Greg O’Connor needs to apologise


Will Greg O’Connor apologise to firearms owners?

The facts are now released and the reason firearms get into the hands of criminals is because they are stolen in burglaries, which Police don’t bother to follow up.

Not only that but over 80% of firearms stolen are shotguns; not the military-style weapons that the media has been splashing all over their websites.

Mind the pun – but the Police Association President has shot himself in the foot.

He’s been trying to stoke up a firearms debate and yet it’s his own members’ fault that criminal scumbags get guns!   

The Police don’t do the basics of their job. They don’t bother with investigating burglaries; and most guns are stolen in burglaries.

Greg O’Connor needs to apologise to firearms owners and to the public.

It’s only off the back of his puffery that this firearms enquiry is even happening. It turns out that it needn’t even be occurring if the cops just did their job.

No one deserves to go to work and get a gun pointed at them, but the lack of focus on burglaries is the actual cause of criminals getting their hands on guns. It’s their own bloody fault and if they did their job properly, instead of chasing speeding tickets, then chances are that criminals might not have many guns at all.

Greg O’Connor made a song and dance on this issue. He also focussed incorrectly on semi-automatic firearms. He has misled the public and the Media party who published his inflammatory remarks. So he needs to fall on his sword and apologise. As the representative of Police force members he opened his mouth, made spurious claims and caused a lot of concern to legitimate firearms owners.

Do the right thing. Resign before you are due to leave the job anyway.

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