Some namby-pamby hack at the NZ Herald today credits NZ First with having “a hardline law and order policy” that would offer greater protection to homeowners, farmers and shop keepers who shoot to kill intruders during home invasions or burglaries.
Part of the policy is a 40-year mandatory non-parole sentence for premeditated murder.
Alf’s idea of hard line would be to string the buggers up from the nearest tree, skipping the trial thing if need be.
NZ First also wants the Crimes Act amended to give certainty over the use of “reasonable force” for self-defence.
On this one, Alf would dispense with any need to demonstrate reasonable force had been used.
Next time he bumps into Richard Prosser around the precincts of Parliament, these matters should provide the stuff for a lively argument.