He says above .. "certain sections of New Zealand believe they have a right to possess firearms"..."Gun ownership is not a right."
Excuse my boldness Mr President - BUT YES IT IS.
New Zealanders DO have the right to have firearms . I suggest that Cahill checks both the British and New Zealand Bill of Rights as in the below Article 7:
Bill of Rights 1688 (February 13).
" Subjects’ arms.
That the subjects which are Protestants may have arms for their defence suitable to their conditions, and as allowed by law:"
Then he writes "The Association is not advocating onerous or costly changes to that act" (The Arms Act).
Well Mr Cahill, I have now read the recommendations of the Parliamentary Inquiry four times - and "onerous and costly changes" for lawful gun owners are exactly what they are suggesting.
He claims that "Many of these weapons have no purpose - They are not useful for hunting .."
Well I regret but that the obvious reason such firearms as handy small bore shotguns ("kea guns") and handguns etc are "not useful for hunting" - is because Police Regulation currently forbids their use for hunting. - Many Endorsed/Licensed Pistol shooters want to go hunting for NZ game with their accurate & effective equipment - but are prevented from doing so.
- I suggest that Mr Cahill does some reading himself before again mistakenly printing or publicly making further 'misspeaks' - seemingly meant for the persuasion of the gullible and misinformed.