Police statistics show 1504 guns were confiscated in 2015-15, almost 500 more than in the previous year. We need to know what’s behind that.
Police Minister Judith Collins and I are working together to find common ground on what form an inquiry will take and what the terms of reference will be. Labour is also prepared to assist with the implementation of recommendations that may come out of the inquiry.
After all, I believe the public expect their politicians to work together to find solutions to difficult issues, especially those that impact upon the safety of our communities.
There is no room for playing politics when it comes to public safety. On this issue we should all be on the same side.
Sometimes the Opposition needs to oppose. But sometimes they need to engage constructively. The skill is to know which is appropriate when. Nash seem to be able t judge this.