Whale Oil has a post promoting firearms violence – Burglar Load
Some poor pommy bastards got stuck in police cells because they shot some burglars with a shot gun. This is bullshit. They should have been let go immediately with thanks from the police.
Some one on Kiwiblog claimed it’s ‘black humour’…
peterwn (1,800) Says:
September 28th, 2012 at 8:26 am
Do you really think that Whaleoil’s ‘black humour’ piece is going to encourage more people to keep shotguns in their bedrooms? If prospective home invaders do not like this sort of black humour that is their lookout – they just need not do home invasions – it is that simple.
..but whether it is supposed to be humour or not I think it was very unwise, and irresponsible for such a widely read blog.
I’ve criticised the post and have had the expected attacks, like…
Fuck off you sanctimonious prick
…and more, and likley to be a lot morre to come, but I don’t care, I call crap as I see it, and I think this is a piss poor look for Whale Oil, seriously undermining his credibility as a political commenter.
And worse, it seems to have unleashed nutters anonymous.
But there is some sense coming out now too:
Brian Smaller •
People who say they will use firearms for self defence are deemed by the New Zealand not to be fit and proper to have a firearm (page 40, Police Arms Code, 2011).
You cannot play the ‘self defence’ card if you shoot at offenders when they are fleeing – you are in no immediate danger.