Gun Dealer Should be Applauded, Not Charged

14 November 2006 12:00:00

“Auckland Gun Dealer Greg Carvell should be applauded for his actions in defending himself from a machete wielding aggressor in his shop last July,” says Peter Linton, Libertarianz Firearms Spokesman. “It’s disgusting that the police are charging Carvell with ‘possessing a firearm without lawful, proper or sufficient purposes’.”

“It is perfectly reasonable for Carvell, or any other responsible New Zealander, to possess a firearm for self-defence. The right to defend oneself and one’s loved ones must not be attacked,” Linton explains. “This is a ridiculous charge against a law-abiding New Zealand citizen who should be given a medal. Why are the Police putting criminals before their victims? This is another symptom of the PC culture instituted by the Labour government.”

“Libertarianz supports the right of individuals to own and carry firearms and non-lethal weapons such as pepper spray, and defend themselves with reasonable force. New Zealand is generally a peaceful place, but violent crimes are, unfortunately, on the rise.” Linton concludes, “Perhaps if more of us were armed and willing to defend ourselves then criminals would end up in hospital, rather their intended victims.”

ENDS

For further information please contact:

Peter Linton
Libertarianz Firearms Deregulation Spokesman
Phone: (09) 444 1920
A/H: (09) 480 1531
Email: [email protected]

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