New Zealand First is calling for an independent review into the arming of frontline police officers with military-grade assault rifles.
Semi-automatics are routinely stored in a lock box in patrol cars.
The party says scrapping the Police Armed Response Teams was the right move, and now is the time to rethink the firearms police use.
MP Ron Mark says given the ban on semi-automatic weapons, the police are now facing a reduced threat from a disarmed public.
He speaks to Corin Dann.