dickytim:kobiak: is not it a nightmare to get gun licence in NZ, already?
Illegally it is quite easy if you know the right (or wrong) people.
I was in Australia when the Port Author massacre happened, the government decided that destroying all semi automatic weapons was the answer to an idiot with an UNREGISTERED firearm going on a rampage.
In the end the law abiding citizens lost their pride and joy, while the criminals still had their guns.
The government turned the tragedy into a circus by implementing a knee-jerk law that they knew couldn't have even possible stopped it from happening.
Thank goodness NZ is a lot smarter than Australia.
I also find it interesting that the NZ Government contribute $150,000 to an NGO to spread the UN mandate and its filthy disarmament disease.
$150,000 would also go a fair way to subsidising safer storage, funding safety awareness, improving the firearms system, or dare I say funding and promoting the sport. But hey that will never happen.