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#197916 17-Jun-2016 15:57
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Doh , Somebody is going to loose their job over this I would say.

 

 

 

How could you forget your gun would it not be in a holster or something.

 

 

 

http://www.stuff.co.nz/national/politics/81192231/loaded-gun-left-in-parliament-bathroom-police-say.html





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  #1575842 17-Jun-2016 16:05
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I didn't realise they carried loaded guns around parliment! When did that happen. Mistakes happen though as we are only human. 

 

I am all for banning guns in NZ altogether (except for sport or farming), as gun incidents in NZ are now a daily problem. We don't want to become like the USA, as it is only a matter of time. 


 
 
 

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  #1575844 17-Jun-2016 16:06
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Cue about a bazillion questions from MPs and the Media about why this officer had a loaded gun in parliament in the first place...


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  #1575845 17-Jun-2016 16:08
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No, they won't lose their job.

 

They will get censured - to some extent.

 

Cops take a lot of time to train, firing one for a single incident would be a massive cost.

 

If this is the 2nd or 3rd time, or if someone was hurt, different story.




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  #1575847 17-Jun-2016 16:11
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wasabi2k:

 

No, they won't lose their job.

 

They will get censured - to some extent.

 

Cops take a lot of time to train, firing one for a single incident would be a massive cost.

 

If this is the 2nd or 3rd time, or if someone was hurt, different story.

 

 

 

 

Also was it in a public or staff bathroom, as that makes a huge difference too. It is perhaps more of an issue as to how an officer can be able to take off a gun and leave it. Surely they should have a proximity alarm in case he walks away from it, to prevent this from happening, as obviously they have to remove it for certain things.


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  #1575850 17-Jun-2016 16:15
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mattwnz:

 

I didn't realise they carried loaded guns around parliment! When did that happen. Mistakes happen though as we are only human. 

 

 

Police are also armed at airports - which is a legal requirement.

 

 


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  #1575853 17-Jun-2016 16:17
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mattwnz:

 

wasabi2k:

 

No, they won't lose their job.

 

They will get censured - to some extent.

 

Cops take a lot of time to train, firing one for a single incident would be a massive cost.

 

If this is the 2nd or 3rd time, or if someone was hurt, different story.

 

 

 

 

Also was it in a public or staff bathroom, as that makes a huge difference too. It is perhaps more of an issue as to how an officer can be able to take off a gun and leave it. Surely they should have a proximity alarm in case he walks away from it, to prevent this from happening, as obviously they have to remove it for certain things.

 

 

Or just observe appropriate gun safety practice. I assume this is pretty heavily emphasized in the few groups in this country that actually have guns.


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  #1575854 17-Jun-2016 16:17
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sbiddle:

 

mattwnz:

 

I didn't realise they carried loaded guns around parliment! When did that happen. Mistakes happen though as we are only human. 

 

 

Police are also armed at airports - which is a legal requirement.

 

 

 

 

 

 

I can understand airports due to the whole terror thing, but didn't know about Parliament. Although after what has happened in the UK today, it doesn't surprise me.




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  #1575857 17-Jun-2016 16:21
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Stuff: In a statement, police said: "As soon as police were made aware that the firearm had been left in the bathroom, staff attended and recovered it from the occupant, and we would like to thank them for their assistance.

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  #1575858 17-Jun-2016 16:21
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staff attended and recovered it from the occupant

 

Knock, knock, knock. "Excuse me, madam. Could I have my Glock back please? Just slide it under the door, thanks." Bwahahahaha....

 

 

 

 


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  #1575896 17-Jun-2016 16:40
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mattwnz:

 

I didn't realise they carried loaded guns around parliment! When did that happen. Mistakes happen though as we are only human. 

 

I am all for banning guns in NZ altogether (except for sport or farming), as gun incidents in NZ are now a daily problem. We don't want to become like the USA, as it is only a matter of time. 

 

 

 

 

Daily Problem?! I'd like to see some evidence of this? 


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  #1575923 17-Jun-2016 17:09
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  #1575926 17-Jun-2016 17:12
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Why does this remind me of the scene from the Godfather...hmmmm... Lol..


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  #1575929 17-Jun-2016 17:17
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mattwnz:

 

I didn't realise they carried loaded guns around parliment! When did that happen. Mistakes happen though as we are only human. 

 

I am all for banning guns in NZ altogether (except for sport or farming), as gun incidents in NZ are now a daily problem. We don't want to become like the USA, as it is only a matter of time. 

 

 

Guns are pretty much banned in NZ except for sport and pest control.  You have to give a reason for holding a firearms licence and I can't think of many other reasons (except for collectors but they are very much in the minority)

 

Or did you mean banning cops from having guns?  Or banning terrorists from having them, as is being suggested in the USA?


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  #1575931 17-Jun-2016 17:22
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ooops 


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  #1575934 17-Jun-2016 17:25
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mattwnz:

 

sbiddle:

 

mattwnz:

 

I didn't realise they carried loaded guns around parliment! When did that happen. Mistakes happen though as we are only human. 

 

 

Police are also armed at airports - which is a legal requirement.

 

 

 

 

 

 

I can understand airports due to the whole terror thing, but didn't know about Parliament. Although after what has happened in the UK today, it doesn't surprise me.

 

 

 

 

has there *ever* been a terror thing at an airport in NZ?

 

 

 

You would be surprised how often police are actually armed, a lot more frequently than people think!

 

 


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