Peter Dunne is suddenly going to hold a review of unsafe and illegal gun use in the outdoors due to two idiots
self-terminating through stupidity shooting themselves in accidents.
Two fatal incidents at the weekend have sparked a review of unsafe and illegal gun use in the outdoors.
Associate Conservation Minister Peter Dunne has begun the process of initiating the review, which will seek to establish what the problems are, where responsibility might lie, and what could be done to reduce the risks of death and injury due to improper gun use.
A 21-year-old hunter died on Sunday after his gun went off while he was climbing over a fence near Ohakune, shooting him in the chest.
James Ross Bucko Johnston, a 15-year-old from Whakatane, died while duck shooting in the eastern Bay of Plenty on Sunday morning.
Dunne urged the hunting community to keep gun safety at the forefront of their minds, as the country had again been reminded that without following best practice and taking the utmost care, firearms could kill.
“Unfortunately there seems to be an increasing frequency of firearm incidents causing injury or death,” Dunne said.
“The worst aspect is that these incidents are largely preventable.”