The sellouts continue.
It looks like the only thing Hunting and Fishing plans on selling from now on is government standard lubricant:
“The board of Hunting & Fishing NZ, along with its executive team, owner operators and hundreds of employees across New Zealand, express our deepest condolences to New Zealand’s Muslim community and to the city of Christchurch for the tragic loss brought about by the unspeakable act of terror and violence. We stand shoulder to shoulder with our fellow New Zealanders in condemning this cowardly attack, and in grief and solidarity with the loved ones of all those killed and injured.
We are ready to play our part.
On Friday, we requested our stores across New Zealand to remove all military-style assault weapons from our shelves. As far as we are concerned, they will never return.
We support any government measure to permanently ban such weapons. While we have sold them in the past to a small number of customers, last week’s events have forced a reconsideration that has led us to believe such weapons of war have no place in our business — or our country. Irrespective of gun law changes now or in the future, Hunting & Fishing New Zealand stores will no longer stock military-style assault firearms of any classification or category – whether rimfire, shot shell and centrefire configuration.
We invite all retailers and wholesalers in the sector to follow suit.
We also support the idea of a full government buyback of such weapons.
This should not and cannot affect the legitimate use of sporting semi-automatic shotguns and rimfires for hunting and pest control in New Zealand, which still have their place.
Hunting & Fishing New Zealand will also cease to sell firearms online and call for this practice to be banned in New Zealand.
Furthermore, we support the investigation into the establishment of a national register of firearms to monitor the location and ownership of firearms in New Zealand. The serial number, model and date of purchase for all firearms sold by Hunting & Fishing New Zealand have been recorded with the identity of Firearms licence holders as a standard legal requirement.
Hunting & Fishing New Zealand is passionate about supporting and encouraging outdoor recreation pursuits in New Zealand. This includes camping, tramping, fishing and hunting. We believe such pursuits are part of our inheritance as Kiwis, regardless of background. We do not believe common sense gun laws represent any form of threat to this way of life.
We look forward to participating in future Government led consultations to establish legislative improvements that will protect this country we are proud to be a part of.
Hunting & Fishing New Zealand is a retail cooperative group comprising thirty seven owner operated stores throughout New Zealand, all of whom, with our staff, place absolute priority on the safety and wellbeing of our customers, and the New Zealand public.
DARREN JACOBS, Chief Executive Officer, H&FNZ
Apart from the cringeworthy claims on MSSA’s, the most hilarious part about that statement is that Darren Jacobs believes that the NZ government will let you keep you 10/22’s and your semi-auto shotguns, plus that it will stop there.
It won’t. Australia says hi.
In other words, Hunting and Fishing have just told a big part of it’s base clientele, ie NZ firearm owners, to go screw themselves all to please a group of people that never contributed to their business financially in the first place.
Dick’s Sporting Goods, anyone?
Boycott these wankers and let them go broke. Get behind Gun City and your local stores.
Might want to go dye your hair red, Darren.