Nine days ago I sent this email to ALL national MP’s and David Seymour. To date have only had 2 genuine replies and 2 automatic out of office replies.
Disappointed with National
To all National MP’s
As a National supporter for the past 47 years, I wish to voice my disgust at your actions in supporting the Government in the passing of the recent bill to make criminals of law abiding gun owners. I attended a recent meeting in Te Awamutu where MP’s Bishop and Kuriger were speaking about this very topic. I have never been in a group of people so hostile to anybody, let alone MPs. I would venture to say that about 300-350 people were there. Most would have been National party supporters. For how long, I can only guess. If they are like me, not for much longer, unless you change the way you are heading.
Your actions were despicable in casting aside the rights of law abiding citizens. All in the name of socialist ideology. I thought that was the purvue of the left. How wrong I am.
This will be posted on my blog site www.ysb.co.nz. It is a blog dedicated to upholding free speech and WAS a National Party support blog. Your actions mentioned above have seriously bought this support into question.
Your replies will be appreciated
The out of office replies were from: Nickey Wagner, Thank you for your email. Please be assured that all correspondence is read and noted by this office. Where I have a Spokesperson responsibility for the issues raised, a response will be sent to you in due course. While I consider all correspondence to be important, if your email falls outside my spokesmanship responsibilities, or expresses a personal view, then your opinion will be noted and your correspondence may be transferred to another office. Best regards Nicky And from Anne Tolley On behalf of Hon Anne Tolley, Deputy Speaker of the House and MP for East Coast, thank you for your email. Your correspondence has been received and noted. If your email is bringing something to Hon Tolley’s attention, please accept this as her final response. For all other queries, Hon Tolley will reply in due course. Kind regards, Office of Hon Anne Tolley Barbara Kuriger and Andrew Falloon were the only two who took the time to reply. From Barbara Kuriger: Hello Chris, Thank you for your email. You are correct that there were very strong messages given at the meeting. I have also had follow up conversations, calls and emails from a good number of firearms owners who felt they didn't have a chance to get their views across and are taking the opportunity to meet with me outside of the meeting. They are keen to get input into the next legislation due to the limited opportunity this time. I also offer you the opportunity to do so. Please be in touch if you have some key things which you think would make a difference to the legislation. Regards, Barbara Kuriger MP And from Andrew Fallon Hi Chris thanks for your email and your thoughts. I’m based in the South Island so I wasn’t at the meeting in Te Awamutu that you mention, but I’m more than happy to catch up with you if you like in either my Timaru or Ashburton offices. Cheers, Andrew Falloon MP for Rangitata
Not a reply from any one else and that includes David Seymour.
If that’s how they value my opinions and cannot get off their collective arses and reply then I am not going to give them my party vote.