuse. This system will adopt a risk mitigation approach without outright banning possession of semi-automatics.
• Instant licence disqualification for gang membership
• Recognising overseas offences in the vetting process.


The full policy can be viewed here.


Thank you for your continued support and I look forward to hearing your feedback.


Yours sincerely,
Nicole McKee
 
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Damn ATF... these are very convincing arguments.

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So how many ATF agents has the ATF arrested for supplying tens of thousands of assault rifles to Mexican drug cartels?

I'm going to guess the answer is "zero".

Or donating $86B to the taliban.
 
Old man kills a burglar using a 32 WESSON & HARRINGTON revolver!!



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When even Ted Lieu and David Hogg are calling you out on it, you know it's a bad move.
 
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It is, likely, nothing but posturing for reelection purposes though.
 
She got what she wanted, points for trying to shore up her chance of re-election ;)

That's a weird way to do it.

I mean... doing PR stunt to boost your chances of getting reelected, sure. That's fine and perfectly normal.

The basis she used to do it, though, it utterly reprehensible. It is saying "I don't care about my obligation to uphold my oath and the Constitution; I am not required to uphold anything if I decide, and feel like, so".
Literally: "you can't trust me, you can't rely on me, you can't expect me to remain consistent. the law is what I say it is, your rights are what I feel they should be.".

In itself that's a pretty big deal, and, at least, she is being honest and open about it.
But if anything it says a whole lot about those who support her and will vote for her.
 
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NZ firearm legislation​


ACT party want to know your views on firearms in New Zealand. Fortunately due the recent election of ACT you can post those and be heard by clicking on here;


Fair Firearms Laws

Next weekend, Nicole McKee will be with Cameron Luxton at the Mystery Creek SikaShow.

ACT has committed to repealing Labour’s rushed legislation and implementing a fair, fit-for-purpose Arms Act of which New Zealand can be proud. Which is why we have released this discussion document, and are seeking feedback on it – so we hope to hear from you, and the community, at next weekend's Sika Show.


Where: Mystery Creek Events Centre, 125 Mystery Creek Road, Ōhaupō.


When: Saturday 28th - Sunday 29th October

Please spread these details on other forums.

ACT made a commitment to licensed firearms owners that we would start again and rewrite the Arms Act. Now we are making good on that commitment.

Labour’s knee-jerk response to our nation’s tragedy in Christchurch on 15 March 2019 punished licensed firearms owners (LFOs) and at the same time failed to make New Zealand safer. ACT will put that right.
Several rounds of rushed legislation have created a broken licensing system which is costly and needlessly bureaucratic. Two rounds of firearms and ammunition ‘buy-backs’, the establishment of an ‘independent’ Firearms Safety Authority, and the creation of a firearms registry has cost hundreds of millions of dollars to date.
Despite these changes – or perhaps because of them – New Zealanders are now experiencing increasing rates of firearms-related crime and feel less safe. Half of New Zealand’s annual average of fatal shootings have occurred in just 17 days, between 20 July and 6 August. Criminal gangs continue to use illegal, unregistered firearms as they always have.
There is deep frustration in the firearms community with the current Arms Act, and the fact that law-abiding LFOs must navigate a needlessly complex, confusing, and bureaucratic system.
ACT has committed to repealing Labour’s rushed legislation and implementing a fair, fit-for-purpose Arms Act of which New Zealand can be proud. We do not want to make the same mistakes as the Labour Government and rush through poorly thought-out changes, which is why we have released this discussion document today and are seeking feedback on it.
ACT has four main objectives:
1. To enhance safety and prevent misuse, ACT proposes:
- Introducing a three-tier licensing system which recognizes that all firearms pose a threat in the wrong hands, and that licensing the individual is the key to preventing misuse.
- Scrapping the firearms registry – it does not address the true source of firearms offending because it targets LFOs, not criminals.
- Requiring parental/guardian consent for 16 and 17-year-old firearms license applicants.
- Disqualifying gang members from holding a firearms license.
- Enabling the ongoing inspection of firearms and secure storage by arms officers.
2. To act on the recommendations of the Royal Commission of Inquiry into the Christchurch terrorist attack, ACT proposes to:
- Treat offenses which occurred overseas as equivalent to those which occurred in New Zealand when vetting an applicant for a firearms license.
- Use intelligence gathered by overseas agencies during the vetting process.
3. To reduce bureaucracy and waste, ACT proposes to:
- Scrap the firearms registry and focus attention where it matters: firearms license vetting and targeting illegal firearms held by criminals.
- Establish an in-house firearms disputes process to avoid lengthy and expensive proceedings in District Courts.
- Restore pre-2019 regulations governing clubs and ranges. Clubs and ranges play a core role in improving firearms safety, but they are closing under the weight of current legal requirements which need to be reversed.
- Introduce longer license periods for trusted firearms dealers.
- Introduce annual importation permits for trusted firearms dealers.
4. A truly independent Firearms Licensing Authority
- ACT proposes establishing a standalone Firearms Licensing Authority. The current regime leaves firearms licensing, administration, and enforcement to Police. ACT will create a truly independent Firearms Safety Authority responsible for administration of the firearms licensing system. This will allow Police to focus on enforcing the law and policing illegal firearms held by the gangs.
In 2019, ACT was the only party to stand up for what was right and vote against Labour’s rushed firearms law reforms.
We invite New Zealanders to have their say on this consultation document so we can move forward together and develop a fair, fit-for-purpose Arms Act for the benefit of all New Zealanders.
 
Both Act And National have booths.

No Greens nor Labour and all those goats, deer and Tahr harvested for food and balances the ecology without a tax dollar being spent.
 
That's a weird way to do it.

I mean... doing PR stunt to boost your chances of getting reelected, sure. That's fine and perfectly normal.

The basis she used to do it, though, it utterly reprehensible. It is saying "I don't care about my obligation to uphold my oath and the Constitution; I am not required to uphold anything if I decide, and feel like, so".
Literally: "you can't trust me, you can't rely on me, you can't expect me to remain consistent. the law is what I say it is, your rights are what I feel they should be.".

In itself that's a pretty big deal, and, at least, she is being honest and open about it.
But if anything it says a whole lot about those who support her and will vote for her.
unfortunately there are enough people in this country (enough to win elections) that will think all that is a GOOD thing, ESPECIALLY the part about her not upholding the US constitution, which they also think should be abolished...
 
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