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by Dieuwe de Boer · 16/03/2020 9pm
One of my friends and moderator on Right Minds, Matthew McCluskey, received a visit from the friendly local neighbourhood cops on Saturday night at 9pm. He was cleaning his Smith & Wesson M&P22 when the doorbell rang.
by Dieuwe de Boer · 04/03/2020 9am
During question time in parliament yesterday, David Seymour opened up with an intriguing question to Stuart Nash, the Minister of Police. This led to an exchange that revealed something rather baffling.
by Dieuwe de Boer · 10/01/2020 4pm
On Thursday evening, I was just finishing up dinner with my two oldest kids. My wife was feeling unwell and feeding our four-week old baby in bed. I had just gotten the icecream out for the kids when the doorbell rang.
by Dieuwe de Boer · 28/12/2019 3pm
As 2019 draws to a close, the gun confiscation programme the government undertook this year has come to an end. I wasn't expecting the confiscation programme to fail this badly, but it did.
by Dieuwe de Boer · 23/10/2019 9pm
Is it possible to write a bill that's worse than the First Tarrant Law? Apparently it is. It all goes wrong in the preamble. Owning firearms is a right, and the wording that claims to the contrary cannot change that fact.
by Dieuwe de Boer · 04/04/2019 7pm
Graeme Edgeler, a Wellington barrister, has identified these as being "Henry VIII Clauses" and he objects to them because they can be used to turn citizens into criminals on an executive whim.
by Dieuwe de Boer · 03/04/2019 1pm
I am providing feedback on the proposed Arms (Prohibited Firearms, Magazines, and Parts) Amendment Bill, or " Tarrant's Law" for short, in honour of it's chief sponsor.
by Leighton Pearson · 02/04/2019 8pm
The following letter was sent to the editor by a reader. If you would like to send us your thoughts on current events, please don't hesitate to email a short article to editor@rightminds.nz and we'll put it up if it meets some basic standards.
by Dieuwe de Boer · 29/01/2019 8pm
SHOT Expo is New Zealand's premier public expo to showcase everything for the shooting, hunting, fishing, and outdoor trades. The expo is on at the ASB Showgrounds in Auckland on the last weekend of February - Saturday 23rd.
by Dieuwe de Boer · 24/01/2019 9pm
It's not hard to find examples of how pathetic the so-called justice system is. Stuff reports that "a Burmese refugee has escaped punishment for shooting a man who racially abused him and his friends."
by Dieuwe de Boer · 30/11/2017 8pm
This letter was submitted to the Minister of Police and the NZ Police in response to a number of proposed changes in police policy around the secure storage of firearms. I believe these proposed changes to be illegal and ultimately ineffective and am disappointed by the way that the police treat ...
by Dieuwe de Boer · 10/07/2017 9am
The Kiwi Gun Blog has a story with some shocking numbers into just how few resources go into training policemen for the use of firearms.