FFS – this is the EXACT type of bullshit Police over reaction I warned them to not engage in!…
Armed police have left empty handed after raiding the home of a far-right activist who they suspected of having an illegal firearm.
It was one of the first police actions targeting firearms owners since the amnesty to hand in recently-outlawed guns and equipment ended last month.
In an article posted to the Right Minds NZ website, the site’s co-founder Dieuwe de Boer said he was home with his wife and three young children when half a dozen armed officers swarmed through his front door while others ran around the side of the house.
…the right wing gun nut community are paranoid as it is, this idiotic policing will only ensure ACT get 3%!
If you read the places Gun owners congregate online, it is a feckless imagination land of conspiracy fuelled paranoia combined with an astounding level of self martyrdom with claims that by losing their guns, they are the true victims of the Christchurch atrocity.
Police should look to write warnings and destroy any guns found rather than a punitive arrest and prosecution model so as to not enflame events that could spin out of control.
They’ve just gone and done the exact thing they shouldn’t have.
Jacinda won the gun battle by removing a vast number of dangerous guns from our streets, but she could easily lose the war if those who haven’t handed their weapons in believe they are seeing the manifestation of their most fettered conspiracies of the Deep State removing their ability to resist a socialist state.
As ludicrous as that conspiracy is, this is the toxic sludge citizens fed on social media news feeds have become.
Heavy handed forced compliance using law that breaches civil rights will give those alienated gun owners all the righteous grievance they need to radicalise, that is a recipe for social carnage, not social cohesion.
Where the fuck is Stuart Nash to provide some real leadership here and do Police want a far right Party gaining political traction on this?