Ummm, so left wingers take their daughters to climate crisis protests and the right train their’s with AR-15 rifles?
A 13-year-old Waikato girl has sent a letter to the Prime Minister criticising the Government’s decision to ban the rifles she used for sport shooting.
Maddy Millen-Turner says she competed in three gun and multi-gunning events under her father’s gun licence, with an AR-15 rifle purchased for her 13th birthday.
She said it was something she had always wanted to do.
“I’ve always wanted to do competitions with my dad with shooting and then on the Sika Show in Taupō he got me my birthday present which was an AR-15 rifle,” she said.
She said the AR-15 rifle, which is one of the kinds banned under the new gun laws, could be used for hunting or competition shooting.
A semiautomatic rifle as your 13th birthday present?
Ummmmm. Y-e-a-h. I think I’ve underestimated the gun nut cult by a factor of 10.
Let’s ban these guns quicker shall we? I had no idea they were brainwashing their kids into the gun cult as well.
I have no problem with real oversight coming into effect here, gun nuts have had it too good for too long and there are bugger all checks and balances put in place due to political cowardice.
The Christchurch atrocity provided real momentum for gun reform and the unspoken agreement by the vast majority of Kiwis that civilians don’t need guns that can kill as quickly as these AR-15 rifles.
So boo hoo to the gun nuts.
They do have a real and legitimate concern regarding new Police powers of warrantless searches. Allowing ill trained Police to enter gun owner’s houses without warrants is a recipe for bloody disaster.
Your average gun owner is paranoid as it is, and in their own home, they are sure as hell unlikely to do anything other than fire up if cops kick the door in during a warrantless search.
You can see in your minds eye the outcomes of this.
If Police suspect a gun owner is committing a crime, far better all the warrants are signed off and appropriately trained Officers enter the property, allowing some alpha male PC Plod warrantless searches is going to end in more people getting into shoot outs.
Yes, let’s get meaningful gun reform, no let’s not give Cops intrusive powers that will only result in more possible conflict.
And let’s stop buying 13 year olds bloody guns.