New Zealand Prime Minister: Gun Ownership Is A Privilege, Not A Right

If these politicians (along with their anti-gun activist enablers) are going to embrace sweeping gun confiscation, why not just go all in and declare their belief that SCOTUS got it wrong in the Heller case, there they think there really is no individual right to keep and bear arms, and they'll do everything in their power to turn our rights into something that requires pre-approval from the State? … We must follow New Zealand's lead, take on the NRA and ban the sale and distribution of assault weapons in the United States," now follow Ardern's lead and publicly state that he believes the right to keep and bear arms isn't a right after all? … It's still an open question as to how many New Zealanders are complying with the new law, but Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern is moving ahead with more legislation blocking foreigners from legally purchasing firearms as well as establishing a gun registry…

New Zealand Seems To Embrace Coming Gun Control Regulations

Carol Pomana feels slightly uncomfortable about shopping for guns just days after the Christchurch terrorist attack on two mosques that left 50 people dead and dozens more injured. … While curtailing gun owners' rights is a political battleground in the United States, Christchurch gun owner Max Roberts, 22, predicted Ardern won't face serious opposition to her agenda. … She has said options include a ban on private ownership of semi-automatic rifles that were used with devastating effect in Christchurch and a government-funded buyback of newly outlawed guns…

New Zealand’s Gun Confiscation Shaping Up To Be Massive Failure

There's a real responsibility that comes with making laws as well, and so far it looks like Ardern's gun ban is going to create more armed criminals than disarm them, since she's turning law-abiding gun owners into felons for simply maintaining possession of their legally acquired firearms. … "We absolutely recognize there is a legitimate need in our communities to be able to access guns, particularly our rural community, but what these changes do is recognize that actually there's a real responsibility that comes with gun ownership." … With seven weeks left to go until the amnesty period ends, if the current rate of return holds, the New Zealand government is on track to collect around 50,000 prohibited weapons pursuant to the buyback…

New Zealand Set To Ban Semi-Autos, Reclassified Some Already

The announcement came after the country's cabinet agreed to overhaul the law and ban military-style semi-automatics and assault rifles 72 hours after the Christchurch attacks. … We are announcing action today on behalf of all New Zealanders to strengthen our gun laws and make our country a safer place," Ardern said at a press conference in the capital Wellington. … All military-style semi-automatic weapons, assault rifles and high-capacity magazines will be banned in New Zealand following the mass shootings at two Christchurch mosques that killed 50 people, New Zealand's Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern announced on Thursday…

Police Association Statement Shows How Useless NZ Comparisons To US Are

What people need to come to understand is that while the United States is a western nation, we have a very different society than any of the other western nations you care to name. … Cahill says that in the six months since March this year, there have been 179 incidents where criminals have pointed a gun at either an officer or a member of the public. … The government is continuing to push for more gun regulations and will continue to do so until New Zealanders rally together to stand against such idiotic measures…

GOA’s Michael Hammond Says What We All Know About New Zealand

Last week's mosque shootings and the New Zealand government's rapid gun control response has generated a tsunami of debate in the US, where repeated mass-killings have largely failed to enforce stricter firearm laws. … "When they do that all of a sudden it will occur to Australia and New Zealand that gun control has once again failed them and they will look around for more guns to seize," Hammond told AAP on Thursday. … Michael Hammond, legislative counsel for Virginia-based Gun Owners of America, slammed New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern's swift move to ban all military style semi-automatic and assault rifles and said terrorists will look to use other weapons including vehicles to mow down victims and knives…

This Is The Difference Between New Zealand And The United States

"We want to support our government in any changes to prevent a terrorist attack from happening in New Zealand again," Nicole McKee, secretary of the Council of Licensed Firearm Owners said. … In stark contrast to the United States, where even the most minor curbs on gun ownership meet ferocious opposition led by the National Rifle Association, New Zealand gun owners agree action is needed. … New Zealand will crack down on firearms ownership this week after the Christchurch mosques massacre that claimed 50 lives — and the Kiwi gun lobby, for the most part, is okay with that…

Kiwis Speak Out Against More Gun Control, But It May Be Too Late

Just an unending series of gun control bills that will further erode the ability of law-abiding residents to own firearms, until in the not-too-distant future the "privilege" of possessing arms will be granted to only a handful of the politically powerful and well-connected. … The clay target club president may have had concerns about semi-automatic firearms, but gun control advocates are just as concerned about the shotguns he and club members use to break clay pigeons, and I fear he and others are about to learn too late what happens when gun owners don't present a unified opposition to anti-gun measures. … Spokesperson Louise Hutchinson said firearms prohibition orders (FPOs) would impinge on Māori customary rights, which she said were protected under the Treaty of Waitangi 1840, the Declaration of Independence of New Zealand 1835, Te Ture Whenua Māori Act 1993 and the United Nations Declaration of Indigenous Rights…

NZ Gun Grabbers Not Content With Assault Weapon Ban

They lash out at Second Amendment supporters' refusal to budge even an inch, but we look at what's transpiring in New Zealand and recognize the same would happen here. … Gun Control NZ launched today and is co-founded by volunteers Hera Cook, an Otago University public health researcher, Nik Green, who started a petition to ban semi-automatic weapons, and Philippa Yasbek, who has experience with regulation and legislation. … A new lobby group is pushing for a national register of all guns in New Zealand, strengthening the ban on semi-automatic weapons, and requiring gun owners to renew their registration every three years…

New Zealand Struggles Enforcing New Gun Control Measures

That's because officials continue to ignore the truth, that there is something deeper at work in the psyches of those who commit these atrocities where it doesn't matter what weapons are available to them. … There is no national registry for many of the weapons targeted by the ban, including the AR-15 — a semiautomatic rifle that has been used in mass shootings in the United States and is often at the center of American gun-control debates. … Gun control activists have watched and lamented that the U.S. supposedly can't respond as aggressively to a mass shooting while pro-gun voices have kept an eye on the nation because we know how well gun control is going to work…