I was presenting evidence rather than working in the hypothetical. By comparison nothing much was found in Op8.
Matthew @ "Most firearms used in crimes have been stolen, not bought. A registry won't fix that."
If stolen military weapons are used in crime, the answer has to be follow Aussies lead and destroy all military weapons (& pistols too) not used by the NZDF & Police. As happened after Port Arthur.
Q - What's the difference here?
A - The Judge decided there was no crime.
"They found a quantity of military gear which the 37-year-old Shapiro said he was storing for someone else, and that led to the charges involving unlawful possession of weapons and explosives (power gel)." & "At the trial last year, Wolland said the police search team had found two military flares, a smoke grenade, a thunderflash explosive, part of an anti-personnel mine, eight sticks of Powergel, a grenade launcher, and two semi-automatic weapons. The court has since heard that the grenade launcher was only able to launch flares."
Anyone remeber Op8?
I seem to remeber at about 5 or 6pm on Friday night Radio NZs reporter going to town with a blow by blow report of tank movements but I can't find it on line.
Did I dream it or was it wiped?
Matthew, gotta agree on the use of the LAV and thanks for pointing out the section concerned.
However on the issue of gun registration we'll have to agree to disagree.
I do want to see greater control of firearms and ammunition.
The second point I didn't quite get to was training and competency in firearms. There is no test, like driving a car. Hence the regular deaths at the start of Duck hunting season.
I'm a little lost too as to how being in the reserves for six years, 21 years ago has any bearing on these events. The Army doesn't just give rifles away or train you how to electrify your doorhandles.
There is a lot wrong with Jan but I'm not sure it has much to do with being a cut-lunch commando 21yrs ago.
To look at guns is probably the best action we could take.
Day one of the Duck Hunting season and it was one man dead, one boy injured and dozens of protected wildlife killed.
Two things need to be done. All weapons and ammunition need to be registard. From here we can tell which were 'stolen' and which were sold ilegally. It won't stop crime but allow for the tracing of weapons and holding those who enable crime to be punished.
Had a look at Kiwibolg on Friday and a number of comments mentioned the amount of hunter who are not licenced that they run into in DoC huts and that they are realy check up on regarding their firearms/license.
This action by the police and use of military kit was totally justified.
Like the bomb robot, so too the LAV was a useful tool, used correctly.
Had they opened fire with the 50cal or tried to knock the house down with the LAV. That wouldn't have been acceptable.
Tragic as this last weekend was. I do hope we keep our unarmed police force.
There are about 100 work-related fatal injuries in New Zealand every year.
94% of these deaths occur in men.
The “agriculture, forestry and fishing” industry has the highest number of fatal work-related injuries (39 a year).
30% of all work-related fatal injuries are traffic related and happen while people are working or commuting.
Deaths from work-related injury are primarily due to: traffic accidents (31 deaths)
machinery-related accidents (17)
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I am lost for words and understanding of Michal Laws and as such not sure if I should ignore him or rally against him.
Michael Laws is to particapatory democracy what Adolf Hitler was to representative democracy.
They both use fundamentaly good systems for the worst possible outcomes. This isn't because I disagree with the results (but I do), it is the fear and division both require to achieve their results & that inturn destroys the greater sense of community and belonging by scape goating a minority.
Time for some Pandemic Panache:
Hats, scarves and gloves come back into fashion.
On warmer days these could be white silk, add top hat and tails to suit, take too martines and call me in the morning.
"Nick Smith is currently in isolation."
I'm yet to be convinced that has anything to do with the flu.
Jumping in a bit late, so hope I'm not going over old ground. I'm very weary of anyone spouting ACT (Sir Rogers) Defense policy, now wearing the colours of Labour.
Policy is there to be implimented.
As for Norman, good on him. No other party has given a serious push for a big political player.
The problem with 'safe' seats are the idiots who get them. Christchurch Centra -l Brendan Burns. Selwyn just got rid of its nutter and another is trying to get in.
Let the democratic process flow & if Labour doesn't win accept that it was Labours fault for fronting a person who supports ACT Defense Policy.