How many of these Ten Armed Police Officers possess a FIREARMS LICENCE?
- Are ANY of These Brave Officers Issued With A Restricted Weapon
ENDORSED Firearms Licence?
I cannot think of one reason why LAW ENFORCEMENT officers should be exempted from firearms regulations or the important licence training and maintenance regulations as administered by The Commissioner Of Police . . other than a possible lack of funding & lack of interest.
I am a 75 year old (soon 76) NZ Citizen - Fully Licensed since the 1980's and endorsed as a pistol target shooter (& Collector).
- The Commissioner's terms relating to my endorsed licence require that I attend an approved Certified pistol range A MINIMUM of 12 Times Every Year .. to maintain my ability at a safe & competent level under the supervision of qualified range officers.
.. Why are the 12,000 active police officers not required to comply with similar or greater safety & competence levels under control of instructors and range officers?
I fully understand that police recruits receive a small period of basic training to familiarise them with firearms and their use .. before 'passing-out' for duty - But why are they exempted from full firearms licensing and skills training requirements?
Surely this is GROSSLY NEGLEGENT AND INCOMPETENT - always bear in mind that our fine front-line police may need to use critically urgent skill with arms at very short notice.
FIT & PROPER - Trained, Responsible, Safe & Licensed New Zealand Shooters are invited to join SSANZ