Went to my first political meeting in 35 years . Last night I went to the RSA in Te Awamutu to see Chris Bishop and local MP Barbara Kruiger.
The talk was about the dreadful gun control laws that National agreed to push through with so much haste. If the opinions from the estimated 350, mainly National supporters, was anything to go on, then National need to get used to continue being the useless opposition that they are.
All comments from the floor were those of incredulity at Nationals support and voting with the COL in passing this stupid law. They have rolled over and ignored their core supporters. David Seymour was the only MP to get applause.
Bishop stated the gun buyback is going to cost up to a billion dollars. Where is this money coming from ? Teachers and Doctors want more pay. Hospitals are turning away patients needing operations. Pharmac cannot fund lifesaving drugs. Children cannot get vaccinations. The list goes on. But they can find a billion dollars to take legally acquired guns off law abiding citizens?
This despicable COL, led by the greens, want to change the definition of a “Fit and Proper” person. Encouraged by this, we have the police acting as law makers AND enforcers. Last time I looked, their job was to enforce laws passed by parliament. Instead we see them riding roughshod over citizens rights, under the guise of terror. To compound the problem, they want to reduce the number of fire arms license officers from 300 down to 30. All in a central place.
If the police had done their job properly in the first place, Tarrant would not have got a license to buy the guns that he did. I hope the Royal commission has a good hard look at the role of the police and the Governments decision to allow internet screening and issuing of gun licenses.
Highlight of the evening was meeting our good commenters Rachael, Chuck and Waikato girl for the first time.