Law Abiding Firearm Owners have been persecuted for close to a century now. Read this short historical editorial from the NZ Herald 1929.

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Law Abiding Firearm Owners have been persecuted for close to a century now. Read this short historical editorial from the NZ Herald 1929.
Interesting to note that the currently elected party of the time was the Liberal party who went on to become what is now known as National.
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A Petition is being widely circulated among sportsmen and others in Hamilton asking the Govener general to take steps to repeal the Arms Act of 1920 and its amendments of 1921 and 1922.
The petitioners point out that criminally disposed people still retain dangerous weapons, while law abiding citizens have delivered theirs to the authorities. The Act is regarded as a slur on the character of loyal subjects and as a source of inconvenience to sportsmen and dealers. It is contended that the Act no longer serves any useful purpose and its removal from the Statute Book is requested.
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