Friday, July 3, 2009

Incoming emails

The following emails have come in this morning, these and my responses maybe of interest.

Hi Richard,

Its good to see you undertaking this feat for the benefit of all legitimate
shooters in the country.

years ago, the Brazillian government wanted to completely ban guns and gun

the pro gun lobby there got in contact with the NRA ( USA ) and they got a
massive boost in terms of funding and support and finally the Brazil
government had to trash that idea.

Also note that NZ imports most of our firearms and ammo from the U.S, and
we are also a similar Western country.

If they helped Brazil, surely they can help you.

Just an idea

Also I'll be donating to your legal fund.

Thanks ****


Hi ****

I am in contact with and talking to both the US and UK NRA. The NZ NRA doesn’t mention the Police advisory so I'm not sure what they're up to. Thanks very much for the donation.

Perhaps the Police should reflect on the words of the Japanese fleet commander at Pearl Harbour "I am afraid we have awoken a sleeping giant"



Hi Richard, as a suggestion perhaps a bank account number where people can direct credit donations too would be a good idea ? Id certainly be happy to start the ball rolling.

Im a pistol shooter but I can see this change if not fought will result in future attempts by police to put more restrictions on us, not to mention I was eyeing up a Remington 597 or Ruger 10/22 USST for my first rimfire rifle.

Good luck and all the best.

PS: Im also a web developer so if you need any help with web stuff (website work, marketing, graphics etc) feel free to contact me via *******. Im good friends with **** and designed ***** website as well.

Hi *****

Thanks for your email. I have sent you a copy (below) of the email that went out to list members yesterday. I have added you to the list.

I think that my legal action may be the genesis of something bigger in the long term. Looking especially at the weak-willed response from COLFO, I suspect there may be a need, and indeed there seems to be clear support, for an organisation that is more in the style of a ‘union’ for FAL holders. A collective voice that is prepared to litigate and take lawful tangible actions to protect the interests of its members; aka: recreational FA users. If we FAL holders could organise ourselves with as much passion and commitment as Maori did in response to the Foreshore and Seabed issue we can surely get some real traction and sensible legislation? In that sense a page on blogspot is not going to fly as the web presence of such an organisation and that’s where you skills would be highly valuable. So stay in touch !


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