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Why Is Auckland So Bad?

Tuesday, 14 June 2022, 9:46 am | Sporting Shooters Assn of NZ

Greater Auckland has the lowest rate of legal firearm ownership in the country with less than 3 % of the population being licensed, compared with 10.48 % of the population being licensed to own firearms in Southland. Yet South Auckland has a far higher ... More >>

Government Priorities Are Wrong

Friday, 20 May 2022, 12:00 pm | Sporting Shooters Assn of NZ

In announcing an additional $562 Million funding for police, outgoing Police Minister Poto Williams tries to give the impression that she is finally getting tough on criminals. However as Chaz Forsyth, President of the Sporting Shooters Association of New Zealand ... More >>

NZ Police Betray Our Heritage And Conservation Ideals

Friday, 13 May 2022, 9:50 am | Sporting Shooters Assn of NZ

By proposing regulations that make it harder for shooting clubs and ranges to operate, along with imposing restrictions on how novices can enter the sport, police are attacking New Zealand conservation ideals and heritage. It has been estimated that recreational ... More >>

Have Police Lost The Plot?

Tuesday, 26 April 2022, 4:49 pm | Sporting Shooters Assn of NZ

New Zealand Police claim that in developing Regulations for shooting clubs and ranges they are simply following the law as prescribed by the Arms Legislation Act 2020. Laws passed by the government following advice from Police, that shooting clubs posed ... More >>

Sporting Shooters Join In “Howling Protest“

Thursday, 15 July 2021, 7:39 pm | Sporting Shooters Assn of NZ

Sporting shooters are getting involved with the “Howling Protest” planned for this Friday [16th July] as they too have been on the wrong end of Government decisions both financially and socially for being recreational New Zealanders. Neville Dodd, ... More >>

Gangs Still In Very Much In The Limelight

Thursday, 25 February 2021, 7:26 am | Sporting Shooters Assn of NZ

Raids, confiscation of assets and (some) gang members being allowed to legally buy firearms and ammunition still lead our national news bulletins, but it seems no-one has had the courage to ask if the Police and the Government have already lost the ... More >>

Royal Commission Report Is Just The Start

Friday, 27 November 2020, 9:32 am | Sporting Shooters Assn of NZ

The release of the Royal Commission of Inquiry report that looked into why the Police granted a gun license to the man who then committed the massacre on March the 15th last year is just the start, according to the Sporting Shooters Association of New ... More >>

New Police Minister Must Face Toughest Political Test

Wednesday, 25 November 2020, 4:27 pm | Sporting Shooters Assn of NZ

The new Police Minister Poto Williams is preparing for a test that will define her political career; a Royal Commission that could conclude there were fundamental failings in the Police Department and could expose attempts at misdirection over those failings. ... More >>

Tougher gun laws

Thursday, 15 September 2016, 10:03 am | Sporting Shooters Assn of NZ

A poll commissioned by TVNZ today indicates that 83% of New Zealanders feels a need for tougher gun laws. What this reveals is how poorly informed the general public is in regard to what is required to own a firearm in New Zealand. More >>

USA Pilot Gun Bill Passes, Due To Be Signed

Monday, 26 November 2001, 10:26 am | Sporting Shooters Assn of NZ

Senator Bob Smith's Bill to allow US pilots safely trained in gun handling to take firearms into cockpits, is due to be signed into law by Thanksgiving, (today). More >>