Is theft how guns get into the hands of criminals? Surely that’s pretty easy to work out. I am very certain that when people’s houses are robbed and guns are stolen, those firearms’ owners report any theft to the Police. Just like most people do with regular burglaries and thefts.
Which means the Police must know for sure how many guns in circulation have been stolen, right?
But I’ve noticed that the Police have so far been very, very quiet about this.
Even the Police’s unofficial – official – unofficial PR spokesman Greg O’Connor hasn’t been chomping at the bit to tell us the answer.
Greg has been telling anyone who will listen that lots of guns are in the hands of scumbags. He even went on TVNZ the other night and outright lied about the capability of MSSA rifles, and how easily they can be converted to full-auto (it isn’t that easy) and that they could have 50-round magazines (they won’t and don’t). He presented no evidence of that whatsoever. Read more »