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Chris Cahill says the sad fact is that unless things change, it's only a matter of time until Police carry weapons at all times.
The Government is making moves to bring in even tougher gun laws aimed at stopping "high-risk people outside the licensing system" from holding guns.
Police Association president Chris Cahill said he supported the proposal in principle.
Police Association president Chris Cahill said the increasing use of firearms has been a police concern for some time.
Chris Cahill told RNZ the Police Association broadly supports the government's proposal for Firearms Prohibition Orders.
Police Association president Chris Cahill said the response to this incident was appropriate.