Written By: - Date published: 7:56 am, October 10th, 2018 - 125 comments
Categories: activism, democracy under attack, national, same old national, us politics, you couldn't make this shit up - Tags: chris bishop
National seem to be determined to transform itself from a large party into a smaller party such are the issues it is focussing on.
First it was Tahrs. Kiwis’ god given right to hunt these imported beasts was going to be taken away. Or so the gun tooting hunting brigade thought. And it did not seem to matter that all that was happening was that an excessive number of them were being culled because they were wrecking sensitive conservation areas.
The latest is guns. National seems to think that there is a NRA type audience out there just waiting to get involved in politics and behind a party that will protect their constitutional right to bear arms. Oops wrong country.
Which really makes you wonder what genius came up with their latest campaign.
Thank you to the large crowd tonight in Ashburton who came along for the first of our @NZNationalParty Fireams Forums. 30 of these coming up around the country in next few months. Thanks @andrewfalloon for hosting. Great discussion. pic.twitter.com/oyUAKEjpwC
— Christopher Bishop (@cjsbishop) October 9, 2018
A firearms forum? What will they be discussing?
Making sure we all have muskets, ready for the revolution.
— Andrew Riddell (@AndrewRiddell1) October 9, 2018
That is about the most rational reason I can think of for the meetings, all 30 of them.
As far as I am aware gun laws are pretty settled and there is no clamour for major change.
I had hoped we were going to avoid the worst excesses of the US culture wars. Looks like National wants to embrace them.