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Select committee oral submissions day one video

24 Oct 2019
@ 07:31 am (GMT)

Thomas Kitchen

Hi guys thought I would post this, sorry but only looks like it's a Facebook link.
What's great to see is lot of politicians have upskilled with knowledge around firearms so grill few people.
Favorite is hera cook getting moody around 1:50 mark.


25 Oct 2019
@ 08:01 am (GMT)

Thomas Kitchen

Re: Select committee oral submissions day one video
Edited clip from act featuring everyone's favorite mate chris cahill
25 Oct 2019
@ 09:49 am (GMT)

Nathan Foster

Re: Select committee oral submissions day one video
Here is the Colfo update:

I spent most of yesterday listening to the first day of public hearings by the Parliamentary Select Committee considering the Arms Legislation Bill.

In summary, the firearms community put their best foot forward: those who spoke presented as normal people from all walks of life, rationally revealing all the flaws in the bill.

The Committee heard from representatives of groups including the New Zealand Deerstalkers Association and Fish & Game Council, through to others such as the Police Association, Gun Control NZ and the Federation of Islamic Associations of New Zealand. You can view a video of the Select Committee hearings here.

David Seymour (ACT), Andrew Bayley and Brett Hudson (National), Kiritapu Allan (Labour) and Clayton Mitchell (NZ First) deserve credit for plainly having got themselves up to speed, and asking penetrating questions.

But, the Committee’s Chair (Dr Deborah Russell – Labour) was revealing. Even when a majority of the committee supported a request for time for more questions, they were over-ridden by the Chair.

Our lawyers tell us that it’s unusual. There is a strong expectation that Select Committee Chairs reflect the will of a majority, on procedures. We read it as a determination by the Chair to do what she’s likely been told, and ram this Bill through with the minimum time they can get away with for consultation. From seeing the members at work, however, we think they might insist on enough time to get all the information they need.
What was said on day one

All submitters agreed that Brenton Tarrant should never have received a firearms licence. In fact, even our opponents appear on our page that more personalised interviewing and screening of firearms licence applicants is needed, rather the impersonal and bureaucratic tick-box exercises.

All firearm community submitters were against the firearms register on principle, but also because of the practical difficulties and costs. For example, as the Bill is drafted, every owner will have to update the register whenever a firearm is moved from one location to another.

The Law Society’s submission dispassionately highlighted many of the inconsistencies in the Bill. One that particularly drew the Committee’s attention was the great difference in penalty between presenting a firearm at another person (up to 6 months imprisonment, or fine not exceeding $10,000) and carrying an unregistered (illegal) firearm (up to 5 years imprisonment).

When it came time for Gun Control NZ to submit, things sometimes got a bit tetchy. In a bizarre exchange, Dr Hera Cook (from Gun Control NZ) said that the Government needs to begin taking firearms off people over 50-years old due to their “cognitive decline”.

It’s fair to say she didn’t make any friends on the Committee with that comment. I encourage you to watch the exchange with NZ First MP Clayton Mitchell here (scroll forward to 1 hour 52 minutes).
COLFO’s submission

The first day demonstrated the challenge of short hearings. COLFO opted not to present today, so we can (hopefully) provide more detail and evidence against the Bill at a later hearing.

Thank you for your continued support.

Michael Dowling
Council of Licenced Firearms Owners
(on behalf of the Fair and Reasonable Campaign)
01 Nov 2019
@ 06:07 am (GMT)

Thomas Kitchen

Re: Select committee oral submissions day one video
i have tried to keep it pretty quiet but yesterday morning i myself made an oral submission.
can't say wither it was good or bad, i'm it of a nervous kinder person when it comes to stuff like public speaking, so i barely slept the two nights before and i knew my voice was bit shaky but glad i done everything i can to fight this bill.
i then joined the peaceful protest outside in the afternoon.

been lot of oral submissions over last couple days, with very few supporting the bill.
there's 3500 written submission to this one compared to the 16,000 to last one, i believe lot of the anti emotional stuff has dropped off and lot more people that actually understand the bill has submitted
06 Nov 2019
@ 09:39 pm (GMT)

Jon Short

Re: Select committee oral submissions day one video
Good onya Thomas!

I have been to my MP & written several submissions. How many were at the peaceful protest? Was it a good turn out?


06 Nov 2019
@ 09:40 pm (GMT)

Jon Short

Re: Select committee oral submissions day one video
Takes balls that by the way Thomas, good man.



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