This Good-Faith Evidence Was Used By The Police As A Justification For Their Raid

BY Herschel Smith
1 week, 4 days ago

News from New Zealand.

I opened the door to see a number of police officers outside. They served me with a search warrant under Section 6 of the Search and Surveillance Act 2012. Half a dozen armed police officers swarmed in the front door (holstered sidearms only) as several more ran around the sides of the house. They later called for more backup as the house was larger than your average state-house drug lab. I got the impression that they’d never had to raid a middle-class suburban house like mine before. Everyone on the property was detained, read their rights, and questioned separately. I opted to call a lawyer who advised me to refuse to answer any questions.

The warrant claimed they had reason to believe I was in possession of a prohibited magazine fitted to a “.22RL lever-action rifle. Blued metal, brown wooden stock.” The officer told me I had posted about it online, which I had—in my public written submission against the Firearms Amendment Act passed last year. That submission was shared on several blogs and social media. I had used the firearm as an example to prove the legislation was not targeting “military-style assault weapons” as the media, prime minister, and her cabinet repeated ad nauseum. The vast majority of firearms affected by the legislation were just like mine.

I thought nothing more of my little example to the select committee. It was no longer in my possession when the police raided my house. They departed empty-handed after turning the place inside out for ninety minutes and left me with my firearms and a visibly shaken wife who broke down in tears. Thankfully, the kids didn’t quite get what was going on—but I realised after that they had gone to bed without icecream.

I’ve been vocal about the amnesty being a disaster, and the police were rather open about the failure of the whole process. Maybe if they stopped raiding innocent people’s houses there might have been some more good will? They implied that they’d keep having to raid the houses of people I knew until the firearm turned up. This is for an A-Category firearm, which I have no reason to believe is fitted with a prohibited magazine! Are these the kind of intimidation tactics now the norm in New Zealand? Are we going to accept this in a first-world democracy?

This is for a lever-action .22LR that’s designed to hit paper or be used to hunt bunnies. What happened to going after the “weapons designed to kill people” as the police minister Stuart Nash has claimed?

The implications of this are rather stunning. I took the photo and publicised the details about this firearm as part of the select committee process. This good-faith evidence was used by the police as a justification for their raid. Do we now live in a country where public evidence given to a select committee will be used against you to suit the political purposes of the police?

You see, the problem here sir is that you are a peaceable, law abiding man.  That’s exactly who gun control laws target.  They intend it to be that way.They controllers don’t care about violent men, criminals or gangsters.

They fear you, a peaceable family man.  And yes, they even fear your lever action .22LR.  You can’t have anything.  The .gov has a monopoly on sanctioned violence, and thus you are left utterly powerless and impotent to protect your family against the gangsters, whether they work for the government or not.


Comments

  1. On January 12, 2020 at 11:00 pm, Gigantor vs. the Behemoth said:

    I always laugh at the big bad ruff n’ tuff donut molesters in XXXXL gear going full battlefield mode over a 9MM or a .22LR that some deplorable kulak untermenschen might have.
    They are like Montgomery of WWII fame, only able to move if there is massive superiority and no chance of failure.
    It’s going to be so fun to watch the smoke and mirrors hyped up people’s collective utopia turn into just another steaming pile of subpar mediocrity über alles equality of results for all socialist FAIL.

  2. On January 13, 2020 at 12:22 am, Wilson said:

    A lot of gun owners think they are going to stay under the Democrat radar, some even think they are actually anonymous. Some think that since they only do private sales they are unknown to the government. They are mistaken. I’m going to guess that 99.9% of gun owners are known to the government.

    The government has all the financial data, almost all internet traffic including emails and digitized phone calls and web searches and web sites visited. The USPS scans and records mail addresses. The government has the means to churn through this data and ID gun owners. Even without FFL data, carry permit lists, hunting permit lists, etc. The only thing that actually protects gun owners is hiding within the masses, there is so much data that they wont prioritize you unless you attract their attention (such as running a gun rights blog). Thats only temporary protection, they will eventually get to everyone.

  3. On January 13, 2020 at 5:23 am, WiscoDave said:

    One would hope that there is the faint sound of hardening hearts in NZ after reading this story.
    One would hope…

  4. On January 13, 2020 at 9:10 am, ragman said:

    Wilson: please enlighten exactly how a private sale, for cash money and when no IDs are exchanged, is known to the government. Maybe you have never purchased ammo, mags, parts or any other gun related items for cash. I have and the bill of sale says exactly that “cash”. As for “eventually getting to everyone”, no they won’t. They simply don’t have the resources.

  5. On January 13, 2020 at 10:19 am, Fred said:

    This is the global plan coming to a neighborhood near you.

    And you should be disarmed. You deserve it.

  6. On January 13, 2020 at 11:08 am, George 1 said:

    Wilson is correct. Not many are truly “off the grid”. The reason the controllers want to pass gun registration laws in particular is not because they don’t have the data. It is because, like the FISA Court, they are attempting to make their illegal surveillance activity and data mining “legal.” Or at least make it appear so.

    What they are doing now without national gun registration is obviously illegal on it’s face. Not that many judges will deem it so.

  7. On January 13, 2020 at 11:08 am, Armed Society Polite Society said:

    I know congress voted down sobama’s gun ban for senior citizens on SSI but I’m wondering if the comrades in the cesspool swamp will try to bring it back.
    This matters because an elder is not capable of fist fighting or breaking up a large group without a weapon to even up the odds.
    Also not all people on SSI are elderly and they are certainly vulnerable.
    People of the streets don’t play fair and everyone should be armed.

  8. On January 13, 2020 at 2:18 pm, Paul Scales said:

    Off-topic, but kind of related to Virginia:

    How come when the “Right” gets in control they never do something like end abortion for good? The Left is always the one gaining ground, though you could make a case for fascism also, but it’s the Left that is always throwing out these ridiculous power grabs like banning all guns that aren’t six-shooters.

  9. On January 13, 2020 at 5:47 pm, George 1 said:

    Paul, they will get around to the six shooters.

  10. On January 13, 2020 at 8:04 pm, Randolph Scott said:

    Paul Scales, – it’s called the Uniparty. You have bought into the scam that Liberals and Conservative politicians are of two different parties.

    Voting has turned into a scam. We will never be able to vote our way out of this mess. I would guess that there might be 20 real Republican politicians in the House and Senate combined. Everyone else is on the payroll of the ‘swamp’.

  11. On January 13, 2020 at 8:13 pm, elysianfield said:

    “Paul, they will get around to the six shooters.”

    Six shooters? Be serious. They gotta get those single-shot rifles also…”You know, they can fire as fast as you can load and pull the trigger…you do not need such firepower to hunt Bambi….”

    …Wait for it….

  12. On January 15, 2020 at 9:37 am, penses said:

    George 1 said: Paul, they will get around to the six shooters.
    There is a distinction here. Long guns are seen by the Deep State as the palefaces weapons and therefore have to be “removed” since “white nationalism” is the biggest terroristic threat. The ebons weapon of choice are pistols. These will be off topic until whitey has been corralled into “reeducation camps”. James LaFond explains the method to the madness.
    https://www.jameslafond.com/article.php?id=11893

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