Monthly Archives: May 2022

A Gun Register Won’t Stop Gang Shootings

Sporting Shooters’ Assn., Media Release Following the latest horrendous Texas school shooting our Prime Minister is receiving accolades while visiting the US for her decisive action to ban semi-automatics following our own March 2019 Christchurch massacre.  Meanwhile back here in New Zealand our … Continue reading

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NZ Police Pay $13m to Australian Company for Unhelpful Software

Media Release The NZ Police are reported to be paying $13m to an Australian software company to develop a firearm register that will make not a single New Zealander safer.   Council of Licensed Firearms Owners (COLFO) Chairperson Michael Dowling says … Continue reading

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Former Gang Member Billy McFarlane Rubbishes the Claimed success of Government’s 2019 Gun Grab

From “Waikanae Watch” On May 25, the Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern appeared on  Stephen Colbert’s TV late night show in New York crowing about the success of her gun “buy-back” in 2019. But she didn’t buy them back — she … Continue reading

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Gangs not Stopped by Firearms Register – COLFO

New Zealand’s 240,000 licensed firearm owners feel vindicated by the acknowledgement of National Party leader Chris Luxon that a firearm register won’t stop gang crime. After the spate of gang crime in Auckland on Tuesday, Mr Luxon said National would … Continue reading

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Gang Shooting Incidents Show Government Rash Firearm Laws Failure

(special report) Recreational firearm group says the rash of gang shootings in Greater Auckland show government is failing to deal with the main issue. President of the Sporting Shooters Association, Chaz Forsyth says “this level of gang violence in our … Continue reading

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NZ Police betray our heritage and conservation ideals.

by Chaz Forsyth,  President Sporting Shooters Assn., of NZ. By proposing regulations that make it harder for shooting clubs and ranges to operate, along with imposing restrictions on how novices can enter the sport, police are attacking New Zealand conservation … Continue reading

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Predators Are Not Evil But are Mostly Part of Healthy Ecosystems

Opinion by Tony Orman New Zealand has for many decades waged a war against predators. Currently there are a number of anti-predator campaigns, often using public money in big spend-ups on futile aerial poisoning exercises. In addition, in the end, … Continue reading

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A Look at New Zealand’s Conservation Science

 by Dr Jo Pollard (BSc (Hons), PhD) Supporters of NZ’s conservation by aerial poisoning have commonly defended their position with the statement “Look at the science.” Most of the published science on conservation in NZ is accessed readily, appearing in … Continue reading

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$208 Million to Satisfy Government Firearm Curiosity Doomed

A recent government announcement that it will spend an extra $ 562 Million on the police with $208 million allocated to setting up a new register of firearms is doomed to failure says the Sporting Shooters’ Association of  NZ (SSANZ). … Continue reading

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Mosque Tragedy Rushed Firearm Law Could be Reversed

The coronial inquiry into the March 15 terror attack is now likely to highlight the inadequacy of the firearms legislation that was rushed through by Government afterwards, says the Council of Licensed Firearm Owners (COLFO). The coronial inquiry into the … Continue reading

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Nicole McKee: Correction from Police Minister “Not Nearly Enough!”

“ACT  welcomes a correction of the record in Parliament from Poto Williams after she repeatedly used incorrect figures,” says ACT Firearms Law Reform spokesperson Nicole McKee. Poto Williams, Stuart Nash and other Government Ministers have repeatedly said that 60,000 Military … Continue reading

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Police Determined to Make Kiwis Less Safe

SSANZ press release New Zealand Police claim they wish to make New Zealand the safest country in the world, yet in their 62 page discussion document proposing regulations to govern shooting clubs and ranges they are doing the exact opposite, … Continue reading

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