With gangs trying to take control of New Zealand’s largest city, it’s time to get tough on organised crime, National’s Police spokesperson Simeon Brown says.
The National Party has launched a petition calling on the Government to introduce Firearm Prohibition Orders (FPOs) immediately.
The law change would mean a gang member subject to a FPO, will not be allowed to possess a firearm, get a firearms license or be on a property where firearms are present. It would also be an offence to supply firearms to someone subject to a FPO.
“We are seeing a rapid rise in gang violence and a marked increase in shootings. It is only a matter of time before innocent people are killed. Just this week there was a shooting in Auckland CBD that was linked to other incidents involving the same two gangs.
“They are a blight on society.
“New Zealanders want real action, not just talk. I urge all Kiwis to sign this petition and show the Government its soft approach to crime isn’t working.”
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