2020-03-04 23:28:22 UTC
The Christchurch shooter is believed to have moved to New Zealand
where he could buy firearms that he could not buy in Australia. Now
National are opposing legislation that would correct that:
"The existing measure has been put forward by the Government to deal
with cases like that of the alleged Christchurch gunman, who was able
to legally obtain a firearms licence despite his extreme views. Police
have been widely criticised for granting the man a license without
discovering his extremism.
However, had they found out about these tendencies, the new law would
allow them to refuse his application for a firearms licence. Under
National's SOP, the Christchurch accused would have been able to
obtain a firearms license even if Police had known about his extremist
views, because he had not been convicted under the HRA or HDCA. "
I guess that sews up the violent extremist vote for National . . . . .