In a truth is stranger than fiction moment, New Zealand Police have met with gang leaders in the hope that they might be able to convince them to surrender guns during the amnesty. I believe the conversation went something like this.. “Aw shucks guys the thing is if you don’t do it when we ask nicely we just, gosh darn it, can’t actually do anything to force you to do it.”

Police did not expect patched gang members to front up to collections but were hopeful they would listen and do the right thing, Clement said.
But at the end of the day, police could not compel them to give up their unlawful guns and could only create an environment to hand over firearms under amnesty, he said.

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what the hell just happened wtf GIF
what the hell just happened wtf GIF

The law-abiding, legal and licensed gun owners that I have spoken to are not at all happy with how police are hammering and threatening them while cuddling criminals. They think that the Police Management responsible for the criminal cuddling should resign.

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Police Commissioner Mike Bush and Deputy Commissioner Mike Clement told the Justice Select Committee 115 key gang members had been identified and police had met with 53, to talk about guns.