Shooters call for an inquiry into the Christchurch terror attack
We call upon you to make a public inquiry into the horrific attack upon the Muslim New Zealanders in Christchurch. The nation deserves to know exactly what happened and how it came to happen.
Whether it was another failure of Police, a failure of the security service or a failure of our Arms Laws. Or simply the unpredictable actions of a monster.
Only then can we act to prevent such a tragedy from ever occurring again.
It concerns us greatly that you are rushing to institute changes to the Arms Act. More so that this is being done in back rooms, by unknown people and without public consultation. That is not democracy.
Please remember that this is not a binary proposition. This is not just a question of if a rushed new law will do good or not. It could also do great harm.
Bad law could repeat the mistakes of other nations and drive guns underground. Where criminals and terrorist groups can quickly acquire them. Making another terror attack much more likely.
We understand that the deceitful Police Association will be pressuring you but just remember - the easiest way to spot a conman is that they create a false sense of urgency.
It has been thirty years since something remotely comparable has happened in New Zealand. We have time to do this right.
Thank you for your consideration,