I conducted a poll of licensed firearms holders and the results will shock the police and the government. Firearms users have been telling the police and government they are not happy about the compulsory confiscation of their legally owned firearms and that many are hanging on or intend to disobey the rushed and unjust law.
I commented some months ago that in Australia when they did this many firearms ended up buried in gardens or hidden and even now some of them are feeding the black market.
The current situation as shown in my poll is that out of the 250,000 licence holders 217,000 are yet to hand in any firearms and that amounts to 761,000 firearms. When this was first proposed by the government I estimated it would cost about 1 billion dollars but if my current figures are correct the real cost Including accessories will be 1.7 billion or even more as many of the serious collectors have yet to approach the police.
I was shown one collection worth over $500,000 and was told of others worth a lot more than that.
When we have people living on the streets and people dying because they can’t afford the drugs it just appalls me to think that this government will spend two billion dollars buying legitimately held firearms from responsible citizens to then destroy them. What a dreadful waste of the countries money and resources. And now to want to spend another 1 billion dollars on a gun register when other countries like Canada gave up after spending billions. How does this government think they can do it better?
It is time the Prime Minster took a long hard look at what she is doing and had a big rethink.
Come the next election this one issue will see labour ousted and parties like the NZ Outdoors Party will be looking to effect change before supporting any major party.
Wake up labour you are alienating 250,000 citizens. Every one of them deemed to responsible, law abiding and pillars of the community.
Are they the sort of votes you need to alienate. Really!