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February 5, 2023 @ 21:30 hr “Creating a massive empire with hundreds of new staff is not the answer to solving the woes of the police Firearm Safety Authority” says Neville Dodd the president of the Sporting Shooters Association of New Zealand. This in response to revelations that a police internal survey of arms control staff found many […]


In a discussion document released yesterday entitled Arms regulations: Review of fees 2022 Police seek to recover the full cost of administering many of the laws and regulations covering the ownership and use of firearms, together with partial cost in some instances, from licensed firearm owners. In many cases they are proposing to raise fees from a few hundred dollars […]


LICENSED FIREARMS OWNERS DON’T WANT TO HARM ANYONE. So why is $1 Million a week being spent over regulating us? As a shooting community we are very conscious of firearms safety and practice it carefully and consistently because we understand firearms and the potential dangers. That is why there are so few serious incidents involving […]

The ‘Othering’ of licensed firearms owners

The ‘othering’ of a minority group is as old as society. Throughout the ages groups have been picked on, singled out (‘othered’) and marginalized, stigmatized for their differences, invariably to deflect attention from some other flaw in society. Licensed firearm owners have long been the subject of this ‘othering’ process. A process which has been […]

Police Administration Delays are Compromising Business

Police poor administration is jeopardizing legitimate business people. Here in his own words is a story from a Firearms Dealer typical of the many complaints we are receiving says Neville Dodd, President of the Sporting Shooters Association. “ The licence for this year, applied for back in August 2021, arrived in June 2022….. Ten months….for […]

Firearm Registry- Political, Not a Pragmatic One?

Opinion by Chaz Forsyth Introduction The value of a registry as a crime prevention and crime solving tool has repeatedly been advanced by its supporters..  The police on many occasions before the recent law changes have argued that a registry is not necessary for their operations, so the decision to embark upon a registry seems […]

Why the gun register will fail! It will be full of errors!

Why? We give you one simple example. The new Registry requires firearms owners to enter details of the rifles they own. That includes the make model and serial number of each rifle. Essential if the Register is to fulfil its design purpose. That sounds easy enough – BUT – it isn’t. Police haven’t taken the […]

Chris Hipkins, Nicole McKee open WSR shooting season

On Saturday the new long range shooting season opened at Trentham in Upper Hutt. It was great to see the Minister of Police Hon Chris Hipkins attend and participate in the opening match with Nicole McKee, the Mayor of Upper Hutt Wayne Guppy and Mayoral Candidate Angela McLeod. Full info’ here: https://l-to.com/lq1125cy But are politicians […]

Dodgy Police statistics reveals failure of gun law “reforms”

Referring to this article, it is apparent that “gun crime” has not declined since the confiscation of thousand s of semi auto rifles from law abiding firearm owners, and the tighter gun controls put in place by the Labour government. Police data collection on gun crime is flawed, failing to differentiate when an actual crime is committed […]