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Who has the right to bear arms?

Everyone has the right to take measures to defend themselves, their families and their community against external threats, aggression, or oppression.    That right of self-defence extends to the right to bear arms.  On that basis, the people of Aotearoa, whether Maori or Pakeha, have a natural right to possess and bear arms.

The New Zealand state and its agents, however, have no right to arms because:

For all these reasons, by their own actions and conduct the New Zealand state and its agents have forfeited the right to arms, and must be disarmed for the safety and wellbeing of the people of Aotearoa.

The people of Aotearoa, including all iwi and Tuhoe in particular, retain their natural and inalienable right to bear arms in self-defence.

The public have the right to bear arms.
The New Zealand state does not.