However, an interesting comment was made by Westport's Senior Constable and it goes as follows:
"... there were people who wanted to take away from police their ability to protect themselves and the public."
Please note Mr Bergman that it was the Police that started New Zealand on this path, when they denied New Zealand citizens the right of self-defence. Show your real concern for all members of New Zealand and call for the immediate cessation of persecution, by the Police, of those that injure or kill during the process of defending themselves and their property.
An immediate improvement to the lawlessness we now experience, will be to allow us to arm ourselves with Tasers (check out this model - it even allows you to play music). The first citizens that need urgently to defend themselves are the Dairy workers - I'm not sure how many have died over the years, I can think of two cases in Auckland off the top of my head.
Without the right to self-defence we have given all power to the criminal and the thug. To reclaim back our lawful power, it is not just the NZ Police that needs to be armed with Tasers, it is the New Zealand citizen that urgently need its protection.
Some moral support from the Police would be appreciated as well.