Thought I would share some recent happenings from my home country as its looking like a potential gun legislation storm is brewing here.
Last week a drug bust went wrong, 3 police officers (unarmed) were serving a search warrant on a known drug dealer and the dealer went on a rampage, turns out he was Ex Military and was quoted by friends as being a "Rambo Type" person.
One officer shot dead, one wounded and the dealers neighbour who tried to defuse the situation was also shot (all with a high power mililtary rifles).
This resulted in a 3 day stand off with armed police with multiple pot shots being fired and neighbours also being shot at before being evacuated from the area.
It ended with the dealer killing himself and upon entering the dwelling police found un-registered guns (pistol, combat shotguns, SMGs, etc) stolen from the military, other illegal guns, explosives and booby traps.
Anyway after this incident the anti gun people here are calling for tighter gun laws (like they arent tight enough here already). The media is really hyping it up and a prominent NZ TV personaility turned academic is stoking the fire.
What annoys me is all these guns were stolen or un-registered so tighter laws would not have stopped this from happening.
When will they realise laws are for law abiding people, criminals arent going to register their weapons or procure them through legal means.