Friday, May 11, 2012

A moment of sanity in our legal system


"A man dubbed the "Sheriff of Ngawi" after he fired a shotgun at fleeing burglars has been given back his gun licence after a judge found it was unlawfully revoked.
Garth Gadsby was handed back the licence by police during a civil appeal hearing at Masterton District Court today.
Judge Chris Tuohy ruled the police decision to revoke his licence in 2008 breached rules of natural justice, and was therefore unlawful.
As the licence remained valid until 2015, it was simply given back rather than having Mr Gadsby reapply for a new one.
The commercial fisherman made headlines in 2006 when he fired at a stolen car in which three young burglars were trying to escape the south Wairarapa village of Ngawi after trashing a number of houses."


He SHOULD have been on the honours list for doing what needed to be done- after all, the state sees no need to provide policing in Garth's part of the world...

7 comments:

Andrei said...

Yes - sanity and all too rare

A bad day for the ducks but a good day for common sense
http://www.quid-deinde.falfn.com/page.php?post=P_1336168118

Lindsay Mitchell said...

Good to have you bringing local matters to our attention again... or today anyway.

Anonymous said...

Great to see you have stirred.

I agree with the Judge who once sat in Vanuatu. He would appreciate lawlessness from that time and see that Mr Gadsby was anything but lawless. Common sense and fairness have won here!

Cadwallader

KG said...

Where firearms are concerned, the police too often act as though they are the law, rather than the enforcers of it.

TouchStone said...

Sounds like something you'd see in my neck of the woods - the shooting, that is, not the license thing....

Right Wing Theocrat said...

Exactly OB, he should have been given a medal and others encouraged to do the same. Instead we have these useless scumbags squawking and putting people like this through hell for doing what they have no balls to do themselves.

Oswald Bastable said...

I might add that I have been out on the deep blue sea with Garth and think well of him.

Any sailor knows what that means and the opinions of the rest don't mean a damn.