The ability to make quick changes and turn our backs on outdated faulty systems is a key skill that is missing in our political world.
Firearms Regulation in New Zealand IS A SICK JOKE THAT IS FAILING TO ACHIEVE ANY LEGITIMATE PURPOSE.
We have a HUGE problem with our "British-NZ" elected politicians - NEVER admitting that they made a WRONG COMMITMENT and chose THE WRONG POLICY.
NZ Politicians have ignored the facts and overridden reality - spending hugely on a failed policy to punish the LAW ABIDING firearms owner for the crimes of LAWLESS criminals.
Their beliefs become a very personal part of their EGO that they will defend as strongly as they would defend their own life. - If they were allowed by law to defend their own life.
"We have committed to it - and - by god - we are sticking to it."
People seem to have a need to BELIEVE in something of very individual value to them, as a sovereign person .. "ME".
They seem to need to feel like they’re in good company - and that others have made the same decision - so it must be a smart move.
"Gun crime is BAD - BAN GUNS" - Stupidity is hiding as decisive action. - Criminals always were banned from using guns - did the rules ever stop them?
CAPITAL PUNISHMENT did stop some of them killing the innocent. The facts show that removal of the DEATH PENALTY has increased the murder rate above two to three times what it used to be - both here and in UK. Check out the facts ..
- Is there any chance that elected politicians will ever accept that their policy commitments are wrong?
- Most unlikely. - I reckon that the only way we can achieve fact based working law is to introduce an 'Upper House' that is a 'CITIZENS ASSEMBLY' comprising "Jurors" selected for one term only by 'Sortition' as used by the Ancient Greeks - who historically "invented" DEMOCRACY.
IMAGINE THIS: - Superwoman Jacinda walks up to her podium - smiles reassuringly & starts to speak ..
" We have been reassessing the changes made under urgency to New Zealand Firearms Law.
- In 1692 William Congreve stated in America "ACT IN HASTE - REPENT AT LEISURE" - and we have concluded that the well-meaning and increasingly complex regulations constructed by Police Management - meant to restrict lawful firearms ownership - have resulted in the increased use of illegal weapons by criminals.
Furthermore - the focus necessary to administer these complex regulations has imposed a misdirection of police resources away from their essential tasks of CRIME FIGHTING. - I therefor announce we are setting-up an INDEPENDENT FIREARMS LICENSING DEPARTMENT outside of Police responsibilities - with a Board of Control comprising Legal & Licensed Experts - with it's first urgent task being to rescind those ill-judged changes and to re-introduce and fully fund the previous 'Training, Selection & Testing' regime managed by the Mountain Safety Council.
As an essential part of these corrective advances - Category 'E' will be revalidated and extended to cover the ownership of High Capacity center-fire magazines - while the 10 year photo license will be simply renewed free of charge provided that no offence is recorded throughout the previous term.
Thank you very much for your support of our Government.
“Democracy is direct self-government, over all the people, by all the people, for all the people.”