The Police Comissioner Mike Bush who opposes this move - said that arming the NZ police would change their relationship with the public beyond repair.
Commissioner Mike Bush.
- It is his well intended say-so that determines whether our police may carry - or will have to continue the current regime that requires arms to be locked in an armoured box in the trunk of patrol cars**.
On NZ National Radio this morning - an anti-gun whacko called to say that the police might better consider preventing armed attacks on themselves - by introducing new gun-control laws !!
- as if the guns being used in current violent attacks and shootings are presently legal?
- Mind you, I wish that such sentiment were correct - as I'd get a law passed banning Ebola,
- and how about a law to ban wife beating and sex attacks on children? - Oh, are they already illegal?
Meanwhile back in the real world - The Canadian Parliament gave an extended standing ovation to The Sergeant-at-Arms Kevin Vickers - the man who shot and killed the lone jihadist terrorist shooter who had murdered an unarmed duty guard before hi-jacking a car and entering the Government building.
- The members of the Canadian Parliament then sang their National Anthem.
New Zealand minority parliament member Winston Peters supported the Police Assoc. call and added that he also wanted the security guards on Government buildings to be armed.
** Note: It would be remiss of me not to mention here - that New Zealand Firearms law specifically states that it is an offence to leave any firearm unattended in a vehicle.
Life is good,