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    Oops...

    So his lawyer wants him to apply for discharge without conviction.
    Really ? Is he a practising lawyer in NZ ?
    Threshold much ?

    https://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/backya...26FYLVTA5FWEE/
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    Grouchy Smurf had it right all along...

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    Wonder if old Wyatt Earp even understands the rules for gun ownership in NZ. A bloody .22, I thought it would have been an air gun.

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    What's the bet he still has the rifle .............No mention of confiscation of the rifle nor cancellation of the licence....

    SO who's the lazier, Constable Plod for inaction or NZME (who claim to be NZ's crack or should that be crap news service)for misuse of their crayons in non reporting......................or both.
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    So a .22 has potentially gone through the wall of the house then ricocheted of a handrail and subsequently struck the victim. Why am I finding this difficult to believe? Not the bit about the victim being struck but the extraordinary allege d performance of the .22 projectile and the mathematical odds of the victim being in the wrong place at the right time.
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    Fu, who was lawfully in possession of the firearm, was remanded on further bail until February 26.
    Why do I think there is more to this story that we arent being told here?
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    Bit of a timely reminder to think of the area you are shooting in and your "range" setup .
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    Oh I'd believe that, having RO'd a public range in Auckland on the weekends for quite a while
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    One would hope the new firearms safety courses will include a bit about ballistics, particularly what bullets do to various materials and at what ranges. Particularly what bullets can do when fired over a target, through tree crowns and so on. Unless some accident happens downrange, people can be blissfully unaware how dangerous their behaviour is.

    The maximum range of indirect fire is 1.6km for .22LR and 5km for a .308 Win. Most won't know unless they're told. And there's no such thing as "just a .22" as this story shows.
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    I remember when I did my license with the Mountain Safety Council in 85 it was part of the course where they mentioned about over shooting at a target, top or ridges etc.... Is there even a few hour course to get your license these days ? or is it more of a pay ya money answer the questions and leave kind of thing.
    It will be interesting to see what sort of penalty this guy gets or will it be another slap with a wet bus ticket. I think he should have a "stand down" period where his rifles are taken away, and then a bit of a test and handling course to get them back. Of course I doubt there will be any "budget" for that.

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    There has to be a hell-of-a-lot more to this story. A non-association order and a proposed restorative justice session........ Seems that scores were being settled.

    I been scratching my head on this one - no mention of licence revocation/confiscation etc. Hell I knw the police were going to revoke a licence for to many speeding infringements - and here they are letting a couple of neighbors have a "show down at dawn"
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    Another FAL handed out after interviews with on-line buddies?

    It makes me wounder how many more don't meet the "fit and proper requirement".
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    Middle aged white guy would have had the AOS storm his house, seize the .22 and instant revocation of license.......but not MAWG ????
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    Sound to me like maybe it was a .22 “air rifle”
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    I think there's more to this than what is being written.

    Since there has been no conviction why would the judge order license revocation or firearm confiscation.
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    Quote Originally Posted by omark View Post
    Sound to me like maybe it was a .22 “air rifle”
    Perhaps not. It is mentioned that the rifle had a silencer attached.

 

 

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