Carvell Should Be Applauded

02 July 2007 12:25:00

“Gunshop owner Ray Carvell of SAI Guns in Penrose, Auckland should be applauded for his actions in dealing with the second knife wielding intruder to enter his shop in a year,” says Libertarianz Firearms Spokesman, Peter Linton.

“Standing up to a violent criminal, Mr. Carvell was forced to draw a baton, similar to those issued to the Police, as he & fellow shop-worker, Bruce Motley, faced down the intruder in their shop.”

“Carvell & Motley both showed a cool character as they stood their guard against the intruder, exercising their legal right to self-defense under the Crimes Act (1961) while a member of the public called the Police,” said Linton. “The intruder is due to appear in the Auckland District Court on Tuesday 3rd July, 2003, but it remains to be seen if the police will make fools of themselves again by bringing another malicious prosecution against the Carvells for exercising their lawful right to self-defense.”

“It is good to see that the police responded quickly to this emergency call by arriving on the scene in approximately 10 minutes,” Linton notes, “But this rapid response time is most unusual for the police.”

“Greg Carvell, Ray’s son was previously charged by police after he shot a machete wielding intruder in their shop last year. These charges were fortunately thrown out of court by 2 JP’s, but it is unfortunate that the Police chose to charge him in the first place.”

“Libertarianz believes that every New Zealand citizen has the right to self-defence and would ensure that no person who defended themselves against violent criminals would face criminal charges,” Linton concluded.

“It’s enough to make you vote Libertarianz!”

ENDS

For more information contact:

Peter Linton
Libertarianz Firearms Deregulation Spokesman
Phone (09) 480 1531
Email: peter.linton@libertarianz.org.nz

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